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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.


Wall St Woes: Dodging Rodgin

Careful conflict checking is more relevant than ever on Wall Street. Careful conflict checking is more relevant than ever on Wall Street. But finding a law firm equipped and able to advise the US government on its $700bn bailout can’t have been an easy task for Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and his gang. Simpson Thacher […]

Sullivan, Davis Polk win roles on $37.8bn AIG deal

Sullivan & Cromwell and Davis Polk & Wardwell have secured roles on US insurance giant AIG’s additional $37.8bn funding. Sullivan & Cromwell chairman Rodgin Cohen is leading a team advising AIG, while Davis Polk & Wardwell partners Bradley Smith and Marshall Huebner are advising the US Treasury and the New York Federal Bank. The move […]

Federal reserve leaves Wachovia deal in stasis

It was literally a last-minute intervention. At 11.59am on Wednesday 8 October, the Federal Reserve extended its standstill on Citigroup’s lawsuit over Wells Fargo’s bid for US bank Wachovia. Wachovia’s lawyers at Boies Schiller & Flexner, Citigroup’s litigators at Gregory P Joseph Law Offices and Wells Fargo’s lawyers at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz were […]

Shearman bulks up arbitration in Washington, DC

Shearman & Sterling has bulked up its US international arbitration group, moving Singapore partner John Savage to its Washington DC office. The move reflect the firm’s increased focus on international arbitration in the US. Shearman head of international arbitration, Emmanuel Gaillard, said: “The US environment for arbitration is changing and there is an increased need […]

Separated at birth

Famed for his England strike partnership with Alan Shearer, footballer Teddy Sheringham has made an unconventional move into the legal industry. Footballers generally open pubs once they retire from the beautiful game, but Sheringham, in the guise of Walkers marketing man David Byrne, has opted for a new challenge.

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