The ‘Five Eyes’ of competition enforcement in global supply chains
Competition and antitrust regulators around the world have joined forces to combat anticompetitive conduct in supply chains, in the face of rising costs of distribution and increased costs to consumers.
Shipping IPOs: What is the market really like?
There has been an increased appreciation of the value of the shipping industry to the global economy during the COVID-19 pandemic but has this increased the industry’s appeal to the IPO market?
The changing global framework for trade: Impact on global supply chains
Supply chains operate in an environment shaped by trade issues (such as sanctions, export controls, and tariffs), where national security is an increasingly important consideration. International sanctions regimes are complex and often respond to volatile political landscapes. Businesses will need to navigate the often complex issues involved against a background of changing governmental trade and industrial policy.
COVID-19 construction measures to end in New South Wales
The extension to construction working hours implemented by the NSW Government last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be revoked on 7 June 2021.
The UK government moves infrastructure and greening the built environment to the top of its agenda
In the wake of COVID-19 there has been a slowdown in the economy.
UK construction sites and COVID-19
COVID-19 is having far reaching impacts on the construction industry’s supply chains, cash flows and workforces.
From shortage to stockpile: How supply chains need to adapt in a redesigned world
The development of tailored operational strategies and risk management frameworks that position entities to maintain business continuity in the event of ad hoc or sustained future supply shocks is a critical task that boards must now tackle head-on.
From disrupted to tainted supply chains: Canadian legislation against modern slavery may be coming post-COVID
Bill S-211, An Act to enact the Modern Slavery Act and to amend the Customs Tariff (the Bill), was introduced in the Senate on February 5, 2020.
The impact of COVID-19 on Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure and construction projects
Infrastructure and construction projects, some of which are part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have, as one would expect, been largely halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Disruptions to supply chains around the world, lockdowns and travel restrictions on foreign workers, especially Chinese workers who are commonly employed on BRI projects, are some of the main reasons for the project suspensions and slowdowns.