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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.



Law firms braced for third year of stagnant financials

Top firms anticipate another year in the doldrums this results season; picture more positive away from City giants The City’s top law firms are expecting a third successive year of minimal growth as the UK economy has failed to ignite in the way many anticipated a year ago. None of the top 10 firms questioned […]

Elliott triumphs in Linklaters senior partner race

Linklaters has elected Robert Elliott as its new senior partner, replacing David Cheyne after a three-way fight for the role. Global banking head Elliott saw off a challenge from litigation chief John Turnbull and European managing partner Jean-Pierre Blumberg. He will take over from Cheyne on 1 October for a five-year term. Voting closed earlier […]

Coronation treat at Simmons

The mothballs are coming off the bunting and the country is engaged in some feverish polishing of its best silver as the biggest street party for a generation is set to get underway. Yes, that’s right. Simmons & Simmons has elected Colin Passmore as its new senior partner (see story). Passmore will officially be handed […]

Isabel Davies

On the move

Reading-based Boyes Turner has boosted its commercial and technology group with the hire of CMS Cameron McKenna partner Isabel Davies. Move of the week She will work alongside IP head Sarah Hadland. At Camerons Davies was chair of the TMT group. She advises on ­contentious and ­transactional issues and her client base ­covers IT, media […]

Questionable trust

There are potential weaknesses inherent in the BVI Vista trust structure, warns Jonathan Russen QC Like the non-charitable purpose trusts that may be established in other offshore jurisdictions, the Virgin Islands Special Trusts Act 2003 (Vista) trust recognised under the laws of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a useful vehicle for the medium- to […]

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