As environmental liability becomes more common place, it is becoming indispensable for every business to understand its obligations and in what circumstances it and its directors, members, officers, and/or employees may be held liable for harm. This product sets out the key legal obligations, including which permits are required for particular activities, the relevant reporting and disclosure requirements, as well as the sanctions for violations and details of who can be held accountable, including for any pre-acquisition environmental liabilities.

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The following topics are covered in the Environmental product for each country (click to expand):
  • 1General principles
  • 2Environmental Compliance
  • 3Liability

Practical Q&A format

This product contains detailed and up-to-date local guidance, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, in relation to environmental law in a particular African country, including on the local regulatory framework, permitting requirements, liability and disclosure. If you have a question that is not answered, we’ll source the response for you. Sample questions include:
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What are the main laws that govern the environment?
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What are the main rules or key obligations imposed by law in relation to environmental harm?
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Must environmental impact assessments (EIAs) be carried out for certain types of projects?
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If an environmental permit application or renewal is refused, can this decision be appealed or reviewed? What is the typical success rate?
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What sanctions apply for environmental law violations?
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Who can be held liable for environmental law violations and in what circumstances?
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Can purchasers inherit pre-acquisition environmental liabilities in an asset sale/a sale of a company? If so, are there any mitigatory measures that can be taken?
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Can insurance be obtained for environmental law violations?

Benefits of Environmental

For those wishing to undertake activities in an African country that may require authorisation under environmental law or those wondering whether an activity requires such authorisation, the Afriwise platform, and this product in particular, is a must. Afriwise is more powerful than any other solution as it provides accurate, up-to-date and plain-language guidance in relation to all your questions, is interactive, and also notifies you when there are legal updates you should be aware of.
Afriwise subscribers benefit from:
  • 24/7 access to our online platform
  • detailed practical guidance and insights on all aspects of this area of law
  • overviews of the applicable laws and upcoming changes, as well as alerts to important legal developments
  • downloadable copies of all relevant laws and regulations
  • direct access to vetted local environmental law experts
  • valuable tools such as a powerful search engine with relevant filters
  • country comparisons
  • a clarification-request tool
  • note-taking
  • ... and much more.
Gain full visibility across the local environmental law landscape.

Afriwise connects organisations to outstanding quality and up-to-date legal, risk and business information and local expertise for African countries. We give you deep understanding about African markets, online, and help you proactively comply with local regulations.

Our award-winning solution offers an innovative way to source and stay up to date with key information about environmental law requirements and practices in a particular African country.

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