Pinsent Masons Waste Group

Industry focussed experience enables clients to achieve their commercial goals

Pinsent Masons’ Waste Group has been active in the market for over 15 years with a considerable track record in new and emerging waste treatment technologies.  These include mechanical and biological treatment plants, composting facilities and energy from waste projects ranging from simple incineration to gasification as well as other combined heat and power methods.

The Waste Group is described by Chambers & Partners as “particularly well known for its strength in the PPP waste market, and is acknowledged as ‘knowing this market better than any other firm we’ve come across‘.”

The Waste Group also advises on all environmental law aspects of day to day operations.  From site assessment and permitting regimes to the impact of regional, national and international law and policy and their application to regulatory regimes, development projects, commercial and industrial waste arisings or tenders for waste treatment, collection and/or disposal or treatment contracts.

We have taken a leading role in the development of wider strategy and procurement policy in relation to the UK waste market. Members of the Waste Group sit on the Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Waste Group, the Department for Trade & Industry’s Environmental Services Advisory Group and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.

Our wide-ranging references demonstrate our ability to add value to our clients’ commercial proposition

Examples of recent projects undertaken by the Water Group include the following:

  • Municipal Waste Collection & Disposal – advising procuring authorities and sponsors on over 20 waste PPP projects in the UK (including the Best European Waste Deal 2009, Project Finance Magazine) and advising the District Governor of Lubumbashi on a waste management PPP project in the Republic of Congo
  • Waste PPP Procurement Pack – drafting procurement guidance and a standard form contract on behalf of the UK Government
  • Waste to energy plant – advising sponsors in relation to build, own and operate schemes for waste to energy plant in China, Poland and the UK as well as advising the Hong Kong Government in connection with its first Special Waste Incineration Facility dealing with special wastes
  • Landfill – advising the Hong Kong Government on framework and structuring of the contracts for the DBFO and aftercare of Hong Kong’s strategic landfills including drafting the standard form DBO landfill contracts and advising on the regulatory framework for the introduction of direct charging for the use of the facilities

For further details of Pinsent Masons’ capabilities and experience in the waste sector, please contact Simon Mumford.