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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 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 enthuses:"Their global reach enables them to provide seamless counsel on cross-border business issues. The practice is very well integrated between offices – which is critical given the issues that they cover."
Another client hails the "top-tier" team's "outstanding expertise and quick understanding of complex cases."