Lex Mundi unveils Global Sustainability and Competition Guide

Guide will help in-house and outside counsel navigate ESG priorities and initiatives

Lex Mundi unveils Global Sustainability and Competition Guide

Lex Mundi has announced the release of the Global Sustainability and Competition Guide, which enables in-house and outside counsel to understand ESG priorities and initiatives around competition regimes.

Covering more than 45 different countries, this resource tool can help firms prepare for upcoming new regulations.

Surveys reveal that 28 percent of firms have reported that ESG measures/sustainability agreements are included in their jurisdictional competition regimes, and 40 reported precedents that involved ESG/sustainability matters in their country.

The free tool allows for the creation of your own bespoke report comparing relevant information on competition regimes in any of the 45-plus jurisdictions worldwide included in the report.

“Lex Mundi is pleased to have launched this unique guide to assist both in-house and outside counsel to navigate evolving ESG priorities and initiatives around competition regimes,” said Lauren Smith, head of global practice groups at Lex Mundi. “We hope to continue to update this global guide with key developments and new jurisdictional responses from our member firms.”

This guide offers Lex Mundi member firms the opportunity to share current legal information with outside counsel to assist in navigating ESG in competitive organisations.

It covers pertinent questions such as:

  • Are ESG measures/sustainability agreements included in your jurisdictional competition regime? If ‘no’, do you foresee any new regulations coming into place in 2022?
  • Has your jurisdiction issued guidance regarding competitor collaborations or participating in industry working groups, and if so, do they specifically address ESG?
  • Are there precedents that involved ESG/sustainability matters in your country? If so, please provide a short description.

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