Panellists:

Kirin Kalsi, General Counsel, E.ON

Kirin joined E.ON’s legal team in 2007 from private practice. In her role as General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Data Protection Officer for E.ON UK she leads a team of 27 experts, all making a valued contribution to our purpose of Leading the energy transition: smart, sustainable, personalised.

Keith Carr, General Counsel, LafargeHolcim

Keith joined Lafarge Holcim Group in 2017 as Group General Counsel.
Keith was previously the General Counsel for General Electric, before that role he held the position of Group General Counsel Member of the Executive Committee for Alstom Plc.
He gained his LLB degree from Northumbria University and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and is a Chartered Secretary.

Chris Allen, General Counsel – Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and General Counsel Europe & Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

Moderator:

Tim Wilkins, Global Partner for Client Sustainability, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Tim is the firm’s Global Partner for Client Sustainability and a corporate and M&A partner based in New York. Tim joined Freshfields in 1999 and has been a partner since 2002. He has advised on a wide range of sustainability issues as well as a series of high-profile cross-border M&A, private equity and joint ventures.

Tim leads Freshfields’ global sustainability team which comprises leaders from the firm’s transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution practices, to advise clients on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. He also leads the firm in its partnership with clients, public policymakers and regulators in their joint effort to tackle the broader range of ESG issues impacting business and society.

He serves on the Board of the New York City Economic Development Corporation as Chair of the Governance Committee, appointed by the Mayor of New York City; and is the Vice-Chair of the Board of the New York Public Radio and sits on its Executive Committee. Tim also serves on the Board of the New York Public Theater. He previously served as the Vice-Chair of the Legal Services Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, where he worked as an investment banker and lawyer for 11 years.