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.
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.