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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

28/06/2021

London Climate Action Week

London Climate Action Week (LCAW) is now live, bringing together world-leading climate professionals and communities across London and beyond to find practical solutions to climate change.

As part of LCAW, Wendy Miles QC will be joining two events looking at climate change disputes with leading legal experts.

Monday 28 June 2021 | 14:00 – 15:00 BST

Climate Change Mitigation: Commercial law, contracts, disputes, damages

Join a lively panel of experts to discuss the following questions and more:

  • How can clients draft contracts in order to minimise the risk of climate change related claims and ensure such claims are dealt with efficiently?
  • Will the global push for net zero result in a new wave of investor-state claims?
  • How are existing commercial contracts exposed to climate change-related litigation risk and are there any trends that can be identified in this regard?
  • Are damages awards part of the drivers toward net zero or just a result of it?

The panellists include Mark Clarke (White & Case), Colin Johnson (HKA) and Richard Power (Clyde & Co). Wendy Miles QC will be chairing this session.

Register here

 

Tuesday 29 June  2021 | 14:00  – 15:00 BST

Climate Change Disputes: Public international law – Too hot to handle?

The Paris Agreement signed by 195 countries in 2015 enshrines a commitment to limit the increase in global temperature to well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels, in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The upcoming COP26 summit will urgently address measures to be taken by States to meet this commitment in light of the continued rapid rise in global temperatures. But the scale of regulatory change and commitment required will test state policy-making and impact across business communities.

This session will address the issue of climate change disputes from the perspective of public international law and specifically cover recent and potential climate change-related claims against states, including investor-State disputes, and the prospect of reform of investment treaties, such as the ECT, to accommodate climate change objectives.

Wendy Miles QC will be joined by Michelle Bradfield (Jones Day), Jessica Gladstone (Clifford Chance), Norah Gallagher (Queen Mary University of London) and Andrew Cannon (Herbert Smith Freehills).

Register here

 

Additional events looking at the intersection between law and climate change are available for sign up on the London Climate Action week website.

 

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