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Drafting contracts - key lessons from 2021

United Kingdom - February 11 2022 The stability of English contract law is one of the reasons why it is a popular choice of law to govern commercial contracts and indeed there were no…

Sarah Hawes, Robert Moore, Sarah Pollock

Global M&A Outlook 2022: ESG and acquisitions

Global - February 9 2022 Beyond a mounting execution and DD risk for deals, ESG factors are now driving some transactions outright WHY IS ESG IMPORTANT? Environmental, social…

Antony Crockett, Joseph Fisher, Timothy Stutt

Consolidated Corporate Update

United Kingdom - January 14 2022 This half-yearly update briefing summarises the major developments in UK corporate law and regulation which have occurred over the last six months and…

Stuart Ayers, Caroline Hagg, Sarah Hawes, Antonia Kirkby, Erica MacDonald

Government consultation on due diligence and reporting requirements for forest risk commodities

United Kingdom - December 17 2021 The Environment Act 2021, which received Royal Assent on 9 November 2021, sets out a new regime in relation to the use of “forest risk commodities”…

Silke Goldberg, Gavin Williams

Law Commission paper on smart legal contracts

United Kingdom - December 3 2021 The Law Commission has published a paper which confirms that English law can accommodate smart legal contracts without the need for statutory reform…

Robert Moore, Gavin Williams