Ranajoy Basu Named Private Practice Champion of the Year by Legal 500 - McDermott Will & Emery

Ranajoy Basu Named Private Practice Champion of the Year by Legal 500


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to share that Partner Ranajoy Basu has been named Environmental/Sustainability – Private Practice Champion of the Year (client-side) as part of The Legal 500 UK ESG Awards 2024.

A pioneer in adaptive sustainable development and impact finance, Ranajoy has made a significant contribution to the space through structuring impact bonds and other cutting-edge impact finance solutions. What sets Ranajoy apart is his extraordinary passion and drive to create a positive social impact around the world using the law and finance as an instrument of innovation.

McDermott was additionally shortlisted for:

  • Best Law Firm Advisory Team – Sustainable Finance: McDermott’s impact finance team, led by Ranajoy and supported by Priya Taneja and Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan, acted as lead counsel to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in launching a landmark Global Islamic Fund for Refugees – an innovative, first-of-its-kind $500 million Shariah-compliant global fund, established to address the developmental and humanitarian needs of millions of forcibly displaced people.
  • Women in Law – Best Initiative to Attract and Retain Talent: Guided by an #AlwaysBetter mantra, McDermott launched Women Together London, a networking group created to empower positive change and provide a more balanced and gender-neutral workplace. Since its launch, the hands-on, all-women network has fostered an even more inclusive, encouraging environment for women in McDermott’s London office.

The recognitions highlight McDermott’s continued focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, and our commitment to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.

View the 2024 honorees here.


The Legal 500 UK ESG awards aim to celebrate the very best ESG initiatives across the UK legal market – private practice, in-house and the Bar. This prestigious first-time event will see organisations and individuals recognised for their efforts to bring about change across all aspects of ESG; including diversity & inclusion and environmental and sustainability strategy.

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