We have an active and growing practice in the area of Environmental Law.
The Firm advises clients on compliance with the Environmental Management and Coordination Act, 1999, the most significant environmental legislation in Kenya, which is frequently overlooked in commercial transactions. This was enacted to create a framework for sustainable environmental management by establishing national environmental principles and creating cohesiveness in the activities of various government and environmental agencies that deal with the protection of different aspects of the environment.
We have advised in relation to environmental audit and environmental impact assessment requirements under the Environmental (Impact Assessment and Audit) Regulations, 2003, and in relation to compliance and regulatory requirements under other environmental laws and regulations (the Physical Planning Act, the Mining Act and the various Acts dealing with land use, land tenure and land titles in Kenya and the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act).
The Firm has acted for international corporations in relation to their environmental compliance obligations in the field of petroleum exploration in Turkana (North West Kenya), major mining activities along the Kenyan Coast and on the establishment of project financed power stations.
The knowledge and experience gained by the Firm in this area of law ensures that clients take environmental risks and considerations into account in planning their projects and limit those risks through proper transaction structuring and compliance.