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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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Robert H George

Robert H George

Robert H George is a partner in the Corporate, Finance and Infrastructure Development groups. His practice focuses on energy, infrastructure, commodities, finance and corporate matters, especially in Brazil and Latin America. George has advised some of the largest public and private companies on a host of complex legal issues, including issues associated with multi-billion-dollar international […]

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A&L Goodbody cements restructuring reputation with IBRC instruction

Irish firm A&L Goodbody has been instructed by KPMG to advise the Big 4 firm on the liquidation of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC). A deal was sealed yesterday (7 February 2013) which enables the liquidation of IBRC, formerly the Anglo Irish Bank. KPMG has appointed A&L Goodbody’s head of restructuring David Baxter to […]

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 […]

Data protection

Doing business today presents a wide variety of data protection issues. For many of our clients, the data they hold is a vital component of their day-to-day activities, but with that data comes the responsibility of ownership. We can assist our clients with their obligations in relation to their use and processing of the data […]

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A&O, Ashurst and Bakers pick up places on panel for Australia’s AMP

Australia financial services company AMP has unveiled an inaugural international legal panel, with Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Baker & McKenzie among those being awarded the mandate. Clifford Chance and Norton Rose complete the five-stong panel. The assessment and selection process, started in the second half of 2012, was let by AMP group’s general counsel Brian […]

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