Environmental issues in transactions

Environmental issues in transactions guidance:

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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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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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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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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Why are lenders concerned about environmental risk? The ever growing number of environmental laws has affected the way that lenders perceive environmental risk and has...

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Lenders' risk exposure Lenders are increasingly concerned with environmental risk in their day to day secured lending businesses. All major UK banks now have to make, to...

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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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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are endorsed by the British...

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The sale contract is usually drafted by the seller’s solicitors and may have been provided as early as the heads of terms stage. The seller and buyer’s lawyers will...

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In the due diligence stage, unless the seller is providing a certificate of title, the buyer will undertake pre-contract searches and enquiries and assess the need for...

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Pre-contract searches Pre-contract searches are usually carried out by the buyer’s solicitor but may be carried out by the seller’s solicitors if they are to give a...

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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) The Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry-standard pre-contract enquiries for commercial...

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