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Navigating the Complex Terrain of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) with Gartner Law & Consulting

In an era where environmental, social, and governance concerns have assumed unprecedented significance, the need for specialized legal expertise in the realm of ESG cannot be overstated. At Gartner Law & Consulting, we recognize the challenges and opportunities inherent in building a sustainable future. We bring to bear our expertise and unwavering commitment to ESG across a wide spectrum of ESG-related endeavors.

Our dedicated specialists provide invaluable guidance to a diverse clientele, encompassing large publicly listed corporations and smaller privately held enterprises. We empower our clients to navigate the swiftly evolving and increasingly intricate landscape of ESG, which includes corporate governance regulations and principles.

A Comprehensive Approach to ESG

ESG is a vast and ever-expanding domain, demanding the concerted efforts of multidisciplinary teams to deliver practical, pragmatic, and innovative solutions. We possess the knowledge and experience to lead you effectively through the evolving ESG landscape.

ESG Due Diligence and Reporting Obligations:

- Advising on Swiss ESG-related reporting, disclosure, and due diligence requirements, as well as international developments.
- Assisting clients in drafting ESG/sustainability reports, ensuring compliance with formal requirements, and providing assessments on compliance with Swiss regulations.
- Guiding clients in implementing Swiss ESG due diligence obligations, including the establishment of internal policies and contractual compliance with Swiss law.

Corporate Governance:

- Advising on a wide range of corporate governance matters, including the drafting and review of articles of association and related documents.
- Addressing board and committee structures, composition, diversity, succession planning, and self-evaluation.
- Providing guidance on director fiduciary duties, conflict of interest scenarios, and related party transactions.
- Identifying and mitigating (ESG) risks.
- Structuring executive compensation to align with legal requirements.
- Facilitating corporate governance disclosure in annual reports.
- Developing internal policy frameworks and drafting relevant policies.
- Navigating shareholder relations, including shareholder activism and governance proposals.
- Analyzing emerging trends and best practices in corporate governance.

ESG Due Diligence and ESG-Driven Transactions:

Our ESG specialists play a pivotal role in conducting legal ESG due diligence, meticulously assessing operations to pinpoint compliance gaps and areas for enhancement. We extend our expertise to guide clients through merger and acquisition (M&A) processes, especially in sectors where ESG considerations are paramount.

ESG-Related Investigations:

Our experts lead and oversee internal investigations related to ESG issues, providing invaluable support in times of ESG-related crises.

ESG Dispute Resolution:

We adeptly represent clients in disputes revolving around ESG matters, including climate-related litigation and criminal proceedings linked to reporting and disclosure obligations.

ESG and Financial Markets:

Our specialists offer comprehensive advice on a broad spectrum of regulatory ESG-related requirements, ensuring compliance with FINMA rules and industry self-regulation standards. We collaborate closely with clients on sustainable and green finance projects, leveraging our profound understanding of ESG regulations to support businesses in achieving their sustainability objectives while adhering to financial and ethical standards.

Your partner at Gartner Law & Consulting
Andreea Ioana Nechiti, lic.iur.

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