Climate Change & energy transition

Our team advises clients on climate change, offset projects, renewable energy, energy efficiency and the management of greenhouse gases.      

Our team is at the forefront of the energy transition.  We advise businesses who face some of the largest challenges, and have the opportunity to make some of the biggest contributions, to a lower carbon economy.

We understand how emissions targets and greenhouse gas mechanisms affect your business.  Our team has advised on:

  • mitigation and offset projects
  • regulatory compliance
  • dealing with greenhouse gas mechanisms in joint ventures
  • passing carbon costs down the supply chain
  • trading in carbon permits and other offsets.

We have acted for numerous clients in relation to the sale and acquisition of renewable assets, including significant wind and solar farm projects and microgrids. We also advise on project structuring (including joint venture agreements) for the future development of renewable projects.

James Bruining's work in this area saw him being awarded 'Lawyer of the Year' for Climate Change Law by Best Lawyers in 2013, 2020 & 2023. He is also recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia 2022-2023 for Oil and Gas Law, Perth – Lawyer of the Year.