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Sustainability and climate change


Meet the team

The Norton Rose Fulbright climate change lawyers advise clients about trends and developments in climate change initiatives impacting operations around the world.

The Norton Rose Fulbright climate change team helps clients navigate the myriad issues that arise from the regulation and reduction of green house gas emissions, including compliance with emerging environmental laws and regulations, litigation, developing carbon emissions and trading projects, protecting the intellectual property of developing technologies, developing corporate climate change policies, and addressing SEC disclosure requirements.

Our climate change lawyers provide strategic advice to clients implementing key climate change programs and services in the United States, particularly in California, the Rocky Mountain West, the Texas and Gulf Coast region and Minnesota, as well as in the European Union, China and the Middle East.

With offices around the world, we are well-positioned to meet the needs of our clients anywhere.

Our Norton Rose Fulbright climate change group is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of lawyers across a broad range of established service areas, including:

  • corporate
  • environmental
  • energy
  • infrastructure, mining and manufacturing
  • dispute resolution and litigation
  • intellectual property
  • project finance
  • public finance
  • real estate
  • tax

Our Norton Rose Fulbright climate change lawyers work closely with lawyers in other service groups, including the western lands and energy team and the alternative energy team, which assists clients with solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biofuels and biomass and wind projects.

Our seasoned climate change lawyers understand the business and regulatory structures in which our clients operate, and the types of industries that are targeted for climate change initiatives or otherwise impacted by emerging climate change regulation and litigation.

The Norton Rose Fulbright climate change lawyers provide counsel on climate change-related issues to a variety of clients, including public entities, not-for-profit institutions, lenders, developers, investors, landowners and inventors, and a broad range of industries and sectors, including:

  • financial institutions
  • energy
  • infrastructure, mining and commodities
  • transport
  • technology and innovation
  • waste management

Drawing on the depth and breadth of experience of existing service areas, lawyers in our climate change team advise clients on:

  • carbon capture and sequestration
  • carbon markets and emissions trading
  • corporate securities and governance
  • environmental policy and regulation
  • government relations
  • green building and LEED certification
  • intellectual property
  • dispute resolution and litigation
  • project development and finance
  • regulatory compliance
  • tax
  • water quality and rights

We provide an integrated service approach to form an effective client team for climate change matters and have a long history of experience in the industries most affected by climate change issues, experience with regulatory agencies and the specific issues associated with climate change, and strategic locations around the world.

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers Global, Global-wide: Climate Change, Chambers & Partners, 2015