Collaboration and Disruption: Impact Law in a Changing World

14 – 15 March 2023, London

Connect – Learn – Lead

Tuesday 14 March 2023
Wednesday 15 March 2023
Practical Seminar
Open to GAIL members only
Legal Conference
McDermott Will & Emery
22 Bishopsgate
London EC2N 4BQ
Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9AG


Join leading impact lawyers from around the world in London at the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers’ Annual Summit on 14 – 15 March 2023, which brings our international community of impact lawyers together in person for the first time. 

The Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (GAIL) is a community of legal leaders who are using the practice of law to have a positive impact on people and the planet, and to accelerate the just transition. We believe lawyers are uniquely positioned to facilitate change and support the movement towards a more equitable system. We’re leveraging the expertise of lawyers to accelerate the shift of corporate models and capital to make sure business is truly a sustainable force for good, while drawing learning from across the spectrum of impact disciplines.


Lawyers are powerful advocates, champions and gatekeepers. We believe in the ability of lawyers to collaborate – to support the movement towards a more equitable systems – to disrupt entrenched orthodoxies and to rethink legal practice and the role of the lawyer.

GAIL’s Annual Summit 2023 will showcase examples of some of the most impactful work lawyers across the world are engaged in. It will bring us together to debate, innovate, and share the most cutting-edge ideas and resources to facilitate change and to make sure business can truly be a sustainable force for good. It will highlight work that is capable of replication and multiplication and, by distributing insights and practical learnings, enable lawyers in any part of the world to act on this knowledge.

The Annual Summit 2023 will bring together, in person, GAIL’s international community of legal leaders and changemakers, including private practice lawyers, in-house counsel, investors, founders, CEOs and business leaders, entrepreneurs, advisors, policy-makers, trainees and law students, to share learnings about using the law can have a positive impact on people and the planet.  


14 March 2023: Day 1 of the GAIL Annual Summit is a Practical Seminar graciously hosted by McDermott Will & Emery, open to GAIL members-only. The Practical Seminar will enable members of the GAIL community from around the world to gather in-person for the first time, to share knowledge, collaborate and build their impact networks. The Practical Seminar will include a multi-format series of events including workshops, round tables, training sessions, case studies, transactional deep dives and academic discussions designed to provide legal practitioners – both private practice and in-house – with the knowledge, tools and materials they need to maximise their impact.

15 March 2023: Day 2 of the GAIL Annual Summit will be a Legal Conference located at the vibrant Kings Place in London, a hub for dialogue, creativity and events in London’s Kings Cross. The Conference will include multiple tracks covering topics including impact investing, climate change and the law, sustainable finance, ESG, benefit corporations & B Corps, philanthropy, legislative developments, and innovation and the law. The Legal Conference will enable attendees to explore a range of impact law disciplines through panels, case studies, discussions and networking. Participants will select the sessions they’d like to attend from a full agenda, and will convene for keynote and plenary sessions.


Download the agenda using the links below.

The final agenda will be shared with attendees near the time of the event.

“Hearing the expanse of work and reach each of the speakers had in their areas of work was inspiring

