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Join Baker McKenzie and WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) on Thursday 25th February in an interactive webinar to understand the complexities of ESG-related risks and to better mitigate litigation risks associated with ESG performance, reporting and disclosure. This complimentary session will begin at 09:00 EST / 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET for 90 minutes and you can register here.

The global pandemic and the increasing drivers for climate action mean companies face significant and growing demands for transparency and scrutiny of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. The market appetite for greater ESG information has resulted in companies having to assess and enhance their management and oversight of ESG-related risks.

Our experts will provide you with:

  • Understanding of the evolving ESG litigation risk context, including global trends and developments in ESG litigation and regional perspectives
  • Case study learnings from the ESG litigation experiences of peers
  • Insight to how ERM processes can help to integrate ESG risk and opportunity management into business strategy and support your mitigation of ESG litigation risks.

David Hackett advises senior management, legal departments and boards of major corporations and nonprofits on compliance, risk, environmental and sustainability matters. He has exceptional experience managing US and international compliance and environmental projects, including the evaluation and development of effective compliance and sustainability programs. He also has extensive experience litigating major civil and criminal environmental matters. He sits on multiple nonprofit boards and additionally advises many civic and nonprofit organizations across the globe. David has played a formative role in the establishment of the Firm's compliance, environmental, climate and sustainability practices. He has served as the managing partner of North America, a member of the Global Executive Committee, and Chicago office managing partner. He has also been the North America Chair of both the Compliance Practice Group and the Banking, Finance and Major Projects Practice Group. David can be reached at and + 1 312 861 6640.


Douglas Sanders leads Baker & McKenzie's US Environmental Litigation practice. He represents a broad range of domestic and non-US corporations before federal, state and administrative courts in environmental, class action, mass tort and product liability litigation, government enforcement, permitting and criminal proceedings. Douglas focuses primarily on litigation and compliance counseling with respect to CERCLA, RCRA, CWA, TSCA, OSHA and state environmental and product regulations. He advises clients on environmental, health and safety requirements and legal risks with respect to selling and marketing products in the United States. He also advises clients on environmental, health & safety risks and liabilities in transactions, in particular oil and gas and infrastructure transactions. Douglas can be reached at and + 1 312 861 8075.


Renata Campetti Amaral is the Head of the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability practice group in Brazil. She is Baker McKenzie's Global Climate Change Lead for Latina America and is the representative of the Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Group in the region. Renata provides advice on negotiations with authorities; judicial and administrative litigation; review of environmental aspects of financial institutions and operations; drafting and negotiation of environmental provisions in contracts and other commercial operations. She has vast experience in dealing with environmental management, legal audit and other organizational practices; regulatory and institutional analysis and environmental control; negotiation and implementation of environmental remediation plans; environmental licensing; legal aspects of biodiversity protection; environmental crisis management; development of preventive policies and strategies for companies; negotiation and drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of carbon credits.


Ilona Millar is a partner in the Environmental Markets team at Baker McKenzie's Sydney office. Ilona is an environmental and projects lawyer with a diverse range of experience in domestic and international climate change, carbon markets, environmental law and policy, and a strong background in all aspects of water management, planning and projects. She joined the Firm in 2008 from the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, and International Institute for Environment and Development, in London. Ilona regularly writes, teaches and presents on environmental topics — she has lectured on environmental law, environmental markets and international climate change law at UNSW, Sydney University and University College London and for the past six years has co-coordinated the international climate change law course at ANU where she is a visiting fellow at the College of Law. Ilona's extensive pro bono work includes advising a number of developing country governments and non-government organizations on international climate change negotiations, and advising the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists on water and natural resource management law. She is listed among the best lawyers for Climate Change by Best Lawyers Australia 2016.


Francesca Richmond is a partner in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. She specializes in the litigation and investigation of high value commercial and regulatory enforcement matters. Her practice spans ethics, governance and human rights in addition to litigation of antitrust, consumer and data privacy law.