Boies Schiller Flexner opens in Rome with five-strong team

New York litigation heavyweight's second Italian branch will target commerical litigation and ESG-related work

CMS to provide pro bono legal advice to UN as part of COP28 initiative

Firm will offer support on a range of ESG-related matters for COP28 in Dubai

Most global law firms falling short on responsible business practices, study finds

Burges Salmon tops list of firms meeting client expectations on people, planet and governance, according to Lamp House Strategy

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Lech Walesa joins line up of keynote speakers at IBA’s Paris annual conference

Headline speakers also include former OpenAI director Zack Kass and Meta oversight board co-chair Helle Thorning Schmidt

The swift rise of a ‘wonderful role model’ to the UK Supreme Court

Dame Ingrid Simler has impeccable diversity credentials, writes Ben Rigby

Freshfields secures Travers Smith’s head of environment in ESG drive

Arrival of Doug Bryden in London follows 2022 hire of academic as head of client sustainability and environment

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Bates Wells hires Dentons disputes partner to broaden commercial client base

Tim Constable flags new firm’s advocacy of B Corp certification as driver for move

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Obelisk Support underscores ESG credentials with rare B Corp certification

UK ALSP joins small number of legal businesses to receive top ESG accolade

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Mishcon partner departs to launch corporate boutique in London

Angeli Arora founds Allectus to service funds clients in areas including shareholder disputes and impact investing

Hogan Lovells announces three-year partnership with WaterAid

Partnership sees transatlantic firm support climate-resilient water and sanitation projects in Mozambique

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Justice Bid adds law firm ESG metrics to outside counsel DE&I selection service

Influential Chicago-based platform teams up with European ESG specialist impactvise

Slaughter and May becomes first major law firm to set social mobility targets

Magic Circle firm aims to have 25% of employees from lower socio-economic background by 2033

US corporates see C-suite take on bigger role in ESG leadership, MoFo study finds

Increased regulatory demands prompts shift in ESG policy from GCs to chief compliance officers and CEOs

Prominent City firms sign climate crisis pledge

Osborne Clarke, DLA Piper and Mishcon de Reya among eight firms signing pledge to help limit global warming to 1.5°C

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Kirkland & Ellis builds energy offering in Washington DC with tax partner from Allen & Overy

Hire latest example of law firms responding to Biden administration’s $370bn clean energy subsidies

Professional bodies mark the fourth anniversary of the Women in Law Pledge

Law Society and Bar Council promote anniversary of initiative to improve gender equality in law

Financial services firms face culture risk from tech, managing multi-generational workers, study finds

Organisations need to view culture as a strategic imperative, according to Allen & Overy report

‘Diversity of teams means a diversity of thought’ - five takeaways from Luxury Law Summit London

Maura O'Malley identifies key themes that surfaced during a day of discussion and debate at Luxury Law Summit London

Linklaters, Allen & Overy among firms collaborating in major new social mobility initiative

Scheme led by City of London Law Society aims to significantly grow number of solicitor apprentices from diverse backgrounds