Guest speaker, Begonia Filgueira, is a Partner at Acuity Law. She is a commercial environment and climate change lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising companies, developers, the public sector and law firms. She covers all aspects of environmental regulation including, waste, water, environmental liabilities, project finance, prosecutions, judicial reviews, green finance, ESG, human rights and climate change governance. Before joining Acuity, Begonia worked at several magic-circle law firms and most recently headed up the Environment Practice of a national law firm.
An expert in her field, Begonia is a trusted advisor to Boards, advising on managing environmental risk and enabling resilience through climate change governance. She has also given expert evidence to the House of Lords on new environmental legislation and continues to support Parliamentary Committees with her expertise. Begonia is also working on preparing the UK for a post-Brexit world by Co-chairing the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association’s (UKELA) Environmental Governance and Group . She has recently had the honour of being made a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
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