14 March: Practical Seminar

15 March: Legal Conference

Alberto AlemannoProfessor of Law & FounderThe Good Lobby
Alexander VielwerthAttorney At LawWinheller
Allen BrombergerFounding PartnerBromberger Law
Ammara Farooq MalikFounding Principal AttorneyAFMalik Law – Attorneys & International Development Consultants
Andrés Felipe SánchezColombia Country ManagerClimate Bonds Initiative
Andrew DaviesCEOB Lab Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand
Becky ClissmannChief Legal OfficerThe Chancery Lane Project
Bernadette MaheandiranDirector, Asia Climate and EnergyMarket Forces
Bill StrathmannCEONetwork for Good
Brittany RuizPartnerLatham & Watkins LLP
Carolina Henriquez-SchmitzDirectorTrustLaw
Chintan PanchalFounding PartnerRPCK
Christopher GarnerAssociate General CounselSunFunder Inc.
Cliff PriorCEOGSG
Constanza ConnollyCo-FounderKeidos Impacto Legal
Cynthia WellsCounselGoodwin Proctor
David RouchPartnerFreshfields
Dr Ellen QuigleyAdvisor to the Chief Financial Officer (Responsible Investment) and Senior Research AssociateUniversity of Cambridge
Dr Natasha MaticExecutive DirectorGlobal Commons Alliance
Dr Gillian M MarcelleCEOResilience Capital Ventures LLC
Elise Groulx DiggsHuman Rights Lawyer9 Bedford Row Chambers
Elizabeth DiffleyPartner & Co-LeadFaegre Drinker
Elizabeth LangePartnerFaegre Drinker
Emiliano GiovineSenior AssociateRP Legal & Tax
Emma KostasSolicitorProlegis Lawyers
Frances HollidayGeneral CounselLeapFrog Investments
Frederick AlexanderCEOThe Shareholder Commons
Gabriel BergerProfessorSchool of Business and Director Center of Social Innovation, Universidad de San Andrés
Guillermo TejeiroPartnerBrigard Urrutia
Ida LevineBoard Director and Lead Expert on PolicyImpact Investing Institute
Ivana CalcagnoFounding PartnerYouHub & Fideicomisos B
Janiek MeppelinkCo-FounderLegal Innovation for Sustainable Investments (LISI)
Josh HopkinsLegal SecondeeThe Chancery Lane Project
Josh van den DriesProject AssociateThe Chancery Lane Project
Juan Pablo LarenasChief Impact Officer and Co-FounderBetterfly and Sistema B
Julia BlackProfessor of LawLondon School of Economics and Political Science
Julie WynnePartnerMeyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd
Kees KlompFounding Partner & Professor of Applied ScienceThrive Institute & Rotterdam University
Keya AdvaniExecutive Director (Maternity Cover)Global Alliance of Impact Laywers
Lila Alejandra Gasca EnríquezDirector of Pro bono and Responsible BusinessHogan Lovells México
Louise HarmanPartner and Purpose and Impact Co-LeadBates Wells
Louise OllierSenior CounselBritish International Investment
Luke FletcherPartnerBates Wells
Manon WolfkampProject LeadMVO Platform
Marcel FukayamaHead of Global PolicyB Lab Global
Marcelo BeharVice President Sustainability & Group AffairsNatura &Co
Marleen DenefProfessor of Lawimpact advocaten
Matthew GingellFounderThe Chancery Lane Project
Maud Savary-MornetSenior Advisor, South East Asia.Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Megan ClayClimate Programme LawyerClientEarth
Melissa JamesVice ChairmanMorgan Stanley
Michael RylandDirectorCentre for Social Finance Law
Naomi SanderLegal CounselBboxx
Nate Saint-VictorGeneral Counsel & Chief Compliance OfficerEngine No. 1
Neil HodgesHead of LegalBig Society Capital
Nina YousefpourHead of Certification & ImpactSocial Traders
Noah PlewaCEO & Co-FounderVillage
Olivia Windham StewartIndependent BHR Specialist, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of BHR Law ProgramRutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance
Paddy CarterDirector, Development Impact (Research and Policy)CDC Group
Paola FonsecaLegal DirectorVIVA Idea
Paúl Noboa-VelascoProfessorSan Francisco de Quito University
Peter HintonAssociate FellowSaid Business School, University of Oxford
Phil SpyropoulosPartnerEversheds Sutherland
Phillippa HollandPurpose & Impact Knowledge LawyerBates Wells
Professor Rosemary Addis Founding Managing PartnerSweef Capital
Rachel Avellar Sotomaior KaramFoundig PartnerTesk Sociedade de Advogados
Rachna Nag ChowdhuriManaging DirectorGlobal Innovation Fund
Raluca RaduCo-FounderLegal Innovation for Sustainable Investments (LISI) Foundation
Ranajoy BasuPartnerMcDermott Will & Emery
Randall KrantzDirectorGlobal Commons Alliance
Richard A. NewmanPartnerArent Fox LLP
Roberto RandazzoHead of ESG and ImpactLegance
Samheeta RaoSenior PartnerGameChanger Law
Sara E. MurphyChief Strategy OfficerThe Shareholder Commons
Sarah EllingtonDispute Resolution, ESG and Impact Partner & Co-CreatorWatson Farley & Williams and Legal Innovation for Sustainable Investments
Sukhvir BasranSenior Legal Director & Co-head of Impact FinancingHogan Lovells
Simon MeldrumInnovative FinanceRed Cross
Simon MundyMoral Money EditorFinancial Times
Simon WitneySenior ConsultantTravers Smith
Sir Ronald CohenChairGlobal Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG)
Soledad NoelCo-FounderKeidos Impacto Legal
Steven MoePartnerParry Field Lawyers
Tom ScrivenSenior CounselRPCK
Tze-Wei NgAssociateStephenson Harwood LLP, Hong Kong
Vanessa Bedoya BecerraLegal CounselAlcaldía de Palmira and Interamerican Development Bank (IDB)
Will MartindaleGroup Head of SustainabilityCardano
William H. Clark, Jr.PresidentThe Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers
Yolanda FadulAssociateGlobal PMI Partners
Yomayra MatinóFounder and Lead ConsultantGreEnergy Dominicana

I loved loved loved the GAIL Webinar...It was so practical and relatable. I came out of it feeling fired up. Now I am sure I want to join the GAIL network and become an impact voice within my jurisdiction.

