Norton Rose Fulbright

Climate Change Department

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What the team is known for Long-established climate change firm handling a variety of work across the globe, including renewables and regulatory advice. Represents a broad range of businesses, government entities and public sector associations. Notably instructed on carbon offset mandates, sustainability funds, emissions, and climate disclosure regimes, as well as demonstrating a strong presence in green bonds and green investments. Also active in the financing of renewable energy projects, acting for both sponsors and lenders. Provides expertise in North America, Australia and the UK, as well as African jurisdictions and China.

Strengths A source highlights the firm for its "very strong practice," particularly noting its "broad coverage on the renewable side."

One client cited the group for its "first-class advice," concluding that "the assistance we have received has been great," and that they were "very much satisfied."

Work highlights Acted for Country Carbon in Australian Federal Court proceedings regarding consent requirements for carbon offsets projects under the Emissions Reduction Fund.

Notable practitioners

London-based Andrew Hedges demonstrates considerable expertise in green investments, emissions trading, climate bonds and renewable energy, including advising on renewable energy projects. He is additionally sought out to advise on the development of initiatives to tackle climate-related risks, as well as the associated corporate governance issues.

Elisa de Wit continues to build her international reputation for environmental practice, in addition to her already impressive standing in Australia. She is particularly well recognised for her work concerning carbon markets and carbon offset projects. Sources regard her as an "expert in the area."