Clifford Chance LLP

Business & Human Rights Law Department

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What the team is known for Respected business and human rights team based in London which is regularly praised for its global influence and depth of service. Notable for its expertise on the development and implementation of the UN's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). Services both public and private sector clients from various industries, most notably the energy sector. Active on a broad spectrum of mandates including risk assessment and management, due diligence and human rights litigation. Experienced in handling disputes and often instructed by major companies operating in politically volatile states.

Strengths Clients are impressed with the firm's capabilities, with one praising its "creativity in framing the matters to make them practical, making products that can adapt to our business," and adding: "They understand soft space, analyse risks and are adaptable."

Notable practitioners

"Amazing" London-based associate Anna Kirkpatrick is a rising figure in this practice area. She is valued by clients, who underline her communication skills and "adaptability in understanding the way the customers think." She is noted for her experience and support in advising on complex human rights cases.

Respected lawyer Rae Lindsay is recognised among peers and clients for a long track record advising on sophisticated matters, often featuring human rights issues relating to sport. One interviewee remarks: "She isextremely knowledgeable in her field and deals with very complex commercial, personal and regulatory issues. She added nuance of understanding beyond the legal aspects." She is a member of the firm's business and human rights risk team operating in London.