Guide for General Counsel on Corporate Sustainability v2.0
This Guide responds to the widespread growth in interest in sustainability and the growing demand from the legal community for practical guidance on how to integrate sustainability considerations into business as usual.
For decades futurologists have been observing the increased pace of change in society, technology, the economy and geopolitics, and there are indications that this may be particularly true of the 10 years between now and 2030. What trends and developments are on course to shape the lives of the world’s people over the next decade, for better or for worse?
A combination of an English law clause with a London jurisdiction/arbitration clause is a popular choice for international commercial agreements. Should this choice be reviewed as a result of Brexit, as the recognition and enforcement of these clauses are governed by EU instruments?
The world is changing. The move towards a more digital economy has been rapid. People are starting to think more urgently about climate change and the importance of sustainability, and the notion of “consumer welfare” is evolving. All while the benefits of free trade are being deeply questioned. The spotlight is firmly on competition policy and enforcement to answer many of the difficult questions that these issues present, sometimes reaching far beyond their traditional remit.
As 2020 starts in earnest our “back-to-school” publication provides an update of some of the key themes likely to impact wholesale debt issuance in the year ahead, including the Prospectus Regulation, interest rate reform, EU updates to bank prudential rules, green and sustainable finance and Brexit.
As part of Year in Review, Year to Come series, our global fintech team has contributed to a global fintech Year in Review and Year to Come. In this publication teams from 16 countries have summarised legal and commercial developments in the fintech space for 2019 and looked forward in predicting likely themes in 2020.