Environmental Law

APM & Co.'s Environmental department is one of the first to specialize and gain experience in this field, becoming a key player and working on some of the largest environmental legal cases in the country.

Led by Adv. Neiger, the top Israeli environmental attorney, the department represents the vast majority of the local industry on varying environmental matters. The department further includes noted attorneys with past experience in the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Amongst Our Clients:

The Israeli Manufacturers Association, The Israeli Institute for Oil and Energy, The Association of Oil Companies in Israel, Israel Corporation, ICL Group, Paz Group, Oil Refineries, Tnuva,  Intel, Haifa Chemicals, Frutarom, Perrigo Israel (formerly Agis), Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises, Hadera Paper, Petroleum and Energy Infrastructures, Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co., Tadiran Batteries, Vishay Israel, Haifa Port, Ashdod Port, Shemen Industries, Off Tov (Shean), Hod Assaf Industries, Yehuda Welded Mesh, Off Oz Group,Israel Electrik, National Transport Infrastructure, NTA, Israel Railways, Chemothal, taavura Holdings, Shikun and Binui Solel Boneh, Shapir Group.

Regulation:

In over 20 years representing organizations such as the Israeli Manufacturers Association, the Israeli Institute of Energy & Environment and the like, we have played an active role in the drafting of the country’s environmental regulation, with an emphasis on legislation affecting industry, infrastructure and energy. It is this experience, together with the representation of many of Israel’s industrial companies that has given our attorneys an intimate knowledge of the Israeli regulation system, allowing us to represent our clients from a more complete and knowledgeable perspective.

In addition, we represent our clients in their dealings with the authorities on all matters relating to statutory demands, including business licenses, toxic substance permits, radiation permits and others. We aim to bridge the gap between statutory demands and our clients' abilities to fulfill them, representing them through rulings and appeals in courts and administrative tribunals.

Representation in Criminal Proceedings:

Our Environmental department has been active in the largest number of criminal cases involving environmental offenses. Our experience in this field is unmatched and covers all aspects of the environmental law, including, working with hazardous materials, business licensing and air, water and sea pollution. The department is also involved in non-criminal enforcement actions, such as civil fines, hearings and other administrative procedures. 

Environmental Compliance Program:

In the rapidly changing field of environmental regulation, companies find it difficult to keep up with evolving demands. Being closely involved in environmental legislation and regulation ensures our attorneys remain constantly up-to-date and act in line with the latest rulings. This allows us to equip our clients with a tailored internal compliance program, designed to ensure they operate according to the precise guidelines of the law, minimizing criminal exposure and protecting management from criminal liability. Adv. Neiger pioneered the development of internal compliance programs in Israel and has successfully implemented these programs for numerous clients.

Environmental Claims and Class Actions:

At APM & Co. our Environmental department is one of only a few in the country that represents defendants in environmental suits and class actions, specializing in air and odor pollution. Our position as leaders in this specific field is the result of our vast experience and success in achieving results to our client’s complete satisfaction. We also represent defendants in environmental tort claims, property claims and claims for bodily injuries inflicted due to environmental contamination. Most prominent are claims regarding the contamination of the Kishon River, in which we represented major industrial publicly traded companies.

News    about this expertise

Ease of obtaining a business license? Not if it depends on the local authorities

December 10th, 2017

Adv. Amir Fish, a partner in the Environmental practice, wrote an article in the Israeli Forum for Public Relations about the fact that recently, local authorities do not respect a provision designed to facilitate obtaining a business license in a shortened track in order to reduce the bureaucracy that accompanies the process of iss...Read More 

The complexity between the regulator (Ministry of Environment) and the Industry

November 29th, 2017

Adv. Arie Neiger, partner and head of the environmental practice, spoke at a conference on environmental law enforcement conducted by the Energy and Environment Institute in Tel Aviv. Adv. Neiger spoke mainly about the failures of the Ministry of Environment regarding enforcement in the plants. For the full article, click here....Read More 

This is how the government is abandoning the usual legislative process

August 1st, 2016

It is well known that the legislative process in the Israel can be long , but are administrative guidelines the right solution? Adv. Amir Fish from our environmental department, highlights a new growing phenomenon: The Ministry of Environmental Protection is gradually abandoning the usual legislative process in the form of laws an...Read More 
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Publications    about this expertise

The lawsuit against EAPC in respect of last December's oil spill in the Arava was droped

May 27th, 2015

Adv. Arie Neiger, Head of the firm's Environmental Law Department, represented the EAPC as part of a lawsuit filed against the Company in respect of the oil spill that occurred last December. After the president of the District Court in Beer-Sheva Sarah Dovrat hinted to the citizens of Eilat and the local committee Be'er Ora during ...Read More 

The Human Environment of Corporations

May 18th, 2015

Adv. Amir Fish, an Associate in our Environment and Regulation Department, published an article in the March-April edition of the " Israel's Water Engineering" magazine. In the article, Adv. Fish refers to the Supreme Court's precedent verdict which concludes that it is possible to determine that a corporation is guilty and yet wil...Read More 

How to Avoid a NIS 75,000 fine Over a Prohibited Use of Fire

May 5th, 2015

In an article published in "Mamon" magazine Adv. Amir Fish, of our Environmental Department, refers to the new prohibitions the Firefighting Authority's regulations submitted. According to Adv. Fish, those who do not act according to the new regulations are likely to receive a prison sentence of up to six months and a fine that ...Read More 
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Recognition    about this expertise

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of BDI

June 11th, 2018

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of BDI, a leading and influential Israeli legal directory: ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS CLASS ACTIONS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW HIGH TECH AND VENTURE CAPITAL ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND TENDERS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TAX ...Read More 

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of DUN'S100

March 29th, 2018

APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of DUN'S100, a leading and influential Israeli legal directory: REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION URBAN RENEWAL BANKING AND FINANCE LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION INSOLVENCY AND BANKING LITIGATION CLASS ACTIONS MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS CORPORATE TAX ADMINIS...Read More 

APM & Co.'s Employment Practice Recognized in the 2018 Edition of Chambers and Partners

February 20th, 2018

APM & Co. has been ranked in the 2018 edition of the Chambers and Partners, a leading international legal directory, for its exceptional achievements to the field of Employment: The guide noted: "professional, attentive and available at all times." Read more about our Employment department....Read More 
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