Over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the world’s oceans. The purpose of The Ocean Cleanup – whose founder received the United Nations Champions of the Earth Award winner – is to rid the oceans of that plastic. We are proud to play a role in this ambitious goal of cleaning up the world’s oceans.
Our collaboration with The Ocean Cleanup dates back to early 2015, when The Ocean Cleanup was still a small start-up. We are the preferred legal service provider of The Ocean Cleanup and assist them with all their legal matters, ranging from drafting to intellectual property matters, corporate restructuring and contacts with public authorities. We have also been involved with patenting the new technology and insuring risky ocean survey operations. Many colleagues have assisted with various matters, including The Ocean Cleanup with law firms around the globe. We act as trusted advisor to The Ocean Cleanup’s General Counsel and MT.
On 11 May 2017, The Ocean Cleanup announced to launch a system and begin the cleanup of our oceans in 2018. The operation starts on the west coast of the United States.
For more information about The Ocean Cleanup, see www.theoceancleanup.com or contact Jonathan Soeharno or Jan Willem Hoevers.
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