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On 5 May 2021, the federal government announced its intention to make amendments to the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008 (the NGER Regulations) and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Measurement) Determination 2008 (the Measurement Determination). The NGER Regulations outline the requirements for reporting entities under the NGER scheme and the Measurement Determination provides methods for estimating GHG emissions and the production and consumption of energy.

On 5 May 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published a proposed Regulation, along with an impact assessment report, aiming to address potential distortions caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market (“Proposed Regulation”). This Proposed Regulation will create substantial new obligations for companies if adopted in its current form.

Continuing our series of video chats on the Future of Disputes in Asia Pacific, we take a look at C&I trends and developments across the region. Mini vandePol, head of the Firm’s Asia Pacific Compliance & Investigations Group, and Georgie Farrant, head of Australia’s Dispute Resolution team, talk about global C&I trends that impact clients operating in Asia Pacific such as ESG, economic sanctions, anti-bribery/corruption developments and compliance programs.

Key developments reflected in this week’s update include extension of state-wide orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans for Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and South Carolina. While California, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Utah and Washington eased restrictions and/or advanced to the next phase of their reopening plan.

Companies face a number of challenges in creating an ethical culture and sustainable risk compliance regime. Anahita Thoms, Head of International Trade, Germany, speaks with Klaus Moosmayer, Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Ethics, Risk & Compliance Officer at Novartis, about global supply chain compliance, ethical decision making, and the importance of human rights and environmental concerns for daily business practices.

Episode 11: Fintech – Trends, Investments, and M&A In this episode, We share observations on recent innovations and take a closer look at various strategies behind the increase in investment and M&A activity. Fintech players, once seen as market disruptors, are becoming essential and critical in the future of financial institutions.

Key developments reflected in this week’s update include extension of state-wide orders and/or the duration of the current phase of their reopening plans for Connecticut, Maryland and South Carolina. While New Mexico, New York and Virginia eased restrictions and/or advanced to the next phase of their reopening plan. Nevada has handed over responsibility for COVID-19 mitigation and enforcement efforts to local governments, but the state will continue to enforce the mask mandate. Beginning May 11, 2021, Hawaii will allow fully vaccinated passengers will be able to travel inter-island without being subject to quarantine and testing rules.