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The imperative for climate change has led businesses to explore opportunities, address their impact on the environment and monitor relevant regulation. CMS is working with businesses across all sectors to deliver environment law advice on transactional, contentious and regulatory matters.

For over 25 years, we have led in a wide variety of transactional work where environment issues are dominant, including the cutting-edge development of contractual language.

Environment regulation is a huge element of the ESG mix. Issues are wide ranging and typical ESG environmental law considerations are outlined in the diagram below:

Highlights of our environmental impact track record

En­vir­on­ment
05/08/2020
Why CMS for ESG leg­al ad­vice?
Why CMS? In short, be­cause we have the right ex­per­i­ence, the right ap­proach and the right am­bi­tion. Se­cur­ing a sus­tain­able fu­ture for our cli­ents The firm’s in­ter­na­tion­al scope, sec­tor­al fo­cus and...
01/09/2022
ESG Hub
ESG factors have moved from be­ing a niche con­cern to a stra­tegic board level pri­or­ity across all sec­tors and jur­is­dic­tions. Wheth­er a busi­ness is a fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tion, an en­ergy com­pany, or a tech start-up – all com­pan­ies with a fu­ture must now fo­cus on ESG as a busi­ness im­per­at­ive. 

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13/09/2022
A Look at the En­gine for ESG: Fin­ance
Between sus­tain­ab­il­ity-linked loans and, more re­cently, green bonds, the fin­ance world has been one of the early ad­op­ters and pro­moters of the ESG move­ment. We spoke with CMS Part­ners Ana Rad­nev, Cristina...
12/05/2022
Plastics and pack­aging: more change ahead
The per­vas­ive nature of plastics has at­trac­ted sig­nificant con­sumer, me­dia and le­gis­lat­ive in­terest over re­cent years. Present ne­go­ti­ations at UN level sup­ple­ment more loc­al de­vel­op­ments on pack­aging...
01/03/2022
It’s time we got on the right track with self-driv­ing’ cars
Any­one who has spent hours on long mo­tor­way jour­neys will re­spond to the idea of an Auto­mated Vehicle (AV) do­ing the work for you. In the real world, AVs have been de­veloped more with an eye on im­proved...
08/12/2021
Avi­ation - clear­er skies ahead?
The last couple of years have been a tur­bu­lent time for the avi­ation in­dustry as a res­ult of both the pan­dem­ic and in­creas­ing en­vir­on­ment­al con­cerns.This re­port from Leg­al Flight­path – CMS Avi­ation...
27/10/2021
Archive news from COP26
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04/11/2021
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Claims and Gre­en­wash­ing we­bin­ar
Join CMS we­bin­ar on Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Claims and Gre­en­wash­ing, which will be presen­ted by the CMS Con­sumer Products Sec­tor Group mem­bers Nikolas Gregor from our Ger­man prac­tice, Stu­art Helmer from our UK...