The law firm you need for the impact you want to make

An accomplished team of international lawyers, we provide strategy, due diligence and dispute resolution services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and national governments, focusing  on sustainability issues. We integrate analysis of law, public policy, social science and markets to deliver high-quality legal advice and representation with purpose.

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Our social purpose

Paxus was established to support clients who are committed to building a sustainable future and conducting business with respect for human rights.

Our founders are former Magic Circle lawyers, who provide commercially savvy and responsible legal solutions free from conflicts.

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Your trusted partner

Bringing a multidisciplinary approach to each of our core legal practice areas, we help clients identify risks and opportunities that competitors cannot see.

We foster long-term relationships with our clients through our pricing and fee structures, which are transparent, flexible and cost-effective.

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"Suzanne is brilliant on business and human rights matters. She's very pragmatic and lovely to work with."

Chambers UK: Public International Law 2024

"She has a really good ear for what the client needs and understands this on the personal level. She also has strong technical skills."

Chambers UK: Public International Law 2024

"Suzanne was able to leverage her extensive experience in international disputes to bring clarity, certainty and strategy. She has fantastic legal nous and an amiable approach."

Chambers UK: Public International Law 2024

“Suzanne Spears is the best corporate lawyer on business and human rights.”

Legal 500 UK: Public International Law 2022

“Suzanne is very astute and has good foresight of upcoming legal risks.”

Chambers UK: Public International Law 2022

“She is fantastic and able to work out a way forward in any difficult situation.”

Chambers UK: Public International Law 2022

Practice Areas

International Law

Public and private sector entities involved in transnational business activity seek advice and representation from Paxus on matters arising under international law.

We regularly advise on dispute resolution between foreign investors and host States, or between two or more States. We design winning strategies to address the complex and far-reaching effects on global business activity of public and private international law, and cross-border regulation and enforcement initiatives.

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International Arbitration

We act as counsel to corporations and sovereign States in complex, high value and critical international commercial and investment arbitrations. We are experienced under all the major arbitration rules, with a wide range of industries and with a diverse set of countries.

We have particular experience with disputes involving the energy and mining sectors, Latin America and Africa, and environmental, social and governance issues.

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Business & Human Rights

Paxus provides strategy, due diligence and dispute resolution services with respect to business and human rights and social sustainability matters. We help multinational corporations and financial institutions develop responsible business practices and respond to emerging regulatory and litigation risks associated with national and international human rights, humanitarian and environmental law instruments.

We have experience with international arbitration and transnational tort litigation, as well as non-judicial proceedings and grievance mechanisms.

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Latest activity

Suzanne Spears to speak at a Symposium on Investors’ Obligations in International Law at the University of Geneva

17 May 2024

Suzanne Spears to speak at a Symposium on Investors’ Obligations in International Law at the University of Geneva

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Suzanne Spears ranked in the Chambers Global Guide 2024

19 March 2024

Suzanne Spears ranked in the Chambers Global Guide 2024

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Suzanne Spears to speak on a panel discussing human rights, ESG and civil society in investment arbitration at Paris Arbitration Week 2024

18 March 2024

Suzanne Spears to speak on a panel discussing human rights, ESG and civil society in investment arbitration at Paris Arbitration Week 2024

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Suzanne Spears to speak at an event focusing on ‘ESG: Legal Considerations for a Sustainable Built Environment’ organised by the UCL Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

27 February 2024

Suzanne Spears to speak at an event focusing on ‘ESG: Legal Considerations for a Sustainable Built Environment’ organised by the UCL Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

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Suzanne Spears to speak at Legal Action Worldwide’s roundtable, ‘Atrocity Crimes Litigation: Justice on the Frontlines’

8 February 2024

Suzanne Spears to speak at Legal Action Worldwide’s roundtable, ‘Atrocity Crimes Litigation: Justice on the Frontlines’

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Suzanne Spears – Reconciling Human Rights and Investor Rights: The Case of Climate Change

February 2024

Suzanne Spears – Reconciling Human Rights and Investor Rights: The Case of Climate Change

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Held v. Montana: A victory for climate advocates in the US

December 2023

Held v. Montana: A victory for climate advocates in the US

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Suzanne Spears recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2024

8 December 2023

Suzanne Spears recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2024

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Paxus LLP recognised in The Legal 500 Green Guide: United Kingdom 2024

8 December 2023

Paxus LLP recognised in The Legal 500 Green Guide: United Kingdom 2024

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Suzanne Spears to speak at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights on the implementation of the UNGPs within the context of the pharmaceutical industry

29 November 2023

Suzanne Spears to speak at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights on the implementation of the UNGPs within the context of the pharmaceutical industry

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