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Emissions and Carbon Trading

Since the earliest days of the carbon market, Allen & Overy’s multi-jurisdictional emissions trading practice in Asia, Europe and North America has expanded to meet client demand.

We are at the forefront of advising on, and drafting documentation for, the trading of emissions credits and the development of climate change projects.

We have extensive experience of working with clients in both the public and private sectors on climate change projects, including advising on the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, the Kyoto Mechanisms (Clean Development Mechanisms, Joint Implementation and International Emissions Trading) and on both the buy and sell side of Emissions Reductions Purchase Agreements and Project Development Agreements.

Though our multi-disciplinary disciplinary team we are able to assist on all aspects of emissions related matters and projects.  We have advised extensively on how best to structure carbon-related projects (whether, for instance, in the context of a traditional finance structure or novel carbon funds or bonds) and are able to provide support on the full range of documentation required to being such projects to fruition.

As domestic carbon related regimes continue to evolve, such as the UK's Energy Efficiency Carbon Reduction Commitment, our global and local expertise ensures you are receiving the very best advice and support the market has to offer. We are also at the forefront of assisting clients on the potential impacts of mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting in their annual reports.

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Our Global Climate Change practice

We have extensive, cutting-edge experience of working with clients in both the public and private sectors on climate change projects and have the depth of resources through our international network of lawyers to help our clients achieve their commercial aims in this fast-developing market.