Climate Solutions

Climate Solutions

The Climate Solutions’ practice of Souto Correa Advogados works in a multidisciplinary way to provide legal assistance services in all fronts that involves the challenges of mitigation and adaptation to the climate change.

Our professionals combine a solid legal background with technical expertise in regulatory, environmental, corporate, contractual and tax matters, as well as other subjects.

We can understand in detail the market design, the value chain and the risk allocation, offering tailor-made solutions in consultive, administrative and dispute works, especially involving carbon markets, green hydrogen, biogas, biomethane, REDD+, FIAGRO, RenovaBio, I-RECs, Gas-RECs, waste-to-energy, among other instruments.

The complex regulatory environment surrounding climate issues demands a solid understanding, mainly of the Paris Agreement, the Brazil’s National Policy on Climate Change of 2009, ongoing legislative bills, and other current regulations related to the topic.

Seeking to provide our clients with legal compliance advice in relation to the current regulations on the subject, and at the same time anticipate new requirements to be imposed in the national and international markets, while identifying opportunities for sustainable business, our Climate Solutions practice covers, in summary:

  • Review of contracts involving the purchase and sale (assignment of rights) of carbon credit certificates;
  • Legal support in dealing with technical consultant firms involved in carbon credit emission projects;
  • Consulting in the structuring of products in the energy efficiency market;
  • Legal audit and Project Finance for real state transactions and general assets acquisitions, including the execution of several instruments (purchase and sale, leases, partnerships, assignment of use etc.);
  • Regulatory consulting related to the entire hydrogen market chain (production, certification, transportation, storage and commercialization);
  • Structuring of biogas and biomethane production projects, encompassing the drafting of related contracts, such as molecule purchase and sale agreements, logistical instruments and partnership agreements; and
  • Credit operations modeling involving agribusiness securities and guarantee structures.
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