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Commanding Transparency: The Emerging Frontier of SEC-Mandated Climate Risk Disclosures, Houston Law Review Vol. 58, Issue 1, 2020
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, December 2021

ETAB Hot News November 2020, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, December 2021

Mandatory Climate-Related Disclosures – What is Required by April 2022?
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2021

  The UK Government’s consultation on mandatory climate-related disclosures As the old saying goes – ‘knowledge is power’, and businesses caught in the net of proposed mandatory climate-related disclosures will need to empower themselves quickly in order to get up to speed by the proposed April 2022 rollout...

Consultation on Remote Hearings
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2021

  The issue of online court hearings, and many other types of dispute resolution processes, has been a hot topic over the last few months as restrictions have eased and court users try to figure out what the new normal is, or should be. The Scottish Civil Justice Council has just closed a consultation that seeks views on proposed new rules covering the most appropriate mode of attendance at civil court hearings in the Court of Session and in the Sheriff Courts in Scotland...

Frontier Workers and International Agreements
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

Led by legal director of immigration, Rachel Harvey and employment associate, Amy Leech, this webinar provided guidance on options available for frontier workers following the end of free movement between the EU and the UK. Free movement of individuals between EU countries and the UK ended on 31 December 2020, following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union...

Mediation: A Star in the Making as a Dispute Resolution Method for Commercial Disputes (Focus on Thailand)
DFDL, November 2021

Article by Anne Coulon, Regional Legal Adviser, DFDL Thailand Mediation is a confidential, fast, flexible and cost-effective dispute resolution (“DR”) method based on the mutual consent of the involved parties. Companies, contractors, individuals, banks, real estate owners, governmental bodies; or any combination thereof may be parties to commercial mediation. Breaches of contract, business torts etc. can all be successfully submitted to and/or resolved through mediation...

Obstacles and Optimism: An Offshore Look at Chinese Outbound Investment
Carey Olsen, November 2021

What is your outlook for Chinese businesses and investment as we approach the end of 2021? China is, and will continue to be, the strongest market for offshore law firms in Asia. China's outbound investment activity has been subdued since 2016, due to domestic constraints on outbound capital flows and tighter scrutiny of Chinese investments abroad...

President Biden Reinstates a Version of the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts Executive Order
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, November 2021

On November 18, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order reinstating a version of the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts executive order that had previously been implemented by President Obama and then rescinded by President Trump. The new clause is reproduced below.  President Biden’s new executive order applies to contracts and subcontracts that are covered by the Service Contract Act...

Key Considerations & Issues on COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts Across Southeast Asia
DFDL, November 2021

With COVID-19 vaccination campaigns nearing completion or still in progress in various countries across Southeast Asia, our experts take this opportunity to look at some of the top questions and concerns on the minds of employers and employees when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination considerations...

Managing Transfer Pricing Compliance Risk in Thailand
DFDL, November 2021

On 21 November 2018, Thailand introduced a new transfer pricing law which became effective for the fiscal year commencing on 1 January 2019. Thereafter, the Thai Revenue Department (“TRD”) amended and revised the Thai Revenue Code by enacting Royal Decree No. 47 (“RD47”). Under RD47, companies established under Thai law are subject to TP documentation rules if they have annual turnover of at least THB 200 million (USD 6 million)...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates November 2021 (1)
Shearn Delamore & Co., November 2021

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for November 2021...

Spotlight On…Birmingham
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

Birmingham is often described as the UK’s ‘second city’ and is the social, cultural and commercial centre of the Midlands...

Spotlight On...Milton Keynes (wartime code breaking to exciting growth as a vibrant new city)
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

Milton Keynes, the New Town famous for its grid system, roundabouts and concrete cows is every bit the planner’s dream. Fifty-five years after its foundation and bidding for city status in the Queen’s platinum jubilee year, Milton Keynes has come of age...

Connecticut Supreme Court Rejects Tough Delaware Standard in Allowing Member Inspections of Manager-Managed LLC Books and Records – Or Does It?
Verrill, November 2021

Before allowing the inspection of corporate books and records, Delaware courts require a shareholder seeking information about possible mismanagement to come forward with evidence demonstrating a reasonable basis to suspect mismanagement.[1] In Benjamin v...

Thailand Re-opens for Tourism, Eases Travel Restrictions and Prepares to Welcome Vaccinated Visitors Back to Its Shores
DFDL, November 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (“TAT”) announced via the Royal Thai Government Gazette on 30 October 2021 that as of 1 November 2021, earlier COVID-19-related restrictions would be lifted in the case of four designated ‘Blue Zone’ provinces: Bangkok, Krabi, Phang-Nga, and Phuket...

California’s AB 45 Opens the Door to Manufacture and Sale of Industrial Hemp Products
Hanson Bridgett LLP, November 2021

On October 6, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 45 (AB 45) into law. AB 45 permits the manufacture and sale of a wide range of products containing regulated amounts of industrial hemp. Below is a brief overview: What is industrial hemp? “Industrial hemp” is defined as cannabis plants that have no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)...

Baseload: Current Topics in the Power and Utilities Capital Markets
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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Transitioning to Net Zero for IT
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

We are very excited to be supporting the UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Transitioning to a Net Zero’ webinar series...

Transitioning to Net Zero for Professional Services
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

We are very excited to be supporting the UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Transitioning to a Net Zero’ webinar series. On Tuesday 19 October 2021, the ‘Transitioning to Net Zero for Professional Services’ webinar took place. In this webinar our Chairperson, Peter Duff, discussed the challenges facing professional services firms in setting and reaching net zero targets...

Transitioning to Net Zero for the Built Environment
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

We are very excited to be supporting the UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Transitioning to a Net Zero’ webinar series...

Transitioning to Net Zero for the Energy and Utilities
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

We are very excited to be supporting the UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Transitioning to a Net Zero’ webinar series...

Keeping an Eye on San Francisco’s Plans to Decarbonize Existing Commercial Buildings
Buchalter, November 2021

November 22, 2021   By: Jonathan Kendrick and Manuel Fishman In the coming weeks, the City of San Francisco’s Department of Environment is expected to submit a new Climate Action Plan for Mayor London Breed’s approval. The Climate Action Plan will provide a roadmap for the City of San Francisco (the “City”) to pursue ambitious new climate action goals that were added to the City’s Environment Code in late July 2021 (the “Climate Goals”)...

New UAE Labor Law – Initial Thoughts
Afridi & Angell, November 2021

The long-awaited Labor Law has been published in the Federal Official Gazette and is scheduled to take effect on 2 February 2022. The new Law, Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021, replaces the previous 1980 statute in its entirety. The new statute does not constitute a fundamentally different approach to labor relations in the UAE, but it does introduce important reforms.   I will discuss a few of these in this note and save a lengthier discussion for a future inBrief...

Insurance Tips For Mitigating DOJ Cyber Initiative Risks, Law360
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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Employer Best Practices For Biometrics Compliance: Part 2, Law360 Expert Analysis
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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