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Mayer Brown
On 29 April 2020, the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, announced that the European Commission will develop legislation that would require EU companies to carry out human rights and environmental due diligence.
Ropes & Gray LLP
At the end of April, EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders announced that the European Commission will introduce mandatory human rights due diligence legislation in the first quarter of 2021.
Cooley LLP
The EU's new regulation on the mutual recognition of goods has started to apply. One part of the so-called "Goods Package", it aims to improve the application of the mutual recognition principle for goods.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On 15 April 2020, the Council of the European Union published a press release stating that it had reached political agreement on the regulation on the establishment of an EU-wide framework...
Taylor Vinters
By its very nature, Academic Freedom of Speech is frequently a source of controversy, and a number of recent high profile cases have made it an even hotter topic.
Where once there was Brexit, now there is Coronavirus. In these troubled times it is difficult to look beyond the next day, but from 1 January 2021, when the post-Brexit transition period ends and the United Kingdom...
Mayer Brown
A court1 has approached the interplay between the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Government's furlough scheme so as to encourage and support the rescue culture and facilitate access to the scheme by administrators.
Gowling WLG
Our spring ThinkHouse webinar series for senior in-house lawyers provides practical Brexit guidance on a range of legal areas.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On April 21, 2020, Imagination Technologies, a U.K. based company producing graphics processing units used in 11 billion devices globally, was summoned to answer questions by MPs in relation to national security concerns.
Withers LLP
Zambia's claim against the UK for the restitution of Rhodesian Man, a skull that could be up to 300,000 years old, serves well to remind us of the much larger ongoing debate about what museums should do in the face of the growing number of claims from more and more ‘source' countries for the restitution of artworks and artefacts which they say belong to them.
BCL Solicitors LLP
BCL partner John Binns has been featured in an article from ‘Move Your Money' discussing regulators' warnings against financial institutions ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
As stated in the beginning of the 2020/2021 Business Plan, the FCA has always faced difficult choices about areas of focus to prevent harm to markets and consumers. This is brought into sharper relief by the COVID-19 crisis...
Expatriate Law
Last week, our firm obtained non-molestation and occupation orders through the English court to protect a British woman...
This morning (20 March 2020), contrary to the expectations of most commentators, the German Constitutional Court has upheld the complaint against Germany's ratification of the UPC.
Gowling WLG
The Cabinet Office has issued two Procurement Policy Notes ('PPNs') to support Contracting Authorities and their suppliers in mitigating the immediate impact of COVID-19.
The German Federal Constitutional Court has issued a decision* (in German) which ruled the German UPCA Ratification Law to be unconstitutional and void.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The U.K. Government has announced a number of serious measures to reduce contact between people
The introduction of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive on the 10th January 2020 brought the art market into the fold of regulated sectors for anti-money laundering purposes.
BCL Solicitors LLP
The UK Budget on 11 March 2020 included a levy – figure(s) yet to be determined - on regulated firms to help fund the fight against financial crime.
Gowling WLG
From this year, 30 automotive companies will be included in the annual Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), providing valuable information for customers and investors on how those companies engage with the human rights issues.
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