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Climate change is crossing over into more and more aspects of traditional legal work and firms expect the amount of climate work to grow as the ramifications of global warming increasingly affect business activity.

Climate-related work draws in experts from a host of legal practices: banking and finance lawyers advise on climate and carbon market transactions, particularly on green bonds and sustainability loans; corporate and governance lawyers are needed for issues relating to climate change risk and climate-related disclosures; litigation partners get involved when developments with significant greenhouse emissions face court challenges; and project lawyers work on renewable energy developments.

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Christopher Niesche

Christopher Niesche is the Australia correspondent for Law.com International. He covers the business of law in Australia and writes about lawyers, global and domestic law firms and in-house law departments. He also covers Australian regulatory matters. He can be reached at cniesche@alm.com and on Twitter: @ChrisNiesche.

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