Stakeholder groups increasingly use litigation – and the threat thereof – to impact an organisation’s ESG strategy and communications. At the same time, investors, regulators and society are closely scrutinising organisations’ sustainability policy and targets as well as the action they undertake – or fail to undertake – to achieve these targets. Against this background, it is important for clients to understand their liability and litigation risks and to ensure that their strategy and documentation are up to standard. This does not only pertain to business lines that have an apparent impact on our environment but applies in general and in respect of specific projects or relationships.
Our team of experts can:
- Provide representation in all tiers of the judicial system, including the Supreme Court, the European Court of Justice and arbitration
- Assist in developing and drafting ESG-related policies
- Identify litigation risks: assess potential risks, for instance relating to climate policy, climate disclosures or supply chain liabilities
- Assess ESG liability: advise on ESG-related liabilities
- Advise on mitigation strategy, including stakeholder engagement