USA - May 11 2012 Integrating corporate social responsibility ("CSR") into compliance structures and processes can be critical to ensuring a company’s CSR commitments are communicated and acted upon.
USA - January 16 2012 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission failed to issue a final rule on conflict minerals regulations before the end of 2011, and companies still await clear guidance on the scope of Section 1502 and the nature of the relevant reporting requirements.
USA - September 19 2010 On September 17, in a controversial opinion, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum that corporations cannot be properly sued under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) for violations of customary international law.
USA - September 16 2010 The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") published Rule 14a-11 today in the Federal Register.
USA - September 22 2009 An enforcement action announced by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) on September 15 has provided another reminder that all exports of items, software or commodities from the U.S. are subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, whether or not the item is specifically classified under the U.S. Commerce Control List.