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Environment: litigation

Within: Environment: litigation

The team at Arnold & Porter is recommended for complex enforcement matters; defending toxic tort litigation; enforcement and litigation matters involving air emissions; matters involving major groundwater contamination; hazardous and solid waste; and greenhouse gas rules and public nuisance litigation. The practice serves as overall outside environmental counsel for Honeywell, including current and legacy operations, federal and state litigation, and compliance and transactional issues. Examples include serving as lead counsel to the conglomerate in the defense of a consolidated class action and numerous individual toxic tort suits, arising from the presence of perfluorooctanoic acid in the groundwater and municipal water supply of Hoosick Falls, New York. The practice also assists BP with numerous matters, the most significant being the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Brian Israel is department head; Thomas Milch is noted for federal enforcement and private party litigation. Other recommended advisers are Michael Daneker, Lester Sotsky and Joel Gross; San Francisco-based Trent Norris and counsel Sarah Esmaili; and Los Angeles’ Matthew Heartney. In a significant move, the firm hired Ethan Shenkman, the former deputy general counsel at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All advisers listed are in Washington DC, save where otherwise mentioned.

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Environment: regulatory

Within: Environment: regulatory

Arnold & Porter’s practice advises clients on regulatory compliance obligations and defends them in enforcement proceedings. The team also has a significant Natural Resource Damages (NRD) practice; examples included the team’s assistance to Honeywell with the Onondaga Lake Superfund site. Brian Israel is department head. Other highly rated practitioners include Lawrence Culleen, Jonathan Martel and Joel Gross; New York-based Edward McTiernan, along with Trent Norris and Peggy Otum in San Francisco, are also recommended. Ethan Shenkman was hired from the EPA. All advisers named are in Washington DC, unless otherwise stated.

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  • The role of arbitrators in EU antitrust law

    In May 2014, it will be ten years since Regulation No 1/2003 entered into force. When the legislator of the European Union adopted this Regulation on 16 December 2002, its main objective was to decentralise the enforcement of the two main provisions of EU antitrust law, Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (now Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)). Where do the arbitrators fit in this picture?

    - Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP

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    A. INTRODUCTION   The VAT E-commerce Package adopted by the Council on the 5th of December 2017 includes several changes that will be gradually implemented, some changes will be effective as from the 1st of January 2019 and the rest as from the 1st of January 2021.
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    One of the most hotly discussed topics in 2019 is currency control liberalization in Ukraine.The currency control liberalization was one of Ukraine’s priorities under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. At the beginning of 2019 the National Bank of Ukraine (hereinafter the “NBU”) approved and promulgated all long-awaited regulations, serving as the basis for a new liberal system of foreign currency control. The new currency control system will be launched on 7 February 2019, the same day as the Law of Ukraine  On Currency and Exchange Transactions  becomes applicable. The changes are aimed at deregulation, facilitating cross-border transactions with foreign currency and expanding the list of available foreign currency transactions.
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    The United Arab Emirates (the UAE ) promulgated legislation to specifically address the regulation of competition (being Federal Law 4 of 2012, or the Competition Law ) several years ago but until recently, it has been the case that the requisite implementing regulations and processes were not in place. This is no longer the case. Not only have the much anticipated implementing regulations been issued, the UAE Ministry of Economy (the Ministry ) (being the regulator in charge of administering the UAE competition regime) has now formed the required committee and issued the anticipated guidance and forms to allow concerned parties to make merger clearance submissions to the Ministry where required to do so pursuant to the Competition Law. 
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