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It can sometimes be hard to track what’s happening in the world of “green investing” as the number of announcements and initiatives on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainable finance have been accelerating in the last six months.

First published on Nasdaq.com

September 27, 2021
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V&E attorneys Margaret Peloso and Caitlin Snelson recently discussed sustainable finance with Riverstone’s Meghan Pasricha.

September 9, 2021
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On March 10, 2021, a host of provisions came into effect as part of the European Union’s (“EU”) Regulation on Sustainability‐Related Disclosures in the Financial Services Sector (the “Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation” or “SFDR”).

June 11, 2021
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In this primer, we give an introduction to sustainable finance and take an in-depth look at “Green Bonds,” “Green Loans,” and performance-specific sustainability linked debt instruments.

June 1, 2021
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It was a moment that many had been anticipating for years, yet the latest crop of V&E partners didn’t fete their promotions with parties and champagne. Instead they fielded congratulatory phone calls, took part in virtual coffee breaks and held small celebrations at home with their families. But pandemic-related complications notwithstanding, the new partners —…

December 16, 2020
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Joining a big law firm was the last thing on Emily Stephens’s mind when she reached out to V&E partner John Grand last September. Stephens, a 14-year veteran of V&E client Oaktree Capital Management, was getting ready to launch her own law firm advising fund sponsors on fund formation. She was hoping Grand, who represents private equity…

December 4, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has upended nearly every corner of the world — and shareholder activism is no exception. As companies struggled to survive in the early weeks of the crisis, activists hit the pause button, fearful of appearing opportunistic and insensitive. Stock market volatility, economic uncertainty, and a slowdown in the M&A market further deterred activists…

October 28, 2020
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The corporate world continues its embrace of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in 2020 like never before.

V&E ESG Update
Published in Law360

October 14, 2020
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Looking for the house of your dreams? OJO Labs is ready to help you find it. The fast-rising real estate tech startup empowers homebuyers to make better decisions with proprietary technology that blends machine learning and human intelligence. It all starts with an A.I.-powered virtual assistant, dubbed OJO, which interacts with consumers via text. Homebuyers…

October 8, 2020
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The European Union Taxonomy Regulation (the “Taxonomy”) entered into force on July 12, 2020, as part of the European Commission’s (the “Commission”) broader action plan on sustainable finance initiated in March 2018.

September 11, 2020
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What might happen if China or Russia attacked the nation’s electricity grid? The answer to that question is at the heart of an executive order issued by President Trump on May 1. Foreign adversaries are increasingly looking for ways to exploit weaknesses in the country’s bulk-power system (“BPS”) – the large interconnected electrical system that…

August 14, 2020
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Material adverse event: Those three words can stop a deal dead in its tracks . . . and, indeed, that nearly happened when the devastating impact from two major events, the COVID-19 pandemic and a crash in oil prices, set in motion a number of steps that threatened to derail the heavily negotiated prepackaged Chapter 11 cases of…

August 10, 2020