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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.

News and insights

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Publications: 26 January 2023

Podcast: Environmental and sustainability outlook 2023

Join our global environmental and sustainability experts as we discuss the trends and outlook across some of our major jurisdictions for 2023. We look at developments across the UK, Europe,…

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Rainforest river trees

Blog Post: 15 November 2022

Net zero targets and greenwashing

On 8 November 2022, the UN High Level Expert Group on the Net Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities published its "red lines" report. The report highlights the important role of non-state…

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Biodiversity; ecosystem protection; CBD COP15; COP26

Blog Post: 01 November 2022

COP27 - setting the scene

COP27 brings together governments from across the globe to discuss climate change action. It follows a mixed story of success from COP26. Coupling this with a complicated geo-political backdrop, COP27…

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Publications: 02 December 2021

Representative actions – “same interest” test proves a high bar

The UK Court of Appeal endorsed a strict approach to the “same interest” test when it upheld a decision to strike out the representative element of a claim brought on behalf of 27,800 individuals and…

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Compact contract

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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.