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23 June 2021

Webinar: Anti-Racism and Inclusive Leadership with John Amaechi OBE

Many organisations have made important strides over the past year to challenge racism, both in the workplace and in other walks of life. Yet, there is clearly a long way to go before we reach a turning point in addressing systemic racism.
17 June 2021

Amendments to Australian Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Laws have now come into effect

17 June 2021

Amendment of the Transparency Register: How will it affect reporting obligations in Germany and what will the consequences be for companies that fail to comply?

On 9 June 2021, the German Federal Parliament passed the German Transparency Register and Financial Information Act (TraFinG) which, in particular, contains extensive amendments to the German Money Laundering Act (GwG) in connection with the transparency register. The TraFinG will come into force...
15 June 2021

Class Actions Fireside series

EMBRACING THE COOLER WEATHER AS WE HEAD BACK TO THE FIRESIDE!
15 June 2021

Emma and Rebekah Talk IP series: Unravelling the issues

In this podcast series, Australian partners Rebekah Gay and Emma Iles explore a variety of topics, issues and areas of intellectual property law.
15 June 2021

ESG issues in the consumer sector: managing class action and regulatory risks

Investors, consumers and other stakeholders increasingly want to hear from consumer sector companies concerning the environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts of their businesses. However, as more companies begin sharing the positive ESG stories behind their businesses and brands in...
15 June 2021

ASIC’s consultation on regulator guidance closes as financial service and credit licensees prepare for Australia’s breach reporting reforms

In April of this year, we wrote about draft guidance released by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on the significant impending changes to Australia’s breach reporting regime.
11 June 2021

ASIC extends Australian financial services licensing exemptions for foreign financial service providers (FFSPs) until 31 March 2023

11 June 2021

Not all’s “fair dealing” in war and Greenpeace: Federal Court confirms limits of the “parody or satire” exception to copyright infringement

The Federal Court’s decision in AGL v Greenpeace 1 confirms that using a corporate logo in activist or protest materials may be permissible under both copyright and trade mark law, but only where that use constitutes a “fair dealing” for the genuine purpose of “parody or satire”. Not all such uses...
11 June 2021

Bank of England launches Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario

On Tuesday 8 June, the Bank of England launched its Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario ( BES ), a stress-testing exercise on the financial risks from climate change. While the regulator's rhetoric may sound like a call to arms, the BES hopes to understand the issues the financial system faces to...
10 June 2021

Tech disputes series

In a world that's increasingly dependent on technology, organisations are under increasing pressure to stay competitive and create connected experiences. To meet these rising demands, organisations are accelerating their digital transformation and in turn giving rise to complex, multi-...
10 June 2021

Revolution or evolution? Technology and the changing dispute resolution landscape

Digital transformation is causing the dispute resolution landscape to change and evolve rapidly. Our tech disputes experts explore the key changes and the effect that these are having on the way in which we can minimise exposure and navigate the new environment to successfully resolve disputes.
09 June 2021

Launch event: Law Commission review of the law relating to corporate criminal liability

On 9 June 2021 at 4.30pm, our Corporate Crime and Investigations team will be hosting an event where the Law Commission will launch its review of the law relating to corporate criminal liability in England and Wales.
08 June 2021

The Future of Consumer – 2021 APAC predictions

2020 presented a number of significant challenges with Covid-19 accelerating some of the existing trends in the consumer sector – and we expect to see these issues driving some real turning points in 2021, as our Asia-Pacific Consumer team will explore in this series. Trust continues to be a major...
07 June 2021

Corporate Governance snapshot: Fundamental audit and corporate governance reforms proposed by UK government

In April 2021, the UK government published its long awaited consultation paper on audit and governance reform, Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance . If implemented, the proposals would lead to considerable changes to the way that companies approach their financial reporting, requiring...