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Effectively handling the challenges and advantages arising from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters could be the pivotal factor in realizing business value and safeguarding long-term sustainability.
We can assist you in navigating this intricate landscape by adopting a comprehensive approach to addressing ESG considerations. Our approach combines extensive knowledge of global political trends and the multitude of international and national laws with diverse sector-specific expertise.
Our proficiency covers a wide array of areas, including business and human rights, litigation related to climate change, sustainable and environmentally friendly financing, impact investments, reporting and disclosures, corporate governance, the development of ESG-related regulations, due diligence and the M&A process, as well as ESG matters pertaining to funds and asset management.
Our experience is multifaceted, ranging from advising clients seeking to issue bonds to fund renewable energy projects or raise debt that aligns with issuers' environmental policies and investors' ESG criteria, to assisting our clients in proactively addressing emerging risks. We ensure that their compliance and diligence efforts position them ahead of others in securing financing for new projects, managing operational and legal risks, retaining top-tier talent, and attracting like-minded investors.
Policy and Advocacy
Business and Human Rights
ESG Disputes and Risks
Supply Chain Due Diligence
Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration
Empaneled as a sounding board member to the drafting committee of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration, and provided advise and comments on multiple aspects of the Rules.
Advised in an international project pertaining to the rights of refugees to access fair and lawful work in the Asia Pacific region.
Fortune 50 company
Advised on legal and regulatory issues relating to carbon pricing and trading.
Global Fortune 500 consumer products company
Assisted in risk management relating to potential regulatory action pertaining to sponsorship in contravention of the infant milk substitute laws.
Major Indian green energy company
Assisted the board in the drafting of a climate policy, and advised on best practices, governance, value chain optimisation, supply chain optimisation, carbon pricing, disclosure, and implementation process etc.
Leading global environment-focussed non-profit
Assisted in the India-entry strategy, including incorporation, regulations on foreign contributions and other governance/regulatory matters.
Global travel technology company
Advised in relation to ESG due diligence of the target Indian company, in a global M&A transaction.
Global Fortune 100 utilities company
Advised on issues relating to waste water management and setting up of a drinking water treatment plant, and well and other environmental law related issues on greenfield investment/ assets in India.