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How directors can use sustainability to drive value

As investors focus on environmental, social and governance issues, boards that lead in these areas may reap significant benefits.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 22 March 2017 | Practice Area: Environment

South Africa’s National Treasury looks to fix problems with diesel refunds

The South African National Treasury and South African Revenue Service (SARS) have released a Discussion Paper in connection with the Diesel Fuel Tax Refund System.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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“Final warning” on air pollution from the European Commission

On 15 February 2017, the European Commission sent final warnings to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom for failing to comply with the air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 March 2017 | Practice Area: Pollution of air, land and water

Sustainability in the Housing White Paper - an afterthought?

The Housing White Paper contains little mention of the environmental and wider sustainability impacts of the scale of development it envisages, until the very end.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 07 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Re-evaluating the clean water rule: A long road ahead

This briefing reviews a Presidential executive order related to the Waters of the United States or "WOTUS" rule.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 07 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

2017 heralds new non-financial reporting requirements across Europe

​For many large companies across Europe, 2017 marks the introduction of new non-financial reporting requirements addressing issues such as human rights and corruption.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 28 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Schemes of arrangement: splitting debts to sanction?

A recent case heard in the High Court raises some interesting questions in the context of debt restructuring schemes.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 28 February 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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Wind power overtakes coal in Europe

The EU is clearly seeking to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions by replacing fossil fuel plants with new forms of renewable energy in line with the Paris Agreement.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 23 February 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

The EU Winter Package

On 30 November 2016 the Commission published its so-called ‘Winter Package’ of eight proposals to facilitate the transition to a ‘clean energy economy’.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 23 February 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

Employee housing for mine workers

A binding private ruling on the tax treatment of expenses incurred in respect of employee housing for mine workers.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 15 February 2017 | Practice Area: Mining

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