SERVICES + SECTORS

Lee International Business Development was founded in 1997 by Attorney Catherine Lee. We provide legal, regulatory and advisory services related to climate change. We assist clients in evaluating and developing projects, programs and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of our changing climate. Our clients are companies, non-profits, climate change coalitions, cities, states and provinces. We have in-depth and extensive experience with clean energy investments, compliance and voluntary emissions trading schemes around the world, climate finance, carbon taxes and general sustainability planning. We are headquartered in Portland, Maine but we work across the US, in Europe and in South Africa.

LEGAL and REGULATORY

  • Negotiating Emission Reduction Purchase Agreements (ERPAs)
  • Contract and regulatory assistance for clean energy investments
  • Structuring carbon emission reduction projects
  • Conducting due diligence on renewable energy and carbon projects and programs
  • Drafting climate policies
 Cathy Lee leads the transaction advisory team for the City of Johannesburg, South Africa on its landfill-gas-to-energy Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project.

Cathy Lee leads the transaction advisory team for the City of Johannesburg, South Africa on its landfill-gas-to-energy Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Carbon Offset Projects

 

Climate Communications

 

Climate Finance

 

Climate Preparedness

 

Carbon Taxes

 

Clean Energy Investments

 

Waste to Energy

ADVISORY

  • Assessing the potential to develop greenhouse gas reduction projects under the Clean Development Mechanism, California Cap and Trade Program, Voluntary Carbon Standards and emerging trading platforms
  • Evaluating climate policies, programs and proposals
  • Offering assistance with domestic and international public-private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Identifying and assessing international and US based carbon trading opportunities
  • Advising on climate strategy
  • Monitoring new developments in carbon trading, carbon regulation, carbon taxes
  • Structuring carbon procurement and selling processes
  • Providing transactional advice and assistance with NAMAs
  • Convening and acting as “secretariat” for climate change coalitions and campaigns