Ugo Taddei joined ClientEarth in 2014 and is based in our Brussels office.

Ugo leads the Clean Air team within the Strategic Litigation programme. His work aims to enforce compliance with EU air quality laws through litigation before national courts in EU member states. He also works to improve EU air pollution law, with a particular focus on vehicle emissions regulations.


Before joining ClientEarth, Ugo was a lawyer with the Italian law firm SLCG in Florence and Milan (Italy), practising in commercial litigation and arbitration. He is a qualified lawyer in Italy.


Ugo graduated with first class honours in both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies. He holds a degree in law from the University of Florence (Italy) and a degree in environmental law and policy from the University College London (LLM). He was awarded the Francis Taylor Building Prize for Environmental Law 2014.

Working at ClientEarth is a unique opportunity to use my legal expertise to ensure greater environmental protection. Knowing that every day our work gives a significant contribution to achieve a cleaner and healthier environment is extraordinarily rewarding.

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