Beata is an associate in the Regulatory and Political Due Diligence practice at Global Counsel. With a specialisation in human rights and supply chain analysis, she has extensive experience working with both investors and their portfolio companies, as well as corporates, to ensure compliance with ethical standards. Beata is trained in human rights due diligence, with a Master’s degree in Human Rights from LSE, and a background in finance, including investment banking and financial consulting, and has also worked in think tanks and NGOs.

At GC, she focuses on advising investors to mitigate political risk and policy implications of asset purchases globally, with a particular interest in UK and CEE.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Advising investors on the impact of the conflict in Ukraine as well as the changing political and regulatory environment in the CEE region.
  • Assisting corporates to pinpoint methods for enhancing human rights policy documents, and providing teach-ins of short-, medium- and long-term sustainability developments likely to impact key markets and business activities.
  • Supporting a leading provider of international education in understanding the main drives behind the UK higher education space, especially around pathway providers and international students from China.

Latest Insights by Beata Stepantchenko

General Politics

The UK’s (absent) regulation of human rights risks

General Politics

During her time as Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss strongly condemned China’s targeting of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. She stated that evidence showed forced labour, severe restrictions on freedom of religion, the separation of parents from their children, forced birth control, and mass incarceration. She reiterated the UK’s commitment to hold…

Read more

View all Insights by Beata Stepantchenko