Bell Gully partner Simon Watt is the only New Zealand climate change expert ranked in international climate change rankings of Chambers Global for a fourth consecutive year.
Chambers Global is a respected international legal directory and Simon is one of just 21 lawyers named for their climate change work in the 2018 edition.
Simon is unique in the market for combining commercial, banking and finance (traded products) expertise with environmental expertise. Chambers' extensive international research recognises that Simon's clients view him as the leading climate change lawyer in New Zealand, and the first person they seek advice from on the country's climate change issues. Simon has been ranked by Chambers for his climate change work since 2008.
His experience includes advising clients from both the public and private sectors on a range of climate change matters, including carbon trading, forestry and regulatory issues. He is regularly asked to comment on climate change issues in national media, and has had leading roles in regional climate change conferences.