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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, Genevra Forwood, Guillermo Giralda Fustes, James Killick, Chris McGarry, Fabienne Vermeeren

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…

Genevra Forwood, James Killick, Sara Nordin, Matthias Vangenechten, Fabienne Vermeeren, Dr. Tobias Zuber

European Union further targets global deforestation

European Union - November 22 2021 On 17 November 2021, the European Commission ("Commission") announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to curb global deforestation and forest…

David E. Bond, Genevra Forwood, Guillermo Giralda Fustes, James Killick

4 Things Businesses Need to Know About COP26

Global - October 27 2021 The Paris Agreement approved by the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ("UNFCCC") aims to…

William De Catelle, Seth Kerschner, Suzanne Knijnenburg, Tim Power, Taylor Pullins

South America: Overview of merger regimes

USA - October 19 2021 Merger control in South America is on the rise, with many new jurisdictions having adopted and started to enforce stricter pre-closing merger control…

Antonio Cárdenas, Henri Capin-Gally CFA, Jan Jeram, Joao Lacerda, George L. Paul