Our firm has been at the forefront of global climate change law. And with deep local roots in 80 percent of the world economy, we understand how it interacts with existing domestic policies. Our fluent knowledge enables us to help regulators and institutions develop tools to build capacity and market infrastructure, including the United Nations Environment Program's CDM legal guidebook, the EU Commission's carbon trading registry, the CDM and JI Rulebooks (found at www.cdmrulebook.org and www.jirulebook.org respectively) as well as the Global Climate Change Law Guide.
We employ a holistic approach to carbon transactions, combining our capabilities in securities, finance, tax, M&A and public law to ensure efficient solutions for clients. Our team of dedicated lawyers seamlessly collaborate across borders and practices, delivering innovative yet pragmatic advice on voluntary carbon and joint implementation markets. From development and financing of carbon projects, creation and purchase of voluntary emissions reductions to carbon credit actions, acquisitions and other transactions, we help first-to-market clients on creative and pioneering deals.
Our team has unparalleled legal knowledge on renewable and clean energy projects, from ethanol and biodiesel, to wind, solar and other renewables. Our unique insights and industry experience help clients efficiently and confidently address all aspects of project development and finance. With 67 offices in 39 countries, we advise developers, lenders and investors on the most intricate and market-defining deals in established and emerging markets around the world.
We have assisted on the most number of climate change deals around the world, earning us the Top Legal Advisor on CDM/JI award from New Energy Finance in 2007. Ours is the only firm repeatedly recognized by Environmental Finance as a legal leader in the carbon market, naming us the Best Law Firm for EU Emissions Trading and Best Law Firm for Kyoto Project Credits in 2006. With our exhaustive knowledge and successful track record, Chambers Global Directory of Leading Lawyers 2008 ranks our practice at the top.