The preservation of the environment is today a transversal element to all economic activities. Whether as a condition for the development of a business, or as a quality criterion that adds value to an asset, the Environment is an essential asset that is the source of a comprehensive and technically demanding regulation, fostered mainly by European Union law.

SLCM team integrates lawyers with extensive experience in environmental matters, prepared to support their clients in the implementation of their projects from scratch, be the installation of an industry or the planning of a real estate project. In day-to-day business activity, SLCM team monitors licensing procedures, supports environmental compliance verification, and ensures forensic sponsorship of misconduct processes.

In activity sectors where sustainability in the use of natural resources and environmental protection represent the business core, SLCM has been advising its clients in the construction of legal solutions that allow them to maximize the benefits of their activity. With the Environment as a common link, SLCM has been advising clients engaged in the production of energy from renewable sources, electric mobility, waste treatment or environmentally sustainable real estate projects.

SLCM provides legal advice in particular in:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures
  • Procedures for licensing the use or concession of water resources
  • Obtaining an Environmental License and monitoring its compliance
  • Obtaining an Industrial License and subsequent amendments
  • Regularization of industrial facilities, from the environmental and urbanistic point of view
  • Procedures related to REN - National Ecological Reserve and RAN - National Agricultural Reserve
  • Assistance in public procurement procedures in the special sectors (water, energy and transport)
  • Due Diligence, with special focus on administrative and regulatory aspects
  • Sponsorship in processes of environmental misconduct
  • Follow-up of the administrative procedures of the Portuguese Environment Agency - APA, DGEG – General Direction for Energy and Geology, ICNF - Institute for Nature Conservation and Forestry, DRAP - Regional Directions for Agriculture and Fisheries, CCDR - Commissions for Coordination and Regional Development and Municipal Councils

SLCM is a member of the Portuguese Association for Impact Assessment. APAI is an association of public utility, non-profit, of a professional, technical and scientific nature that seeks to become a platform for debate in terms of impact assessment, providing space for dialogue and exchange of experiences between professionals in the field.

SLCM advised the constitution and is a member of the Business as Nature Association. BasN is a non-profit association with a mission: to contribute to the promotion of sustainable production and consumption and the circular, low-carbon economy, with special attention to the involvement of women as influencers and direct agents in this process of change and economic and social development.

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