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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.


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Valuable history lessons

Those administering estates should look into the causes of death of people with military connections If a member of the armed forces is killed at war their estate is exempt from inheritance tax. This exemption, although perhaps not widely known among the general public, is something most practitioners who deal with estate administration will be […]

Former BLP partners launch tax boutique with CMS lawyer

Two former tax partners from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) have joined forces with a consultant from CMS Cameron McKenna to launch tax boutique Rosetta Tax. Former BLP partners Linda Adelson and Charles Goddard established the boutique at the beginning of the year in conjunction with barrister Peter Mason, who is currently still a consultant at […]

Law a la mode — Winter 2012–13 (China and global spending)

The Hong Kong editorial team is pleased to bring to you this Winter 2012–13 edition of Law à la Mode, the legal magazine distributed to selected contacts around the world by DLA Piper’s Fashion, Retail and Design group. In the wake of Christmas and with new year sales hitting the stores, retailers are in the […]

Antitrust and competition

With more than 70 lawyers worldwide, Mayer Brown is recognised as a leading antitrust practice by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Global Competition Review. We have more than 70 lawyers practicing antitrust and competition law who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality service in meeting clients’ needs. We fully understand today’s complex competition […]


White & Case and Speechly advise on Handelsbanken-Heartwood deal

White & Case and Speechly Bircham have landed roles as Swedish bank Handelsbanken acquires wealth and investment manager Heartwood Wealth Group, marking the bank’s first acquisition in the UK market. White & Case is acting for Handelsbanken. London M&A partner Gavin Weir led the corporate side of the team and was supported by associates Kim Alcantara […]

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