Climate Change and Litigation
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Hannah Bain is a Special Counsel in Russell McVeagh's public law and litigation teams. Hannah leads Russell McVeagh's climate change offering, working together in a strategic alliance with Te Whakahaere climate change advisors to support partners in this increasingly important space. Hannah is also experienced across a wide range of contentious matters, with particular experience in complex commercial disputes in the infrastructure, energy, banking and financial services sectors, and with regulatory investigations.
Hannah's recent experience includes:
Advising clients in relation to a spectrum of issues relating to climate change, including in relation to mandatory climate-related disclosures, the emissions trading scheme and regulatory reform.
Advising RBS in connection with its landmark shareholder rights issue litigation, following the near collapse and government bailout of the bank in October 2008.
Advising a party in connection with disputes arising out of pricing clauses in a sale and purchase agreement.
Acting for a renewables company in relation to a significant return of capital to its shareholders by way of court-approved scheme of arrangement.
Advising a major UK bank in connection with a series of investigations arising out of a high profile fraud.
Advising a UK retail bank in relation to a c£140m claim for breach of contract and misrepresentation in connection with lending facilities and interest rate hedging products.
Assisting a UK financial institution in connection with a regulatory investigation relating to governance issues.
Acting for an energy sector participant in an ongoing contentious contractual dispute regarding pricing in a supply agreement.
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