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The Latin America energy, mining and infrastructure industry is transitioning to a new normal. The evolving market conditions drive the need for new regulations and business strategies to be addressed by governments and multinational and local companies in the sector. We invite you to listen to our Latin America Energy,…

A wide-ranging review of the UK Listing Regime by Lord Hill was published on 3 March (click here for a copy), timed neatly to coincide with the Budget. The aim is to radically improve the competitiveness of UK as a listing venue and is part of Rishi Sunak’s Big Bang 2.0 for the City. Some of the proposed rule changes would require primary legislation by the Government and the current timeframe for that is uncertain. However, a large number of the key recommendations are aimed at the FCA and the FCA has stated that, subject to consultation feedback and FCA Board approval, it will seek to make relevant rule changes by late 2021.

ASIC has released a new immunity policy setting out the process and conditions for whistleblowers to obtain immunity from certain civil penalty or criminal proceedings (Immunity Policy). The Immunity Policy extends the types of protection available to a whistleblower beyond those which became available under the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (Cth) (Whistleblowing Legislation) which came into force in 2019. As a result there is an increased risk that employees may elect to go direct to ASIC rather than raising an issue internally.

In this publication, our lawyers from different practice groups discuss the trends in compliance and investigations of 2020 in Germany. We take a look at the most important developments and court decisions of2020. Discussing these trends will help companies doing business in Germany to grasp the developments in the area of compliance and investigations in the future. After providing a general overview and presenting the highlights of the developments in the last year, each practice group will outline the developments in their respective practice areas in greater depth.

For many years, tax scholars have proposed a worldwide no deferral system for the United States — that is, all income of a US multinational, both US and foreign source income and whether earned directly or through a foreign subsidiary, would be taxed annually (no deferral) at a uniform rate (the US corporate tax rate). And for many years, US multinationals have opposed such a system. But circumstances have changed so dramatically in the last several years, that maybe such a system could achieve muster with Corporate America.

In the wake of the administration change in the U.S. and continued growth in sustainability obligations around the world, we encourage you to listen to our recent discussion with Positive Luxury exploring the ramifications to corporations of these rapid regulatory developments. Alyssa Auberger & Reagan Demas recently joined @PositiveLuxury for an in-depth…