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Joëlle Herschtel focuses on toxic torts and environmental matters as a partner in our Mass Tort and Toxic Tort and Environmental practices. Joëlle represents companies in a range of environmental and other matters.

Knowledgeable about French and European environmental and product safety regulations, Joëlle represents clients in a wide range of litigation before French administrative, civil and criminal courts. She also handles counseling and litigation in environmental, toxic tort and energy matters.

Joëlle is assisting her clients with the implementation of domestic and European environmental regulations ranking from the regulations applicable to classified facilities, waste or mines and quarries to very specific regulations concerning, for example, the emission trading scheme (greenhouse gas) or chemicals (REACH, CLP, RoHS, biocidal products, nanomaterials).

She is experienced in assisting clients with the legal aspects of managing public and private infrastructure projects, as well as with remediation and requalification of industrial sites. She also regularly advises clients in merger and acquisition operations, and in environmental audits.

A regular speaker and author, Joëlle has been recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2016 “Best Lawyer of the Year” for Environmental Law in France. She has also been ranked highly for environmental law in France by Chambers Europe, 2016 and in the 2016 Legal 500 EMEA guide.

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Credentials

Advanced Studies in Business Law (DEA), University of Paris X - Nanterre, France

Diplôma, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

Paris Bar

French

English

German

Recognized as a Best Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Law in France


Best Lawyers, 2016

Ranked in band 1 for environmental law in France


Chambers Europe, 2016

Ranked in the EMEA guide


Legal 500, 2016

Matters

Handling litigation cases before administrative (permit defenses, appeals, etc.), civil (clean-up costs recovery, toxic tort and nuisance cases, product liability, etc.) and criminal (water pollution, infringement of environmental regulations, waste, etc.) courts as well as before the European Court of Justice (greenhouse gas allowances).

Assisting clients with the implementation of domestic and European environmental regulations ranking from the regulations applicable to classified facilities, waste or mines and quarries to very specific regulations concerning, for example, the emission trading scheme (greenhouse gas) or chemicals (REACH, CLP, RoHS, biocidal products, nanomaterials).

Advising clients in industrial activity closing down, clean-up of contaminated sites and brownfields requalification, including the management of potential health risks on local residents and of environmental threats to water, air and the biodiversity.

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Handling litigation cases before administrative (permit defenses, appeals, etc.), civil (clean-up costs recovery, toxic tort and nuisance cases, product liability, etc.) and criminal (water pollution, infringement of environmental regulations, waste, etc.) courts as well as before the European Court of Justice (greenhouse gas allowances).

Assisting clients with the implementation of domestic and European environmental regulations ranking from the regulations applicable to classified facilities, waste or mines and quarries to very specific regulations concerning, for example, the emission trading scheme (greenhouse gas) or chemicals (REACH, CLP, RoHS, biocidal products, nanomaterials).

Advising clients in industrial activity closing down, clean-up of contaminated sites and brownfields requalification, including the management of potential health risks on local residents and of environmental threats to water, air and the biodiversity.

Assisting companies in industrial or infrastructure projects, from their conception (audit of applications for permits, obtaining permits and contractual elaboration) to their realization (compliance audits, industrial risk management and regulations implementation).

Participating in M&A and real estate operations (environmental warranties and audits).

Matters

Handling litigation cases before administrative (permit defenses, appeals, etc.), civil (clean-up costs recovery, toxic tort and nuisance cases, product liability, etc.) and criminal (water pollution, infringement of environmental regulations, waste, etc.) courts as well as before the European Court of Justice (greenhouse gas allowances).

Assisting clients with the implementation of domestic and European environmental regulations ranking from the regulations applicable to classified facilities, waste or mines and quarries to very specific regulations concerning, for example, the emission trading scheme (greenhouse gas) or chemicals (REACH, CLP, RoHS, biocidal products, nanomaterials).

Advising clients in industrial activity closing down, clean-up of contaminated sites and brownfields requalification, including the management of potential health risks on local residents and of environmental threats to water, air and the biodiversity.

See more
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Close

Matters

Handling litigation cases before administrative (permit defenses, appeals, etc.), civil (clean-up costs recovery, toxic tort and nuisance cases, product liability, etc.) and criminal (water pollution, infringement of environmental regulations, waste, etc.) courts as well as before the European Court of Justice (greenhouse gas allowances).

Assisting clients with the implementation of domestic and European environmental regulations ranking from the regulations applicable to classified facilities, waste or mines and quarries to very specific regulations concerning, for example, the emission trading scheme (greenhouse gas) or chemicals (REACH, CLP, RoHS, biocidal products, nanomaterials).

Advising clients in industrial activity closing down, clean-up of contaminated sites and brownfields requalification, including the management of potential health risks on local residents and of environmental threats to water, air and the biodiversity.

Assisting companies in industrial or infrastructure projects, from their conception (audit of applications for permits, obtaining permits and contractual elaboration) to their realization (compliance audits, industrial risk management and regulations implementation).

Participating in M&A and real estate operations (environmental warranties and audits).

Credentials

Advanced Studies in Business Law (DEA), University of Paris X - Nanterre, France

Diplôma, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

Paris Bar

French

English

German

Recognized as a Best Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Law in France


Best Lawyers, 2016

Ranked in band 1 for environmental law in France


Chambers Europe, 2016

Ranked in the EMEA guide


Legal 500, 2016