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5G is helping to drive important business opportunities with its high-speed connections, ultra-low latency, and ability to transmit huge volumes of data and enable simultaneous connections with multiple devices. As businesses seek to leverage 5G technology, find out sazwwhat blind spots exist and how connected solutions can help.

We are pleased to invite you to our Virtual Global Trade Conference on July 20 and 21. In lieu of our annual conference in Bellevue, WA, we are excited to again provide a virtual offering available to all our clients and friends worldwide! Please join our international trade compliance lawyers from around the world as they discuss and examine the major developments impacting international trade. The conference will be comprised of 75 minute sessions over the course of two days and clients will also get the opportunity to request a virtual one-to-one meeting with our International Trade attorneys to discuss relevant topics of interest. Visit our events page for more information and to register.

A campaign to improve diversity must be fought on many fronts. In May 2022, a panel of I&D experts, including best-selling author Dr. Stefanie Johnson, discussed the findings of the report Mind the Gap: Insights from Global Employment Leaders and the steps diversity and HR leaders are taking to accelerate I&D progress and the challenges they are encountering.

Today’s remote working environment can lead to unexpected complications when employers seek to prevent the disclosure of trade secrets or enforce restrictive covenants. Stephen Ratcliffe (Partner, London) outlines some of the key trade secrets issues that arise in remote working scenarios and provides practical tips for avoiding common pitfalls.

Across the world, trade secrets are becoming increasingly important. As companies align workforce transformation, manage supply chain operations and balance the needs of their digital transformation journey, new strategies are required for the identification, protection and enforcement of their most valuable, complex and market-differentiating trade secrets.

This edition of Bite-size Briefings explores the regulation of crypto (or digital) assets across a number of jurisdictions: Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, the UK and the US.

The metals and mining industry has long been a focus for governments, NGOs, industry bodies and wider society concerned by the environmental and social impacts of the extractive sectors. Over recent years, these concerns have led to the introduction of wide-reaching and robust ESG-focused regulations, codes, and principles that mining companies are now obliged and expected to observe, requiring enhanced reporting, the introduction of best practices and procedures and, increasingly, the need to demonstrate that ESG considerations are factored into strategic decision-making.

On 6 May 2022, the OECD released a public consultation document with respect to the Regulated Financial Services Exclusion for Amount A. This latest consultation document follows four other publications on aspects of Amount A since February relating to nexus and revenue sourcing, tax base determinations, scope, and the extractives exclusion. As with earlier draft model rules, this publication is a work-in-progress and subject to changes. The OECD welcomes comments from the public before 20 May 2022, following which a more detailed commentary on a number of technical items is expected to be released.