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Upstream greenhouse gases – in or out of environmental impact assessment?

The High Court (Court) decision in An Taisce — The National Trust for Ireland v An Bord Pleanála & Ors [2021] will be of assistance to environmental impact assessors, to legal practitioners and those preparing environmental impact assessment reports (EIARs). It provides some useful guidance on understanding the concept of “indirect effects” under the EIA Directive in the context of Greenhouse Gases (GHG), particularly “upstream” GHGs, and will assist with decision-making on what scope of GHGs to include in EIARs or Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).

Prospects for trans-Pacific investment boosted

On 2 June 2021, four months after the UK’s formal application, it was announced the UK can start the process of joining the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”).

Greenwashing and consumer protection: What businesses need to know

Businesses which make claims about their ‘green’ credentials in order to promote products or services need to ensure, more than ever before, that they do not fall foul of consumer legislation. Gwendoline Davies and Nick McQueen explain and offer practical advice.

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Kirkland corporate partner departs for Dechert

Kirkland & Ellis has lost a corporate partner to Dechert, the latest in a spate of departures from its London office. Dechert has taken on Mark Thompson, a corporate partner in the London office advising on private equity and real estate. He was made up to partner in 2017, having been an associate since 2015. He […]

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45 PAs to exit as Linklaters wraps voluntary redundancy process

Linklaters has concluded a voluntary redundancy programme for all of its London secretaries and PAs. 45 legal secretaries and PAs in both the practice and business teams in London have chosen to take up the opportunity of voluntary redundancy, the firm has said. A spokesperson for the firm said in a statement: “We are pleased […]

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