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First steps towards taxonomy to address greenwashing of investments in the UK

United Kingdom - June 14 2021 Last week HM Treasury announced the establishment of a new independent group, the Green Technical Advisory Group (GTAG), to advise on the development…

Emma Rachmaninov, Holly Conyers.

The proposed Consumer Duty for UK financial services firms - a paradigm shift?

United Kingdom - May 25 2021 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has just published its Consultation Paper on a proposed Consumer Duty for financial services firms selling…

Christine Simpson, Piers Reynolds.

Berkeley Square v Lancer: A reassessment of the exceptions to the without prejudice rule under English law

United Kingdom - May 13 2021 In Berkeley Square Holdings Limited & Others v Lancer Property Asset Management Limited & Others, the English Court of Appeal has upheld the High…

Daniel Gold.

NGO brings case against central bank for alleged climate failings

European Union - April 16 2021 In the first case of its kind, the NGO ClientEarth has brought proceedings against the Belgian National Bank (BNB) on the basis that the bank has…

Anne-Laure Vincent, David Livshiz, Simon Orton, Tim Mak.

The ‘unambiguous impropriety’ exception to without prejudice privilege in English law: near-impossible?

United Kingdom - January 28 2021 The English Court of Appeal has reaffirmed the extremely narrow scope of the ‘unambiguous impropriety’ exception to without prejudice privilege. It…

Daniel Gold.