Practice

Business and Human Rights

Would you know if your business was involved in child labour, privacy violations or another human rights impact? What about a supplier or business partner?

Representative experience

Advising a multinational energy company in relation to a criminal investigation into alleged complicity in war crimes.

Advising a telecommunications company on the human rights risk arising out of their contractual relationships with international partners.

Advising a technology company on a criminal investigation into human rights impacts arising out of the use of their equipment in a conflict.

Advising global corporations in a range of industries on compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Advising global telecommunications company on scope of disclosure requirements under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Advising Vodafone, Telenor, and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue (TID) on pioneering multijurisdictional reports.

Advising Shell in defending claims brought in the English courts in relation to two operational oil spills in the Niger Delta.

Representing Talisman in U.S. proceedings under the ATCA arising out of claims of alleged complicity in war crimes in Sudan.

Training for Ugandan business leaders on how to reduce human rights risk in collaboration with the UN Global Compact.

Advising a multinational energy company on the jurisdiction of the English courts to hear human rights claims against it.

Advising global food company in class action brought in U.S. courts under the Alien Tort Statute.

Hogan Lovells Publications

BHR 360: highlights from 2017, and what to watch out for in 2018

Welcome to the first edition of BHR 360, our bi-annual Business and Human Rights newsletter. Over the past year the international community has focused its attention on the third pillar of...

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Published Works

How Should English Domiciled Multinationals Manage their Human Rights Risk in Light of the Judgment in Lungowe v Vedanta?

Conventionally, the doctrines of separate corporate personality and forum non conveniens insulated English domiciled parent companies from liability for the actions of their foreign...

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Arbitration: a new forum for business and human rights disputes?

On 27-29 November 2017, the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights will convene in Geneva. Its central theme: Access to Effective Remedy.

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Energy Disputes Global Trends and Perspectives

Our Energy Disputes team is focused where business leaders are focused—on practical and comprehensive solutions. Disputes are inevitable and come in all shapes and sizes.

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Human rights claims against English-based multinational energy companies

London is home to some of the world's largest multinational energy companies. In recent years, they have become the targets of claims for alleged human rights violations committed...

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Published Works

Parent company liability and jurisdiction: scope for uncertainty

Julianne Hughes-Jennett and Peter Hood have contributed an article on parent company liability to the May 2017 edition of the PLC Magazine.

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