Contamination, Pollution and Environment

We assist clients with contaminated land issues, including site remediation and ongoing management, dispute resolution, and investigations and prosecutions by environmental agencies.

Our leading practitioners apply specialised industry knowledge, technical excellence and a thorough understanding of all applicable legislative regimes to develop and deliver commercially astute strategies for clients.

The regulatory environment also places an onus on clients to manage related, problematic issues (such apportioning liability in purchases of contaminated land). We have significant experience in drafting and negotiating environmental indemnities and warranties to mitigate these issues.

Investigations into pollution incidents can be serious matters, because the environmental agencies have extensive powers and impose large fines and other penalties for pollution incidents. We have extensive experience with advising clients throughout the investigative process and defending clients in a range of proceedings commenced by environmental agencies across all states and territories.

Acquisition of the Mermaid Marine Supply Base from MMA Offshore

Advised Toll in relation to its strategic acquisition from MMA Offshore of the Mermaid Marine supply base and logistics supply base business for approximately $44 million. The acquisition of assets included property leases, inventory, plant and equipment, leased equipment and statutory licences.