ESG. A Sustainable Development

In order to meet the expectations and needs of our clients, we have launched an interdisciplinary ESG and sustainable development practice. It combines many years of experience in the financial market with competences in other areas – in particular energy and environmental protection.

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and Sustainability are factors that are getting more recognized and taken into account when assessing a company and its brand. Our goal is to provide comprehensive advice that allows our clients to adapt to continuously changing business conditions and new regulations, including EU regulations (e.g. SFDR / Taxonomy).

In our work, we try to take into account the need of balancing client’s interests related to the ongoing way of conducting business with business requirements, including but not limited to the possibility of obtaining financing, in order to help the client in achieving the sustainable development goals in an economically beneficial manner.

Our ESG and sustainable development advisory includes:

• providing transaction advice in the process of issuing green bonds (both corporate and municipal)

• providing advice on disclosure of information related to sustainable development in the financial services sector, including the implementation of SFDR

• providing advice on corporate governance that includes, among others, preparation of appropriate internal regulations or incorporation of corporate governance in existing documents

• providing advice on the performance of disclosure obligations by issuers, including non-financial ESG disclosures

• providing advice in the area of ​​reporting on compliance with the Taxonomy

• providing legal due diligence on the compliance of business activities with the Taxonomy

• providing legal due diligence based on ESG assumptions

• providing advice in the process of preparing the remuneration policy and remuneration report

• providing advice on the identification and management of a conflict of interest

• preparation of an anti-corruption policies, procedures for detecting and reporting abuses (whistle-blower protection) etc.

• representation in the administrative proceedings related to an improper performance of information obligations related to non-financial reporting

• obtaining and changing environmental permits

• providing advice in the field of public aid related to the green investments

• providing advice in the field of green energy, including the process of obtaining any necessary permissions (RES, PV, etc.)

• providing legal advice in the implementation of the investment and construction process regarding green investments, as well as brownfield investments, at each stage (including issues related to land reclamation, historical soil contamination occurrence in the post-industrial areas, etc.)

• providing legal advice on adapting installations to the emission requirements introduced by the institutions of the European Union, in particular the requirements resulting from the so-called BAT conclusions.