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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.


Dechert offers leadership training in new senior associate scheme

Dechert has devised a new leadership scheme for its senior associates, as firms across the City rethink the role and progression of their younger lawyers. The programme, which was trialled from March 2021, allows senior associates at the firm to build business skills and critical thinking over two years ahead of partner interviews. The senior […]

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Dechert nears deal to secure new London premises

Dechert is preparing to relocate its London base, entering negotiations with Brewin Dolphin after the wealth manager decided to alter its moving plans. This follows Brewin Dolphin’s decision to scrap its pre-pandemic plans to relocate its City headquarters from Smithfield Street to 25 Cannon Street, having re-evaluated office space requirements amid the rise of working […]

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Goodwin strikes Dechert again to boost Paris ranks

Goodwin has hired a new partner from Dechert to bolster its life sciences and tech practice in France. Intellectual property partner Marie Fillon will work with Paris-based technology and life sciences partners Anne-Charlotte Rivière, Thomas Dupont-Sentilles and Benjamin Garçon. Rivière was also hired last April from Dechert to kickstart the practice. An expert on IP […]

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Signature’s 2019/20 turnover skyrockets by over 30 per cent

Signature Litigation enjoyed a period of extraordinary growth over the last financial year, with revenue shooting up by 31.8 per cent to £22.4m. This coincided with a profit share of 17.2 per cent paid as a proportion of base salary to all non-partners as part of its fixed profit-sharing model. The litigation boutique has been […]

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