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Future World of Work report – one year on

How is productivity & wellbeing affected by remote working? In partnership with Leeds University Business School, Walker Morris has published the second Future World of Work report. The research explores the way we manage the boundaries between work and home and spans a broad range of individuals, companies, sectors and regions.

Upstream greenhouse gases – in or out of environmental impact assessment?

The High Court (Court) decision in An Taisce — The National Trust for Ireland v An Bord Pleanála & Ors [2021] will be of assistance to environmental impact assessors, to legal practitioners and those preparing environmental impact assessment reports (EIARs). It provides some useful guidance on understanding the concept of “indirect effects” under the EIA Directive in the context of Greenhouse Gases (GHG), particularly “upstream” GHGs, and will assist with decision-making on what scope of GHGs to include in EIARs or Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).

Prospects for trans-Pacific investment boosted

On 2 June 2021, four months after the UK’s formal application, it was announced the UK can start the process of joining the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”).

Greenwashing and consumer protection: What businesses need to know

Businesses which make claims about their ‘green’ credentials in order to promote products or services need to ensure, more than ever before, that they do not fall foul of consumer legislation. Gwendoline Davies and Nick McQueen explain and offer practical advice.

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Moves: 4 July 2016

Move of the week McDermott Will & Emery has appointed Michael Holter to the firm as a partner in its corporate team. Holter was formerly managing partner of WilmerHale’s London office, where he was based for over 20 years. He specialises in the aviation and new media sectors, advising international airlines, internet providers and satellite […]

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