Rhys Davies has over 15 years’ experience advising in relation to a range of environmental, social and governance matters, including advising private equity, public companies and project sponsors in relation to the design and implementation of sustainability and ESG strategies across a range of sectors, including energy and natural resources, infrastructure, real estate and technology.

Rhys’ experience includes advising in relation to frameworks regarding sustainable finance disclosures (including the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation), sustainability reporting, climate change, biodiversity loss, human rights and responsible business practices. Rhys has assisted clients to develop and review ESG-related governance measures, policies, strategies, metrics and disclosures in a number of jurisdictions under both mandatory and voluntary frameworks.

Rhys also has broad environmental and social regulatory experience, including environmental impact assessment, planning, compulsory acquisition, emissions licencing, contaminated land, mining and natural resources, water, Indigenous engagement and cultural heritage law. Rhys represents clients in both transactional settings and proceedings before administrative decision-makers, panels, tribunals and superior courts.

Rhys is admitted to practice in Australia and the United States of America. Rhys holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge and a FSA Credential issued by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. Rhys is a member of the Governance and Advisory Board for the Australian National Contact Point under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.