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.
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.
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.
BigTech, creative games and interactive entertainment businesses, infrastructure providers, consumer markets businesses, and a whole range of other potential stakeholders are now considering what the Metaverse will mean for them.
Proxy season 2022: ESG matters, virtual meetings and more
This update summarizes current trends on governance and executive compensation. It also includes recommendations on key issues when preparing for the upcoming proxy season.
Bill S-211: Canada revives its fight against modern slavery
Despite roadblocks arising from several interruptions to Parliament over the last few years, Canada continues to revive its draft business and human rights (BHR) legislation to fulfill its commitment to fight against modern slavery in supply chains.
In our previous article, we considered the challenges to your organisational culture that will result from changed employee expectations and from modernising your Employee Value Proposition (EVP).
US Supreme Court decisions stay OSHA ETS, uphold CMS vaccine mandate
On January 13, the US Supreme Court ordered a stay on the federal OSHA COVID "vaccine-or-test" Emergency Temporary Standard.
Foreign investment in China – Analysis of China’s revised National and Free Trade Zone Negative Lists
On December 27, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce and the National Development and Reform Commission of China jointly issued the Special Administrative Measures for the Market Entry of Foreign Investment (2021 Edition) (2021 National Negative List) and the Free Trade Zone Special Administrative Measures for the Market Entry of Foreign Investment (2021 Edition) (2021 FTZ Negative List).