• 31 March 2023
    Transition Finance: New Opportunities and Challenges for Financial Institutions

    In this briefing, Baker McKenzie consider the growing emergence of Transition Finance products, highlighting how these alternative products can aid the transition of hard-to-abate sectors, the risks and opportunities surrounding these product, as well as the imperative that borrowers ensure they have a credible, net zero, transition plan.

  • 31 March 2023
    The European Critical Raw Materials Act

    In this briefing, Clifford Chance consider the European Commission's proposed Critical Raw Materials Act and how this legislation might protect EU member states' supply chains in the transition to net zero.

  • 09 February 2023
    ESG: What to expect from financial regulators in 2023 – Disclosures, Data and 'Greenwashing' in the spotlight

    In this briefing, Clifford Chance consider the sustainable finance regulatory environment for 2023, where once again improving data and disclosures as well as further scrutiny of "greenwashing" in the financial sector continue to dominate the agenda.

  • 30 January 2023
    Reorg 2022 European Sustainability-Linked Loans Wrap

    In this briefing, Reorg provide a reflection on the 2022 European leveraged sustainability-linked loan market, highlighting the continued growth in their market share and identifying a number of trend in their documentation.

  • 01 January 2023
    Data Centre Financings: What's Next?

    In this briefing, Clifford Chance consider the rapid growth in the data centre asset class; the common transaction structures used to finance their purchase; and how their carbon footprint is leading to increased interest in utilising sustainable finance alternatives.

  • 05 December 2022
    TCFD & Net Zero Pans – Minimising your legal risks

    In this briefing, Osborne Clarke consider how to minimise legal risks arising from TCFD reporting and net zero plans.

  • 20 October 2022
    New diligence requirements for companies doing business in Germany

    In this briefing, PwC explores the new supply chain due-diligence requirements that come into force in Germany in January 2023 and the implications for companies doing business in Germany.

  • 14 October 2022
    VAT treatment of Funded Sub-Participations

    In this Briefing, Clifford Chance explore the recent judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the SKAS (Case C-250/21), concluding that the supply which a sub-participant makes to the grantor, under a funded sub-participation agreement, falls within the "granting of credit" VAT exemptions.

  • 31 July 2022
    UK Net Zero Strategy ruled unlawful leaving uncertainty over UK climate policy

    In this briefing, Clifford Chance explore the implications of the recent High Court judgment which ruled that the UK's Net Zero Strategy, in-part, unlawful and in need of amendments by March 2023. This judgment follows a growing global trend in climate-related litigation, in which governments' and corporations' net zero commitments are being scrutinised in the courts.

  • 09 June 2022
    KPI Selection: A Matter of Materiality

    In this article, the LMA sets out how parties can ensure that KPIs selected are able to withstand the scrutiny of the syndicate, and indeed the wider market and the press. It comes as the first of a series of articles focusing on protecting the integrity of the sustainability-linked loan product.