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Elsa Savourey

Elsa Savourey

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Elsa advises clients on business and human rights. She is the firm-wide coordinator of our Global Business and Human Rights Practice.

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Experience

Elsa advises French and international clients from the private and public sector on compliance with international, domestic and sectorial business and human rights standards. This includes helping clients to identify, prevent and mitigate human rights risks in supply chains and raising her clients' awareness of the opportunities that can arise from compliance with such standards. In particular, Elsa accompanies clients in the operationalisation of responsible production in their activities and global supply chains, and in securing social licences to operate at the various stages of the international infrastructure project lifecycle. 

Elsa has built recognised expertise in relation to the French Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law – which is a significant landmark in the Business and Human Rights movement. She has published extensively (in French and English) on the Law, and advises a broad range of clients on its implementation.

Elsa is passionate about raising awareness of business and human rights amongst legal professionals and students. She is a tutor at the Sciences Po Law School Clinic and an officer of the International Bar Association's CSR Committee. She regularly publishes in leading French and international journals and has presented her work at prominent academic institutions and conferences. 

Background

Elsa studied law and political sciences and is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Sciences Po Paris and Sorbonne Paris I. She is a member of the Paris Bar.