Elisa de Wit is an environment and planning, and climate change lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the Leader of the Australian climate change practice.
Elisa’s environmental experience includes advising on various environmental permitting regimes, including waste management, pollution control and discharge consents, representing clients in connection with environmental offences or breaches of environmental legislation and undertaking substantial due diligence exercises. She also has significant experience advising in relation to contaminated land, both in the context of property and corporate transactions and in relation to liability issues.
Elisa’s expertise also extends to town planning and covers strategic advice, legal representation at tribunal and court hearings and negotiation of contractual documents for a wide range of developments including retail, residential, commercial, mixed use, landfills, incinerators, waste transfer stations, industrial plants, quarries and mining sites.
Elisa has a detailed understanding of all elements of the Government's clean energy package, including the Carbon Pricing Mechanism and the Carbon Farming initiative. She has also provided extensive advice on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System. Elisa’s climate change practice also includes advising on climate change-related litigation.
A regular presenter and author of articles on climate change and emissions trading, Elisa is also editor of the firm’s environment and climate change newsletter, “Legally Green”. Elisa has practised in three Australian jurisdictions and the United Kingdom. She was recently named as a “leading lawyer” in the Australasian Legal Business Guide for Environmental Law and has also just been recognised in Best Lawyers 2012 for climate change.
On Tuesday evening, a critical vote took place in the European Parliament in relation to the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The vote rejected....
The newly created Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Department) has recently proposed additional....
Elisa de Wit and Damon Jones have written an article on how the European Parliament's rejection of the back loading proposal will affect Australia..
Eliza de Wit comments on the huge compensation payments that would be triggered through the terminating of green contracts..