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Climate change and sustainability are set to be defining issues of this decade. CMS is committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.
The shift to a sustainable energy sector and the decarbonisation of existing energy systems, a growing market for sustainable investments, increased focus on ESG criteria in urban planning, tax reforms and sustainability incentives to reach climate goals – these are just a few of the developments that are shaping the business environment.
Our teams are helping clients to navigate this rapidly evolving legal and regulatory landscape and advising on first-of-their-kind deals.
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In connection with the entry into force on 10 March 2021 of the European regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation ("SFDR"), the Belgian regulator (“FSMA”) has set out a number of practical guidelines in a communication dated 9 March 2021, some of ...
In December 2020, in a true sign of the times, water entered Wall Street. Just like oil, it is now a rare commodity. It is now possible to hedge against a water shortage by entering into futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Faced with the ravages of pollution on ...
Key action point On 26 October 2020, the European Commission launched its public consultation on sustainable corporate governance (Consultation). The Consultation closes on 8 February 2021 and we would remind clients that this is a key moment for you to provide your feedback on this increasingly important area. Background to ...
On 23 June 2020, the UK Government, HM Treasury and the FCA published a number of statements and papers on financial services, including in relation to the new prudential regime for investment firms, which is now expected to come into force in the UK by Summer 2021. The UK Parliament ...
The prudential regime for investment firms in the UK and EU is expected to change significantly in just over a year’s time, resulting in changes that firms need to understand and prepare for now. From 26 June 2021, it is expected that the Investment Firms Regulation (the “IFR”) and the ...
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