ESG Litigation Second Annual Summit 2024

In-person 

Tuesday 12th of March 2024 - Ironmongers' Hall, London

The Only ESG Litigation Forum in The UK

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Agenda

Registration
9.00

Chairperson's Welcome
9.30

Heather Gagen, Head of Dispute Resolution and Head of ESG & Impact
Travers Smith

ESG in the UK: Where Are We Now?
9:40

  •  Recent updates in the UK
  • How is the UK keeping up with the rest of the world?
  •  The UK courts jurisdiction

 

Sarah Bishop, Of Counsel
Covington

Sinéad Oryszczuk , Partner
Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (CMS)

Recent Developments in ESG in The EU and Australia in Comparison to the UK’s Regime
10.15

  •  International jurisdictions updates in Australia & USA
  • EU Legislation (CRD and CRSD Legislation)
  • Regulatory Frameworks 

 

Heather Gagen, Head of Dispute Resolution and Head of ESG & Impact
Travers Smith

Dr. Wolf H. von Bernuth , Partner
Hausfeld (Germany)

Helen Tung, Barrister
Tung Chambers (Australia)

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, Partner
Signature Litigation (France)

Networking & Refreshment Break
11.00

The Rise of Environmental Litigation & Green Washing Claims
11.20

  • The risks of Greenwashing
  • Greenwashing Regulations
  • Group Claims and current proceedings
  • How do you price environmental damage; can it be attributed to specific entities and if so, how?
  • Consumer Protection on greenwashing
  • environmental misuse through the lens of insurance

Anthea Bowater, Senior Associate
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Elaina Bailes, Partner
Stewarts

Tom Cummins, Partner
Ashurst

Jamie Cartwright, Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys

Tom Davey, Co Founder & Director
Factor Risk Management

Sudhanshu Swaroop KC, Barrister
Twenty Essex

Assessing Human Rights and Corporate Transactions
12.20

  • Contractual Protections
  • What are we looking for, what is okay & what isn’t?
  • What now, after Client Earth Decision
  • Update on OECD guidelines
  • Whistleblowing

Belen Satorre, Associate Director, ESG – Human Rights
S-RM

Sybille Raphael, Legal Director
Protect

Networking & Lunch Break
13.00

Examining Liabilities Arising from Changes to Supply Chain Practices Across the World
14.00

  • Supply chain security & the impact of supply chain practices on the environment
  • CSR & Supply Chain Management
  • Challenges of navigating diverse international regulations
  • Ethical Sourcing

Frances Gourdie, Managing Associate
Simmons & Simmons

Robert Kovacs, Partner
Withers

Emily Nicholson, Partner
Mishcon de Reya

Networking & Refreshment Break
14.45

Addressing Disputes in Sustainable Finance & Investment for ESG
15.05

  • Sustainable finance and investment: legal aspects of sustainable finance, including green bonds and Impact investing.
  • Biodiversity
  • Understanding Green, Social & Sustainable Bonds

Stuart Wardlaw, Partner
Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Josephine Richardson, Managing Director, Head of Research
Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute

Exploring Reputation Management and ESG
15.45

  • Exploring how ESG Practices affect a Company’s reputation
  • ESG reporting & Disclosure.
  • Identifying key stakeholders & their influence on reputation

Razzaq Ahmed, Associate
Brown Rudnick

Jane Pittaway, General Counsel Sustainability Forum
General Counsel Sustainability Leaders

Maryse Gordon, Global Partnerships & UK/Ireland Business Development Manager
RepRisk

Chairperson's Closing Remarks
16.30

Heather Gagen, Head of Dispute Resolution and Head of ESG & Impact
Travers Smith

9.00
Registration
9.30
Chairperson's Welcome
Heather Gagen - Head of Dispute Resolution and Head of ESG & Impact - Travers Smith
9:40
ESG in the UK: Where Are We Now?
  •  Recent updates in the UK
  • How is the UK keeping up with the rest of the world?
  •  The UK courts jurisdiction

 

Sarah Bishop - Of Counsel - Covington
Sinéad Oryszczuk - Partner - Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (CMS)
10.15
Recent Developments in ESG in The EU and Australia in Comparison to the UK’s Regime
  •  International jurisdictions updates in Australia & USA
  • EU Legislation (CRD and CRSD Legislation)
  • Regulatory Frameworks 

 

Heather Gagen - Head of Dispute Resolution and Head of ESG & Impact - Travers Smith
Dr. Wolf H. von Bernuth - Partner - Hausfeld (Germany)
Helen Tung - Barrister - Tung Chambers (Australia)
Sylvie Gallage-Alwis - Partner - Signature Litigation (France)
11.00
Networking & Refreshment Break
11.20
The Rise of Environmental Litigation & Green Washing Claims
  • The risks of Greenwashing
  • Greenwashing Regulations
  • Group Claims and current proceedings
  • How do you price environmental damage; can it be attributed to specific entities and if so, how?
  • Consumer Protection on greenwashing
  • environmental misuse through the lens of insurance
Anthea Bowater - Senior Associate - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Elaina Bailes - Partner - Stewarts
Tom Cummins - Partner - Ashurst
Jamie Cartwright - Partner - Charles Russell Speechlys
Tom Davey - Co Founder & Director - Factor Risk Management
Sudhanshu Swaroop KC - Barrister - Twenty Essex
12.20
Assessing Human Rights and Corporate Transactions
  • Contractual Protections
  • What are we looking for, what is okay & what isn’t?
  • What now, after Client Earth Decision
  • Update on OECD guidelines
  • Whistleblowing
Belen Satorre - Associate Director, ESG – Human Rights - S-RM
Sybille Raphael - Legal Director - Protect
13.00
Networking & Lunch Break
14.00
Examining Liabilities Arising from Changes to Supply Chain Practices Across the World
  • Supply chain security & the impact of supply chain practices on the environment
  • CSR & Supply Chain Management
  • Challenges of navigating diverse international regulations
  • Ethical Sourcing
Frances Gourdie - Managing Associate - Simmons & Simmons
Robert Kovacs - Partner - Withers
Emily Nicholson - Partner - Mishcon de Reya
14.45
Networking & Refreshment Break
15.05
Addressing Disputes in Sustainable Finance & Investment for ESG
  • Sustainable finance and investment: legal aspects of sustainable finance, including green bonds and Impact investing.
  • Biodiversity
  • Understanding Green, Social & Sustainable Bonds
Stuart Wardlaw - Partner - Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Josephine Richardson - Managing Director, Head of Research - Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute
15.45
Exploring Reputation Management and ESG
  • Exploring how ESG Practices affect a Company’s reputation
  • ESG reporting & Disclosure.
  • Identifying key stakeholders & their influence on reputation
Razzaq Ahmed - Associate - Brown Rudnick
Jane Pittaway - General Counsel Sustainability Forum - General Counsel Sustainability Leaders
Maryse Gordon - Global Partnerships & UK/Ireland Business Development Manager - RepRisk
16.30
Chairperson's Closing Remarks
Heather Gagen - Head of Dispute Resolution and Head of ESG & Impact - Travers Smith

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