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Practice Area|ESG Center

Environment

The laws and regulations imposed on the environmental sector have become increasingly complex and fragmented as the recent regulatory development includes more than the traditional regulations such as air quality, water quality, waste, soil pollution, and noise. The global trend is to proactively respond to and manage environmental, health and safety risks by implementing carbon emission control, emissions trading systems, and renewable energy policies. In Korea, laws and regulations prescribing the management, registration, and evaluation system of chemical substances and integrated management system for environmental pollution facilities have been enacted and enforced. Further, in manufacturing products, it is necessary to implement countermeasures against domestic regulations including the Act on Resource Circulation, RoHS, ELV, and other EU laws and regulations.

Through our expertise and experience, Jipyong provides comprehensive legal services including advice on environmental issues such as compliance, development approvals and permits, evaluation and assessment of the environmental risks in M&A transactions, and representation of clients in environmental disputes over soil pollution, etc.

Key Practice Areas Close

    • Responding to administrative orders
    • Advising compliance issues
    • Settlement of environmental disputes
    • Criminal cases related to environmental issues
    • Due diligence and consultation in connection with environmental laws and regulations
    • Acquisition and maintenance of approvals/permits
    • Responding to climate change, etc.

Experiences Close

    • Advised EnbioCons Co., Ltd. on its establishment of a water treatment company as a joint venture between Korean and Chinese private corporations
    • Advised Shinhan Investment Corp. and Korea Investment Management Co. on the investment in a BOT-based waste treatment project in Samut Sakhon, Thailand
    • Advised Korea Investment Management Co., Ltd. on the first carbon fund in Korea
    • Conducted a study related to the Brazilian laws on resources and to the ways to relate the laws to the SOC projects for the Energy & Mineral Resources Development Association of Korea
    • Advised on a sales agreement for the CER of a small hydraulic power plant in China
    • Advised on the private investment project and the CDM with regard to the development of Bangcheon-ri landfill in Daegu for recycling
    • Advised on a CDM-related dispute from the development of Geumgo-dong landfill in Daejeon for recycling
    • Advised on a landfill CDM project in Masan
    • Advised on a sewage treatment plant SOC project in Dacheon
    • Advised on an environmental treatment center SOC project in Muan
    • Advised on the development of bio-methane from Seonam Sewage Treatment Plant in Seoul into the vehicle fuel and on the related CDM project
    • Advised on the legislation of (proposed) Climate Change Countermeasures Act
    • Advised the Seoul Metropolitan Government on the establishment of eco-friendly ordinance
    • Advised HMC Investment Securities on financing for construction and operation of landfill site under the Wastes Control Act
    • Conducted a legal research on the Peruvian laws on the construction of sewage treatment plant for the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, with regard to a global infrastructure fund project