The management of carbon and wider climate change initiatives remain at the forefront of the political agenda and present ever increasing challenges for businesses.
Our worldwide climate change practice group has advised extensively on carbon related projects, initiatives to mitigate carbon impacts and the development of CSR policies and carbon management strategies for clients. For more on the work of the Climate Change Practice Group, please also see emissions trading.
Allen & Overy is also at the forefront of the renewable energy market, advising both companies and financiers across the renewable energy spectrum, including hydro, energy from waste, solar, wind, biomass, biofuels and co-firing. We assist clients on the regulatory aspects of a wide range of renewables projects, as well as the environmental economic instruments which are so essential in making such projects viable, such as the UK’s Renewables Obligation, green certificates and tariffs in Europe, and emissions credits under the Kyoto Protocol.
The geographic reach of Allen & Overy, including the transfer of knowledge between different offices and jurisdictions, means that we are able to keep abreast of the latest green initiatives and legislative developments occurring around the globe.
News and insights
Publications: 09 January 2023
Electricity Generation Levy Update.
Blog Post: 06 December 2022
The UN Biodiversity Conference (Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)) (COP15) is taking place this year from 7 to 19 December 2022 in…
News: 30 November 2022
Allen & Overy has advised the asset manager Eiffel Investment Group on the creation and structuration of Eiffel Transition Infrastructure, an innovative equity bridge solution to support renewable…
Publications: 28 November 2022
Supply chains enable production and progress, but their contribution to climate change is significant. Making them more sustainable in every sense is critical to decarbonisation.
Band One for Regulatory: Environment
Chambers Europe 2022
Band 1 for Environment
Chambers Europe 2022
"The Allen & Overy team provides strategic and legal advice to the highest of standards on extremely complex and cross-jurisdictional matters and always in a timely and practical manner."
Chambers USA 2022, Environment