The High Court held in Thomas & Ors v Metro Bank  EWHC 2112 (Ch) that a trustee in bankruptcy had waived privilege in certain Russian law legal advice, and the underlying instructions, by summarising the advice in a witness statement written in support of a section 366 Insolvency Act inquiry.
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In the latest episode of our Talking. Sustainability. podcast series, Incentives & Remuneration Knowledge Counsel Kulsoom Hadi discusses the idea of connecting ESG targets to employee incentives.
Travers Smith LLP has advised Wise Equity on the English aspects of its acquisition of OneTag, an adtech company, from its founders. BonelliErede led on the Italian aspects of the transaction.
Travers Smith LLP has advised long-standing client Social and Sustainable Capital LLP ("SASC") on the successful first closing of Social and Sustainable Housing II LP (the "SASH II"). SASH II has a target of £125 million of commitments by final close.
The UK's Prime Minister may have changed but the Growth Plan unveiled in September remains in place - at least for now. Armed with new powers to repeal and replace EU law under the so-called Brexit Freedoms Bill, the Plan appears to envisage an ambitious programme of regulatory reform.
A regular briefing for the alternative asset management industry.
Most businesses would agree that better regulation is a desirable goal – but how do you actually achieve it? In the first of a series of briefings on regulatory reform across a range of different sectors, we look at the implications for business of the UK Government's approach to regulation and how far it is likely to succeed.
University of Dundee v Chakraborty: can a non-privileged document retrospectively acquire privileged status?
In the recent decision of University of Dundee v Chakraborty  EAT 150, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether a report, which had at an earlier stage of proceedings been non-privileged, could acquire privileged status following the incorporation of legal advice by solicitors. The case provides a helpful restatement of the rules relating to legal advice and litigation privilege.
COP27 is due to take place in Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022. The summit comes at a time when there are acute energy issues across the globe, increasing numbers of extreme weather events and worrying data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ("IPCC") which indicates we may not be doing enough to avoid the worst aspects of the climate crisis.
Having previously been expected earlier this year, the FCA has now published its consultation paper on the proposed new sustainability disclosure requirements (SDR) regime and a set of consumer-friendly sustainability labels. This is, in effect, the UK's answer to the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (EU SFDR), although the proposed UK regime goes further in terms of having formal product labels and is bolstered by rules already in force that require many firms to report climate-related risks and opportunities in accordance with the TCFD guidelines (covered in our 2022 New Year Briefing).
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Travers Smith LLP is delighted that Partner and Head of Pensions Daniel Gerring has been awarded "Leader of the Year" and the Pensions Sector Group has been awarded the "Impact on Society" Award at the first inaugural Pensions Management Institute (PMI) Pinnacle Awards.