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01 Dec
2015

Cherie Blair speaks at the Global African Investment Summit 2016

Chair of Omnia Strategy, Cherie Blair, spoke at the 2nd Global African Investment Summit hosted in London today.

Joining the Corporate Africa panel together with The Abraaj Group, Bechtel, Safaricom, Vodafone, Prudential and PWC, Mrs Blair discussed the role of the African private sector in driving the transformation of the continent.

She will also be participating in a workshop co-organised with Veracity Worldwide to discuss the key questions that investors should consider to avoid the pitfalls of failed investments and achieve lasting gains.

18 Nov
2015

Omnia Strategy speaking at 4th UN forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva

Today Omnia Strategy participated in a panel session at the 4th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The session, entitled “Putting the UNGPs into Practice: Making Business Sense of Human Rights” saw Omnia’s Adam Smith-Anthony assume the role of legal advisor to a corporate in a discussion about a fictitious role-play scenario, aimed at addressing the complexities of operationalising the UNGP’s in business.

10 Nov
2015

UN FORUM SERIES: Where does human rights fit within business? – Adam Smith-Anthony and Laura Edwards

This post was contributed by Adam Smith-Anthony, senior Associate and co-lead of the Business & Human Rights team at Omnia Strategy LLP, and Laura Edwards, Associate at Omnia Strategy LLP.

04 Nov
2015

Human Rights in Business

Human Rights in Business Omnia Strategy – Modern Slavery Act alert

03 Nov
2015

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Human Rights in Business: New supply chain reporting requirements for corporates in the UK.

23 Oct
2015

Cherie Blair addresses State Advocates and Lawyers at the 5th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference 2015

Cherie Blair CBE, QC delivered the keynote speech at the 5th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference in Prague on 22nd October 2015. Cherie addressed State Advocates and Lawyers from across the world on the important topic, “Developments in the Enforcement of BIT Awards”.

On 23rd October 2015, Mrs Blair and the Omnia Strategy team facilitated a roundtable discussion with a select audience of State Advocates focusing on sharing experience and best practices in the area of BIT negotiations and investment treaty arbitration.

14 Oct
2015

Omnia in Georgia training on international dispute resolution and BITs

Mrs Blair was invited to Georgia by Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani to hold two day’s training on the prevention of international litigations, management and bilateral investment agreements at Educational Centre of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.

24 Sep
2015

ACC General Counsel Summit

Cherie Blair delivered a keynote speech at the ACC General Counsel Summit on 11 September 2015. The focus of the event was the legal and business issues at the heart of the practice of general counsel and chief legal officers working for multinational companies.

25 Aug
2015

Lecture on Business and Human Rights to the Sri Lanka Bar Association

Cherie Blair gave a special lecture on Business and Human Rights to members of the Sri Lanka Bar Association

18 Aug
2015

Rwandan intelligence chief will not be extradited to Spain

Rwanda’s Chief of Intelligence and Security Services, Lieutenant General Karenzi Karake, has been freed unconditionally