Sustainability matters to us, our clients and our communities

Driven by a real desire to effect positive change, our team has advised some of the world’s leading impact investors and we are committed to accelerating the shift towards impact investing.

It is now widely accepted that impact investments deliver financially and that they are more resilient, but there are still no clear standards for investors. To overcome this challenge, we provide clients with advice that is tailored to their specific impact requirements, as well as best practice in the field. No two funds are the same and so it is key to ensure that what matters to them is reflected in the investment documents, as well as commercial agreements that they enter into when they make investments.

We have worked with some of the leading impact investors, family offices, philanthropists, non-profits, high growth companies and global corporations on their impact investment deals. We are proud to have supported clients in a number of areas including healthcare and wellness, energy and climate change, and education, amongst others.

Recent work highlights

Advising Ananda/Social Venture Fund, Europe’s largest impact fund, investment in Arbor Education, Open Bionics, Repositive, Dr Doctor, Hometouch, Third Space Learning, and IESO.

Advising Recycling Technologies, which has technology for recycling plastic waste into fuel, on the investments by Sustainable Ocean Fund and Neste OY and on-going compliance with ESG covenants.

Providing strategic advice to SYSTEMIQ in relation to its investment into Upside Energy and Capterio. 

Partnerships

FutureWorldVC - Supporting the future partners in venture capital who want to invest to make a change.

 

 

Corporate - "The team is well versed and very commercially oriented making them great partners in any transactional situation.  They go beyond the pure legal advice and help one think through the intricate aspects of a transaction and what it means post-closing." – Legal 500 UK

Venture Capital - "The team I work with is extremely knowledgeable and capable in this area. The lawyers at Brown Rudnick are also very efficient."  – Legal 500 UK

We provide clients with legal advice in relation to:

Equity Investments

Due diligence

Intellectual property protection

The Future Fund

Growth Share schemes and option plans

Venture debt investments

Loan and investment programs

Tax advice and corporate structuring

Licensing and commercial agreements

SEIS and EIS Investments

Corporate Governance

Exits

Rescues

Insolvency

Impact Investing Group Leaders

Neil Foster

PARTNER

London, UK

+44.20.7851.6142

Sarah Melaney

PARTNER

London, UK

+44.20.7851.6144