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Why is ESG so important to your firm?

ESG components are the environmental, social, and governance aspects, which are crucial in the process of determining the sustainability of business. ESG encompasses also the whole spectrum of responsible business, human rights, ecology and governance best practices. It means caring: about people and business. It is a golden opportunity for the innovators, but also a business threat to those, who fail to adjust to the new market reality and to turn ideas into solutions. The Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals set an overall course that, if followed, will benefit the world, but also companies and organizations. In order to keep up with the changing world and new regulations, both local and international, it is worth to address them and incorporate ESG into the operations of the whole enterprise.

How can we help you?

Comprehensive support of our clients' business needs is our priority. We assist companies in the key aspects of their activities, helping them to grow in a sustainable way. We present available tools, so that incorporation of ESG will not only improve entity’s functioning, but will also bring tangible, economic benefits: including in the fields of sustainable investments and finance, for instance green financial instruments such as green bonds and green loans.

Support of experienced lawyers

Lawyers of Eversheds Sutherland offices from all over the world assist clients in the increasingly innovative projects with the ESG components. Our experience enables us to be a competent advisor in all areas of clients’ business activity into which they want to incorporate the idea of sustainability. We fully understand and appreciate their ambitions – especially, that ESG is close to our hearts too.

General support

  • Support in integrating ESG components into corporate strategy
  • Support in the development and implementation of a decarbonisation strategy 
  • Advising on the implementation and performance of disclosure obligations (reporting on taxonomy compliance, corporate sustainability reporting, and reporting of negative impact of investment decisions)
  • Advising on due diligence policies with respect to corporate operations and supply chains 
  • Advisory related to company’s and board members’ liability for breaches of regulations with respect to ESG components - internally and in the supply chains 
  • Advising on corporate governance
  • Advising on the structure and policy of remuneration, and related reporting 
  • Advising on tax strategy
  • Advising on employee relations

Transaction/project support

  • Advising on structuring of projects/transactions with ESG components
  • Advising on raising financing: thematic bonds, green loans, equity transactions 
  • Advising on restructuring towards disposal of "brown" assets and operations 
  • Legal due diligence on ESG components 
  • Advising on determining the range of ESG assessments by third party reviewers
  • Advising on reporting obligations related to the investment/transaction

Sectoral support

  • Advising on energy transition and investments in renewable energy and energy storage
    Contact: Michał Drozdowicz 
  • Advising on including ESG components in contractual arrangements with contractors
    Contact: Marta Gadomska-Gołąb and Aleksandra Kunkiel-Kryńska 
  • Advising on resource and waste management in a circular economy
    Contact: Marta Gadomska-Gołąb and Aleksandra Kunkiel-Kryńska 
  • Advising on extended product liability, packaging requirements and other issues related to product functioning in a circular economy
    Contact: Marta Gadomska-Gołąb and Aleksandra Kunkiel-Kryńska 
  • Advising on investments in green buildings and building modernization processes
    Contact: Krzysztof Wierzbowski
  • Advising on litigation involving climate issues and other environmental matters
    Contact: Maciej Jóźwiak 
  • Advising on green public procurement
    Contact: Michał Drozdowicz 
  • Advising on investments in green fuels distribution and electric vehicle charging stations
    Contact: Michal Drozdowicz
  • Advising on investments in electric, multimodal and rail transport infrastructure
    Contact: Krzysztof Wierzbowski 
  • Advising on employee relations, including diversity policy
    Contact: Ewa Łachowska-Brol 
  • Advising on the structure and policy of remuneration, and related reporting
    Contact: Ewa Łachowska-Brol
  • Advising on sustainable financing: thematic bonds, green loans, equity transactions
    Contact: Michał Markowski, Ewa Szlachetka 
  • Advising on restructuring towards disposal of "brown" assets and operations
    Contact: Ewa Szlachetka 
  • Advising on M&A transactions driven by ESG policies
    Contact: Ewa Szlachetka 
  • Advising on disclosure obligations (reporting taxonomy compliance, corporate sustainability reporting, and reporting on negative impact of investment decisions)
    Contact: Grzegorz Kott, Piotr Kowalik