Expertise Industries

The water, sanitation and waste sectors are increasingly relevant in the context of modern economies concerned with the environment, under the rule of circular economy and management that avoids the generation of waste harmful for future generations.

Morais Leitão has in-depth knowledge of the water, sanitation and waste areas and provides highly specialised legal support in these sectors, including:

  • Support for procedures, acts and contracts necessary for the abstraction, management, supply and use of water and water resources;
  • Design of water supply, wastewater collection and treatment and urban waste management systems, including the preparation and negotiation of concession contracts or delegated management systems;
  • Legal advice on the performance of concession contracts and delegated management contracts related to water supply, wastewater collection and treatment and urban waste management systems;
  • Legal advice on the renegotiation of the above mentioned contracts, including the follow-up of the process with the regulator (ERSAR) and the Court of Auditors;
  • Legal advice on procedures related to licences for occupation of the maritime domain;
  • Legal advice on procedures relating to waste management operations, including licensing, compulsory registration and notices, in particular for the treatment and transport of waste;
  • Support in the waste declassification procedure;
  • Legal advice on regulatory matters in these sectors; and
  • Administrative penalty proceedings arising from these sectors.
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