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General counsel update - Q2 2022

25 April 2022 | Insight

From Covid-19 and Brexit fallout to Russia's military action in Ukraine and landmark disputes, our quarterly global guide provides insight on the key legal developments impacting business.

Our General Counsel Update provides a multi-jurisdictional summary of the major legal developments in the UK and includes key updates from around the world. Our spring edition recounts developments since our November update and provides guidance for businesses facing these consequential challenges.

Covid-19's long-lasting impact, the continued untangling of Brexit, and Russia's military action in Ukraine are among the major topics covered in this edition. Our analyses include a summary of the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions across the UK, the status of the Northern Ireland protocol negotiations, and how the pursuit of Russian sanctions have impacted real estate law and arbitration. Moreover, this issue includes updates on the reform of Companies House, the EU's drive to extend green reporting obligations, and changes made to the UK Listing Rules.  

Elsewhere, it explores novel issues around the increasing importance of ESG concerns, as business tackles issues of environmental impact, sustainability, and heightened scrutiny on diversity reporting. The update also strides into other new frontiers, such as cyber-related challenges, crypto asset advertising, and the UK's replacing of the Human Rights Act

All these developments fall against the deepening backdrop of emerging and long-standing political divisions and economic uncertainty. With the world beset by change, both this edition and future editions of the General Counsel Update will help modern business prepare.


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