Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,700 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The firm has internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.

The rule, covering 218 organic chemical and polymer manufacturing plants, imposes stringent emission limits on six chemicals without exemptions for startup, shutdown, and malfunction.

By Karl Karg, Phil Sandick, and Nate Gelfand-Toutant

On April 9, 2024, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule amending the Clean Air Act New Source

Following extended negotiations, the directive was endorsed with a significantly narrower scope that would reduce the number of companies affected.

By Paul A. Davies, Michael D. Green, and James Bee

On 15 March 2024, EU Member States endorsed the Belgian Presidency’s political deal on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), despite Germany

The guidelines aim to transform China’s approach to ESG by introducing sustainability disclosure rules for large listed companies.

By Hui Xu, Paul A. Davies, Jean-Philippe Brisson, and Qingyi Pan

On February 8, 2024, under the auspices of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), each of China’s three major stock markets — Shanghai