Spain Implementing Corporate Criminal Liability for Environmental and Other Crimes

Like other EU countries, Spain is implementing a wider range of criminal sanctions for corporate misdeeds, including "environmental" crimes. This NLJ article provides a broad overview. For some deeper background, see this 2002 Maastricht summary of criminal law in Europe with respect to environmental issues. Environmental justice also is a growing topic for legal education, as described here. The T.M.C. Asser Institute includes this network focused on environmental law. Given the sometimes enormous consequences of pollution, it”s good to see more countries creating risk and sanctions for companies that fail to act responsibly.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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