Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

Latham leverages deep cross-border expertise to help clients navigate the multidimensional environmental, social, and governance landscape.

Why Latham

Beyond a check-the-box exercise

Increasingly, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are becoming core business priorities for companies, their boards, and investors. The Latham ESG team combines cross-sector legal and commercial acumen to help clients drive value through their ESG strategies, while carefully addressing and mitigating risk. 

Our cross-disciplinary approach draws on Latham’s experienced team of regulatory, transactional, and litigation practitioners to provide a comprehensive offering that helps clients align with the many facets of ESG, including responsible investment, sustainability, and corporate integrity issues.  

Given the complexity of ESG issues and opportunities, Latham utilizes a number of machine-learning resources to offer cutting-edge, innovative solutions that help companies map their risk profile and identify specific areas of focus. This data complements our extensive experience working with NGOs, government officials, investors, and companies around the globe, resulting in market-leading ESG advice and counsel.

Helping clients make smart decisions about ESG 

Latham can quickly mobilize teams across jurisdictions to navigate:

  • Board counselling, including activist response and strategy
  • Corporate strategic risk assessments 
  • Corporate integrity and compliance
  • Defense of mass torts and securities claims
  • Employment guidance
  • Environmental regulatory compliance 
  • Environmental Justice Counseling and Compliance
  • GHG accounting and carbon neutrality
  • Global investigations  
  • Human rights compliance
  • Investment portfolio risk assessments and responsible investment
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Public company reporting
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Supply chain management and circular economy strategies
  • Sustainable and green finance
  • Tax credits for sustainable investments

Our Experience

Awards & Rankings

Beyond a check-the-box exercise

Increasingly, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are becoming core business priorities for companies, their boards, and investors. The Latham ESG team combines cross-sector legal and commercial acumen to help clients drive value through their ESG strategies, while carefully addressing and mitigating risk. 

Our cross-disciplinary approach draws on Latham’s experienced team of regulatory, transactional, and litigation practitioners to provide a comprehensive offering that helps clients align with the many facets of ESG, including responsible investment, sustainability, and corporate integrity issues.  

Given the complexity of ESG issues and opportunities, Latham utilizes a number of machine-learning resources to offer cutting-edge, innovative solutions that help companies map their risk profile and identify specific areas of focus. This data complements our extensive experience working with NGOs, government officials, investors, and companies around the globe, resulting in market-leading ESG advice and counsel.

Helping clients make smart decisions about ESG 

Latham can quickly mobilize teams across jurisdictions to navigate:

  • Board counselling, including activist response and strategy
  • Corporate strategic risk assessments 
  • Corporate integrity and compliance
  • Defense of mass torts and securities claims
  • Employment guidance
  • Environmental regulatory compliance 
  • Environmental Justice Counseling and Compliance
  • GHG accounting and carbon neutrality
  • Global investigations  
  • Human rights compliance
  • Investment portfolio risk assessments and responsible investment
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Public company reporting
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Supply chain management and circular economy strategies
  • Sustainable and green finance
  • Tax credits for sustainable investments
  • Latham & Watkins Named Law Firm of the Year at Environmental Finance’s 2022 Bond Awards - March 30, 2022
  • Latham & Watkins Ranked #1 for US Company Activism Defense - February 08, 2022
  • Latham & Watkins Named “Global Law Firm of the Year” at the PFI Awards 2021 - December 16, 2021
  • FT Names London Partner One of Europe's Top 10 Most Innovative Legal Practitioners - October 17, 2021
  • Latham Advises on Environmental Finance Awards’ Impact Initiative of the Year and ESG Innovation of the Year - July 23, 2020

“Acts for an impressive array of leading corporates, energy companies and investors.” Lauded for “strong ESG expertise."

Chambers 2020

Events

2022 Proxy Season: Lessons Learned and Coming AttractionsInstitute for Energy Law's 72nd Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference

Media Coverage

Decarbonization Drives Pick Up in Low-carbon, Renewable Fuels ActivitySEC Committee Mulls 'TurboTax-Like' Fix For Climate ReportsGeneral Counsels & ESG: Range of Skills Needed to Help Corporate Leaders Navigate Challenging Terrain

News

Latham & Watkins Represents ClimeCo in Investment by Warburg Pincus and The Heritage Group to Expand Global Decarbonization PlatformLatham & Watkins Named Law Firm of the Year at Environmental Finance’s 2022 Bond AwardsLatham & Watkins Advises Ara Partners on Investment in CycleØ

Thought Leadership

ISSB Announces Working Group and Forum to Enhance Global ESG Reporting StandardsReport: Weaknesses in Companies’ Modern Slavery Act StatementsUK Launches Taskforce to Take the Lead in Climate Transition Plans

Webcasts & Podcasts

ESG, Energy, and Infrastructure: The Road AheadCEO Perspectives on Climate Risk ManagementPodcast – PE Views: How are ESG Regulatory Reforms and Investor Focus Shaping the Market?