Advocates for International Development (A4ID)
AFMalik Law – Attorneys & International Development Consultant
AgDevCo Limited
Agencia Nacional de Desarrollo
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Akin Sanda & Co. Legal Practitioners
Allen & Overy LLP
Anderson Strathern
Apollo Global Management, Inc.
Auditoria Interna de la Nación
Australian Impact Investments
B Lab
B Lab Australia & New Zealand
B Lab Europe
B Lab Global
B Lab Singapore
B Lab Switzerland
B Lab UK
Baker McKenzie LLP
Banca Etica
Basham, Ringe y Correa
Bates Wells
Big Society Capital
Bird & Bird
Boethius, Inc.
BPP Law School
Brigard Urrutia
British International Investment (BII)
BRP Bizzozero & Partners
Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Caixa Económica Montepio Geral
CC Gabriel & Co Legal Practitioners
Centre for Social Finance Law
Centro Mexicano Pro Bono
Chapman Tripp
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Chatsworth Consulting
Climate & Company
Climate Bonds Initiative
Clyde & Co
CMS Grau
Columbia University
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Davis Environmental Law
De Roos Advocaten
Debevoise & Plimpton
Department for Work and Social Economy
DLA Piper
DMK Abogados
Dublin City University
Edmond de Rothschild
Education For Good
Ega Abogados
Epperly, Elam & Fuochi
Erik Homenick Prof. Corp.
Estrenar Vivienda
Estudio Muñiz, Ramirez, Perez -Taiman & Olaya Abogados
Eve Tessera Law Firm
Eversheds Sutherland
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Federación Argentina de Consejos Profesionales de Ciencias Económicas
Ferrere Abogados
Forest Peoples’ Programme
Forsters LLP
Four Fourteen Climate Solutions
Game Changer Law Advisors
Clyde & Co
Georgetown Univesity School of Law
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Global Innovation Fund
Global Social Impact Fund
Greater London Authority
Green Arch Consulting
Green Bond Transparency Platform
Green Capital
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Greenwoods Legal LLP
Grupo Vial Abogados
Harbottle & Lewis LLP
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Herzog, Fox & Neeman
Hogan Lovells
HSBC Asset Management
Human Level
Id Est Avocats Sàrl
Impact Advocates APC
Impact Investment Partners
Innovest Advisory
Insitor Partners
Institutional Shareholder Services
Inter-American Development Bank Group Lab
International Chamber of Commerce
International Islamic University Islamabad
International Lawyers Project
Irish Water
Jamiah Naleemiah Islamic Institute
Jara Del Favero Abogados
JMW Solicitors LLP
JP Morgan
K&M Consultoria em Direitos Humanos
Keidos Impacto Legal
Keystonelaw UK
Kirkland & Ellis
Lawyers Against Poverty (LAP)
Lawyers on Demand (LoD)
LeapFrog Investments
Legal Innovation for Sustainable Investments
Legance – Avvocati Associati
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Lightway Partners
Lisann Law PC
LITE Lab at University of Hong Kong
Lloreda Camacho & Co
Loan Market Association
London Law Collective
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados
Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal
Mason Hayes & Curran
McDermott Will & Emery
MDY Legal
Metrix Finanzas
Michelmores LLP
Middlesex University
Mills & Reeve LLP
Mims Motors Corporation
Mirada & Associados
Mirova SunFunder
Mission Driven Finance
MJ Hudson
MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep LLP
Moira Mukuka Legal Practitioners
Mondelez Europe GmbH
Nader, Hayaux & Goebel
New Zealand Green Investment Finance Limited
Next Chapter Ventures Ltd
Nishimura & Asahi
Norton Rose Fulbright
Open Society Foundation
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Parry Field Lawyers
Patagonia Legal
Pathfinder International
Payet Rey Cauvi Perez Abogados
Pei Asset Management
Philip Morris International
Pinsent Masons LLP
Pogust Goodhead
Posadas & Vecino
Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)
Principles Law
Pro Lawyers ESG
Profesional Independiente
Prolegis Lawyers
Queen Mary University
Reed Smith
Rethink Ireland
RPCK Rastegar Panchal
Santamarina y Steta, S.C.
Santroni Parsons
Save the Children
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Scottish Widows
Secretaria-Geral da Economia
Seplaa Group
Shook Lin & Bok LLP
Sistema B
Sistema B América Central y Caribe
Sistema B Internacional
Slaughter and May
Social Finance, Inc.
SPE Capital
Stephenson Harwood
Stories Evolved
Symbiotics Asset Management
Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani Lawyers
Taylor Vinters
TD Securities
TESK Sociedade de Advogados
The Centre for Legal Leadership
The Chancery Lane Project
The Law Society of England & Wales
Themis Research
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Transparency International New Zealand
Travers Smith LLP
Trinity International Aarpi
Triple Jump
Trowers & Hamlins LLP
TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
United Nations
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Universal Peace Federation (UPF)
Universidad de Chile
Universidad de la Costa
Universidad de Milàn
Universidad Nacional de Rosario
Universidad Tecnológica Privada de Santa Cruz
University of Central London
University of Central Punjab
University of Chicago
University of Milan
University of Oxford
Venture Capital Trust Fund
Vicuña y Asociados
Watson Farley & Williams
White and Case
Wyng43 Social Investment Co. Ltd

