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Pressure mounts on EU regulator to deliver on Mandatory Human Rights, Environmental and Governance Due Diligence

European Union - March 17 2021 On 10 March, the European Parliament (the "Parliament") passed a legislative initiative1 (the "Parliament Initiative") for an EU Directive on…

Jacquelyn MacLennan, Louise Lundberg.

Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc: UK Supreme Court allows Nigerian citizens' environmental damage claim to proceed against UK parent company

United Kingdom - February 19 2021 In a unanimous reversal of the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court concluded that it was at least arguable, based on the degree of control and de facto…

Cecily Higham, Emiko Singh, Jacquelyn MacLennan, Mark Clarke, Rebecca Campbell.

A Survey and In-Depth Review of Sustainability Disclosures by Small- and Mid-Cap Companies

USA - February 18 2021 In light of the continued focus on improving sustainability reporting, White & Case conducted its second annual survey and in-depth review of ESG…

Alexandra Munson, Colin J. Diamond, Danielle Herrick, Dov M. Gottlieb, Era Anagnosti, Heather Cameron, Maia Gez, Michelle B. Rutta, Scott Levi, Seth Kerschner, Taylor Pullins.

ESG enters M&A mainstream in a year of change

USA - January 29 2021 From climate change to the Black Lives Matters movement and employee health and safety, 2020 was a year that pushed environmental, social and…

Maia Gez, Patrick Sarch, Seth Kerschner, Taylor Pullins.

UK Supreme Court clarifies arbitrator’s duty of disclosure when accepting multiple appointments in related arbitrations

United Kingdom - December 2 2020 The UK Supreme Court has delivered its long-awaited decision in Halliburton v Chubb regarding an arbitrator's duty to disclose multiple appointments…

Opeyemi Longe, Tessa Crosby.