James Bee

  • Associate
  • Ejames.bee@lw.com
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1176
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Profile

James Bee is an associate in the Environmental, Land & Resources Practice of Latham & Watkins’ London office.

Mr. Bee's experience includes advising clients on the following practice areas, in both a transactional and advisory context:

  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) 
  • Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)
  • Energy, with a particular focus on renewables

Mr. Bee trained in the firm’s London office, gaining experience in mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, and project finance.

Experience

Mr. Bee's representative experience includes advising:

  • A large global private equity firm on all aspects of its ESG requirements, including the incorporation of ESG guidelines, the development of ESG processes in respect of diligence on all potential acquisitions, and ESG reviews of newly acquired companies
  • A global energy company in relation to complaints made under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Entities
  • A large UK public company in relation to mandated ESG disclosures in its annual corporate reporting
  • Multinational lenders in connection with an equity bridge loan connected to the development of a solar power plant in Egypt
  • An energy-focused global private equity firm in relation to a review of its portfolio-wide ESG policies
  • A state-owned investment fund on its acquisition of an Asian-based micro-irrigation company
  • SABIC in relation to the provision of ongoing support on UK-based EHS issues
  • A number of large global corporates in relation to ESG and EHS regulatory issues arising from the issuance of green bonds

Thought Leadership

  • ISSB Announces Working Group and Forum to Coordinate with Country-Specific ESG Reporting Standards -  May 09, 2022
  • UK Launches Taskforce to Take the Lead in Climate Transition Plans -  April 27, 2022
  • What the CSRD Could Mean for Companies in the EU -  April 26, 2022
  • EU Issues Call for Evidence on the ESG Ratings Market -  April 12, 2022
  • Legal Side of ESG: Top Three Issues to Watch in 2022 -  April 04, 2022
  • ISSB Publishes Long-Awaited Exposure Drafts of Global Sustainability Standards -  April 01, 2022
  • New Senate Bill Targets US Corporate Conduct in China -  March 01, 2022
  • European Commission Proposes New Supply Chain Due Diligence Rules for Large Companies -  February 24, 2022
  • India Prepares to Become First Country to Regulate ESG Ratings Providers -  February 04, 2022
  • BlackRock 2022 Letter to CEOs Highlights the Importance of Sustainability -  January 24, 2022
  • Science Based Targets Initiative Sets 2022 Action Plan -  January 19, 2022
  • ISS, Glass Lewis Focus on ESG in 2022 Benchmark Proxy Voting Policies -  January 12, 2022
  • ESG in 2022: 10 Things to Look Out For -  January 05, 2022
  • 6 Sustainability Takeaways in EU Antitrust & Regulatory -  December 21, 2021
  • UK Navigates Post-Brexit Challenges in the Environmental Regulatory Landscape  -  December 15, 2021
  • US Congress Passes Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act -  December 20, 2021
  • IOSCO Consults on Regulation of ESG Data and Ratings Providers  -  November 30, 2021
  • COP26: Key Takeaways From the Glasgow Summit -  November 24, 2021
  • New Global Initiatives Aim to Consolidate Climate and Sustainable Finance Standards -  November 16, 2021
  • UK Welcomes Formation of International Sustainability Standards Board -  November 09, 2021
  • TCFD Releases New Guidance on Climate-Related Metrics, Targets, and Transition Plans -  October 22, 2021
  • UK Net Zero Strategy: Understanding the Impact on Key Sectors -  October 22, 2021
  • UK Government Releases Roadmap to Sustainable Investing  -  October 21, 2021
  • UK Government Launches Hydrogen Strategy and Business Model Consultation -  August 20, 2021
  • SEC Approves Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Proposal -  August 17, 2021
  • President Biden Signs Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk -  May 24, 2021
  • Equator Principles Association Adopts Equator Principles 4 -  December 17, 2019
  • New Multi-Target French Climate Energy Package Boosts Objectives  -  November 18, 2019
  • Revised UK Stewardship Code Emphasises ESG -  November 15, 2019
  • UK Releases New Details on Net Zero Target Measures -  November 12, 2019
  • EU and Countries Worldwide Coordinate to Harmonize Rules on Green Financing -  October 31, 2019
  • UK Government Outlines New Powers and Regulations in Environment Bill -  October 17, 2019
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
Education
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP University College, 2019
  • LLB Law in American Law, University of Nottingham, 2017
Practices
  • Environment, Land & Resources