The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy have an extensive HSE-practice in which enterprises that work with dangerous substances, for example enterprises that fall under the Major Accidents (Risks) Decree (BRZO-enterprises) and enterprises that are subject to CIN, are legally assisted. Incidents and calamities (such as fire outbreaks, gas escapes or water pollution) can have major consequences for the surroundings (health, security and environment). The (European) law and legislation in the fields of enforcement, sanctioning and regulation is becoming considerably more enhanced. An example is the Licensing, Supervision and Enforcement Act (VTH). Moreover, a trend of more comprehensive liability is apparent; not only enterprises, but also their directors, their internal supervisors, their actual managers and their clients can be confronted with measures.
The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy advise pro-actively in the field of HSE from an administrative, criminal and civil perspective. The integrated advise is focused on preventing risks and the guidance of minimizing the consequences after an incident. With this, questions in the areas of compliance, regulation and the prevention of risks (such as internal research), the harmonization of incident procedures and the (unannounced) visitations of supervisors and inspectorates are dealt with. The possible consequences of an incident with regards to the reputation and/or continuity of an enterprise (naming & shaming) are obviated in advance.
If needed, the lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy also litigate in the field of HSE. When it comes to administrative enforcement, one can think of the implementation of an administrative fine or the shutdown of an enterprise in case of extreme danger for the safety or health; in criminal enforcement one can think of criminal investigations (environmental criminal law) and prosecution. In the civil field this entails actions following an unlawful act due to the consequences of an incident.
The lawyers of van Ardenne & Crince le Roy are extraordinary member of Deltalinqs, representing the interests of over 700 logistic, port and industrial enterprises in the mainport Rotterdam.
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