A claim against one of the UK’s largest water companies for allegedly misleading regulators about the number of times it discharged sewage into waterways has been brought in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on behalf of the company’s eight million customers. It is the first time the “opt out” collective action regime established by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 has been used to bring an environmental claim and marks a significant development in the ESG…
Mark is a senior associate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. Mark is also a member of the Firm's Investigations, Compliance & Ethics Practice Group. Mark advises clients in the following areas: Investigations & criminal/regulatory enforcement: Mark advises clients in connection with complex internal and external investigations and criminal/regulatory enforcement proceedings, often with a cross-border element. He has particular experience advising clients on the mitigation of risk under bribery & corruption, fraud and money laundering laws across multiple jurisdictions. Mark has also represented individuals in connection with investigations and enforcement proceedings. Commercial & civil fraud litigation: Mark acts for clients on a broad range of complex and high value litigation. He has a particular focus on proceedings seeking to trace and recover misappropriated assets and has experience obtaining freezing and disclosure orders in multiple jurisdictions. Mark has also undertaken secondments at two major banks and acts for a number of clients in the financial services industry. Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG): Mark advises clients on ESG-related disputes, investigations, audits and corporate due diligence programmes, particularly in the context of human rights and modern slavery issues.