As we transition to new ways of operating against a backdrop of a volatile global economic outlook, global businesses are implementing strategies to ensure they can continue to operate in a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain legal and regulatory landscape. Operational resilience and a clear strategy will be essential for organizations not only to survive, but to thrive, in 2020 and beyond. While protecting public health still remains the priority, many organizations are facing challenges, including major disruption to their supply chains, meeting contractual obligations, bringing people back to the workplace and implications under funding arrangements. Many of these issues need to be navigated on a cross-border basis.
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What the future will hold, as we attempt to shift towards a period of recovery, is unclear. However, we can certainly expect disruption for some time, and businesses will need the assistance of agile legal teams during this time and beyond.
There is now nearly $150 billion of value locked into Decentralised Finance (DeFi) protocols and applications.
Recent US SEC briefing on gamification
Recently, the SEC published a report titled "Staff Report on Equity and Options Market Structure Conditions in Early 2021."
EU Green Deal and Maritime Fuel
As we reported here, in July 2021, the EU published its update to the ‘green deal’, known as “Fit for 55” in reference to the 55% reduction in carbon emissions targeted for 2030.
EU ETS and Shipping
On 14 July, the EU Commission’s draft legislation to update the Green Deal, “Fit for 55” (referring to the 55% target reduction in carbon emissions by 2035) was released, containing a number of proposals which could impact the maritime sector.
Deep Sea Mining – Is it sustainable enough to become part of the Energy Transition?
A number of shipping/offshore companies are already collaborating with mining companies to provide vessels for deepsea mining projects.