UCL Faculty of Laws


Online | Litigating Human Rights and Environmental Cases Against Multinational Corporations

24 February 2021, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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This lecture is part of the International Law Association (British Branch) Lecture Series

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Litigating human rights and environmental cases against multinational corporations in the UK courts – the emerging jurisprudence on parent company liability

Speaker: Daniel Leader (Leigh Day)
Chair: Professor Barnali Choudhury (UCL Laws)

About the Event

Daniel Leader will speak about recent litigation against multinationals, with a particular focus on the Vedanta and Shell cases in the Supreme Court.

About the Speaker

Daniel Leader specialises in international human rights and environmental law, with a particular focus on business and human rights. He has extensive experience of cases against parent companies, complex group actions and mass tort claims, as well as cross-border disputes and jurisdictional issues. Daniel was part of the legal team in Lungowe v Vedanta and Okpabi v Shell, both of which went to the Supreme Court and have set the parameters for parent company litigation going forward.

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