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An overview of the OECD's Phase 4 Report on the UK's implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention

by WilmerHale on

“The UK has made significant improvements to its ability to detect foreign bribery, but could still do more by reforming out-of-date legislation and better utilizing existing resources.” On 23 March 2017, the...more

China Tax Newsletter - January / February 2017

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the latest issue of our Tax Newsletter. In the past two months, there are a number of developments in the tax world in the PRC and Hong Kong. In the PRC, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce...more

What Will 2017 Bring For Manufacturers: Environmental, Health & Safety Edition

This post is the last in our three-part series about what manufacturers can expect in 2017. In my humble opinion, we saved the best for last – Environmental, Health & Safety. Citizen Science - With increasing...more

Environmental Enforcement Under Trump – Be Careful What You Wish For

by Snell & Wilmer on

Regardless of whether you are a Trump supporter or Trump hater, and there certainly seems to be very few people who are indifferent to the guy, trying to prognosticate what he will do is very difficult. He is a political...more

Sustainable Investment and ESG Compliance - Emerging Litigation

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

There is an increasing desire amongst PE firms to publicise value creation through the use of bespoke metrics to measure improvements and value derived from (ESG) policies including improved reputational risk management;...more

International developments on modern slavery

by DLA Piper on

International developments on modern slavery - US Customs has seized four shipments seeking to enter the US this year. This follows developments early in 2016 when President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade...more

Top 10 Litigation Risks and Trends for Retailers

by Perkins Coie on

With the 2016 holiday shopping season in full swing, the risk of litigation heightens for retailers. We created our own version of a “holiday list” to identify the top-10 risk areas where retailers may be vulnerable to claims...more

Impact of Brexit on EC funding for NGOs

by DLA Piper on

Following the UK's vote to leave the European Union (EU), we consider the potential implications for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) whose activities are funded by the EU....more

Slavery and Human Trafficking: How Businesses Can Manage their Risks

by K&L Gates LLP on

“Whatever day makes man a slave, takes half his worth away.” Trafficked labour and slavery are very much at the top of the global agenda. Global organisations need to be increasingly aware of their ethical and legal...more

We Come as Friends! – Amicus Briefs in Investor-State Arbitration

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Investor-state arbitrations frequently raise issues of public importance that parties other than those to proceedings, such as NGOs, may want to address. “Amicus briefs” afford them a limited opportunity to do so, as...more

OpenStreetMap Publishes Collective Database Guidelines (Examples Included)

by Williams Mullen on

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a map of the world based upon data contributed by volunteers from around the globe. It is operated by the OpenStreetMap Foundation on behalf of the volunteer community. OpenStreetMap and the data are...more

China’s New Laws on Foreign and Domestic NGOs

Operating in China just became a bit more complex for foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). China’s new “Law on the Management of Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations’ Activities within Mainland China”, which was...more

Shanghai Issues Draft of Revised Environmental Protection Regulations for Public Comment

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress has released the revised Shanghai Environmental Protection Regulations (in Chinese only) for public comment. The revised Regulations, which first came into force in 1997, apply...more

New Law Imposes Additional Requirements on NGOs Operating in China

Until recently, there have been few formal regulations regarding the operation of foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in China. While the Chinese government has expressed skepticism and, at times, hostility toward...more

National People’s Congress of China Approves Law on Foreign NGOs

On April 28, 2016, the 20th meeting of the 12th Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China approved The Law on the Administration of Activities by Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations within the...more

“Citizen Suits” Under China’s Revised Environmental Protection Law: A Watershed Moment In Chinese Environmental Litigation?

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

A little over a year ago, on January 1, 2015, China’s amended Environmental Protection Law (“EPL”) went into effect, representing a significant aspect of China’s concerted effort to place greater emphasis on environmental...more

Update to Visa Waiver Program Restrictions

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

In a blog that we posted just a few weeks ago, I wrote “Beginning in late 2015, individuals who have been present in Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Sudan (or other countries designated by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) as...more

China Progresses with Increased Environmental Accountability for Industry and Government Authorities

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

This January, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP), the country’s most senior prosecution and investigation authority, issued a statement analysing the initial six months of its pilot programme launched in July 2015,...more

Trust as a Fig-Leaf of Poor Compliance and Management

Trust is an important, nurturing presence in the workplace. There is a level of trust inherent in all controls, and NGOs are often dependent on trust, especially in emergency operations, distant field offices, and when...more

U.S. Imposes New Visa Requirements, Removes Eligibility for Visa Waiver Program for Some Travelers

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Effective January 21, 2016, certain individuals are now required to apply for a visa at a U.S. consulate or embassy instead of traveling to the U.S. visa-free under the Visa Waiver Program. The change affects Europeans who...more

Russian Legislation Update

by White & Case LLP on

Investments Industrial Clusters and Parks - On 31 July and 4 August 2015, the Government adopted Resolution No. 779 in relation to industrial clusters and their specialized organizations and Resolution No. 794 in...more

Five Surprising Facts About the Inclusive Communities Case

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In the Supreme Court’s recent, landmark decision in Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., 576 U.S. ___, 2015 WL 2473449 (Jun. 25, 2015), the Court held that, while disparate...more

The Free Port Vladivostok Area

by K&L Gates LLP on

On July 13, 2015, President Putin signed the Federal Law On the Free Port of Vladivostok, as well as two other laws introducing revisions to the current laws required to implement the Law On the Free Port of Vladivostok - the...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, August 2015

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

EPA Issues Direct Final Rule On Significant New Use Notification Electronic Reporting: On July 20, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule amending the Toxic Substances Control Act...more

SHE Matters - Summer 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Changes to Comah Regulations - Make Sure You Are Prepared - Strengthening of Enforcement Powers Under the Environmental Permitting Regine and Tackling Waste Crime - Will You Be Affected? - The...more

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