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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

Aerial view of an evergreen forest

Publications: 19 December 2023

CFTC announces proposed guidance and a request for comments regarding voluntary carbon credit derivative contracts

On December 4, 2023, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) announced that they were seeking public comment on proposed guidance for the listing of voluntary carbon credit (“VCC”)…

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City buildings with highrise office in background

Publications: 04 December 2023

Directors' Liabilities in Europe: a multi-jurisdiction survey on current set of rules and best practices

Directors’ duties and liabilities have always been at the forefront of corporate governance. It has become a hot topic in the wake of new regulations in the field of sustainability, which directly…

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Biodiversity; ecosystem protection; CBD COP15; COP26

Publications: 25 July 2023

Greenwashing in sustainable finance – key takeaways from EU developments

There are useful takeaways for EU and non-EU firms arising from the European Supervisory Authorities’ (ESA) latest thinking on greenwashing in sustainable finance. These perspectives from the EU are…

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Sun shining on city buildings

Publications: 18 July 2023

Podcast: Greenwashing risk - key considerations and priorities for banks

The response of individual banks and the wider banking industry to climate change is coming under increasingly intense scrutiny from policymakers, regulators, shareholders and other stakeholders,…

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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.