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European Commission issues major proposal on due diligence obligations to protect human rights and the environment across supply chains

European Union - February 24 2022 On 23 February 2022, the European Commission ("Commission") issued its long-awaited Proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due…

William De Catelle, Clare Connellan, Guillermo Giralda Fustes, James Killick, Jacquelyn MacLennan, Chris McGarry, Fabienne Vermeeren

UK government publishes illustrative guidance on the future operation of its subsidy control regime

United Kingdom - February 3 2022 The Subsidy Control Bill (the "SCB"), first introduced by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (the "BEIS") on 30 June 2021, is…

Marc Israel, Kate Kelliher

EU Commission proposes to strengthen criminal law to protect the environment

European Union - January 11 2022 On 15 December 2021, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new EU Directive aimed at tightening compliance with EU environmental laws…

Mark Clarke, Alexandre Hublet

CJEU ruling on EU blocking regulation provides some clarifications but leaves difficult questions to national courts

European Union, USA - December 25 2021 The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") has opined for the first time on the controversial 1996 EU Blocking…

Sara Nordin, Dr. Nicolas Rossbrey, Karl-Jörg Xylander, Dr. Tobias Zuber

EU targets Wagner group and three oil & gas companies over alleged human rights violations and destabilising activities in Ukraine, Syria, and Libya

European Union, Global - December 15 2021 On 13 December 2021, the EU imposed sanctions against the Wagner Group, a private military entity based in Russia, as well as related entities and…

James Killick, Jacquelyn MacLennan, Sara Nordin, Matthias Vangenechten, Fabienne Vermeeren, Dr. Tobias Zuber