Benjamin Guthrie


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Benjamin is an associate in Herbert Smith Freehill's New York office specializing in international arbitration and public international law. Benjamin's practice includes experience representing clients in high-stakes international arbitration and litigation, as well as providing advice on issues of public international law and business and human rights.

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Corporate Counsel

Arbitration, Business, and Human Rights

Ten years ago this summer, the United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the "UNGPs"). The UNGPs are perhaps the most prominent manifestation of an accelerating global trend toward accounting for a legal or quasi-legal obligation on the part of corporations to conduct business in a manner that respects human rights.

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