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Court denies petitions for rehearing in Conflict Minerals Rule case (but the litigation isn’t over yet)

USA - November 10 2015 Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the petitions of the SEC and Amnesty International seeking rehearing en...

Farzad F. Damania.

United Kingdom publishes Modern Slavery Act Guidance: an overview, selected next steps and takeaways

United Kingdom - October 30 2015 Yesterday, the U.K. Home Office published its expected Guidance on the transparency provisions of the Modern Slavery Act, which was adopted earlier...

Petitions filed to overturn decision in Conflict Minerals Rule litigation

USA - September 2 2015 As widely expected, today the SEC and Amnesty International filed petitions seeking an en banc rehearing of the Aug. 18, 2015 panel decision in the...

Farzad F. Damania.

D.C. Circuit panel reaffirms conflict minerals rule decision

USA - August 18 2015 Earlier today, in a split decision, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reaffirmed its April 2014 decision in the...

Farzad F. Damania.

New disclosure requirements relating to human trafficking in the supply chain to take effect in October 2015

USA, United Kingdom - August 3 2015 Last week, the U.K. government announced that, beginning in October 2015, the transparency in supply chains provision of the Modern Slavery Act will...