Environmental disputes and regulatory enforcement actions now have the potential to affect businesses of all types, whether they are engaged in hazardous activities or not. Companies can quickly find themselves facing environmental lawsuits, investigations and even criminal accusations.
The environmental law team at Wole Olanipekun & Co. mobilises to defend global and Nigerian companies facing serious disputes.
Nigeria’s environmental law regime is a complex tapestry of rules and regulations issued at the federal level and also by state and local authorities, which are allowed under Nigerian law to establish their own environmental protection bodies.
Clients turn to our lawyers because we have deep experience with all relevant federal bodies, including, but not limited to, the:
We also have experience dealing directly with the environment protection bodies in each of Nigeria’s 36 states.
Drawing on our lawyers’ many decades of dispute resolution experience and our multidisciplinary approach, we defend clients against a variety of environmental law challenges: