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Climate Change 2017: Analysis

In this chapter we highlight 148 leading climate change lawyers who have been recommended by market sources for their experience in carbon-related projects. The individuals listed in the guide have a broad range of expertise ranging from transactional matters, impact assessments and strategic carbon-management advice to complex regulatory and project development matters. 

Environment 2017: Trends & Conclusions

Interviewees reported that their practices are busy as environmental issues ascend the list of priorities for businesses, investors and regulators alike. Traditional areas such as water, waste and land contamination are a considerable source of work around the world, although many practitioners in the US and Europe have reported a shift towards consumer safety and product-related matters taking up a larger proportion of their practice. Clients are now approaching due diligence with a greater emphasis on risk management, rather than the traditional focus on asset-based liabilities, and there is a much greater engagement with risk at the board and investor level.

Brazil: Trademarks 2017

In this chapter we recognise 33 of the country’s premier trademarks specialists. The featured lawyers have a proven track record of advising and representing companies from a wide range of industry sectors on trademark portfolio management, infringement proceedings, anti-counterfeiting and domain names.

Brazil: Real Estate 2017

In this chapter, we feature six of the country’s leading real estate lawyers, who excel in commercial, retail, public and private real estate transactions alongside investment, REITs and disputes.

Brazil: Project Finance 2017

In this chapter, we recognise 21 project finance experts who are renowned in the market for their expertise advising sponsors and lenders on major project financing and refinancing transactions. 

Brazil: Mining 2017

In this chapter, we identify 11 leading practitioners known for providing counsel and representation to companies operating across the mining sector. 

Brazil: Forestry Investment 2017

In this chapter we identify 11 leading players in Brazil’s forestry investment market. The featured lawyers advise on corporate, commercial and finance transactions in the industry.

Brazil: Environment 2017

In this chapter, we identify 24 lawyers who stand out for their expertise advising clients in transactional, litigation and regulatory matters such as compliance, strategic planning, environmental due diligence, liability and deal structuring.

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