December 21, 2021

In the December 2021 edition of Investment Week, Partners Jason Yardley and Elizabeth Shimmin and Associate Oliver Thomson discuss the possibility of claims under England’s securities litigation regime concerning an issuer's ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) disclosures. The article explains the trend towards mandatory and detailed ESG disclosures across the UK economy and the resulting risk of shareholder litigation.

Mr. Yardley, co-chair of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice, is a leading lawyer with 25 years of international litigation and arbitration experience handling complex commercial disputes. His practice encompasses claims relating to joint ventures and shareholder disputes, financing arrangements (including derivatives), contentious insolvency and restructuring, fraud, breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, and the multi-jurisdictional enforcement of unpaid judgments and awards.

Ms. Shimmin is a partner in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice. She has significant experience advising clients on a wide range of complex claims in both commercial litigation and international arbitration proceedings.  Ms. Shimmin advises clients on international disputes across a range of industry sectors, with particular experience in financial litigation, energy, infrastructure and defence.

Mr. Thomson is an associate in Jenner & Block’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice with a broad range of experience, including in securities and banking litigation, civil fraud, mis-selling disputes, shareholder disputes, financial crime, and regulatory issues.

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