As leaders in the fields of environmental and green business law we have an enormous depth of experience and provide our clients with excellent legal services. But it's our insight, values and commitment that make us exceptional.

We understand that humanity's greatest challenge in the 21st Century is building socially just and ecologically sustainable communities. Our role is to empower the people who are shaping a better future for us all to be more effective, whether they be big or small, pioneers or polluters. If that what you are about then we want to help you succeed.

Everyone who deals with us knows where we stand and that we take our values and ethics seriously. Our commitment, purpose and dedication make a difference. It's why we are a high-impact firm, why we litigate fiercely when required, and why our opinions and advice are widely respected - even by our opponents.

So if you are just looking for a green-wash, we are not the lawyers for you. But if you take sustainability seriously and enjoy working with people who share your commitment, call us - you will be glad that you did.

Accolades
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2015

Acquisition International named Cullinan & Associates the 2015 Environmental Law Firm of the Year - South Africa. For more information please visit http://acquisition-intl.com/

2014

Acquisition International named Cullinan & Associates the 2014 Most Socially Responsible Attorneys. For more information please visit http://acquisition-intl.com/

2014

Acquisition International named Cullinan & Associates the 2014 Environmental Law Firm of the Year. For more information please visit http://acquisition-intl.com/

2013

Acquisition International named Cullinan & Associates the 2013 Environmental Law Firm of the Year. For more information please visit http://acquisition-intl.com/

2008

The UK published book “Planet Savers” lists Cormac Cullinan as one of 301 extraordinary environmentalists in world history for his contribution to developing an Earth-centred philosophy of law

2009

Project 90x2030 names Cullinans as a 2009 “climate champion” for its pioneering efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions

2010

Cullinans becomes the first law firm in South Africa to offset its carbon emissions and to publish its sustainability policy and annual report.

2010

Mail and Guardian awards Cullinans a “Greening the Future” award for innovative practices that improve business performance,

2012

Cormac Cullinan awarded the Nick Steele award for South African environmentalist of the year for his environmental activism and leadership.

Latest News
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Mass balloon releases are illegal in South Africa

Mass balloon releases are illegal in South Africa

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Pollution Prevention Plans to be required for Greenhouse Gas Emitter following Paris Agreement

On 8 January 2016 the Minister of Environmental Affairs published draft Pollution Prevention Plan Regulations (PPP Regulations) and a notice which specify which greenhouse gas emitters must comply with the regulations, and has given the public until 7 February 2016 to comment on them.

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Great Harvests From Urban Gardens

At Cullinan & Associates, we are proud of our little vegetable garden – not only does it provide fresh, organic produce for our daily vegetarian lunches, but it also provides a place of relaxation and refreshment for our hard-working staff.

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Legal Brief Enviro: Draft amendments to Norms and Standards relating to Rhinoceros Horns

Legal Brief Enviro: Draft amendments to Norms and Standards relating to Rhinoceros Horns

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N1/N2 Winelands Toll Project

Cullinan & Associates are delighted to have successfully represented the City of Cape Town in opposing the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways by SANRAL.

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Tribunal for the Rights of Nature

"We need a new, positive manifesto to enable us to create ecologically sustainable human societies on earth..."

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Wild Coast Communities Case

"We are not poor as long as we have land"

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Legal brief Environmental: SANRAL challenges AmaPondo Communities’ capacity to appoint lawyers

Legal brief Environmental: SANRAL challenges AmaPondo Communities’ capacity to appoint lawyers

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Non-detriment findings under the Biodiversity Act: Management picture bleak for 5 listed species

Non-detriment findings under the Biodiversity Act: Management picture bleak for 5 listed species

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