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Joëlle Herschtel is a partner based in the Paris office.  She has developed an environmental and toxic tort practice that encompasses both litigation and counseling in environmental, toxic tort and energy law.  She handles a wide range of litigation cases before French administrative, civil and criminal courts in the fields of environment, product liability and toxic tort.  Ms. Herschtel is also assisting her clients in the implementation of European and French environmental and product safety regulations.  Her expertise encompasses legal assistance in the management of private and public infrastructure projects as well as remediation and requalification of industrial sites.  She also regularly participates in M&A operations and environmental audits.

 

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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

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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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

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