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Greenwashing: Don’t get caught out – ThinkHouse

Environmental and sustainability claims have been high on the agenda for many businesses for some time now, and with the Competition and Markets Authority’s recent introduction of its Green Claims Code, it’s even more important that businesses get it right and avoid exaggerating their environmental credentials.

Snapshot: Supreme Court holds no attribution where director’s “secret” profits in issue

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has recently delivered helpful guidance on the principles to be applied when dealing with attribution of knowledge between a company and its wrongdoing directors; particularly in the context of breaches of duty by directors in exploiting corporate opportunities belonging to the company to receive secret profits.

Continued rise of energy performance of buildings requirements

In July 2021, the European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2021 (the 2021 Regulations) were published, followed swiftly by government guidance on how to apply the 2021 Regulations (the Technical Guidance). The publication of the 2021 Regulations and accompanying Technical Guidance underscores the continued focus on improving the energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings performance (other than dwellings) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by boosting renovation obligations.

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Clifford Chance wins £2m Covid vaccine contract

The UK Government has re-appointed Clifford Chance as its legal adviser for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, with the value of the firm’s mandate rising by a third. The magic circle firm was selected last year by the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy department to help the governmental taskforce overseeing manufacturing centres and the distribution of […]

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Clifford Chance partner joins John Lewis as next GC

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed a Clifford Chance partner to lead its legal, company secretariat, business support and data privacy teams. Real estate finance partner Jane Cheong Tung Sing, who is based in London, will join as the Partnership general counsel after more than 20 years at the magic circle firm. She spent her […]

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Clifford Chance elections move up a gear as five candidates emerge

Five partners have put themselves forward to become Clifford Chance’s next managing partner, as the firm looks set to vote later this year. The election takes place as incumbent Matthew Layton nears the end of his term, at which point he is understood to be leaving the magic circle firm. While other names emerged early on, […]

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Profit focus pays off as Clifford Chance PEP jumps 9 per cent

In its last set of financials under leader Matthew Layton, Clifford Chance has reported a 9 per cent rise in PEP, though revenue growth stalled after gains made in the previous financial year. Turnover went up by 1 per cent from £1.803bn to £1.828bn, growing at a much lower rate compared to the six per […]

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