Crisis response or road to recovery?
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.
Government of Canada publishes draft State of PFAS Report
On May 20, 2023, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada published a draft State of PFAS Report and Risk Management Scope following a two-year assessment of the fate, sources, occurrence, and potential impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on the environment and human health in Canada.
Clarification for litigants who have been declared “vexatious”
According to the Alberta Rules of Court, a person who has been declared a “vexatious litigant” requires permission to appeal.
Pride Month 2023
Over one third of LGBTIQ+ people feel they need to hide who they are at work, and a fifth feel that being LGBTIQ+ limits their job opportunities, according to a recent Stonewall survey.
Court makes ruling on climate related derivative claim against energy major's directors
Norton Rose Fulbright’s disputes team have written a briefing note on the High Court’s decision refusing permission to allow ClientEarth to bring a derivative claim on behalf of Shell plc (Shell) against its directors.
Comments on the proposed Voice to Parliament
As part of our pro bono commitment to supporting First Nations people in Australia, this publication provides background information about the proposed First Nations Voice in anticipation of the upcoming referendum, likely taking place later this year.
When banks go bust – an overview of the UK Special Resolution Regime
The SRR was created to deal with failing banks following the 2008 financial crash and the run on the first UK bank in more than a century, Northern Rock. The SRR was introduced by the Banking Act 2009 (BA 2009) and subsequently amended, notably to comply with the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), Directive 2014/59/EU.