King & Wood Mallesons is the only large commercial law firm in Australia with a dedicated human rights practice. With experienced lawyers across Australia and internationally, we are at the forefront of this emerging area.
Recent experience in Europe and elsewhere suggests that businesses and governments can no longer afford to ignore the human rights implications of their activities. Besides the obvious reputational risks, there are increasing compliance and reporting obligations that need to be satisfied.
Of course, maintaining focus on items that do not directly impact on this year’s financial results is not always an easy task. Yet human rights issues present opportunities, as well as challenges, for business. Our pragmatic team has the depth of expertise and the strategic approach needed to help you steer a clear and credible path between compliance obligations, human rights aspirations and your internal and external pressures.
Our experienced lawyers provide strategic legal advice, together with solutions for their clients which are commercially focused, and we have a winning track record in human rights disputes. Every year since 2009, we have been named the ALB Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Firm of the Year.
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