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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.


DLA Piper named Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law in JUVE manual

DLA Piper has been named Law Firm of the Year in Germany for Insurance Law in the JUVE manual Law Firms 2013/2014. Held annually, German publishing house JUVE honours law firms that have been particularly successful and involved in notable transactions in the market with an award. JUVE commended DLA Piper’s global network of lawyers […]

Government proposals for reform of TUPE

The UK government has published a response to the consultation on reform of the TUPE Regulations that it carried out earlier this year. Having taken account of the 178 consultation responses, the reforms that the government is now proposing are considerably less radical than those that it was originally considering. In particular, there has been […]

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Debevoise and Linklaters win roles on Russian metal group’s $1bn Eurobond offering

Debevoise & Plimpton, Linklaters and Irish firm Arthur Cox have won roles in the placement of a $1bn (£621.6m) seven-year Eurobond with an annual coupon rate of 5.55 per cent by Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel. The deal, which closed yesterday (28 October), is the first debt instrument issued by the company under Rule 144A/Reg […]


Press Association turns to The Economist Group for new GC

PA Group, the parent company of the UK Press Association, has named The Economist’s senior legal counsel Stephen Godsell as group general counsel.  Godsell joined The Economist from Clifford Chance in 2007 and will manage all of PA Group’s legal and company secretarial matters in his new role. It is understood that he is replacing […]


Merchants Tavern and Berners Tavern

This week Brecher managing partner Nicky Richmond finds taste is a little lacklustre at the Berners Tavern but the Merchants Tavern is full of flavour. Apparently, a tavern is somewhere that serves wine and an inn is somewhere that serves beer and ale. According to Wikipedia, in the UK, the word “tavern” is no longer […]

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