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Post 1 October 2013 On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) came into force. For workplace accidents occurring from...

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Post 1 October 2013 On 1 October 2013, section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) rewrote section 47 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to environmental criminal liability, offences and the different stages of the criminal process from investigation to...

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1 Definitions Asbestos means asbestos or asbestos-containing materials of any sort whatsoever Asbestos Claim means a claim arising, at any time before the date by which...

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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper UK LLP 1 The Vendor shall indemnify and keep indemnified the Purchaser against any and all Asbestos Liabilities. Asbestos...

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This Practice Note is part of the Environmental transactions asset purchase toolkit. It has been produced in partnership with ELM Law. Technical due diligence If there...

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The asset purchase agreement (APA) will typically be drafted during the preliminary or due diligence phase and finalised during this phase. Negotiations will extend right...

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Sellers will often use a virtual data room (a restricted access internet site set up by a service provider on behalf of the sellers, as distinct from a ‘physical’ data...

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This Practice Note is part of the Environmental transactions asset purchase toolkit. It has been produced in partnership with ELM Law. EHS questionnaire The buyer’s...

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In the due diligence phase the buyer’s lawyers and other advisers have the opportunity to investigate the legal, technical and financial performance of the target...

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This Practice Note is part of the Environmental transactions asset purchase toolkit. It has been produced in partnership with ELM Law. When is an indemnity needed? If...

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When is environmental insurance appropriate? Environmental insurance may need to be considered in the following situations: • an environmental report identifies...

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For more information, see: Post-completion environmental issues (asset purchase)—checklist. Deal with any EHS issues highlighted in the legal due diligence report Legal...

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The majority of the completion and post-completion tasks in an asset purchase transaction are undertaken by the corporate lawyers, such as: • completion meeting • filing...

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Heads of terms The acquisition of a business (the target business) will begin with agreement of the main commercial terms including price, deal structure, due diligence...

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Reviewing technical reports If a technical environmental report was obtained by the buyer during the due diligence phase (or provided by the seller in the data room), it...

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Acting for a seller The Precedent: EHS warranties—asset purchase agreement—seller’s version contains a minimal set of environment, health and safety (EHS) warranties when...

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This Practice Note is part of the Environmental transactions asset purchase toolkit. It has been produced in partnership with ELM Law. The note sets out the environmental...

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Increased emphasis on climate change and carbon emissions reduction is affecting corporate transactions. In addition to schemes such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme...

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Legal requirements There is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic buildings) whose construction was completed before 2000...

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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos and make it clear...

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The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH 2015), SI 2015/483, aim to prevent major work place accidents occurring and put in place controls, so that...

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Industrial diseases The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), SI 2002/2677, is one of the most important health and safety laws for any...

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What environmental offences require mens rea? While most environmental offences are characterised by strict liability, a limited category require an element of mens rea...

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A parent company is not responsible for the acts or omissions of its subsidiary simply by virtue of its status as parent. Each subsidiary has separate corporate...

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