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The transparency wars: coming to a galaxy near you?

USA, Global - July 12 2013 Everyone is in favor of transparency and anti-corruption - at least, everyone except the occasional despot or dictator. Yet substantial controversy...


Mandatory payment disclosure: bloodied but unbowed

USA - July 3 2013 On July 2, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the rule implementing Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...


The European Union lifts sanctions on Burma

Myanmar, Vatican City State, European Union - May 1 2013 On April 22, the European Union lifted all sanctions on Burma except an arms embargo. The sanctions had already been eased in April 2012, which left...


The transparency agenda: Section 1504 and beyond

USA - February 12 2013 A number of significant briefs were filed recently with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank...


SEC files brief in lawsuit challenging extractive industry transparency rule

USA - January 10 2013 On January 2, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed its brief in the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American...