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Sustainability is the leitmotiv in today’s world and in the world of Real Estate, whether it concerns the phase of construction, utilisation or redevelopment. Sustainability is becoming a requirement that is not yet fully crystallised and therefore offers potential tax and financial benefits. Regulations and case law/jurisprudence in this area are under development. Our Real Estate specialists follow the developments with close attention.

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April 2019
CMS Soil and Ground­wa­ter Con­tam­in­a­tion Guide
From the 1970s on­wards, soil and ground­wa­ter con­tam­in­a­tion has be­come an in­creas­ingly im­port­ant reg­u­lat­ory is­sue. However, there are still no uni­form reg­u­la­tions. Nu­mer­ous sets of rules have been de­veloped...
August 2020
CMS Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion Glob­al Bro­chure
As the fifth-largest glob­al law firm and the largest real es­tate team in Europe with more than 800 ded­ic­ated law­yers, CMS com­bines loc­al know­ledge with in­ter­na­tion­al strength and ex­per­i­ence. Our in­teg­rated...


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08 April 2021
CMS Green Guid­ance - Help! The cli­mate is threat­en­ing my loan
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity and fin­an­cial ser­vices is a sec­tor in which ex­perts in fin­ance, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, com­pli­ance and law work to­geth­er. CMS Green Guid­ance is pub­lished monthly and keeps you abreast of the most...
Sus­tain­able in­vest­ment/SF­DR: what will be the im­pact?
The Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure Reg­u­la­tion (“SF­DR”) will come in­to force on 10 March 2021 in the EU – two months to go. The SF­DR will have dir­ect ef­fect in the Neth­er­lands. High level im­pactsSF­DR...
The EU Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion: ap­plic­a­tion & im­plic­a­tions
In our quicks­can on the EU Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion, our first brief art­icle on this sub­ject, we looked at how an eco­nom­ic activ­ity is tested on 'sus­tain­ab­il­ity' un­der the Tax­onomy and on the ap­plic­a­tion of...
The EU Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion: a quicks­can
Sus­tain­able fin­ance is rap­idly be­com­ing an in­creas­ingly rel­ev­ant theme, in par­tic­u­lar for fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions. However, there is a lack of in­dustry-stand­ard meas­ures on how to grade the over­all sus­tain­ab­il­ity...
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Linked Loan Prin­ciples – APLMA & LMA May 2020
Gen­er­alSus­tain­ab­il­ity linked loans (SLLs) aim to fa­cil­it­ate and sup­port en­vir­on­ment­ally and so­cially sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic activ­ity and growth.  The LMA has pub­lished the Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Linked Loan Prin­ciples...
Green Loan Prin­ciples – APLMA & LMA May 2020
Gen­er­alThe Green Loan Prin­ciples (GLP) aim to fa­cil­it­ate and sup­port en­vir­on­ment­ally sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic activ­ity and aid the de­vel­op­ment of a mar­ket-stand­ard ap­proach to green lend­ing.Green loans (GLs)...
In­creas­ing reg­u­lat­ory pres­sure on the fin­an­cial sec­tor to start act­ing...
EU­'s policy on sus­tain­able fin­an­ceThe EU­'s sus­tain­able fin­ance policy sup­ports eco­nom­ic growth while re­du­cing pres­sure on the en­vir­on­ment and tak­ing in­to ac­count so­cial and gov­ernance as­pects. As part...
Sus­tain­able fin­ance and ESG: need for guid­ance and clas­si­fic­a­tion
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity is­sues are covered by an ex­tens­ive ar­ray of ded­ic­ated con­ven­tions, norms and stand­ards that straddle the in­ter­na­tion­al, na­tion­al and loc­al levels. They are in­creas­ingly em­bed­ded in rules...
Why sus­tain­able fin­ance is rel­ev­ant to fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions
Sus­tain­able fin­ance is a rap­idly grow­ing sec­tor, with in­ter­na­tion­al policy ini­ti­at­ives giv­ing rise to chan­ging at­ti­tudes in the in­vest­ment and lend­ing com­munity. The fin­an­cial sec­tor plays a key role...
Brief in­tro­duc­tion and ter­min­o­logy of sus­tain­able fin­ance
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity en­cour­ages people, gov­ern­ments, busi­nesses and or­gan­isa­tions, in­clud­ing fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions, to frame de­cisions in terms of en­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial, and hu­man im­pact for the long term...
29 July 2020
CMS En­ergy & Cli­mate Change Glob­al Ex­per­i­ence
With more than 450 en­ergy and cli­mate change law­yers, in­clud­ing over 100 part­ners, the CMS En­ergy and Cli­mate Change prac­tice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its Lon­don centre of ex­cel­lence, the prac­tice works across 75 of­fices glob­ally.CMS teams now work in every corner of the sec­tor across the globe to help it meet the de­mands of cli­mate change, tech­no­lo­gic­al dis­rup­tion, urb­an­isa­tion in de­vel­op­ing eco­nom­ies, so­cial con­cerns and polit­ic­al agen­das.Be­low you will find some of our ex­per­i­ence across the globe. Please get in touch with our ex­perts in your jur­is­dic­tion.Please also see our Hot Top­ics for the En­ergy Trans­ition pub­lic­a­tion.
29 July 2020
Hot Top­ics for the En­ergy Trans­ition
With more than 450 en­ergy and cli­mate change law­yers, in­clud­ing over 100 part­ners, the CMS En­ergy and Cli­mate Change prac­tice is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Led from its centres of ex­cel­lence such as Lon­don and Ab­er­deen, the prac­tice works across 75 of­fices glob­ally.Our early work in design­ing and im­ple­ment­ing mod­ern en­ergy mar­kets and sub­sequently guid­ing the sec­tor in the push to de­car­bon­isa­tion means CMS is not only a trans­ac­tion­al or pro­ject ad­viser to the sec­tor, but uniquely placed to help shape its present and fu­ture. We can help by giv­ing you our ad­vice and com­pre­hens­ive know­ledge on the top­ics lis­ted be­low.Please also see our CMS En­ergy Glob­al Ex­per­i­ence pub­lic­a­tion.