Overseas Compliance and Regulations

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. frequently counsels foreign and U.S. multinational corporations on issues arising under the national environmental laws of other countries and territories.  Our experience includes matters related to facility-specific compliance issues, environmental labeling, product take-back and recycling, product quality and safety, facility acquisitions or sales, environmental compliance assessments, liability for the cleanup of contaminated property, air and water pollution control, waste management controls and the use and registration of both genetically engineered and chemical pesticides.  In addition, the Firm has counseled clients on requirements governing the import and export of chemicals, consumer products, pesticides, solid and hazardous wastes and regulated genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

The Firm also works with clients on a variety of transactions, including worldwide licensing agreements, product registrations and worldwide environmental data development ventures.  The Firm has extensive experience handling such matters in Europe, Asia and Latin America.  We also maintain a global network of local environmental attorneys and consultants who are available to partner with the Firm to advise clients not only on the environmental aspects of corporate transactions, but also with respect to local environmental requirements, regulatory developments and enforcement actions. 

Representative Matters
Representative Matters

Recently, we have:

  • Advised clients on waste management and product stewardship measures applicable to end-of-life electronic equipment and batteries in several European, Asian and South American countries.
  • Developed a comprehensive database of biosafety initiatives in 14 key countries and territories covering the status of biosafety legislative initiatives, regulatory contacts and domestic and international policy drivers.
  • Tracked and reported on new chemical inventory and control regimes proposed or recently enacted in a number of developed and developing countries in Latin America and in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Advised a major U.S. packaging manufacturer on emerging packaging take-back and recycling requirements in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
  • Prepared a comprehensive multi-media/multi-jurisdictional report covering the regulatory requirements in several U.S. states, Mexico and several European countries that could impact the viability of a new energy development technology.
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