Sustainability legal services

EY Law teams can help your law department identify and manage risk associated with sustainability ambitions and operations to drive value. They provide a set of services that can be customized to provide knowledgeable legal guidance, operational improvements and scalable support.

How EY teams can help

Law departments are uniquely situated at the nexus of law, policy, investor relations, risk management and business operations.  Increasingly, they are being called on to play a more proactive role in protecting and creating value for the larger organization by helping drive the agenda for the business. This is causing some law departments to expand their involvement in daily business operations and manage non-legal risks in areas lacking clear regulatory guidance. Already facing concerns around talent, workload and budget, the growing volume and complexity of sustainability work is an additional challenge for many law departments.  

EY Law multidisciplinary teams include legal, project management and technology professionals who are at the forefront of regulatory developments and well placed to help clients across industries and around the globe with their growing sustainability needs. A full complement of sustainability legal services is available to law departments and can be customized to help address the highly differentiated sustainability priorities and challenges of your organization.

Legal Advisory Services provide knowledgeable legal advice to help law departments better manage risk and navigate complex and evolving sustainability regulations and issues. EY Legal Function Consulting and Legal Managed Services teams offer strategic guidance and the support of over 1,000 legal professionals to help law departments more efficiently and cost effectively manage growing sustainability workloads.   

EY sustainability services for law departments span four key areas :

Explore the full breadth of our value-led sustainability and ESG services at EY Sustainability

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The team

Jeff Soar

UK&I Tax Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Member of the UK&I Executive, with nearly 20 years of experience at EY. Rugby and cricket fan. Lives in the countryside with his wife and son and loves the great outdoors.

London, GBR

Michelle T. Davies

EY Global Sustainability Legal Services Leader; Partner, Law, Ernst & Young LLP

Committed to helping organizations achieve sustainability. Love the simple things in life – the countryside, Monmouthshire produce, family and friends. Active in preventing youth homelessness.

London, GBR

Paula Hogéus

EY Global Labor and Employment Law Leader and Nordics Law Leader

Advisor to clients on a wide range of domestic and international employment law issues - workforce restructuring, strategic workforce planning, workforce risk management and HR transactions.

Stockholm, SWE

Linn Anker-Sørensen

EY Global Sustainable Finance Law and Regulation Leader

International professional in sustainable and decentralized finance. Advises financial entities, listed companies and scale-ups in their transition into a sustainable future.

Oslo, NOR

Kasia Klaczynska Lewis

Partner, Ernst & Young Law Talasiewicz, Zakrzewska i Wspólnicy sp.k.

International professional expert on the EU Green Deal. Manages cross-border projects related to decarbonization and sustainability.

Warszawa, POL

Boris Scholtka

EY EMEIA Law ESG Due Diligence Co-Leader

Passionate about setting the right course for climate protection and resource-saving business. Loves cooking and eating. Enjoys skiing, American football and soccer.

Berlin, DEU

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