Claire Rogers

Claire Kernick

ESG Managing Associate, London

“I use my knowledge and experience of sustainability issues to help clients operate their business amid increasing legal, regulatory and investor-led ESG requirements. In a complex and fast-evolving landscape, I help clients to navigate the climate transition while maximising strategic opportunities and minimising litigation and reputational risk.”


Professional experience

Education and qualifications


Claire is a Managing Associate in Linklaters’ Environment & Climate Change practice. She is part of the firm’s global cross-practice ESG team.

Claire has a background advising on a range of corporate matters including public and private M&A, equity capital markets transactions and various corporate advisory matters.

Claire holds a CFA Certificate in ESG Investing, giving her a valuable insight into key ESG issues facing clients such as integrating ESG into investment decision-making and engagement strategies.

Work highlights

Her recent work focuses on:

  • Environmental and social aspects of strategic corporate transactions, investments and project financings across multiple sectors.
  • ESG regulation, including the EU sustainable finance package, the TCFD, greenhouse gas reporting, and modern slavery and human rights laws.
  • Risk, governance and crisis matters and the development of effective governance and compliance functions.
  • Net zero trajectories, scope 3 emissions reporting and related insetting/offsetting programmes.

Professional experience

Claire is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales.

Claire has spent time on secondment to our Hong Kong office (2016) and to the office of the Linklaters Senior Partner and Chair (2018).

She is a Diversity & Inclusion Champion for the Linklaters Corporate Division.

Education and qualifications

Claire holds a First Class degree in Law from Jesus College, University of Cambridge.