Sustainable finance

A&O Shearman advises on the full spectrum of sustainable financial instruments and related regulation. 

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We act for issuers, borrowers, underwriters, lenders, private capital funds and project developers on the structuring and execution of green, blue, social, sustainable, and sustainability-linked loans and bonds.  

Our sustainable finance team draws on the expertise and experience of our top-tier finance and capital markets lawyers and works in close collaboration with our M&A, environmental, project development and finance, real estate, litigation, antitrust, tax and regulatory groups.  

Deep experience of sustainability-related regulation 

Our lawyers have extensive experience in all sustainable equity and debt investments and associated regulation, including the EU Taxonomy, the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, the SEC disclosure requirements, and wider U.S. securities laws. 

We advise on ESG-linked structured products and derivatives including carbon credits, green indices, social impact swaps and ESG-linked options, and our funds and asset management team provides an end-to-end service on ESG-linked funds and investment management. 

We combine deep sector knowledge, technical excellence, commercial insight and a reputation for innovation to deliver practical solutions for our clients’ needs. 

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