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Supply chain liability of directors and officers

European Union - November 23 2022 This year’s demand letter to Shell’s board members by the NGO ClientEarth has drawn a lot of attention across corporate boards. Coupled with…

Nicolas Rücker

A new Collective Action Regime in Germany - Draft Bill on the Implementation of the EU Directive on Representative Actions

European Union, Germany - September 30 2022 The eagerly awaited first draft of the legislation to implement the EU Directive (EU) 2020/1828 on representative actions for the protection of the…

Roman Mallmann, Martin Mekat, Michael Rohls, Patrick Schroeder, Elisabeth Weber, Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden

The year ahead in ESG

USA - March 9 2022 For the coming year, as a result of regulatory, investor and customer pressures, sustainability will continue to rise as a strategic issue for boards…

Peter Allen, Deba Das, Simon Duncombe, Vanessa Jakovich, Pamela Marcogliese, David Mendel, Timothy Wilkins

German NGOs file climate-related lawsuits against German car manufactures and a gas and oil producer

Germany - November 19 2021 No vehicles with combustion engines from 2030 onwards and no gas and oil field development after 2025. These are the main objectives of four recent…

Jan Henning Buschfeld, Sarah Hillebrand

Home or away? EU Court undermines reliability of choice-of-jurisdiction clauses

European Union, United Kingdom - January 29 2021 Jurisdiction is an essential factor in determining the cost, duration and ultimate success of a lawsuit. Litigating in a foreign language can slow…

Hendric Labonté