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Herbert Smith Freehills

Civil Liberties & Human Rights

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Global Market LeadersGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Herbert Smith Freehills boasts a robust global presence and a distinguished offering in the business and human rights field. The law firm manages both national and cross-border cases through its dedicated international team, operating throughout Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. Its offering consists of:
• International expertise and in-depth knowledge of emerging markets.
• An exceptional grasp of the UNGP and its application for a range of clients in sectors including sports, infrastructure and banking.
• Advice on policy drafting, due diligence, modern slavery legislation, risk assessment and crisis management.
• An aptitude for high-stakes litigation matters.

Strengths

Clients highlight the firm's "excellent breadth and depth of experience on human rights matters."

Another client says:"Herbert Smith Freehills is a top-tier firm with a broad coverage of all aspects of business and human rights law."

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based Antony Crockett advises multinational corporations on human rights due diligence, and compliance with modern slavery legislation and OECD guidelines. One client admires his "ability to identify the emerging risks and trends from a human rights perspective, and to provide pragmatic legal advice."

Oliver Elgie assists corporates with human rights risk assessment, and is noted for his expertise on modern slavery guidance. According to one client, the London-based lawyer is "very switched-on and really sees the big picture."

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Global Market Leaders

Business & Human Rights Law


Antony Crockett
Band 2
Oliver Elgie
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