United Nations Climate Change
Our aim is to help our clients understand the potential opportunities and challenges that COP25 may have on their business.
Thirteenth edition highlights ever-increasing threat to cyber security and data protection
We have released our 2017 Litigation Trends Annual Survey. This year’s survey polled more than 300 senior corporate counsel representing US-based organizations on disputes-related issues and concerns.
Survey respondents point to a growing threat to cyber security, an issue they indicate stands as the greatest emerging threat to a business. Nearly two-thirds of those polled (63 percent) feel more exposed to disputes in this area.
This year’s survey report also revisits its litigation minimization framework, a tool introduced last year to suit a company’s specific situation. In-house counsel can use this framework to review their current approach and implement measures to reduce litigation risk and costs. The program was well-received in its first year, with 95 percent of respondents implementing at least one recommended key measure. Training emerges as the leading factor in preventing litigation. Early case resolution, embedding lawyers in the business and proactive contract review have also shown to be highly effective.
IMO 2020 is almost upon us. Readers are well aware of the impending switch to 0.5 percent fuel mandated by Annex VI of MARPOL which will cause an anticipated drop in HSFO demand, the potential hazards of new untested LSFO blends, the concerns around scrubber operations, the debate over open loop versus closed loop, and the myriad of other risks associated with the impending regulatory change.