Legal regulation of the use of natural resources and of environmental protection is one of the most rapidly developing branches of Russian law. A stricter state policy on the environment is shaping manufacturing standards and is creating new challenges for modern business.

For over 6 years, lawyers of Pepeliaev Group have been supporting domestic and international companies in cases related to environmental compliance (protection of air, water, land, forest, mineral and other resources) as part of construction projects, the subsequent operation of industrial facilities, the exploration of the continental shelf and the handling of industrial and consumer waste.

Also, our team prides itself on having experts with certificates of environmental auditors.

Key services:

  • Reviewing the environmental protection requirements applicable to a project that is being implemented;
  • Applying hygiene and public health rules and regulations;
  • Advising on industrial safety;
  • Working on matters connected with the processing and recycling of waste and with the payment of environmental duty by manufacturers and commodity importers;
  • Support for projects taking place in specially protected natural areas;
  • Resolution of disputes related to harm caused to the environment and to other issues arising from the use of natural resources (including licensing).


Successfully represented the client in a court dispute with a water service company
The practice's team represented the client in a dispute with a water service company over the recovery of a payment for discharging pollutants where the allowable concentration was exceeded and over the payment for the detrimental effect to the centralised water-discharge system, with the total amount being over RUB 30 million.
Successfully defended a client in a precedent-setting environmental dispute
The practice’s team defended the interests of one of the biggest production enterprises of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), which specialises in the construction of motor roads and highways. 
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