This is the eighth episode of season three of The Fountain Court Podcast. The episode is hosted by Jacob Turner, a barrister at Fountain Court.

Jacob has advised individuals, corporates and sovereigns in a variety of commercial matters involving both litigation and arbitration. Described as “an extremely hard-working junior and a great team player” Jacob accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice and has a particular interest in cases relating to technology, data and artificial intelligence. He has acted as sole counsel in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and as junior counsel in the UK Supreme Court.

Joining Jacob in the discussion are:

Richard Lissack KC: A silk at Fountain Court who is internationally recognised as a leader in the fields of banking and financial services, anticorruption, financial crime, commercial fraud, health and safety, public inquiries and regulatory breaches. Described as “a stellar performer, with unsurpassed positive energy”, Richard has been listed for several years as one of the “Stars of the Bar” and is rated as a leading Individual in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 across numerous areas. Richard represents organisations, their directors and other High Net Worth individuals and is sought out to undertake high-profile cases of the utmost severity.

Peter Wickham: A partner at Slaughter & May in the Disputes and Investigations group and has a broad-ranging international commercial arbitration and multijurisdictional litigation practice. Described as “formidable” and an “outstanding lawyer”, Peter has significant expertise in ESG, energy, infrastructure and natural resource disputes.

Suzanne Spears: The founder and principal of Paxus, a boutique public international law firm, having previously been a partner at Allen & Overy in the International Arbitration Group, where she also co-headed the Global Business & Human Rights Practice and co-founded the ESG Group. Recognised globally for her expertise in her areas of practice, Suzanne advises clients on dispute resolution and prevention, investigations and due diligence, and is often instructed to advise on highly sensitive social and environmental issues.

In this episode, our speakers explore ESG Risks and disputes including legal sources of rights and obligations. They also discuss issues surrounding greenwashing, anti ESG shareholder litigation and other emerging trends as well as some practical tips on what proactive steps organisations can undertake to protect themselves from ESG risk.

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