Norton Rose Fulbright

Business & Human Rights Law Department

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What the team is known for Global powerhouse with a notable presence in the business and human rights law space. Advises financial institutions, international investors and large corporations on compliance matters relating to human rights responsibilities. Addresses reputational risks for entities in a variety of industry sectors and assists clients with issues stemming from the emerging legal framework including the Modern Slavery Act, the French duty of vigilance law and the UNGP. Has particular expertise in the mining and resources industry, frequently acting on matters relating to conflict minerals. Also continues to engage in collective actions, legislative reform and pro bono activity on behalf of governments and NGOs.

Strengths Clients speak at length about the team's cross-border capabilities, with one noting: "They demonstrate excellent ability to leverage local and global expertise and I'm impressed with their ability to co-ordinate multiple external stakeholder consultations across various countries in a very short timeframe. Overall, they manage to collaborate across functional and geographical teams very seamlessly and present one product and unified view; they are very nimble across jurisdictions and contexts."

Another client remarks: "They have played a critical role in our review, and it has been a massive help for us to have their expertise across different jurisdictions."

Work highlights Acted for the Equator Principles Association as external counsel advising on the fourth draft of the Equator Principles.

Notable practitioners

"Excellent" partner Milana Chamberlain is appreciated by clients and peers due to her experience acting on policy advisory. One interviewee says: "Working with her is both interesting and effective in delivering outcomes. She has an excellent understanding of the human rights agenda and the issues faced by companies in addressing these on the international stage." She is a member of the firm's London team.

"Bright and detail-oriented" associate Stuart Neely is well regarded by clients for assisting clients from a variety of sectors from his base in London. A source says: "He is up to date on the cutting edge of the field and has thorough knowledge of prevailing soft law norms."