Allen & Overy

Environmental compliance and liability issues are now part of everyday life for most businesses – be they engaged in evidently hazardous activities or otherwise. Regulatory demands, however, continue to grow in response to increasingly international environmental concerns and throw up more and more compliance issues, as well as liability issues in business transactions. To steer successfully through this regulatory jungle requires specialist expertise on a global scale.

As one of the first law firms to develop a global integrated environmental law practice, we are able to provide both transactional and stand alone advice in all the major areas of environmental and health and safety law at national, regional and international levels.

Owen Lomas

Education:  London University (1976 LLB), University of Birmingham (1987 LLM)

Spoken Languages:  English, German

Experience:  Owen Lomas has extensive experience in environmental, planning and health and safety law in the context of regulatory compliance and the envrionmental issues involved in business transactions. Specialist areas include waste management, including landfill licensing and producer responsibility for waste, contaminated land, economic instruments, climate change and emissions trading, environmental policy and audit, air and water pollution and environmental insurance. He is also a leading writer and commentator on environmental law.

Published Work:

  • "Commerical Environment Law and Liability" Sweet & Maxwell; from 1989-1997, Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law (FT Law & Tax)
  • "Frontiers of Environmental Law" (Chancery, 1991)
  • "UK Packaging Waste Regulations" (Pira International 1999)
  • Numerous articles on environmental law and policy.

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Owen Lomas
One Bishops Square
Phone: +44 20 3088 3067