Area of focus

Sustainable Finance & Investment

We are a multidisciplinary global team of lawyers committed to supporting clients, from both a transactional and a regulatory perspective, by delivering the tools, products and solutions required to help clients overcome challenges and take advantage of the many opportunities in this rapidly evolving sector.

In this relatively new and rapidly developing area, innovation is a core part of the strategy and the team meets regularly in order to discuss and design new methods to help clients achieve their sustainability-related and financial objectives.

Against this backdrop, we highlight the importance of UN Sustainable Development Goal #17. In order to mobilise capital and create an efficient, scalable sustainable finance ecosystem, partnerships and collaboration are crucial. Our lawyers are tasked with servicing our clients but also contributing to the development of the sector. We have collaborated on industry initiatives globally with the Loan Markets Association, Borsa Italiana, ISDA, GBBC Digital Finance, European Leveraged Finance Association, UN Global Compact and others.

On sustainability strategy, product development, transactions and risk, we offer innovative solutions combining market intelligence, guidance, legal expertise, project management and strategic alignment to facilitate our clients’ business. An important part of this is raising awareness, education and training; our lawyers in this space are dedicated to sharing expertise and best practice insights, enabling our clients to navigate the complex, wide-ranging set of issues when considering sustainable finance and investment.


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Representative experience

The Central America Bottling Corp. on its inaugural US$1.1 billion sustainability-linked bond offering.

Wells Fargo Securities and BofA Securities on Hudson Pacific Properties’ inaugural US$350 million green bond offering.

Colgate-Palmolive on its inaugural €500 million sustainability bond offering.

A major international bank in relation to the interpretation and implementation of the SFDR and other related pieces of ESG related regulation.

Various fund managers on SFDR obligations and drafting pre contractual and entity level disclosures.

A major asset manager on its ESG reporting obligations in connection with SFDR, EU Taxonomy and TCFD.

A large German real estate asset manager on its SFDR product disclosure wording for its Article 8 fund.

A private equity fund on its implementation of the SFDR requirements.

Various infrastructure and real estate funds on the application of the SFDR, the EU Taxonomy and assisting with their SFDR implementation.

An Article 6 real estate fund on its conversion to Article 8 under the SFDR and drafting product disclosures, including the RTS disclosure template.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. (CDP) on the issue of the first Italian Sustainability Bond for a nominal amount of €500m reserved to institutional investors.

A club of banks on the refinancing (by way of sustainability linked-loan) of the Nuffield Health group's existing term and revolving facilities and repayment of private placement notes.

Bayerische Landesbank as arranger on the world’s first placement of a Blue Social Bond of Deutsche Kreditbank for the refinancing of the municipal water supply and sanitation business in Germany.

A leading French investment bank on its ESG structured products programme including regulatory requirements and risk management under MiFID II.

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