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Kelly Sporn

Counsel & Senior Policy Advisor

London

Kelly Sporn
Kelly Sporn

Counsel & Senior Policy Advisor

London

Kelly is a specialist in sustainability/ESG policy and regulation. She is responsible for regulatory intelligence & trend analysis, thought leadership, external training and client briefings. She is an active participant in trade and policy fora, and is a member of the firm's Sustainability Steering Committee.

She joined A&O from the Regulatory Policy Legal team at an international bank, where she led engagement on climate risk and sustainability in the EU and the UK. Her role included working with senior management to develop strategic responses to emerging regulation and representing the bank in the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum Innovation Working Group.

Prior to joining the bank in 2017, she was a managing associate focusing on markets regulation, structured products and derivatives at a magic circle firm. She has broad in-house experience, including legal, strategy and business roles.

Kelly is also a postgraduate student with the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, where her research focuses on climate and nature-related financial risk and extrinsic drivers for strategic change.

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Sustainability/ESG and financing

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Blog Post: 27 April 2022

Sustainability/ESG ratings: does the market measure up?

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Blog Post: 31 March 2022

ISSB global sustainability disclosure proposals published

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Blog Post: 30 March 2022

Sustainability, anti-trust and merger control

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a Solicitor (England & Wales), 2011

Academic

MSt (CISL), University of Cambridge, 2021 to present

LPC, College of Law, 2008

LLB (Hons), University of London International Programme, 2007

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