Taking a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach, we provide dedicated legal advisory services in the field of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and Sustainability.
We offer our services to financial institutions (e.g. banks, PE/VC funds, investment fund managers, real estate fund managers, etc.) regarding proper and timely fulfillment of their obligations described in the SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation) and the EU Taxonomy regulations.
As part of M&A transactions, we advise on all ESG and Sustainability aspects (including execution of detailed ESG due diligence). We support our clients in the investment process, including structuring of portfolio companies operating in accordance with the ESG guidelines. We show how ESG factors affect the companies’ valuation, and we participate in the process of creation the value of portfolio companies through implementation of respective ESG policies and instruments.
We closely cooperate with the management boards of companies and ESG / Sustainability departments, supporting them in the development and implementation of ESG Strategy and in the processes of obtaining ESG rating.
We support our clients in the field of non-financial reporting obligations, especially, in the scope required by the NFRD (Non-Financial Reporting Directive) and the Polish Accounting Act. We draw attention of the potential addressees of the draft CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) on how the proposed changes to non-financial reporting could affect their disclosure obligations.
We support the idea of sustainable financing and provide our clients with comprehensive legal support in sustainable debt financing projects, especially concerning Green Loans, Green Bonds, Social Bonds, Sustainability Bonds or Sustainability-linked Bonds. We monitor new initiatives and standards in this field, e.g. regarding the EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS).
We present practical regulatory expertise in the field of Sustainability regulations (including practical aspects of Delegated Regulations and RTS – Regulatory Technical Standards). Our comprehensive legal approach allows for cross-cutting analysis of ESG / Sustainability issues, including specific sector regulations (especially concerning financial sector).