Former Allen & Overy Partner To Set Up Human Rights Firm

By Ashish Sareen (June 17, 2022, 6:27 PM BST) -- An international arbitration lawyer has left Allen & Overy to set up a boutique law firm that will focus on business and human rights law amid growing demand for specialist advice from corporates and financial institutions.

Previously a co-head of Allen & Overy's global business and human rights practice, Suzanne Spears told Law360 on Thursday that the decision to open the new boutique firm has come at a time when international governments are adopting legislation requiring transparency and due diligence in the area of environmental, social and governance — known as ESG — including human rights.

The as yet unnamed firm, which...

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