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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.

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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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