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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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Allen & Overy’s (A&O) global markets board chair Cathy Bell-Walker and Dentons’ global chair Joe Andrew have been confirmed as the keynote speakers for The Lawyer‘s Global Collaboration Summit in March. With the theme of the conference firmly on how firms are working to expand cross-border relationships, Andrew will talk delegates through Dentons’ ambitious growth […]

Conyers advises Zhiyuan on issuance of $200m bonds

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided BVI legal advice to Zhiyuan Group (BVI) Co., Ltd. in connection with the issue of US$200 million 6.2% guaranteed bonds due 2019. Zhiyuan Group (BVI) Co., Ltd. is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Jiangsu Newheadline Development Group Co., Ltd., the largest investment and financing platform of the Lianyungang Municipal Government […]

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In litigation, there is no magic circle

Our annual Top 20 cases feature this week unveils the biggest forthcoming cases of the year, the ones every advocate at the commercial bar wants to be involved in. This year, big beasts like Herbert Smith Freehills and Linklaters are on the roster along with stalwarts such as Eversheds. But the firm making the most […]

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