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Litigation

Historically, climate-related litigation has involved tort claims against energy companies in relation to their perceived contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions. More recently, however, claimants have been targeting a broader range of companies, including financial institutions in relation to the activities of the businesses they finance and the accuracy of their disclosure about the impact of climate change on their operations.

The energy transition is vital to reduce emissions. But a new wave of green megaprojects has the potential for equally large disputes: renewable energy infrastructure is susceptible to a broad range of uncertainties, while pressure is mounting to deliver projects at lower costs than ever before.

Our teams are developing innovative approaches to risk and dispute resolution in this important and emerging sphere. Here, they share their insights on trends in climate-related litigation and how businesses are navigating this increasingly complex landscape.

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