[co-author: Sofia Karagianni] Introduction On 14 July 2021, the European Commission (Commission) released its mega ‘Fit for 55’ policy Package (Package) to reduce emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030 in order to achieve a carbon-neutral Europe. In the Package, the Commission lays out the blueprints on how to
ANTITRUST AND COMPETITION A Subsidiary can be Held Liable for the Harm Caused by the Anticompetitive Conduct of its Parent Company On 19 July 2016, the European Commission (the Commission) imposed fines on several car manufacturers for anticompetitive agreements on the pricing of trucks. Following this decision, a Spanish company
A vessel owner or operator discovers a (potential) environmental violation; now what? As the saying goes, the cover-up is worse than the crime. Over 13 years since its inception, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Environmental Crimes Voluntary Disclosure Policy (the Policy) remains a valuable mechanism in avoiding the risk of
Download PDF The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and the Washington County Arkansas Road Department (“Department”) entered into an April 13th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing violations of a water/stormwater permit. See LIS No. 21-032. The CAO provides that the Department operates a
Download PDF The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and the City of Magazine, Arkansas, (“Magazine”) entered into a February 10th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of a Clean Water Act National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permit. See LIS No. 21-016.