The natural resources, extractive and waste disposal industries are highly regulated areas of business with multi layered rules and legislation (at European, national, regional and municipal level), which restricts the practices of organisations. That is why our lawyers have been involved in nearly all aspects of administrative law and regulatory compliance, from the submission of applications to the relevant authorities for authorisations, licences and consents needed in respect of emissions, discharges and waste management to applications, planning reviews, planning agreements and contamination problems. Our aim is to provide our clients with clear, focused, commercial advice wherever they operate in Italy.

Zambelli Tassetto has developed extensive experience in the natural resources and extractive industries. These include companies engaged in extractive and landfill activities and in the in the hard-rock production of limestone, sand and gravel. The breadth of our advice includes licensing, permitting, concession arrangements, acquisitions, disposals, mergers and takeovers, health and safety, tax (both at a structuring or contentious stage) and administrative and environmental law related issues. We have an excellent reputation in the mining industry. We are able to provide specialist legal advice in all aspects of waste disposal, management and recycling.

The firm also represents businesses, public authorities, groups and individuals involved in all aspects of natural resource regulation, development and protection. This includes land management, planning, land reclamation, land conservation and mitigation of environmental impacts associated with resource development.  Additionally Zambelli Tassetto has particular expertise in property related matters in the energy, natural resources and utilities sectors and we have advised on a number of groundbreaking projects in these sectors.

Zambelli Tassetto also advises and represents the client in the courts in the event of criminal prosecution. We are particularly experienced in defending criminal prosecution in respect of offences relating to waste management, water pollution, land contamination, air pollution and planning and licensing.