Digital technology and digitalization continue to be key enablers of the energy transition by helping all industries become more connected, efficient, reliable and so more sustainable. It is helping to build business models of the future and facilitates greater coupling of industry sectors. However, there are many considerations and challenges to address, from the ethics of AI to cyber-security and data risks.
We help our clients embrace technology as a catalyst for growth. We help them understand and explore the evolving legal landscape as technology continues to change the way their business operates and how they deliver solutions to their customers. We provide them with the support they need as they look to diversify their portfolios with investment into new asset classes and technologies.
Our technology and innovation team, made up of more than 500 lawyers in more than 50 cities across the world, is comprised of experienced, technology sector legal professionals are helping clients in every sector to apply the latest technological advancements to their businesses in order to help drive down emissions and become efficient, robust organisations of the future.
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.
Singapore office advises on US$91m loan agreement to promote generation of biomass energy in India
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright advised Asian Development Bank (ADB) on INR 7.5bn (around US$91.14m) loan facilities to five subsidiaries of SAEL Industries Limited (SAEL Industries), one of India’s leading renewable energy companies.
Singapore office advises on PLN’s first green loan
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised a consortium of lenders on a US$750 million loan for Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), which is also PLN’s first USD Syndicated Green Loan.
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.
Singapore office advises Asian Development Bank on US$60.5 million blended investment to develop electric battery-powered buses
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright advised Asian Development Bank (ADB) on a US$60.5 million financing package with GreenCell Express Private Limited (GEPL) to develop 255 battery-powered electric buses in India. 100 of the e-buses will also be deploying solar power-plus-battery energy storage systems that will reduce about 6,355 tons of carbon dioxide a year.
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.
Energy Transition Services
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