What the team is known for
Covington & Burling is a fast-growing presence in the business and human rights space. Building upon its formidable US base, the firm is noted for its transatlantic coordination, as well as its strength in Europe. Its Washington, DC office is at the forefront of matters, supported by teams in London, New York and Brussels. The law firm offers:
• Expertise in the design and implementation of global compliance programmes incorporating the UNGP.
• Ongoing counsel to multinational corporations in relation to the human rights issues arising from their supply chains.
• Advice on the obligations brought upon corporates by modern slavery legislation.
• Experience representing high-profile clients in litigation concerning the alleged human rights violations of their subsidiaries.
A client lauds the team's "depth of expertise in specialty areas."
A source reveals:"They are genuine subject matter experts and are able to navigate the grey areas in this space, with an understanding that everything is not black and white."
Described as "a rising associate"
by sources, Hannah Edmonds-Camara
advises a broad array of corporates and pharmaceutical companies on human rights due diligence and risk assessment. The London-based lawyer also provides conflict mineral advice to multinational clients.