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Environmental and Climate Change Litigation

Our specialists provide comprehensive advice and manage international environmental litigation and dispute resolution across numerous jurisdictions worldwide.

With our strong sector knowledge, we combine environmental and litigation expertise to advise our clients in complex civil, criminal and administrative disputes and proceedings, expert determinations and arbitrations. In addition, our lawyers advise on public international environmental laws.

We regularly advise on environmental indemnity and warranty disputes, third party civil actions and managing relationships with Governmental authorities.

Our environmental and litigation specialists also advise on administrative law matters, including judicial review (and equivalent) and have been successful in challenging environmental regulators on inappropriate use of, or interpretation of, their powers.

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Publications: 29 OCTOBER 2020

A first step towards EU-wide legislation on mandatory human rights due diligence

The concept of mandatory supply chain due diligence has been under consideration at the EU level in 2020.  The European Commission published a study on the subject in February 2020, announced that it…

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020

Floods, fires and financial markets: the emerging lexicon of climate change risks

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) released a report in September 2020 entitled ‘Managing Climate…

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Publications: 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

Climate litigation in Europe in the wake of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic that has forced more than half of the world’s population into restrictive lockdowns of varying degrees has also triggered sudden drops in greenhouse gas emissions and a…

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Oil spill representative action attempt fails to meet same interest threshold

Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

Oil spill representative action attempt fails to meet “same interest” threshold

Harrison Jalla & Ors v (1) Royal Dutch Shell Plc (2) Shell International Trading & Shipping Co Ltd (3) Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co Ltd [2020] EWHC 2211 (TCC) Representative elements of a…

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A brief look at topical issues in contract law

A blog where experts from Allen & Overy analyse the latest contract law themes and developments, and what they mean for your business.

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