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Nature Protection and Biodiversity

Stringent international, EU and national legislation for flora and fauna species protection and habitat conservation has a significant impact on many types of businesses.

It also represents a potential opportunity, with growing policy and market moves towards methods of valuing the economic capital of biodiversity.

Projects in or near the EU-wide Natura 2000 network of protected areas may be subject to specific permitting regimes or restrictive conditions. Even existing businesses may be impacted by the presence of protected species. At the same time, forward looking companies may also be interested in taking advantage of market measures to monetise the natural capital of land and ecosystems within their control.

Members of the International Environment, Climate and Regulatory Law Group in Allen & Overy's international network of offices are well-placed to assist with what is often considered one of the most complex and detailed areas of environmental law, advising on both the international framework and the national implementing legislation for nature protection. Recent experiences include advice to, and risk assessments for, power and infrastructure projects, both nationally and in cross- and near-border contexts.

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Publications: 09 June 2022

SEC proposes enhanced ESG disclosures with significant repercussions for private funds, private wealth advisers, and broker-dealers

On May 25, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed rule and form amendments that, if adopted, would require specific, additional disclosures regarding environmental, social,…

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Solar panels

Publications: 08 June 2022

Biden Administration announces 24-month duty exemption for solar imports from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam

On June 6, the Biden Administration announced a two-year duty exemption for solar products from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam (together, CMTV), as well as authorization for the use of the…

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Building

Publications: 06 June 2022

Voluntary carbon markets: Analysis of regulatory oversight in the U.S.

We are honored to have assisted ISDA with a white paper which further explores the voluntary carbon markets in the context of U.S. legal and regulatory considerations. 

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Publications: 02 June 2022

Carbon trading in the compliance and voluntary markets: Challenges, opportunities and the role of U.S. regulators

There is a growing global focus from a broad spectrum of stakeholders across the global economy on how to avoid, reduce, and remove greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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