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A summary of recent legal and regulatory developments in products law through the lens of the 'S' in ESG - environmental, social and governance. Social factors often receive less attention than their environmental and governance counterparts, but are of growing importance for businesses and their insurers.
November's publication of the 2022 Doyle's Guide directory covering all Australian states has seen Kennedys continue its ranking success.
We are delighted to have bolstered our aviation team in Singapore with the promotion of Anita Quy to Head of Aviation, APAC and the appointment of new partner, Tristan Thompson.
The Irish Court of Appeal has voiced strong criticism of the “hired gun” expert who takes on the role of advocate, and has signalled much tighter control and greater enforcement of the rules relating to expert evidence (Duffy v McGee Insulation Services). The Court also warned that lawyers who call experts who do not comply with their duties to the Court may face adverse consequences in respect of legal costs.
On 28 September 2022, the European Commission (EC) published its much-awaited proposals to significantly reform the EU Product Liability Directive (85/374/EEC) (PLD). The existing PLD came into force in July 1985 and has been the mainstay law governing redress for defective products across the EU. The legislation imposes a strict liability for defective products which have caused a loss to consumers.
Top accolades awarded to the firm in the latest Chambers & Partners guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the country.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG)-type obligations are increasingly imposed on actors in the modern product supply chain. Such obligations impact all stages of the product lifecycle and additionally impose subject-matter specific reporting obligations on companies in respect of these matters.
The European Commission published a proposal to revise the EU Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011. In this article, we consider why the EU Construction Products Regulation is being revised, what the proposed key changes are, what this revision could mean for manufacturers and the next steps of the legislative process.
Congratulations to our partners in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore who have been recognised in the Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2022.
In an era of growing eco awareness an increasing number of companies are making environmental and sustainability claims about their practices, products and services. However, a recent international analysis of websites found that 40% of green claims made online could be misleading.