Environmental Law and Permitting

Environmental Law and Permitting

China realizes that pollution is and has been its greatest shortfall. With years of neglect while serving as the “factory of the world,” China is on a campaign to reduce environmental pollution. While clean-up of factory sites are regulated under a different framework, factories that require permits are regulated under environmental laws and permits are hard to obtain. Because the government’s campaign is to reduce pollution, China is currently very hesitant in permitting even “lightly dirty” production or laboratory businesses. Environmental audits are routine and violators are severely fined.

At IPO Pang, we have a strong network of environmental assessment partners, fully licensed by the authorities to assist with the assessment of a facility and offer recommendations for remediation. We have extensive experience in negotiating with authorities should a client be cited and remediation is needed to satisfy legal requirements. There are many different pathways to achieving remediation. At IPO Pang, our firm has sufficient experience and business savvy to assist our clients in achieving sufficient remediation at the lowest cost possible.

Where a new facility or pollution activity is warranted in which permits are required, we often advise clients on the environmental report and application processes required for a permit. Our advice will reduce elongated reviews and fast track the application for approval. Where pollution has occurred, we have the expertise to marshal the facts to ensure that we minimize our client’s legal exposure and liabilities. We have a network of environmental scientists, engineers, and environmental assessment partners who can tackle nearly any environmental issue in China.