Paul Davies is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins, Co-Chair of the firm’s ESG Taskforce, and a member of Latham’s Sustainability Committee. Mr. Davies is also a member of the firm’s Environment, Land & Resources (ELR) Department and Local Department Chair for the ELR Europe and Asia group.
Mr. Davies has experience in the following areas:
- Environmental, social, and governance (ESG)
- Environmental health and safety
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Real estate
- Project finance
- Litigation and dispute resolution
Mr. Davies is a member of the Board of Directors of Environmental Law Institute (ELI).
He is “internationally regarded” for his “outstanding” work, which has “played a pivotal role in the industry,” recognized as a Thought Leader for Environment by Who’s Who Legal:Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2017-2020, and was the only European lawyer named for the distinction from 2011 to 2017. He is also a Recommended Global Leader for Environment by Who’s Who Legal 2019. He is described by clients in The Legal 500 UK 2021 as “a leading partner at LW’s environment practice group, is always proactive with his insight in regulatory challenges faced by global companies. Because of his top-notch expertise, he is respected by both global businesses and regulators in multiple countries. In emerging markets such as China, the environmental regulators treat him as a world-class authority on enforcement, permitting, and green finance issues. That trust makes him an invaluable source for global businesses to engage with China on both strategic and project levels.”
Mr. Davies was named among Europe’s Top 10 Innovative Individuals for being “at the forefront for environmental law in Europe and Asia” and actively collaborating with environmental consultancies to “promote knowledge sharing” and to develop innovative products by FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2019.