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Environmental Disclosure and Corporate Environmental Transparency

With a mass of new and changing legislation in this area, environmental issues and transparency initiatives continue to be a headline issue for boardrooms.

SEC reporting requirements on environmental issues, new EU transparency requirements and obligations to report on environmental impacts and standards in annual reports, are just a couple of examples.

Allen & Overy’s environmental and regulatory law experts advise on all types of environmental disclosure requirements and associated problems, such as commercial confidentiality. Whether the issue of disclosure arises in respect of a statutory or permit based obligation, as a result of a request from a regulator or even under pressure from interested stakeholders, Allen & Overy’s sector specific knowledge helps clients grappling with the legal and commercial implications, particularly in relation to business sensitive matters.

The ability to obtain information from government and public bodies which may concern your business or the business of others is both a positive and negative development. We can advise on exactly what "freedom of access to information" might mean for you, and how defences, like commercial confidentiality and national security, come into play.

News and insights

Two large building pillars

Publications: 09 June 2022

SEC proposes enhanced ESG disclosures with significant repercussions for private funds, private wealth advisers, and broker-dealers

On May 25, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed rule and form amendments that, if adopted, would require specific, additional disclosures regarding environmental, social,…

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Solar panels

Publications: 08 June 2022

Biden Administration announces 24-month duty exemption for solar imports from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam

On June 6, the Biden Administration announced a two-year duty exemption for solar products from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam (together, CMTV), as well as authorization for the use of the…

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Building

Publications: 06 June 2022

Voluntary carbon markets: Analysis of regulatory oversight in the U.S.

We are honored to have assisted ISDA with a white paper which further explores the voluntary carbon markets in the context of U.S. legal and regulatory considerations. 

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overhead shot of a mining quarry

Publications: 24 December 2021

Towards enforcement of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation in Belgium

Although the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation no. 2017/821 of 17 May 20171 (the CMR) entered into force on 1 January 2021, there has been no sign of any national enforcement system in Belgium so far.…

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