Our General Counsel update summarises major legal developments in the UK/Europe and significant international developments from around the world including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and the United States. This edition recounts the key changes in 2021 so far with useful points for consideration to help businesses prepare for what's next.
Two key topics we continue to explore in this edition are the ongoing impact of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. Our analyses of the latest developments include pointers on the new government support measures available to organisations following the UK's March 2021 Budget, and Covid-19 travel, employment and real estate considerations for business return to office. This edition further features developments concerning the consumer impact of Brexit customs and border talks and recent Covid-19-related cases which shape clause considerations in contracts.
In addition, the update features developments in areas such as climate-related disclosures and green and sustainable finance. These developments indicate the growing prominence of environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns for modern businesses.
The contents of this publication, current at the date of publication set out above, are for reference purposes only. They do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be sought separately before taking any action based on this publication.
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