Ireland’s largest law firm, Matheson, has today become the first Irish law firm to partner with The Legal 500 for its brand new Global Green Guide series. Putting a spotlight on law firms across the globe for their contribution to a green transition, the Green Guide explores firms’ work for clients in connection with climate change mitigation and sustainability, while also highlighting their own internal best practices and initiatives.
The EMEA Green Guide is the inaugural edition in the series, featuring key players across the EMEA region.
Announcing the new partnership, Anna Baubock, Editor, The Legal 500 Global Green Guide said: “We are thrilled to be entering this regional collaboration with Irish key player Matheson whose longstanding engagements with various aspects of ESG practice demonstrate a genuine commitment to encouraging action within the industry more broadly. Together we look forward to delving deeper into sustainability work and strategy in the EMEA legal sector.”
Partner and chairperson of the ESG Advisory Group, Garret Farrelly, Matheson said: “Matheson is honoured to be the first Irish law firm to collaborate with The Legal 500 for the inaugural EMEA Green Guide. ESG factors have risen to the top of the board agenda for companies operating across a range of industries and this new partnership builds on Matheson’s contribution and commitment to a green transition. Our multidisciplinary ESG Advisory Group of highly experienced lawyers is at the forefront of supporting clients in meeting their ESG goals; helping them to navigate the complexities of the evolving legal and regulatory requirements. This collaboration with The Legal 500 also reflects our shared commitment to keep ESG at the very core of our business. Matheson’s Impactful Business Programme brings together our CSR, Diversity and Inclusion, Environmental Sustainability and Arts initiatives into one dedicated programme, giving direction to our activities and allowing us to make an even bigger difference to those impacted by them.”
Over the next 12 months, The Legal 500 and Matheson will put together a series of virtual and in-person discussions to provide in-house counsel with a forum to share best practice.