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Shale gas: EU Parliament votes for mandatory environmental impact assessment
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • October 14 2013

Unconventional gas projects may be added to the list of projects for which an environmental impact assessment (EIA) must be undertaken before


UK action plan on business and human rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 3 2013

The UK Government has launched an action plan for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Action Plan sets out


New planning guidance for shale gas development
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 24 2013

The Government published Planning Practice Guidance for onshore oil and gas on Friday 19 July. This guidance follows the Government announcement in


UK shale gas: consultation on tax proposals published
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 19 2013

At Budget 2013 the Government announced that a new tax allowance would be introduced to support the development of the UK's shale gas industry. Today


Business and human rights what this means for the ICT sector: European Commission publishes guide on UN principles
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • July 10 2013

The European Commission has published guidance for companies in the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector on meeting the corporate


European Commission publishes employment and recruitment sector guide: corporate responsibility to respect human rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • July 1 2013

The European Commission has published guidance for the employment and recruitment sector on meeting the corporate responsibility to respect human


European Commission publishes oil and gas sector guide: corporate responsibility to respect human rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • July 1 2013

The European Commission has published guidance for companies in the oil and gas sector on meeting the corporate responsibility to respect human


Shale gas developments not brought within English nationally significant infrastructure planning regime further guidance awaited
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2013

The UK Government has stated that it will not be including shale gas extraction within the nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP)


Equator Principles III released
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Global
  • May 23 2013

The Equator Principles Association (EPA) has released the third version of the Equator Principles (EPs) for managing environmental and social risks


Parliamentary Committee report makes recommendations to facilitate exploration of shale gas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 21 2013

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee has concluded that further shale gas exploration is necessary to improve current estimates of