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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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Reducing capital by solvency statement – hints and tips for directors

The ICAEW has recently issued a helpsheet on the reduction of share capital under the Companies Act 2006. This forms the background to this alert in which we set out some useful guidance for directors when considering a reduction of share capital under the solvency statement procedure introduced by the Act. Click on the link […]

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Bedell Cristin picks up Mourant Ozannes partner for corporate boost

Channel Islands firm Bedell Cristin has appointed Mourant Ozannes partner David Moore as a consultant in its Guernsey office. Moore, a corporate and finance specialist, joins Bedell Cristin after 20 years practice on the island, at Mourant Ozannes legacy firm Ozannes prior to its 2010 merger (8 February 2010) with Jersey firm Mourant du Feu […]

Litigation and arbitration

Every day companies must manage the myriad risks inherent in doing business internationally or locally. When disputes arise, many of the world’s leading companies turn to our global team of experienced litigators to represent their interests. With more than 1,400 dispute resolution lawyers globally, including many lawyers recognised as leaders in their fields by the […]

Liquidated damages in the UAE

International contractors from common law jurisdictions will be familiar with the concept of liquidated damages. A typical clause will provide that should the contractor fail to complete by a date stipulated in the contract, or any extended date, he shall pay or allow the employer to deduct liquidated damages at the rate of ‘X’ per […]

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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 […]

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