Making investment decisions and organising business processes now requires skilfully navigating the environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulatory landscape, as well as an in-depth understanding of related opportunities and challenges. Our team is ready to assist you with this.
We will help you understand the sustainability-related requirements that are relevant for your business, conduct an ESG compliance audit and prepare a customised ESG programme. From protecting employees’ health and managing supply chains to building investors’ trust – we offer tailored advice on all ESG-related legal and tax issues.
We can guide you through the requirements that apply for those seeking green financing, or can establish a green financing framework for financing providers. Green bonds, green investment funds and loans, insurance against ESG-related risks – all fields we know how to navigate.
ESG-related reporting requirements, especially for financial sector companies, are developing rapidly. If you are obliged to establish reporting mechanisms, we are ready to help you. Even if no strict requirements apply to you, you may still wish to learn industry best practices and soft law requirements in order to meet the expectations of your investors or finance providers.
Entering green energy transactions?
We have broad experience of advising clients working on green energy (solar and wind) projects, and are happy to offer our assistance with structuring transaction documentation packages.
ESG compliance - happy shareholders
Meeting the expectations of stakeholders – investors, shareholders, employees and clients – will increase trust in your business. You will benefit from a well-structured framework, including regular management oversight of ESG risks, internal policies, supply chain management and appropriate disclosure mechanisms. Our team has the knowledge in place to provide you with consultation on legal regulation and the steps required to comply.
We can help you with
Environmental permits and regulations
Natural resources exploitation
Health, environment and safety (HES) regulation and permits
Waste and hazardous materials management
Renewable energy regulations and development projects (wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, hydropower, clean hydrogen, etc)
Environmental disputes and litigation
Regulation of chemicals, including regulation, evaluation and authorisation of chemical substances (REACH), biocides and detergents
Green funds and investment management
Insurance of corporate and product liability, climate risk, cyber risk and other ESG risks
Governance & Compliance
Corporate Governance & Shareholder Relations
Anti-bribery and anti-fraud regulations
Internal investigations, risk management and disputes
Anti-money laundering regulations
Sanctions and trade compliance
Guidelines, monitoring and training
Commercial & Regulatory
Product regulations and safety (marketing and labelling requirements, certification etc.)
IP protection for sustainable goods and services
Labour rights & collective employment relations
Health & safety at a workplace
Remuneration policies and incentives
Whistleblowing, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies
Regulations on diversity and inclusion
Adaptation of internal company regulations and codes of practice to national laws
Litigation and due diligence covering all the matters above
Communication with relevant regulators and public institutions
Sponsorships and other commercial agreements between corporates and non-profits/social ventures