Simon Watt ranked in prestigious Chambers Global for a fifth consecutive year

Monday 4 March 2019

​For a f​ifth consecutive year, Bell Gully partner Simon Watt is the only New Zealand climate change expert ranked in the international climate change rankings of Chambers Global. ​

​Chambers Global is a respected international legal directory and Simon is one of just 19 lawyers named for their climate change expertise in the 2019 edition. 

Simon was recognised in the market for his "reputation and global-wide practice." As the leading climate change lawyer in New Zealand, Simon has been ranked by Chambers in this practice area since 2008.

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.

Simon recently authored Bell Gully’s The Big Picture: Climate Change which highlighted proposed changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and its potential impact on businesses. Simon is regularly asked to comment on climate change issues in national media, and is a well-respected speaker at regional climate change conferences.​​​​

  • Ben Parsons

    Senior Communications Advisor Auckland
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