Sam Boileau > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Energy, Transport and Infrastructure


Sam focuses on UK and EU environmental and safety law, and has been practicing in these fields for over 15 years. He is one of the few lawyers in the UK to be individually ranked in Chambers & Partners for both environmental and health and safety expertise.

His practice area includes waste management, producer responsibility, product liability, pollution liability, environmental permitting, water and drainage, land contamination and health and safety.

Sam assists clients with all areas of environmental and safety regulation, including in relation to regulatory investigations, prosecutions, compliance issues, liability concerns, and contractual drafting to cover environmental and safety issues.

Sam is a member of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and is also a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). He speaks regularly at industry events and writes a regular legal column on environmental law in the waste industry’s main trade journal, CIWM.

According to Chambers & Partners 2017, clients are “impressed with his ability to think ahead and analyse the business needs,” and describe him as “exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful.”


City University London, 1997, CPE, (Commendation)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Environment

Dentons‘s environment team is led by Stephen Shergold and benefits from his environmental expertise across sectors including oil and gas, waste and environmental insurance. The team also draws on the experience of environmental law experts including Helen Bowdren, who regularly acts on complex cross border mandates, Sam Boileau, whose expertise includes the environmental regulation of the oil & gas and waste sectors, and Pamela Coulthard, whose specialisms includes regulatory issues surrounding oil & gas decommissioning and pollution control. Recently, the firm has moved to expand its ESG practices, including through creating the ESG: Global Solution Hub, a tool used to measure legal risk for clients. The firm works across jurisdictions, leveraging its global influence and network to participate on high profile international cases.