Richard Saines

Rick Saines heads the North American Climate Change and Environmental Markets Practice and serves on the steering committee for the Firm’s Global Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Practice. He is widely published and globally recognized as a leading climate change lawyer, bringing over a fifteen years of experience on climate change law matters advising multinational companies, financial institutions, funds and project sponsors on carbon and environmental market transactions within the international, regional and voluntary markets. Saines also advises major global corporations on climate change policy, sustainable development and global corporate greenhouse gas compliance and management. Rick is recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading climate change lawyer. He serves as Vice-Chair the International Emissions Trading Association and served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change and is the former Co-Chair of the Renewable Energy Resources Subcommittee of the American Bar Association.

Rick routinely advises on leading carbon market transactions, both within the US and across multiple jurisdictions throughout the world, including Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Madagascar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya, and China. He has considerable experience in the areas of forestry and terrestrial carbon, U.S. biofuels and renewable energy incentives and regulations, and the laws and policies concerning carbon capture and storage.