ESG Disputes in England: ClientEarth’s Derivative Action Against Shell’s Board Signals That The English Courts May Be Considered An Increasingly Attractive Forum

Christopher Marks and Frankie Cowl of Weil review several recent decisions which demonstrate the English courts’ willingness to entertain claims that target UK parent companies for the ESG-related transgressions of their foreign subsidiaries and anticipate that these cases will continue to pique the interests of claimant law firms and litigation funders who operate in the ESG sphere and, in due course, encourage similar claims in the English courts. Read more.

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Weil has published its 2022 Litigation Trends Report. Among other things, the firm predicts that settlements in big-ticket cases will become less common as sophisticated plaintiff-side firms, with the backing of litigation funders, will be able to withstand the expense of discovery and prolonged litigation.

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