[I enjoyed] the good momentum created by GAIL to invite like-minded lawyers across countries to join efforts by collaboration and engage deeper in impact-law mattersthe friendly approach and the engagement in building a real sense of community

Tuesday, 14 March 2023 – Practical Seminar Tickets

Tickets for the Practical Seminar are available for GAIL members only. Please login to your GAIL account to access tickets to this event here.

If you’re not sure how to log in, please follow the instructions on our Member Guidance page, or contact us for help.

If you are not currently a GAIL member, you can find out more about joining GAIL as a member, or sign up for membership here.

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 – Legal Conference Tickets

Tickets for the Legal Conference are open for purchase to all participants who wish to attend (non-members and GAIL members). Non-members can purchase tickets below.

GAIL members, please login to your GAIL account and then access the membership discounted tickets for the Legal Conference here.


Member Price
Per day*
Non-Member Price
Per day**
Early bird ticket
Early bird ticket – student
Standard ticket£150£295
Standard ticket – student£50£95

*In recognition of the proportionately greater travel costs incurred by GAIL members travelling from Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East for the Annual Summit, discount codes are available for GAIL members travelling from these regions. Please log in to your GAIL account to access the discount codes, or contact us to request a discount code that can be applied to your ticket purchase.

**Note: Non-members can purchase tickets to Day 2 of the Annual Summit. The Practical Seminar on Day 1 is restricted to GAIL members only.


You must purchase tickets to each of Day 1 (14 March 2023) and Day 2 (15 March 2023) of the Annual Summit separately.

Ticket prices

Member Price
Per day*
Non-Member Price
Per day**
Early bird ticket
Early bird ticket – student
Standard ticket£150£295
Standard ticket – student£50£95

Become a GAIL member to access member prices and member-only events. Find out more our membership fees HERE. Sign up for membership HERE.

GAIL member tickets (Day 1 & Day 2)

Please login to your GAIL account to:

  • purchase discounted tickets for GAIL members
  • get member-only access to livestreamed content from the Annual Summit!

Tickets for the Practical Seminar on Day 1 (14 March) have now sold out. GAIL Members can get member-only access to the livestreamed content.

Non-member tickets (Day 2 only)

Non-members are invited to purchase tickets to the Legal Conference (15 March 2023) below. Please note, tickets to the Practical Seminar (14 March 2023) are available to GAIL members only. You can find out more about becoming a GAIL member and sign up for membership here.

Tickets for the Legal Conference on Day 2 (15 March) have now sold out.


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Due to the impact of the London tube strikes that have been declared for 15 March 2023, we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel the Networking Drinks previously scheduled for the evening of 15 March 2023. All registered attendees are instead invited to a Networking Drinks Reception on the evening of 14 March 2023. Details will be circulated to registered attendees. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.


Practical Seminar
14 March 2023

McDermott Will & Emery
22 Bishopsgate
London EC2N 4BQ

Legal Conference
15 March 2023

Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9GE

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