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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.



Insolvency mandate analysis: Unhappy snaps

In the first of our regular round-ups of the deals and legal personalities of the month just passed, casualties of the credit crunch were to the fore, including Jessops January was characterised by the flurry of high street casualties, confirming that Christmas had not halted the market gloom. Ashurst partner Giles Boothman advised Jessops in […]


Bright spot

Deal activity is at a record level and heading upwards in Turkey In some countries a grand total of just over 300 M&A deals for the year may seem pretty low, even in the present economy. But in fast-growing and still-emerging Turkey, the volume of M&A activity last year was the highest for at least […]

Paul Webb

Webb, Paul

Paul Webb has wide experience in representing corporate and individual clients in relation to commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and equity fund raising. He acts for clients from a wide range of business sectors, but with a focus on the technology and cleantech sectors. Webb has advised a large number of overseas […]

2013 — what to expect on the European competition policy front

2013 is likely to see a continued commitment to efficient and pragmatic enforcement, but also an EU Commission and an EU Commissioner increasingly willing to court controversy in key strategic markets. Click on the link above to download this Baker & McKenzie briefing.


The Curtis Environmental group provides clients with practical, cost-effective solutions to the environmental issues that have become an increasingly fundamental part of business operations. Armed with a solid grasp of clients’ strategic goals, structures and resources, the group advises public and private companies, governmental entities, private equity firms and other investors and real estate developers […]

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