Environmental, Health and Safety

Environmental issues have become crucial in international business and in any industrial and commercial transactions. Besides Italian Worker Safety and Environmental Regulation is extremely complex, having developed piece-meal over the years through over-lapping regulations and contradictory judgements. LTA advises Clients on environmental matters, assisting them in transactions and supporting their development strategies and day-by-day business, addressing any criminal (environmental crimes), administrative (petitions against sanctions inflicted and orders issued by the public administration), and civil law issues (legal actions initiated by, or against, clients to seek compensation for environmental damage or due to contractual or tortious liability). LTA has developed a broad experience in these areas, based on its extensive expertise in all aspects of Italian law (administrative law, civil law and criminal law). In particular our lawyers are specialised in:


  • Legal consulting in environmental and safety management systems.
  • Legal assistance in the creation of management organization charts and systems of proxies.
  • Compliance audits and due diligence
  • Defence of managers in criminal proceedings related to infringements of environmental protection regulations.
  • Assistance in land reclamation processes of polluted sites (from both administrative and criminal law points of view).
  • Assistance in criminal and/or civil proceedings for environmental damage claims.
  • Assistance and consulting in the application for environmental authorisations, as well as on environmental damage issues, zoning, landscape/environmental, and protected area obligations and restrictions.
  • Specialist lifelong training for corporate management on legislative and case law evolution.
  • Defence of employers, managers, agents and machine manufacturers in criminal proceedings for infringement of accident prevention regulations (grievous bodily harm and manslaughter).
  • Legal defence in cases of equipment withdrawal orders or components that fail to comply with safety standards.
  • Preparation of compliance systems to avoid the administrative liability of companies and legal assistance in proceedings before the Courts.