We are leading lawyers in the area of international business and human rights. Companies consult us about their operations and supply chains in countries that have experienced human rights and rule of law problems. Funds and financial institutions seek our advice about their investments in such companies. Governments consult us about their legislation and international obligations in relation to business and human rights.
We provide advice on international business and human rights related legal standards, potential liabilities, issues arising from the implementation of voluntary standards (including the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises), due diligence, grievance mechanisms, policy design, compliance mechanisms, contract governance, reporting and assurance, risk management and dispute resolution.
Given the sensitive nature of the work, we are unable to identify most of our lawyers’ mandates, even indirectly, in the field of business and human rights. These are among the mandates that we are able to highlight: