‘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.
“ISSB Releases Final Global Sustainability Disclosure Standards,” Kirkland Alert, June 29, 2023
“SFDR Regulatory Technical Standards – FAQs,” Kirkland Alert, April 14, 2022
“European Commission Publishes Proposed Law Requiring Value Chain Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence,” Kirkland Alert, March 7, 2022
Moderator, “Mitigating supply chain risk in private equity,” PEI Responsible Investment Forum Europe, November 2023
Speaker, “Evolving regulatory landscape in the US and beyond: implications for fund marketing and reporting,” PEI Impact Investor Summit North America, October 2023
Speaker, “The Rise of Impact Secondaries: Investment Case, and Opportunities for the Impact Market,” PEI’s Impact Investor Global Summit: London, May 16–17, 2023
Chambers & Partners Global
- “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