By now, most large UK organisations will be familiar with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme ("ESOS"), which is the UK's implementation of Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, requiring those in scope to measure and audit their energy use. In anticipation of ESOS reporting deadline later this year, we outline the main changes to Phase 3, and how they may impact an organisation's energy reporting.
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Entering the policy debate behind other antitrust regulators, the CMA has signalled that it will give firms more latitude to pursue green collaborations – but the devil will be in detail.
Cautionary (principle) tale for the construction of settlement agreements: Maranello Rosso Ltd v Lohomij B.V. & others 
In this recent decision on the interpretation of settlement agreements, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that, where the wording of a settlement agreement and its factual matrix indicate that it is objectively intended to cover claims in fraud and dishonesty, that agreement will be given effect, even where these is no express reference to such claims.
On 14 February 2022 Dr Liza Lovdhal Gormsen, the proposed class representative ("PCR"), filed her application to bring collective proceedings against Meta, alleging that Facebook abused its dominant position by making its users' access to the social media platform contingent on their provision of personal data, which Facebook then aggregated and profited from through advertising revenues.
Travers Smith's Head of Asset Management, Emily Clark and Tax Knowledge Counsel, Ian Zeider have written an article in a recent edition of Tax Journal, discussing the government consultation on the VAT treatment of fund management services.
Pensions Partner, Andy Lewis, and Head of Derivatives & Structured Products Partner, Jonathan Gilmour, have jointly contributed to the recently published International Comparative Legal Guide on Environmental, Social & Governance Law 2023.
Mitigating a Data Breach: Insider Threats - Episode 2 - what are the regulatory, supply chain and employment law impacts?
Welcome to the second episode of our Mitigating a Data Breach: Insider Threats podcast series. In this series of 3 podcasts, members of the Travers Smith Cybersecurity team, Technology & Commercial Transactions Partner James Longster, Employment Partner Adam Wyman and Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel Rachel Wilson, take a look at what happens in the aftermath of a data breach.
The EU's Directive on Corporate Sustainability Reporting ("CSRD") was published in its final form in mid December 2022, giving organisations in its scope certainty about when the significantly expanded reporting requirements will apply to them.
Since the introduction of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) and the creation of the new Part 26A restructuring plan procedure, questions have been raised about whether the cost of using such a procedure would restrict its use to larger, better capitalised companies.
GLI - Fund Finance 2023: Newer liquidity solutions for alternative asset fund managers – increasingly core
Danny Peel, Katie McMenamin, Charles Bischoff and Kirsty Emery have co-authored a chapter in the latest edition of Global Legal Insights' annual fund finance publication assessing the current fund finance market and newer liquidity solutions available to alternative asset fund managers. This chapter was first published in GLI - Fund Finance 2023 (Seventh Edition).
Key case on arbitration law and the separability principle.
The Government issued a consultation in December 2022 about its proposed changes to the NPPF. These represent the first set of changes to the NPPF that the Government intends to make in order to reflect its levelling-up agenda, and will be followed by a wider review once it has implemented its proposals for wider changes to the planning system, including the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill.
In the recent case of Samuel and Helen Moore (t/a Moore Farms) v HMRC  UKFTT 411 (TC), the First-Tier Tribunal had to consider whether to permit a late appeal against an HMRC decision after a later court judgment in a different case strongly indicated that that HMRC decision had been incorrect.
A regular briefing for the alternative asset management industry.
Welcome to the fifth episode in our Spotlight on ESG video series.
No loss in Quincecare duty case where wrongful payment discharges insolvent company's debt: the Supreme Court's decision in Stanford International Bank v HSBC
A majority of the Supreme Court recently held that an insolvent company does not suffer any recoverable loss if payments are made from its bank accounts that discharge a debt owed by that company. This decision adds to the growing case law on the Quincecare duty.
Welcome to our Mitigating a Data Breach: Insider Threats podcast series. In this series of 3 podcasts, members of the Travers Smith Cybersecurity team, Technology & Commercial Transactions Partner, James Longster, Employment Partner Adam Wyman and Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel Rachel Wilson, take a look at what happens in the aftermath of a data breach.