Our environmental team analyzes contractual obligations, conducts investigations and reviews, and advises clients on permitting, licensing and compliance. We provide advice on the disclosure of environmental issues and the conduct due diligence into environmental matters involving the financing, sale, and acquisition of land and commercial or industrial properties in South America and Asia, as well as in Canada and Mexico. We also advise clients on environmental risk management and negotiate risk allocation. Our environmental clients include financial institutions, engineering and construction companies, electric and gas utilities, petroleum and chemical companies, manufacturers, hospitals and environmental consulting firms.
Members of our practice group that focus on matters in the EU are fluent in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Russian, German and Arabic. Work has included out – bond and in – bound commercial transactions including negotiations, documentation, site location and product distribution and inventory development, product labeling compliance and internet privacy and use compliance in either the local language or in English, depending on the needs of the transaction and the preferences of our clients. We also assist in the selection of local counsel and auditors. Much of our work has focused on matters in Spain, United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Germany.
Jones Waldo is currently expanding its focus and reach into matters involving China with its recently announced correspondent office affiliation with Faegre Baker & Daniels, in Shanghai and Beijing. Over the past two years, Jones Waldo has assisted in the facilitation of manufacturing opportunities, the securing of trademarks and related intellectual property rights as well as helped in the setting of representative offices for US companies in mainland China. The firm has a long history of working with companies with interests in Japan and Taiwan as well, and is more recently expanding its focus on opportunities in the People’s Republic of China. Lawyers in the firm are fluent in Samoan, Laotian, Japanese and Mandarin.