Environmental Law

We advise companies on all aspects of the environmental laws impacting their business. With an increased focus on sustainable development globally and the ongoing enactment of legislation to mandate adherence to related standards, business is subject to a growing list of regulatory demands which carry the potential for prosecution and fines due to non-compliance, as well as potentially negative publicity.


Examples of environmental issues our team can assist with include air pollution, water protection and management, waste management, noise pollution, land use and climate change. Several members of our team have specific legal qualifications pertaining to environmental law, including climate change. Examples of legislation we advise in relation to include the Air Pollution Acts (1987 and 2011), the European Communities (Environmental Liability) Regulations (2008 – 2011), the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts (1977 – 1990) and Water Services Acts (2007 – 2012), the Waste Management Acts (1996 to 2011) and the Sustainable Financial Disclosures Regulation. We can assist in liaising with relevant governmental agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.


Where appropriate our work involves cross departmental assistance from our litigation, property, technology or financial regulatory experts.


Recent Publications:


Legal Updates


. RTS Issued – Further details of EU requirements for Green Funds Released


ESAs Progress Reports on Addressing Greenwashing

Niall Clerkin

Founding Partner

Niall Clerkin is a founding partner of Clerkin Lynch LLP. Niall trained and worked as a qualified solicitor for two of Dublin’s leading law firms, primarily practising in the area of banking and financial services law. Niall established Clerkin Lynch LLP with Kevin Lynch in 2008. Since establishing the firm he has substantially expanded his practice areas and brings years of specialist expertise to the areas of commercial litigation, financial services law and commercial property law.

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Mark Browne


Mark Browne is a partner in Clerkin Lynch LLP and head of the Asset Management and Funds Department. Mark has in excess of fifteen years related experience and has worked in a number of the world’s leading fund domiciles. Prior to joining Clerkin Lynch LLP to lead this Department Mark had been a partner in both a large Irish and an international law firm where he specialized in advising on related legal issues.

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