Our attorneys have experience advising:
Private equity sponsors, investors, financiers and others on the creation and implementation of ESG policies, procedures, programs, management system adoption, and implementation and execution of related initiatives, including climate change-related aspects, at both the fund and portfolio company levels.
Public company boards on ESG-related considerations, such as exchange rules for diversity and inclusion standards; policies to protect against reputational risk; net zero carbon emissions targets; internal emissions trading and water use initiatives; and disclosure and reporting requirements under applicable regulations and in accordance with international standards and voluntary codes.
Fund managers on the structuring, organization and formation of registered and private funds with ESG strategies and reporting requirements.
Fund managers and other financial market participants on disclosures that are required under EU regulations relating to sustainability/ESG risk with relation to the financial market participants themselves and to the investments that they make.
Issuers on ESG-related capital markets transactions, including green bonds and corporate bond offerings, for example those managed exclusively by minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned business enterprises (MWVBEs).
Clients on investigations and compliance efforts involving a wide range of ESG-related matters, including labor laws and regulations; climate change disclosure; miss-selling/greenwashing; governance matters including anti-bribery and corruption matters; and supply chain considerations.
Clients on all aspects of climate change law and management strategy, including transactional and regulatory counseling, GHG diligence, carbon/environmental standards, disclosure and reporting, international treaty regimes, stakeholder engagement, and project development.
Clients on all aspects of carbon offset acquisitions and documentation, the development and certification of carbon offset projects, and the trading of carbon and other environmental commodities including renewable energy credits (RECs), wetlands mitigation bank credits, and ecosystem services.
- For more information on our Power & Renewable Energy capabilities and experience, please see here.
Our attorneys also represented the ISDA drafting committee in the development of the ISDA emissions annex, which is used for the purchase and sale of emissions allowances, such as CCAs, RGGI allowances, and others.