Environmental compliance and liability issues are now part of everyday life for most investment companies that obtained the status as a Qualified Investment Project ("QIP"), should they be they engaged in evidently hazardous activities or not.
Likewise, at the global level, developments in the climate change arena are raising new concerns and challenges for the business community. Regulatory demands are constantly changing in response to increasingly international environmental concerns and throw up more and more compliance issues affecting both processes and products, as well as liability issues in business transactions. To steer successfully through this regulatory jungle requires specialist expertise on a global scale.
The ability to obtain information from Government and public bodies which may concern your business or the business of others is both a positive and negative development. We can advise on exactly what “freedom of access to information” might mean for you, and how defences, like commercial confidentiality and national security, come into play.