Green bonds and climate transition finance
Our market-leading experience of sustainable finance, project finance and in particular, green bonds, has resulted in our team advising on many “first-in-jurisdiction” transactions.
Investors are now demanding more than the traditional financing options and are increasingly seeking responsible financing structures such as green bonds, social impact bonds and sustainability bonds. The tax incentives offered in the form of exemptions and credits, are resulting in a widening pool of investors who are not only looking to support environmental outcomes, but are also making investments that make good business sense.
Our dedicated team of lawyers across our global platform have extensive experience and knowledge that covers a vast range of industries and includes acting for issuers, investors, intermediaries and financial service providers. Our fully integrated legal approach to domestic and international projects and transactions allows our lawyers to find innovative, commercial and financial solutions and tax-efficient structures, which not only maximize the return on investment, but also deliver projects that provide environmental and social benefits.
Our global team combines the disciplines required to take a project or investment from inception to completion and beyond, and we are dedicated to providing our clients with seamless, sophisticated and forward-thinking advice, wherever they are in the world.
Financial Services Regulatory Developments in ESG
ESG is high on the regulatory agenda. Businesses, governments, regulators, financial services firms and individuals all have a part to play in tackling climate change and this view is increasingly shared across society.
A Boost to Integrity in the Voluntary Carbon Market
The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market launches the Core Carbon Principles for the Voluntary Carbon Market
EU scales up green subsidies: How to benefit from support for clean investments
On March 9, 2023, the European Commission (EC) adopted changes to its State aid framework to support its “Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age” (the Net Zero Plan) presented in February 2023. The Net Zero Plan is part of the European Green Deal, which aims to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Firm announces new Africa leadership group
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced a new Africa leadership group to help steer its acclaimed, Tier 1 Africa practice.
Firm named Environment and Climate Firm of the Year at Who’s Who Legal Awards
The annual awards recognise the world’s leading law firms and lawyers across 35 practice areas and industries according to Who’s Who Legal’s independent research.
Banco Santander, S.A. advised on US$22.3m ECA-backed financing
Norton Rose Fulbright represented Banco Santander, S.A. in the closing of a US$22.3 million ECA-backed loan to Brazilian utility company Eletronuclear.
Firm named MENA Legal Adviser of the Year at IJGlobal Awards 2020
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised on 19 “Deals of the Year” across multiple regions, and has been awarded MENA legal adviser of the year at this year’s IJ Global Awards.
Projects, energy and infrastructure teams recognized at IJGlobal Awards
Norton Rose Fulbright received Global Legal Adviser of the Year, Asia Pacific Legal Adviser of the Year and North America Legal Adviser of the Year accolades at the IJGlobal Awards 2019.
Energy Transition Services
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