Freshfields Appoints Timothy Wilkins as Global Partner for Client Sustainability

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has announced the
appointment of Timothy Wilkins as Global Partner for Client
Sustainability, as part of a new drive to help organizations around the
world assess and respond to the growing number of environmental, social
and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities.

In this newly created role, Timothy – who is based in New York and has
been a partner at Freshfields since 2002 – will lead a global team,
drawing on the firm’s regulatory, litigation and transactional
expertise, to boost support for clients in three key areas:

  • Advisory: providing strategic legal advice on ESG challenges
    and opportunities on issues such as climate change, sustainable
    finance, corporate governance and human rights
  • Projects: helping clients identify, develop and implement ESG
    strategies and initiatives;
  • Thought Leadership: convening clients, public policy makers and
    regulators in order to tackle the broader range of ESG issues
    impacting business and society.

The wider team supporting Timothy includes partners from across
Freshfields’ global offices who will advise clients on both local and
multi-jurisdictional sustainability issues.

As a first step, Freshfields is bringing together leading businesses,
financial institutions, city authorities, think-tanks and academic
institutions, to explore ways to tackle New York City’s sustainability
challenges, including waste, resource scarcity, climate change and job
creation. The Circular New York City Initiative, convened by
Freshfields, will apply the principles of the circular economy –
minimizing waste and making the best use of scarce resources – to
identify the key levers for change and produce a paper setting out its
recommendations.

Timothy Wilkins said, “Climate change, waste, resource scarcity and
inequality are some of the most pressing issues of our time. Freshfields
is using its expertise and experience to advise businesses on how to
navigate these urgent challenges and identify and implement innovative
strategic opportunities. I am delighted to be taking on this new role,
to step up our efforts to help clients pursue a more sustainable future.”

Freshfields’ Global Chair Edward Braham said, “Tim’s expertise in
sustainability and his passion for environmental, social and governance
issues is a real asset for our firm and our clients around the world.
Under his guidance as our first Global Partner for Client
Sustainability, Freshfields will expand its services to clients and the
guidance it offers, as they tackle the strategic challenges of
sustainability.”

Timothy joined Freshfields in 1999 and has advised a range of Asian,
European and US multinational corporations on cross-border M&A, private
equity and joint ventures. 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 a Trustee on the Boards
of New York Public Radio and the New York Public Theater.

Notes to editors:

About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a
long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world’s
leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions
and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical mandates. Our
2,800-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and
alongside leading local firms. Our commitment, local and multinational
expertise, and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it
matters most.

Contacts

In the US

Nicholle Romero
Nicholle.romero@freshfields.com
+1
212 284 4987

Remy Marin
Rmarin@prosek.com
+1
646 818 9298

In the UK

Emile Abu-Shakra
Emile.abu-shakra@freshfields.com
+44
20 7785 2998

In Continental Europe

Rolf Benders
Rolf.benders@freshfields.com
+49
69 27308 812

In Asia

Adam Barty
Adam.barty@freshfields.com
+852
2846 3438

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