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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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