Environmental Law

We advise Swedish and international clients in the basic industry, the food industry, private equity funds, energy producers, real estate owners and consumer product manufacturers.

Corporate & Real Estate transactions

We identify existing and potential problems in corporate and real estate transactions, and suggest appropriate solutions. This may for instance comprice a commercial risk allocation between buyers and sellers after assessing how well a business complies with specific permits.

Contaminated Sites

We advise on identifying the party responsible for remediation of contaminated sites or other forms of damage to the environment, e.g. in situations where several companies have been operating at the same location over a long period of time. We also assist in the contact with public authorities and in court proceedings.

Licensing Processes

Vinge has extensive experience of strategic deliberations in licensing processes, and we can assist in matters involving interested parties such as county administrative boards, municipalities, public authorities and the general public. We also draft permit applications in respect of assessments regarding environmentally hazardous activities and water operations, or in connection with appeals concerning such permits and licences.

Regulatory Matters

We offer advise in connection with regulatory matters, and we also assist in contacts with supervisory authorities in relation to production and process modifications. We also analyse how such changes will affect existing permits and licences.
Moreover we can advise on producer liability, chemicals management and other issues which arise in relation to environmentally hazardous activities and water operations.

Protected Areas

Our environmental lawyers possess specialist knowledge of legal environmental considerations and exemptions regarding protected areas such as Natura 2000 areas, protected species, shore protection and water protection.

Technical Consultants

We have long experience of working with technical consultants in connection with e.g. licence applications and remediation matters.

Our collective expertise

Thanks to Vinge’s full service offering as a business law firm, we can provide support in all matters relating to business law.

The team according to the ranking institutes

‘Provides high quality and good availability.‘ ‘Competent, efficient and pragmatic.‘ ‘The firm is located in many places in Sweden thus can combine different partners from different locations to build the right team for a project.‘ (Legal 500 2020)

One enthused client states: "They act fast, are experts in environment cases and understand what is needed when in contact with the authorities."

Another interviewee describes the lawyers as "very adaptive and service-minded," adding that they are "very eager to find solutions." (Chambers and Partners 2020)