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Linklaters LLP

Living Wage
ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7456 2222
DX:
10 LONDON CITY EC3
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Web:
www.linklaters.com
Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin and 25 more

Vanessa Havard-williams

Tel:
Work 020 7456 4280
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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Vanessa is founder partner of the firm‚Äôs environment and climate change practice. Her practice encompasses climate change, sustainability issues, and transactional and regulatory environmental and health and safety advice. She is an expert on international soft law sustainability standards, and the drafting and negotiation of related environmental and social contracts. She is chairman of the policy subcommittee of the Legal Sector Alliance on Climate Change. In January 2014 Vanessa launched the firm‚Äôs new risk, regulation andgovernance team, the ‚ÄėOperational Intelligence Group‚Äô, with Tom Shropshire, Satinder Dogra, Lance Croffoot-Suede and others, to advise on regulatory compliance, risk management and governance. She advises multinationals on corruption, environmental safety and social risk issues, human rights and transparency obligations.

Position

Trainee solicitor Linklaters 1988-90; assistant solicitor litigation department, London 1990-91; assistant solicitor Brussels 1991-93; assistant solicitor litigation department, London 1994-99; partner environmental law group, London 1999.

Career

Trainee solicitor Linklaters 1988-90; assistant solicitor litigation department, London 1990-91; assistant solicitor Brussels 1991-93; assistant solicitor litigation department, London 1994-99; partner environmental law group, London 1999.

Languages

French.

Education

Oxford University (1987 BA Hons); College of Law (1988 Law Society Final Examinations).


London: Real estate

Environment

Within: Leading individuals

Vanessa Havard-Williams - Linklaters LLP

Within: Environment

Linklaters LLP provides regulatory advice on health and safety regulations and compliance with EU regulations. The firm also assists with the construction of green buildings and the installation of energy efficient low carbon energy technologies, and advises on trading schemes for environmental commodities. Practice head Vanessa Havard-Williams specialises in international soft law sustainability standards, and the drafting and negotiation of environmental and social contracts. Rachel Barrett was promoted to partner in May 2018 and regularly assists with project development and the financing aspects of energy projects.

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London: Risk advisory

Corporate governance

Within: Leading individuals

Vanessa Havard-Williams - Linklaters LLP

Within: Corporate governance

Linklaters LLP's risk and resilience team provides global risk management, regulatory and governance advice to clients. The group primarily focuses on governance and compliance models, board advice, risk assessments, investigations, reporting and disclosure, and crisis management. Key practitioners  include co-head Vanessa Havard-Williams, who also leads the firm's sustainability practice and has expertise in human rights issues; co-head and corporate partner Tom Shropshire, who splits his time between London and the US; and Michael Bennett, who is global head of the dispute resolution group. Tom Cassels is also a key name for contentious work, Rachel Barrett is an expert in compliance and risk management issues, Richard Cumbley focuses on data and privacy matters, and Satindra Dogra handles fraud investigations and bribery work. Managing associate Lucy Blake is also noted for her financial crime and fraud knowledge.

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