19 May 2022 / 6:30 - 8:00

Master Class - ESG in action

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This Master Class is the third of our series on ESG. After previously discussing the ESG framework, and the enforcement of ESG through mandatory disclosures, Dennis Horeman and Davine Roessingh will now turn to substantive obligations in relation to ESG.

From the perspective of sustainable business, Dennis and Davine focus on due diligence obligations, preventing and ending adverse impacts, and remediation mechanisms. These will be discussed both on the basis of the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDD), and preceding soft law instruments. Compliance mechanisms such as contractual cascading are discussed, including their limitations.

Finally, Dennis and Davine will discuss in some detail the meaning of the proposed obligation to adopt a plan to ensure that the business model and strategy of the company are compatible with the transition to a sustainable economy and with the limiting of global warming to 1.5 °C in line with the Paris Agreement, envisaged in the CSDD.

Date, time and location

This Webinar Master Class will be held via MS teams on Thursday, 19 May from 08:30 to 10:00.

Please note that our Master Classes are based on invitation only.


Dennis is a member of the dispute resolution practice and the financial markets regulation practice. He has wide experience in litigation and arbitration in the financial sector. He represents banks and insurers in a wide range of disputes, including the defence against claims for alleged duty of care and misselling. He also represents financial institutions as claimant against other parties. Dennis leads the defence in a wide range of collective litigation matters from financial services, to consumer products, and climate change. He represented Ageas in the most recent court-approved collective settlement in the Netherlands. Dennis is an expert on insurance law. He acts for corporate insureds in complex claims involving product liability, professional liability, D&O liability and fraud.
Davine specialises in complex cross-expertise disputes, often with an multi-jurisdictional angle. Since 2011, she has advised clients on commercial and corporate matters often relating to complex contracts, M&A and ESG matters. Davine has acted as counsel in proceedings before state courts in different types of proceedings, including class actions and inquiry proceedings. She also regularly litigates under the rules of various arbitration institutes such as the ICC. She further has notable experience in execution and enforcement proceedings relating to attachments and injunctions. Davine previously worked in De Brauw’s Corporate practice and advised on acquisitions, disposals and controlled auctions and was seconded to the London magic circle firm Slaughter and May where she worked on ESG-matters before the Construction and Technology Court.

18 May 2022

6:30 - 8:00

Please note that our Master Classes are invitation only.