A global powerhouse with a notable presence in the business and human rights law space. The practice is driven by capable teams in the UK, Australia and Canada. The firm offers:,• Advice for financial institutions, international investors and large corporations on compliance matters relating to human rights responsibilities.,• Insights into the reputational risks for entities in a variety of industry sectors and issues stemming from the emerging legal framework, including the Modern Slavery Act, the French Duty of Vigilance law and the UNGP.,• Expertise in the mining and resources industry, frequently acting on matters relating to conflict minerals.,• An engagement with collective actions, legislative reform and pro-bono activity on behalf of governments and NGOs.
A client considers the firm to be "very strong on emerging human rights laws, globally."
Another client praises the "excellent" team for its "commercial and practical solutions."
Sydney-based Abigail McGregor advises global pharmaceutical clients, multinational corporates and mining companies on human rights and modern slavery compliance. A client says: "Abigail is incredibly astute and commercial in her approach to her advice on modern slavery legislation."
Milana Chamberlain advises financial institutions on the integration of business and human rights policies into banking practice, as well as the environmental impacts of cross-border transactions. The London-based lawyer also assists multinational corporates with UK Modern Slavery Act compliance. A source says Chamberlain "brings a very in-depth understanding to the field," further noting that it is "a pleasure collaborating with her."
Stuart Neely advises multinational corporations and supply chains on compliance with modern slavery legislation. The London-based lawyer also assists financial institutions with the human rights implications of cross-border transactions. According to clients, Neely is "exceedingly intelligent, adaptable, amiable, and well connected."