Climate, energy and environment

We recognise the importance of addressing climate challenges, and we're committed to providing comprehensive legal services that not only empower climate-focused initiatives but help you to expertly navigate the intricate legal landscape. Our energy team consistently ranks as one of the world's top law firms in the Clean Energy League Tables, demonstrating the strength and depth of our international practice.

Areas of focus

  • Clean energy: Our international energy group helps clients navigate the renewable energy landscape confidently, from wind to hydro to solar. We act for developers, equipment manufacturers, generators, and investors, with our legal guidance aimed at advancing clean energy solutions. 
  • Climate reporting and disclosure: We bring a legal perspective to our client's climate strategies, advising on stakeholder management, transition planning, and the full spectrum of climate reporting and disclosure requirements. 
  • Climate technology: Our market leading technology practice advises climate tech clients throughout their business lifecycle, as well as the funds, venture capital firms, corporate investors, and family offices that invest in them. We also have specific expertise in electric vehicle charging and rooftop solar PV technologies, providing legal services across our practice areas including real estate, regulatory, corporate and M&A, and financing. 
  • Environmental permitting: We provide strategic legal advice on obtaining, transferring, varying, and surrendering environmental permits and work closely with environmental consultants to carry out due diligence on permitted facilities and put in place robust procedures to ensure operational compliance. 
  • Environmental regulation: Our multi-disciplinary regulatory practice provides advice and support on a range of complex regulatory matters, including chemicals regulation, hazardous substances and waste. 
  • Contaminated land remediation: We advise on contaminated land risks and remediation, working closely with environmental consultants to ensure that the technical and legal due diligence is aligned and putting in place legal mechanisms to allocate risk and deliver remediation solutions for the benefit of your project and the wider environment. 
  • Biodiversity and nature protection: We help clients navigate the legal frameworks which measure, value, and protect natural capital. We advise developers, landowners, businesses, and investors on habitat conservation and species protection legislation as well as on the opportunities to monetise their conservation efforts through measures such as the requirement for biodiversity net gain and emerging markets for carbon credits.
  • Environmental taxes: Our tax specialists advise clients on ESG-related taxes and incentives, including plastic packaging tax, landfill tax, and land remediation tax relief. 

Responsible business

We're committed to being a responsible business and taking accountability for our actions.

Learn more about our responsible business programme: 

Responsible business in the UK

Responsible business in Germany

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