Linklaters

Business & Human Rights Law Department

Global-wide
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What the team is known for Respected legal service provider increasingly committed to supplying human rights business counsel on major transactions. Oversees client interests internationally on the full range of human rights concerns, fielding a team of specialist advisers across its global network. Clients include significant businesses in the extractive, investment banking and consumer product industries. Especially recognised for its focus on the intersection of environmental law and human rights for business. Regularly works with leading global human rights NGOs.

Strengths Commentators often highlight the firm's strong environmental practice, with one stating: "They are a heavy hitter in the environmental space."

Work highlights Instructed by the UN Global Compact to assist with a second draft of its guidelines on corporate sustainability.

Notable practitioners

London-based Vanessa Havard-Williams is highly recognised for her skill in assisting with environmental issues. Clients benefit from her experience advising on human rights standards and the implementation of policies.