Amy Lehr

Amy Lehr

Foley Hoag LLP

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Land Tenure Risk: Why it Matters for Companies, Investors, and Communities

Two important new reports focus on land tenure conflicts between companies and communities. In September, the Rights and Resources Initiative released a report entitled, “Global Capital, Local Concessions: A...more

10/9/2013 - Land Titles Tenure

The Transparency Wars: Coming to a Galaxy Near You?

Everyone is in favor of transparency and anti-corruption – at least, everyone except the occasional despot or dictator. Yet substantial controversy now swirls around the disclosure of the vast sums that governments receive...more

7/12/2013 - American Petroleum Institute Anti-Corruption Compliance Corruption Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank EITI Energy EU Mining Natural Resources Oil & Gas SEC Transparency

Taking Stock of Business and Human Rights in the United States

This week, members of the United Nations (“U.N.”) Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations are making an official visit to the United States as part of the Group’s mandate to promote the effective...more

4/25/2013 - Corporate Social Responsibility Dodd-Frank Human Rights United Nations

The Transparency Agenda: Section 1504 and Beyond

A number of significant briefs were filed recently with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires oil, gas, and mining issuers to report on their payments...more

2/12/2013 - Dodd-Frank Mining Oil & Gas Political Contributions SEC Section 1504 Securities Transparency

SEC Files Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Extractive Industry Transparency Rule

On January 2, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed its brief (.pdf) in the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute (“API”), the National Foreign Trade Council, and the...more

1/10/2013 - American Petroleum Institute Chamber of Commerce Extractive Industry Transparency Rule First Amendment International Petroleum Association National Foreign Trade Council SEC Transparency

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