ESG, Boycotts & Sanctions
Our ESG, Boycotts and Sanctions Desk typically advises clients who want to understand risks attached to ESG, not just the benefits. We have a leading ESG practice, particularly in relation to social and governance matters. We have extensive experience of the interpretation of formal sanctions and the legal issues applying to those both deploying ESG policies and those targeted by unofficial boycotts and divestments. Our practice is fully integrated into our financial markets practices, so we provide joined-up thinking on how ESG integration touches on other issues, such as anti-boycott legislation and other conflicts of law points. We have published peer-reviewed articles in academic journals in this area and have advised the PRI, a United Nations-supported international network of investors.