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Australian Court Grants Shareholders Access to Bank's Internal Documents to Assess Alignment With Climate Change Commitments

Australia - December 10 2021 In a landmark development, shareholders of a major Australian bank have been granted access to internal documents that record the bank's consideration…

Jennifer L. Chambers, Annie E Leeks, Tim L'Estrange, Michael G. Lundberg, Mahesh V. Parlikad

Climate Change Class Action Relating to Australian Sovereign Bonds Permitted to Proceed

Australia - December 9 2021 There has been a proliferation of climate change-related litigation against Australian government entities over recent years. The majority of these…

Jennifer L. Chambers, Annie E Leeks, Michael Legg, Tim L'Estrange, Michael G. Lundberg

German Regulator Combats Greenwashing by Proposing Guidelines on "Sustainable" Investment Funds

Germany - August 11 2021 The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority ("BaFin") has published a consultation on draft guidelines for sustainable investment funds…

Mathias Raabe

European Large Asset Managers Now Unable to Opt Out of Article 4 SFDR

European Union - June 14 2021 After June 30, 2021, large asset managers will no longer have the option to "explain" noncompliance with Article 4 of EU Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on…

Patrizia Gioiosa, Philippe Goutay, Linda A. Hesse, Aidan Lawes, Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville

Model Terms Demanded for Cloud Service Agreements with European Banks

European Union - May 21 2021 An interest group of EU banks that was formed to assist European financial institutions with their use of public cloud technology recently suggested…

Undine von Diemar, Philippe Goutay, Olivier Haas, Jörg Hladjk, Aidan Lawes