Sustainable finance

Climate change and sustainability are set to be defining issues of this decade. As a future facing law firm, we are committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs. 

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    I. Background While Level 1 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR”) has been applicable for over a year, the investment funds managers have been facing uncertainties with regards to the timing and interpretation of the SFDR Level 2 requirements, set out as regulatory technical standards (“RTS”). On 14 July ...

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    In the matter of Tecnimont Arabia Limited (“Tecnimont”) v National Westminster Bank plc (“Bank”) [2022] EWHC 1172 (Comm), the High Court has held that the Bank was not unjustly enriched at the expense of Tecnimont. This is the latest in an ever-increasing body of caselaw which involves the victims of ...

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    1. Background On 16 May 2022, the draft report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2011/61/EU on alternative investment fund managers (the AIFMD) and Directive 2009/65/EC on undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (the UCITSD) as regards delegation arrangements, ...

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    We now have the long-awaited decision of Mr Justice Hildyard in Autonomy & ors v Michael Richard Lynch & anr [2022] EWHC 1178 (Ch). The judgment is long and deals with a multitude of issues. This article is focussed on issues pertinent to s.90A/Sch 10A of the Financial Services and ...

  • DI

    On 20 April 2022, the FCA published PS22/3, setting out its policy statement and final rules on diversity and inclusion on company boards and executive management (Policy Statement) building on the proposals in Consultation Paper 21/24 (CP21/24). The Policy Statement introduces new Listing Rules (Listing Rules) and amendments to the ...

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