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On March 7, 2024, Public Safety Canada updated its Guidance on the application of Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (Supply Chains Act). Businesses operating in Canada are encouraged to review the key changes summarized below to confirm that their assessment of reporting obligations continue to align with Public Safety Canada’s Guidance. The deadline for submitting reports under the Supply Chains Act is 31 May 2024.

The European Commission launched the European (EU) Green Deal in 2019. The EU Green Deal is a package of policy initiatives, one of which is a commitment to tackle false environmental claims by requiring that consumers receive reliable, comparable, and verifiable information to enable them to make more sustainable decisions and reduce the risk of greenwashing.

On 29 January 2024, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR”) issued MEMR Regulation No. 2 of 2024 on Rooftop Solar That is Connected to the Grid of a Holder of a Business License for Electricity Provision for Public Use (“Reg. 2/2024”). Reg. 2/2024 became effective on 31 January 2024 and effectively revokes the old MEMR regulation on rooftop solar (i.e., MEMR Regulation No. 26 of 2021 (“Reg. 26/2021”)).

In a major shakeup to businesses’ obligations relating to human rights, environmental standards and climate change, the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) is set to become law. In this article, we focus on the climate-related obligations enshrined in the CS3D: the obligation imposed on companies to adopt and put into effect climate transition plans.

By means of Resolution No. 12/2024, published in the Official Gazette on 24 April 2024 (“Resolution”), the Secretariat of Industry and Commerce amended the regime of advertising of goods and services involving an offer to an undetermined audience; it also repealed Resolution No. 915/2017. The Resolution’s main purpose is to modify the regulations governing advertisements so that they are clearer, more understandable, and useful for consumers. The aim is to simplify the current regime and prevent consumers from being “over-informed,” which could make it difficult for them to make appropriate purchasing decisions.

Our popular Annual Compliance Conference, which attracts over 4,000 in-house senior legal and compliance professionals every year from across the world, will be taking place from 30 April – 6 June. We will be delivering our cutting-edge insights and guidance virtually on key global compliance, investigations and ethics trends.

The Government of Malaysia has on 15 April 2024 announced that it will establish an Energy Exchange Malaysia (“ENEGEM”) to facilitate cross-border sales of green electricity to neighboring countries, namely Singapore and Thailand. The ENEGEM platform will implement cross-border energy sales based on the latest Guide for Cross-Border Electricity Sales issued by the Energy Commission of Malaysia.

Across jurisdictions, we see a rising trend towards more active ESG enforcement and litigation. In our The Year Ahead: Global Disputes Forecast 2024, nearly three-quarters (73%) of the respondents said that environmental, social and governance disputes presented as the top risks to their organizations in the coming year.
In this client alert, we provide a high-level overview of the key trends and developments in ESG enforcement and litigation in Singapore in three areas: greenwashing, employment law and anti-money laundering (AML).

Thanks to its proximity to the United States, Mexico has become an attractive investment hub. Mexico’s manufacturing capabilities align well with this trend, positioning the country favorably to seize the opportunity. We hope that this guide will give you an initial perspective into the fundamentals of ramping up operations in Mexico.

Financial institutions face growing exposure over greenwashing. Sustainability-related communications range from the publication of nonfinancial statements to the referencing of such terms in financial product names. This guide considers what is greenwashing, the developing legal landscape and how financial institutions may mitigate the risk of reputational damage.