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Regulating EU and non-EU ESG rating providers: Ready for the new EU rules?

European Union - February 27 2024 On 22 February 2024, the EU achieved a significant milestone when MEPs in the European Parliament's Economic Affairs Committee (ECON) approved the…

ESG regulation and litigation in 2024: what’s on the horizon for UK financial institutions?

United Kingdom - February 16 2024 ESG continues to be a priority for financial services firms in the UK this year, both at a strategic level when forward-looking decisions are being…

The Loss and Damage Fund at COP28 - a step in the right direction

Global - February 14 2024 Following the conclusion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) at the end of last year, businesses and States have been considering…

Navigating the new scope of the German Supply Chain Act and looking ahead for the EU

European Union, Germany - February 7 2024 The German Supply Chain Act (LkSG) now applies to business entities in Germany with over 1,000 employees. This new broader scope (since 1 January…

Unveiling NCP Procedures: Delving into Dutch NCP Procedures

Netherlands - February 2 2024 The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) have been updated. These are government-backed non-binding recommendations…

Antitrust & sustainability - takeaways from our recent debate

United Kingdom - January 31 2024 Fresh in the wake of trailblazing new “green” guidance in a number of jurisdictions, and rising anti-ESG litigation in others, we were delighted to…

Court dismisses climate-related judicial review against FCA

United Kingdom - January 26 2024 Last year the environmental NGO ClientEarth sought permission from the High Court to bring a judicial review of the FCA’s decision to approve the…

Hydrogen horizons: new developments for a global hydrogen market at COP28

Global - January 17 2024 Two goals of the recent COP28 discussions in Dubai in December 2023 were the development of international hydrogen value chains and the facilitation…

Important Expansion of the German Supply Chain Duty of Care Act - including applicability to non-German Companies

Germany - January 9 2024 Germany’s Supply Chain Duty of Care Act (the German Supply Chain Act) is currently the strictest supply chain law globally. In force since 2023…

Reforms for Level 2 of the European sustainability disclosure framework: ESAs publish final report on revision of SFDR RTS

European Union - January 8 2024 On December 4, 2023, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) released their final report, focusing on a comprehensive review of the Regulatory…