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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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Fried Frank and RPC act on Jack Wills sale to Sports Direct

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and RPC have swooped in to help apparel company Jack Wills on its restructuring sale to retailer Sports Direct. Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct agreed to buy the UK business of Jack Wills out of insolvency for up to £12.75m. KPMG was appointed as the administrators for Jack Wills earlier […]

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RPC brings in Clifford Chance operations leader as new COO

RPC has hired Clifford Chance‘s London-based general manager as its first chief operating officer in years. The firm’s year-long recruitment search for a new COO ended with the appointment of Alistair Johnson, who who will join next September and will also be part of the firm’s six-strong board. Tasked with the remit of defining the […]

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Fieldfisher hits RPC with eight-strong team raid

Fieldfisher has snapped up an eight-strong construction and projects team from RPC as it seeks to broaden its real estate practice across the country. The team includes partners Dan Preston, who headed RPC’s construction and projects division and will have a similar role at Fieldfisher, and David Thorne. Preston, who joined RPC as a senior […]

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A&O scraps derivatives product amid regulatory delays

Allen & Overy (A&O) has ceased operations around its derivatives platform due to regulatory delays, meaning that Linklaters is now the only law firm with technology offering available in this area of the market. The online platform, called Margin Xchange, was launched in April 2018 by the magic circle firm to help banks, hedge funds […]

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