Business and Human Rights Adviser
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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Lise Smit is a Business and Human Rights Adviser based in London.
Lise is a South African-qualified lawyer with extensive experience in business and human rights and ESG-related matters. She advises on the implementation of human rights due diligence in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and is a leading expert on mandatory human rights due diligence laws. She has undertaken human rights impact assessments and human rights risk reviews across various industries and regions, including in the energy, technology, and financial sectors.
Lise led the study for the European Commission on supply chain due diligence which formed the basis for the European Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). She was previously a Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of South Africa, and barrister (advocate) at the Cape Bar in South Africa. She has served as one of eleven members of the Appeals Committee for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) since its inception until 2023.
Publication | February 03, 2024
European Parliament and Council reach agreement on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD)
Publication | January 18, 2024
Court declines jurisdiction over claims against UK company for alleged harms by third party supplier
Blog | December 18, 2023