Heightened scrutiny of ESG issues is having a marked impact on transactions. This is apparent across a wide spectrum of transaction types including demergers, disposals, acquisitions, JVs and IPOs.
Increasing numbers of transactions are being driven or impacted by ESG considerations, and businesses are having to work out how best to integrate ESG into the existing transactional ecosystem (including how GHG emissions and other ESG factors are allocated, accounted for and managed).
ESG issues, including environment, health and safety matters, which have historically been highly regulated in many countries, are subject to ever increasing regulation and scrutiny. Regulators, individuals and special interest groups are increasingly willing to pursue organisations (and in some cases multinational parent companies) for ESG-related issues.
Our lawyers advise on the full range of ESG issues, including environmental permitting, contaminated land, environmental damage, waste management, water, emissions, chemicals regulation, industrial disease, health and safety, social and human rights issues.
Our lawyers are adept at providing practical, strategic advice that enables our clients to identify and tackle any potential issues, including through the negotiation of robust, workable provisions, and the development and monitoring of post-completion action plans.