An international first in Australian climate change litigation: Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility v Santos Ltd

Climate change

Author: Luke Villiers, PGMBM Associate In previous posts, PGMBM examined recent landmark climate change cases and litigation trends and the new European human rights and environmental due diligence legislative regime. As these posts show, environmental litigation is on the rise as individuals and organisations seek to ensure corporations and governments uphold their environmental and human […]

Climate Change through the Courts: Trends in Environmental Litigation

Environmental protection

Authors: Meabh Kirby and Dominique Ouwerkerk, Trainee Solicitors Environmental litigation is on the rise as individuals and organisations take to the courts to hold corporations and governments accountable under their environmental and human rights obligations. This article provides an overview of recent landmark climate change cases and litigation trends. Milieudefensie v Shell Case On 26 […]

Corporate Liability for Environmental Harm: considerations under the Brazilian model


Author: Catarina Ferraz, PGMBM Associate In countries with great environmental potential, it is common for natural resources to become one of the main sources of national income through public and private investments. In this scenario, Brazil is a reference nation on the subject: in addition to being one of the countries with the greatest ecosystem […]

“Access [To Justice] Denied” – Municipio De Mariana Ors V BHP Plc BHP Ltd


On 09 November 2020, Mr Justice Turner of the High Court, handed down a judgment that denied the jurisdiction of the English Court to adjudicate the liability of BHP Plc and BHP Ltd on the merits, for the catastrophic consequences caused by the 2015 Fundão dam collapse in Mariana. The judgment struck out the claims of over 200,000 Brazilian Claimants […]