C&S Joins Net Zero Lawyers Alliance

C&S joins an industry-led group of leading law firms as a founding member of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance (NZLA), a coalition committed to accelerating the transition to net zero emissions by 2050.

The launch of the Alliance underlines the commitment of commercial law firms to help to accelerate the Race to Zero. Member firms recognise their own role in the transition towards global net zero emissions of greenhouse gases, both directly and through the legal services we provide.

The NZLA is an approved Accelerator for the UNFCCC Race to Zero. All members of the NZLA support the goal of achieving Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5C (Net Zero).

C&S has already joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign last year. As a member of the UN Global Compact, we are committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to combating climate change. Read more about our climate work.

The Alliance will help to reinforce, accelerate and support the implementation of internationally coherent legal frameworks and guidelines for the transition to net zero. It recognises the critical role of commercial law firms, lawyers and the law in achieving the transition and decarbonisation as well as the need to work across sectors to achieve this.

NZLA members commit to ensuring that they engage with their clients’ own transition and decarbonisation objectives.


The inaugural members are Arthur Cox, Baker McKenzie, Bates Wells, Burges Salmon, Castrén & Snellman, Clifford Chance, Clyde & Co, DLA Piper, Draper & Draper, Eversheds Sutherland, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. & Quiroga, Mishcon de Reya, Pinsent Masons, Pollination Group, Reed Smith, Shearman & Sterling, Slaughter and May and Taylor Wessing. 

The NZLA was launched on 30 June during London Climate Action Week (LCAW).