Daniel D'Ambrosio

Partner ESG & Impact
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


‘He is a special character: incredible knowledge, incredibly bright and also an extremely personable and delightful person to work with’ and ‘hailed as one of the leading lawyers in this space.’ - Chambers Global

Dan D’Ambrosio is a partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and member of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, which advises some of the world’s most sophisticated private equity firms, corporations, project sponsors and lenders on complex and evolving legal issues relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) and climate-related regulatory requirements, investor demands, strategic opportunities, and voluntary reporting frameworks and coalitions.

Dan’s practice focuses on counselling clients on ESG and sustainability matters across a range of corporate, fund formation and sustainable finance transactions, regulatory compliance matters and complex ESG disputes and crises. Dan has supported private equity clients globally to navigate emerging ESG regulatory frameworks such as SFDR and EU Taxonomy and translate requirements into strategy, governance, policies and risk management processes as well as downstream M&A transactions.

Dan has significant experience advising private equity clients, corporations, project sponsors and lenders on human rights matters and compliance with international frameworks such as the OECD Guidelines, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Equator Principles and the IFC Performance Standards.

Dan has supported clients to respond to complex human rights disputes and crises and to mitigate associated liability risks. This has included advising on parent company liability risks across a wide range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, advising on disputes before OECD National Contact Points and UN Mechanisms and designing effective grievance mechanisms.

Select Representative Clients

Antin Infrastructure Partners, Astorg, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, EQT, GI Partners, GLP, JP Morgan, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, TPG and Vista Equity Partners.


Thought Leadership


Author, “UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Publishes Final Sustainability Disclosure Requirements,” Kirkland Alert, December 2023

Author, “EU and UK Regulatory Update for Fund Sponsors,” Kirkland Alert, October 2023

Author, “ISSB Releases Final Global Sustainability Disclosure Standards,” Kirkland Alert, June 2023

Author, “SFDR Regulatory Technical Standards — FAQs,” Kirkland Alert, March 2022

Author, “European Commission Publishes Proposed Law Requiring Value Chain Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence,” Kirkland Alert, March 7, 2022

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “ESG in value creation: Does regulation help or hinder?” Private Equity Wire European ESG Summit, February 2024

Moderator, “Mitigating supply chain risk in private equity,” PEI’s Responsible Investment Forum Europe, November 2023

Speaker, “Evolving regulatory landscape in the US and beyond: implications for fund marketing and reporting,” PEI's Impact Investor Summit North America, November 2023

Panelist, “The Rise of Impact Secondaries: Investment Case, and Opportunities for the Impact Market,” PEI’s Impact Investor Global Summit: London 2023, May 2023


Ranked in Chambers Global for “Band 4: Business & Human Rights Law – Global Market Leaders,” 2024

Ranked in Chambers Global for “Star Associate: Business & Human Rights Law – Global Market Leaders,” 2019–2023

  • Daniel is described as “generous and bright” with a “very deep understanding of the field.” Sources describe Daniel as "a special character: incredible knowledge, incredibly bright and also an extremely personable and delightful person to work with.”

Memberships & Affiliations

Trustee and Board Member, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Member, ICC UK Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Committee

Officer, International Bar Association Business and Human Rights Committee


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia


  • King's College LondonLL.M., Transnational Law2017
  • University of Notre Dame AustraliaLL.B.2014