For a fifth 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
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.