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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.


Careers: In brief

A new organisation, the General Counsel 100 Group (GC100), has been established for in-house lawyers working within the FTSE 100. The group was launched on 9 March and has a membership comprising the senior legal officers of more than 50 FTSE 100 companies. GC100 has been created in response to the increasing volume and complexity […]

Nauta’s life sciences team gains Derks star

Dutch giant Nauta Dutilh is ramping up its life sciences practice with the hire of CMS Derks Star Busmann partner Carla Schoonderbeek. Schoonderbeek was previously head of the life sciences group at Derks and co-chair of the European life sciences practice group of the CMS alliance. She is particularly known for European regulatory matters and is […]

All Yank together

With more mergers in the past year than most people have hot dinners, few can blame the DLA partnership for a little identity confusion. At a recent bash, one DLA partner approached a former colleague (who has since departed for a US firm) to ask: “What’s it like being at a Yank firm then?” To […]

DLA Piper pips rivals to World Trade Centre instruction

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has defeated New York’s real estate elite to secure a glamour instruction to advise the Port Authority of New York on the redevelopment of the World Trade Centre site. The firm, led by New York partner Martin Polevoy, secured the instruction last month following a competitive tender process. It is […]

Let’s drink to The Lawyer

As every lawyer knows, the only gong worth winning is none other than the ones handed out by The Lawyer at its glitzy awards ceremony, or the legal Oscars. So it’s no wonder Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), which scooped the coveted Law Firm of The Year Award at last year’s event, wants to shout about […]

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