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Climate Change

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

Two large building pillars

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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Wind turbines behind elevated solar panels

News: 25 May 2022

Allen & Overy advises EDPR on its investment as part of Lhyfe’s IPO

Allen & Overy has advised EDP Renewables (EDPR), the world’s fourth largest wind energy producer, on a EUR25 million investment in the context of the initial public offering (IPO) of Lhyfe, a world…

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Panoramic view of a forest

Publications: 11 May 2022

Clean hydrogen projects in the EU

The EU has published ambitious goals for the ramp-up of a fully functional hydrogen economy.

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Wind turbines against a cloudy sky

News: 19 April 2022

Allen & Overy advises Omnes on its acquisition of a minority stake in TagEnergy

Allen & Overy has advised Omnes, a leading private equity and infrastructure investor, in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in global clean energy enterprise TagEnergy, for an amount…

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