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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | European Union, Germany | 30 Sep 2022

German court dismisses climate-related lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz

The Regional Court Stuttgart dismissed a climate-related claim brought by the German NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) against Mercedes-Benz AG on 13…
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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Sep 2022

Setback for defendants in international environmental group claims

The judgment of the Court of Appeal on 8 July in Municipio de Mariana v BHP Group (UK) Ltd and BHP Group Limited [2022] confirms once again the…
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Robins Kaplan LLP | USA | 15 Sep 2022

US Averts Rail Workers Strike With Last-Minute Tentative Deal

As if we needed to say it, a potential rail workers’ strike would not be ideal for the American supply chain. The walkout “could exacerbate the…
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Dentons | Italy, OECD | 12 Sep 2022

Litigating climate change in Italy

The sharp increase in the number of climate change litigation cases at the international level suggests that this is a quiet beginning for an already…
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Travers Smith LLP | United Kingdom | 23 Aug 2022

The cost of doing business: Dyson and global value chain liability

There is a growing trend amongst activists and claimant law firms to pursue novel causes of action against companies for acts or omissions that…
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Goodwin Procter LLP | USA | 15 Aug 2022

ESG Considerations for Public Companies

Environmental, social, and governance factors help investors measure the sustainability and social impact of a business…
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Troutman Pepper | USA | 10 Aug 2022

Can You Enforce an International Arbitration Award That’s Been Set Aside?

On July 8, the Second Circuit affirmed a refusal to enforce a $1.8 billion arbitration award (now worth approximately $2.7 billion with interest)…
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Travers Smith LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Aug 2022

Parent company liability hurdles and "class actions": what comes next?

Since the Supreme Court's rulings in Vedanta Resources Plc v Lungowe [2019] UKSC 20 ("Vedanta") and HRH Emere Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell [2021] UKSC…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 22 Jul 2022

Accountancy and modern slavery - is the industry doing enough?

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) has long been criticised for not doing enough to ensure corporates take real steps to mitigate the risk of…
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Shearman & Sterling LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Jul 2022

UK court gives the green light to mass environmental claim

In a significant development for environmental litigation in the U.K., the English Court of Appeal has allowed a £5 billion damages claim brought by…
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