Ellex Raidla has successfully represented Estonia's Environmental Board in a court dispute regarding the damming of a Natura 2000 water body.
The Ellex Raidla team successfully represented the Environmental Board in a dispute involving a company's challenge to the Board's refusal to grant a permit for the damming of a body water included in the ER's Natura 2000 list (a network of nature protection areas consisting of Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas designated respectively under the Habitats Directive and Birds Directive). Estonia's Supreme Court agreed with the Board that the refusal to grant an environmental permit does not always require a separate procedure for assessing environmental impact.
According to Ellex Raidla, "in the Supreme Court's judgment in the matter, the Court also provided guidelines on how to interpret requirements under legal acts regarding the assessment of environmental impact and the damming of a water body that belongs in the Natura 2000 network of protected areas."
The Environmental Board was represented by Ellex Raidla Partner Martin Triipan and Associate Kristel Urke.