Simon Watt Again Named New Zealand's Leading Climate Change Lawyer
just one of 22 lawyers around the world recognised for their
change work. As the leading climate change lawyer in New
Zealand, he has been ranked by Chambers Global in this
practice area since 2008, and has been the only New Zealand
expert included for the past seven
Simon is described by the directory
as a "respected figure in the local market", with one client
stating that "Simon is regarded as the best in the business
on anything relating to climate change in New
Simon advises clients across the public and private sectors and is a key figure in New Zealand's ongoing climate change legislative discussions. His vast experience in climate change also allows him to work with clients across a range of advisory environments including climate finance, forestry and energy.
Bell Gully has been at the forefront of climate change action in New Zealand for the last 20 years. We helped to develop core climate change legislation in New Zealand and have had longstanding involvement with New Zealand's emissions trading initiatives, including advising the New Zealand Government on the design of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. Internationally, we worked on the world's first carbon trade for avoided deforestation and on pioneering emissions trading activity.