Global businesses have implemented strategies to ensure they can continue to operate in a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain legal and regulatory landscape. Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, it has been increasingly clear that operational resilience and a clear strategy remain essential for organizations not only to survive, but to thrive. While protecting public health still remains the priority, many organizations continue to face challenges, including 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.
This global resource hub identifies the key issues and provides practical guidance as well as innovative and strategic thinking from our lawyers around the world on the legal and regulatory challenges. Our multi-disciplinary team takes a holistic approach to risk management that spans business units, areas of law and national boundaries.
Managing the greenwashing risk
In this session, we look at how regulators are dealing with greenwashing and how to reduce the risk of a greenwashing claim.
The NSW EPA’s response to the Independent Review of the Resource Recovery Framework
0.5 CPD point | We discuss the EPA’s response and offers some insights as to the future for resource recovery in NSW.
2022 Crypto round up
As 2022 has come to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the notable case law and enforcement actions in the digital asset space that may shape US federal securities laws. These cases have and will continue to set the stage for an active 2023.
An insight into the new ISDA Digital Asset Derivatives Definitions
On 26 January 2023, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) published the ISDA Digital Asset Derivatives Definitions (the Digital Asset Definitions) together with the Exhibits to the Digital Asset Definitions (the Digital Asset Confirmations and, together with the Digital Asset Definitions, the Digital Asset Derivatives Documentation). The Digital Asset Definitions are designed for use in privately negotiated derivatives transactions to document non-deliverable digital asset forwards and options where the reference asset is Bitcoin or Ether.
Blockchain law: Can there be law without people?
Two seemingly unrelated recent developments in the world of blockchain are now posing the same odd question: Can there be law without people?
The UAE issues a new Cabinet Resolution on the regulation of Virtual Assets
On 12 December 2022, the UAE Government issued Cabinet Resolution No.111 of 2022 on the regulation of Virtual Assets and Service Providers (the VA Resolution, published in issue no.741 of the UAE Federal Gazette dated 15 December 2022) which comes into force on 14 January 2023 (30 days after publication). The main aim of the VA Resolution is to protect consumers, enhance the UAE regulatory framework applicable to the virtual asset sector, to regulate virtual asset activities and related service providers, and to ensure that virtual asset service providers (VASPs) are within the scope of the UAE AML legislation.