Lawyer - Corporate/Finance and Climate Change
Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
Alex Cooper is a lawyer focusing on corporate and financial matters at the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative, a radical collaboration between private law firms, academia and civil society which applies existing companies and securities law in the context of the climate crisis. Alex worked with the Climate Governance Initiative on the production of the global primer on directors’ duties and climate change, and co-authored the CCLI’s legal analysis Fiduciary Duties and Climate Change in the United States. He has also worked extensively in collaboration with lawyers across South-East Asia to develop the legal theories of climate change and directors duties across a number of jurisdictions, including India, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines. Alex is a UK-qualified lawyer, with significant experience in the dispute resolution department at a magic circle law firm, where he assisted clients in litigation before the High Court and Court of Appeal and in regulatory investigations.