ESG & Litigation

The focus on ESG issues or new ESG regulations can logically also generate litigation in this area. In the Netherlands, one of the best-known cases is the proceedings brought by Milieudefensie against Shell, in which the Court of Appeal in The Hague ruled that Shell must reduce its Co2 emissions by 45% in 2030 compared to 2019. Litigation is expected to increase in the coming years. (Potential) litigation could include greenwashing/competition distortion cases. How is your company preparing for the ESG guidelines and what can you do to avoid litigation? Should litigation ensue: What should you pay attention to and what consequences will it have for your company?

What can van Benthem & Keulen do for you?

Our ESG team is happy to assist you in discussions with other parties. In doing so, we naturally always look for possible solutions, but will litigate at the sharp end if necessary.

Our multidisciplinary ESG team consists of specialists who, on the one hand, have specialist knowledge in their field and, on the other, have extensive knowledge of ESG and its laws and regulations. They are used to working together and from the challenges and issues from a company's perspective. As a result, they can think along with you about your current situation in a very specific and business-oriented way and can quickly identify which new ESG obligations apply specifically to your company.

If you have any questions about procedures, please feel free to contact one of our specialists.