Piers is the Managing Partner for ERM China. He has advised on Equator Principles transactions since their inception in 2003. On behalf of lenders, he has undertaken over 100 Independent Environmental and Social Reviews of projects under the Equator Principles and/or underlying IFC Performance Standards and regularly advises on the negotiation of environmental and social covenants to loan/ investment agreements. On behalf of borrowers, Mr Touzel has led the preparation of over 60 Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and Resettlement Plans for projects across a diverse range of industries. Mr Touzel has recently undertaken independent reviews of two major Asian infrastructure projects under the Equator Principles 4 framework.
Piers has provided Equator Principles advisory services throughout Greater China, South East Asia (Indonesia, PNG, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand) and South America.