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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

CCS to represent Pontevedra before Constitutional Court in the Ence factory dispute

The major of Pontevedra has instructed CCS Abogados to represent the city before the Constitutional Court against the permanence of the Ence factory in Lourizán, after the Supreme Court´s ruling on the approval the extension

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The mayor of Pontevedra, Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, has announced that the City Council has hired the services Caamaño, Concheiro & Seoane (CCS Abogados) to continue the legal battle against the permanence of the Ence factory in Lourizán.

The Supreme Court ruled on the approval the extension of the Ence biofactory in Lourizán (Pontevedra), opening a new avenue of debate on the permanence of the plant in the Pontevedra estuary, guaranteeing the continuity of the plant in Lourizán, considering that concessions prior to the General Law of Coasts of 1988 can be extended “provided that there are favourable environmental reports” and in the case analysed, it remarks, “there were favourable reports from the Administration in this matter,”

However, in the same text, there is a single magistrate dissenting opinion, which states that the extension of the concession “will end up producing a transitional system lasting a century, with the potentially irreversible impact on these delicate ecosystems” and “can make irreversible the damage caused” to the public maritime-terrestrial domain of Lourizán.

A CCS team led by Public Law partner and former Minister of Justice Francisco Caamaño, will coordinate the legal strategy by taking on the appeal for protection before the Constitutional Court and the incident of nullity presented before the Supreme Court against the ruling declaring the extension of the concession granted to Ence.

The team coordinated by Caamaño will be formed by Criminal Law of counsel Ángel Juanes Peces, former president of the Supreme Court and the National High Court, and former Constitutional Court lawyer, Public Law of counsel and Administrative Law professor at Universidad de A Coruña Almudena Fernández Carballal, together with Public Law senior associates Ángel Judel Pereira and David Rodríguez Fidalgo.

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