Ruth Knox

Ruth Knox

Corporate Managing Associate, London

“I am a regulatory lawyer specialising in environmental, product and sustainability regulation. I am a member of the firm’s Automotive Sector and have advised clients on emerging legal developments in respect of alternative fuel-powered and autonomous vehicles. I am also a member of the firm’s Crisis Management team, advising on compliance and risk management.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Ruth is a regulatory lawyer who advises on the allocation and management of product, health and safety and environmental liabilities in corporate transactions. Ruth has advised on various sustainability and product regulatory regimes including the Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS), energy efficiency, electric and autonomous vehicles and mandatory UK energy and carbon reporting. 

She has also advised on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and EU Sustainable Finance package. 

She is a member of the Linklaters Crisis Management response team and has worked on a number of highly sensitive crisis mandates of international profile. 

Work highlights 
Key highlights from Ruth’s experience include:
 
  • providing crisis management, regulatory advice and project management services to a client in relation to a major product liability incident
  • advising Unilever in respect of the environment, health and safety and product-related risks and liabilities associated with the €6.825bn sale of Unilever’s global spreads business
  • advising National Grid in relation to the environment, health and safety risks and liabilities associated with its sale of four distribution networks as part of a hive-down and share sale
  • advising a mining company on the allocation of liability for contaminated land as part of a carve-out
  • advising a mining company on the environment, health and safety risks and liabilities associated with its businesses in an emerging market jurisdiction and completing an analysis of the physical and legal interdependencies existing between the businesses

 

Professional experience

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

Her written publications include “Should competition authorities integrate environmental protection into competition policy?” 2009 Global Antitrust Review; The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy.

Ruth is ranked in Chambers & Partners as an Associate to Watch and has received plaudits for her "very commercial" approach from clients, who cite her "knowledge of emerging issues" as a key strength.

Education and qualifications

Ruth studied Law with French Law at the London School of Economics and Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg III. She holds a Master of Laws from University College London (with Distinction).

 

She speaks English and French.