Allens

Climate Change

Key contact

Andrew Mansour

Andrew Mansour
+61 2 9230 4552
Email Andrew

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Our team

Allens' Climate Change Group comprises specialists from our energy, resources, finance, tax, corporate, environmental, litigation and infrastructure practice areas.

Our extensive resources, including our alliance with Linklaters, enable us to stay ahead of legal issues relating to climate change across multiple jurisdictions and to keep our clients informed of climate change-related regulation in Australia, Asia and Europe.

Our advice

We provide advice on:

  • Company obligations under emissions reporting, renewable energy and emissions reduction legislation including the Federal Government's ERF and safeguard mechanism;
  • Client projects aimed at greenhouse gas reductions, both domestically and internationally;
  • Climate-related risk disclosure considerations; and
  • Legal developments related to mining, intensive industry, energy, and emissions – spanning all aspects of new projects, from environmental and planning studies and project financing, to design, construction and the ongoing operations.

Our approach

Allens is recognised as one of the pre-eminent law firms in the region.

Our experience, together with our focus upon building strong relationships with our clients and understanding their interests, means that we are well placed to assist them deal with the legal issues associated with climate change.

In line with our commitment to sustainability, we were the first Australian law firm to be certified carbon neutral through the Australian Government's Carbon Neutral Program, sourcing high quality carbon offsets in partnership with the Qantas Future Planet Program. Through our carbon offsetting, we seek to support projects with social and economic co-benefits, including an indigenous carbon farming project in the North Kimberley.

Key contacts

Andrew Mansour

Andrew Mansour
+61 2 9230 4552
Email Andrew

View CV

Emily Gerrard

Emily Gerrard
+61 3 9613 8611
Email Emily

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Carbon Neutral Program

In 2014, Allens became certified carbon neutral in line with the National Carbon Offset Standard through the Carbon Neutral Program – the first Australian law firm to do so.

Read the media release

Qantas Future Planet Program

We continually look at innovative ways to become a more sustainable firm and this year, we are proud to be partnering with Qantas on the Qantas Future Planet Program, to support carbon credit projects. Learn more about the partnership.

Learn more about the partnership