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Jim Parker is one of Australia's leading environmental health and safety lawyers with a career spanning more than 30 years. He advises clients on complex and ever-changing laws on hazardous materials, air and water quality, contaminated land, climate change, and renewable energy. He also assists clients on regulatory matters and M&A transactions involving development, land use and water approvals, and environmental permitting.Jim also has worked on major civil litigation and defense of criminal prosecutions in some of Australia's most controversial EH&S cases. Prior to joining Jones Day he acted for DuPont Australia in a high-profile regulatory investigation, herbicide emission impact study, and the successful defense of a pollution prosecution by the EPA. In addition, he acted for BHP and Vale Australia in a dispute involving mine subsidence and validity of mining approvals, Cockatoo Dockyard in disputes with the government involving land and harbor sediment pollution in Sydney Harbour and on asbestos-related claims by former workers, and Brambles and Cleanaway on health and safety prosecutions and contaminated land claims.