Alexander Rhodes

Mishcon de Reya Partner and head of Mishcon Purpose

Alexander is a Partner and Head of Mishcon Purpose. He provides strategic Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) advice and purpose-driven insight to help clients navigate the opportunities and risks presented by a rapidly changing world.

Alexander is a trusted advisor to typically international clients, with more than 15 years legal and global consultancy experience. He acts for families in relation to their personal, business and philanthropic interests; businesses seeking transition to more sustainable and resilient ways of working. He is privileged to have worked closely with governments and global leaders in their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

A seasoned litigator, he has particular expertise in the resolution of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, usually with reputational aspects, and public affairs. As a trustee and advisor, Alexander's long-term preoccupation has been balancing the imperatives of environmental conservation and human development.

He was the founding CEO of the charity Stop Ivory; head of the Secretariat to the inter-governmental Elephant Protection Initiative; and is a Chairman of Tusk Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and a Conservation Fellow of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). In 2018 the ZSL named him its Conservationist of the Year in recognition of his work supporting African governments in combatting the illegal ivory trade and in elephant conservation.

Alexander sits on the advisory board of the Athens Democracy Forum.

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