Clifford Chance LLP

Climate Change Department

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What the team is known for Distinguished international firm offering global reach and proficiency on a broad spectrum of climate change issues. Demonstrates considerable capability on both contentious and non-contentious mandates, with its transactional experience in the space covering major acquisitions and joint ventures. Notable presence on climate change-related financing, providing counsel on green bonds and notes, as well as renewable project financing. Maintains considerable depth in Europe, with further strength in the US, the Middle East and Asia.

Strengths One client notes that the firm's "international capabilities appear to be outstanding," adding: "The team as a whole seems to have a tremendous capacity for carrying out research in more than 150 countries, dealing with many different languages and providing me with concise summaries of the results."

Other market sources highlight the team's "very big involvement in the nuclear market."

Work highlights Advised EnBW International Finance on the issuance of a green bond, valued at EUR500 million, for the purpose of renewable energy projects investments.

Notable practitioners

Nigel Howorth is respected for his work on emissions trading and renewable energies, with extensive knowledge on the sector's regulation including greenhouse gas regulations. Based in London, he heads the firm's global environmental group and climate change group.