Clients benefit from our strong working relationships with regulators and knowledge of existing and anticipated climate change legislation. The insight gained from these relationships afford us a deep understanding of the legal and practical issues brought about by climate change-related regulation.
Recognizing our legal, business and regulatory expertise, major Canadian and international companies retain us for regulatory and compliance guidance, monitoring, lobbying and government advocacy, as well as for litigation and dispute resolution services. We counsel clients on permitting, approvals and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance. We also provide transactional advice, conduct due diligence, represent clients before regulatory authorities and offer project development and day-to-day business operations advice.
Clients also seek our advice on all major climate change regulatory regimes, including voluntary programs and emerging proposals for provincial, national and international mandates. We assist clients in navigating the interplay of complex regulations when engaged in cross-border and multinational transactions. Blakes lawyers have represented clients on the sale and purchase of CERs from CDM projects, advised on joint implementation projects as well as new and innovative methods for structuring investment vehicles when investing in China, Europe, South America and the Middle East. We have also acted for global corporations and investment banks acquiring or divesting their equity interests in businesses investing in the carbon finance sector.
Blakes lawyers work with clients to develop comprehensive programs that integrate a green approach that considers the impact on their business profitability. With expertise in regulatory and environmental matters, real estate, commercial transactions, securities, infrastructure, project finance and tax and teams focused on automotive, aviation and energy as well as a wide variety of other industries, we are well positioned to advise clients across industries on all of the climate change issues they face.