Top 100 global firms’ fossil fuel-related deal work edges down, study finds

More than 40 firms rated ‘F’ in climate change scorecard, although renewable energy work increases sharply

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King & Spalding adds four-partner finance team in London from Cadwalader

Fund finance and ESG partners make the move alongside team of associates

Upholding the rule of law can boost economic and societal progress, study finds

New IBA Impact Report assesses the legal profession’s socioeconomic influence

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Uncertainty follows SEC stay of contested climate disclosure rule

Legal challenges and US elections could determine timing and scope of climate-related disclosure requirements, write Debevoise lawyers Ulysses Smith and Isabelle Glimcher

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BT Group offers automatic panel spot to firm that makes best use of AI

Latest roster reduced from 15 to 11 firms; carrot of free place for most tech-savvy firm offered for next review

Coca-Cola, GSK, ITV among UK GCs embracing pro bono pledge to enhance access to justice

In-House Pro Bono Pledge seeks to increase corporate counsel involvement in pro bono activities over next three years

Herbert Smith Freehills names lawyer quartet to global ESG leadership

Firm names ESG leaders for UK, US and EMEA to support global practice head Silke Goldberg

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US sustainable battery leader Cirba hires CLO from lithium giant Albemarle

Jake Wilson brings almost two decades of corporate in-house legal experience

Winners unveiled at the Women and Diversity in Law Awards

Bar Council vice chair Barbara Mills KC among array of individuals, teams and businesses honoured

‘Couture is the perfect model for sustainability’: Atelier Tammam founder Lucy Tammam

Loeb & Loeb’s Melanie Howard and British designer Lucy Tammam discuss the complexities of navigating sustainability in today’s fashion industry

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Landmark EU corporate sustainability legislation on hold after U-turn by Germany

European Council fails to approve Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive over bureaucracy fears

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Pinsent Masons launches emissions advice programme for SME suppliers

Scheme run in association with social enterprise Heart of the City intended to help suppliers achieve net-zero targets

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Women & Diversity in Law Awards – the candidates in the running for Woman of the Year

Ahead of the Women & Diversity in Law Awards in March, we profile the shortlisted contenders for the prestigious Woman of the Year Award

Global organisations brace for growth in ESG-related litigation, study finds

A majority of organisations also expect overall disputes to stay the same or increase this year, according to Baker McKenzie survey

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More virtuous products and vastly more complex regulation: the year ahead for emerging technologies

Alexander Amato-Cravero, regional head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ emerging tech group, predicts major trends for 2024

ESG in 2024: getting to grips with the new paradigm

Due diligence, stock exchange requirements, carbon markets and nature will be on next year's ESG agenda, write HSF’s Silke Goldberg, Ernst Muller and Tihomir Svilanovic

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Boies Schiller Flexner opens in Rome with five-strong team

New York litigation heavyweight’s second Italian branch will target commerical litigation and ESG-related work

CMS to provide pro bono legal advice to COP28 initiative

Firm will offer support on a range of ESG-related matters for COP28 in Dubai

Most global law firms falling short on responsible business practices, study finds

Burges Salmon tops list of firms meeting client expectations on people, planet and governance, according to Lamp House Strategy

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