Environmental Liability

We provide our expertise to, and advise our clients in all matters related to environmental liability, in particular with regard to the Environmental Liability Act and the Environmental Damages Act. We provide consulting and forensic assistance for all coverage concepts in the environmental liability area.

 

The environmental liability issue has once again become a current topic especially because of the Environmental Damages Act, which has taken effect in November 2007. With this Act, the EC Environmental Liability Directive (2004/35/EC) is implemented into national law. It deals with the ecological endangerment of, and damage to nature, water and soil caused by a professional activity. It provides for an absolutely complex liability regimen with liability that is, in part, regardless of negligence or fault. The main idea of the insurance is coverage for claims under public law.

 

We are very experienced in the handling of cases that are connected to environmental liability - no matter whether on the liability or on the coverage side. We also provide consulting on environmental issues that have an effect on the compliance by companies.

 

 

 

Key Contacts

 

Dr. Rainer Büsken

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15
50668 Cologne

Tel  +49 221 944027-31
Fax +49 221 944027-985
rainer.buesken@bld.de

 

Dr. Martin Alexander, LL.M.

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15
50668 Cologne

Tel  +49 221 944027-43
Fax +49 221 944027-985
martin.alexander@bld.de