Chairman and Senior Partner
Highlight: Our International Governance and Development Practices
In January 2013, Linklaters launched the International Governance and Development Practices (IGDP) to address challenges facing global development such as lost economic growth, corruption and waste, and a disenfranchised citizenry.
In the 21st century, the lines between sectors – public and private, development and humanitarian – have blurred. Linklaters’ IGDP uniquely occupy the space common between these sectors. We combine our expertise in corporate, finance and projects, with our expertise in international development, social development, human rights, and community issues. These are applied to the full range of our work for the private sector, governments, IFIs, multilaterals and in the humanitarian sector. By creating a principles-based approach to governance, we are empowering clients to operate their businesses in a more holistic, forward-thinking manner where business, compliance and risk functions are better aligned to meet the challenges they face.
Since launch, Linklaters has been retained by governmental agencies, INGOs, and private corporations on international governance and development matters in Asia, the Middle East, Western and Southern Africa, Latin America and Australia. The practices were recently awarded Most Innovative Law Firm for Social Responsibility at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers European Awards.
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