Ben McQuhae & Co welcomes Dr Daniel Cash to enhance our global ESG law expertise focusing on Greenwashing and ESG Ratings

We are thrilled to announce Dr Daniel Cash has joined us to enhance our global ESG law expertise focusing on Greenwashing and ESG Ratings.


Daniel is recognised globally as an expert in credit ratings and the role of credit rating agencies in responsible finance, ESG ratings, financial regulation, and managing greenwashing risk. He is the founder of the Credit Rating Research Initiative, the Greenwashing Research Project, and the Aspiring Black Lawyers initiative, an Associate Professor in Law at Aston University in the UK, and a Fulbright Scholar at NYU Stern Business School. Daniel has authored eight books and more than thirty articles, and has advised global organisations such as the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, and the Nigerian Government.


Ben McQuhae & Co is a law firm established in Hong Kong in 2021 uniquely committed to sustainability and innovation that provides legal support only to projects that make a positive impact through alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The firm has been described as the only true ESG law firm on the planet, is recognised in ESG and law, and has been a winner of the INSEAD Business as a Force for Good Award. Core focus areas include sustainable finance & fintech, ESG regulatory risk management, carbon markets, impact funds, energy transition, supply chain, and circular economy.

Daniel Cash’s appointment demonstrates the firm’s strategy to build a global and uniquely multi-disciplinary strategic advisory firm to support more clients in more key markets, with the firm providing the link to legal and regulatory advice. The global imperative to transition to a more sustainable future and the increasingly global nature of ESG-related regulations and emerging trends means ESG skills are becoming as important as legal skills to our clients. In furtherance of our commitment to applying our skills as legal professionals to contribute to building a sustainable future, we hope to support a growing and increasingly underserved market with our law + ESG service. 

Founding partner Ben McQuhae commented:

I am very happy to welcome Daniel to the firm and our team of eminent ESG lawyers. Daniel is a recognised thought leader in financial regulation and ESG whose understanding of credit ratings and managing greenwashing risks is unrivalled. With ESG becoming increasingly regulated globally, our clients will benefit greatly from Daniel’s experience and energy.”

Dr Daniel Cash commented:

The growth of ESG and sustainability, together with the infrastructure that supports it, is now of critical concern for modern business. How to understand ESG and then how to interpret and foresee how key economic actors translate sustainability-readiness must now be at the forefront of the modern business leader. The business world is transforming, and the modern business leader will be seeking to transform also.

I am therefore excited to join forces with Ben McQuhae & Co, the first law firm to truly integrate sustainability into its core offering. Together, we offer the market a distinct and elevated expertise that can get right to the heart of breaking developments, critical issues that affect the modern business, and then provide the necessary support to help the modern business truly excel.

Understanding underlying principles and then using that foundation to implement sustainability within your operations can give your company the edge in this hyper-competitive marketplace. Whether it is thinking differently about greenwashing and protecting against it, learning how to better integrate ESG principles, or designing better frameworks to deal with ESG ratings, Ben McQuhae & Co is at the cutting edge of providing your business with what it needs.”

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