Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

We recognise that ESG is top of the corporate agenda for most businesses.

As the focus on ESG continues to grow, increasing regulation, legislation, industry guidance and external pressures from stakeholders and shareholders means businesses will face increased scrutiny and associated risks. The risk implications of ESG are likely to profoundly impact businesses and their ongoing viability and will intensify in the coming years. Proper management of ESG litigation, regulatory risks and the potential for disputes has never been more critical.

We handle a wide range of ESG-related disputes, from climate change litigation to disputes involving supply chains, human rights issues, class actions and corporate governance disputes. We are dispute resolution experts with experience working across a breadth of industry sectors and in multiple jurisdictions.

As well as handling ESG disputes, we work with our clients to help pre-empt, prepare for and resolve ESG risks before they escalate. While the risk implications vary from sector to sector and jurisdiction, we help clients identify the ESG risks relevant to their business and put in place the right risk management strategies, processes and policies to mitigate the risks and enhance compliance with existing and upcoming ESG laws and requirements.

Areas of expertise

  • Climate change litigation
  • Environmental disputes
  • Class actions
  • Parent company liability
  • Liability for supply chains
  • Greenwashing and mis-selling
  • Human rights issues
  • Breaches of local laws
  • Corporate reporting and disclosures
  • Board disputes
  • Shareholder activism
  • Stakeholder actions
  • Corporate fraud, bribery and corruption
  • Audit disputes
  • Directors’ duties

Recent articles


The Shift to Mandatory Corporate Responsibility – Understanding your Risk

English courts are up to the challenge: Court of Appeal allows the Fundão Dam mass claim to proceed

EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence: What do the new proposals mean for your business?

ESG risks in your supply chain? English courts increase accountability of companies that fail to manage risks across their supply chains

ESG goes mainstream – should directors be worried and what can they do about it?

ESG Reporting – If you aren’t already, why should you and how?

Climate change activism and its impact on parent company liability

Parent company liability for the actions of foreign subsidiaries


Further insights

New wave of UK and global climate change litigation: the government’s Net Zero Strategy deemed “unlawful”

How “green” are the statements you make? Mitigating the litigation and regulatory risks posed by greenwashing

Climate litigation continues to heat up as internationally, courts warm to the cause

Does ESG mean the end of capitalism? Richard Levett and Anna Brownrigg write for CorporateLiveWire

Private sector urged to prepare for wave of climate change litigation

Enyo Law signs the Greener Arbitration Pledge and the Greener Litigation Pledge

Court of Appeal u-turn reopens US$7bn Fundão Dam proceedings

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