ESG CLARITY: Benchmark your initiative

In partnership with Compliance Week, ESG Clarity: Benchmark Your Initiative surveyed more than 200 senior compliance, audit, legal and finance executives worldwide to understand how corporates are…

Key takeaways from COP26: PART 1

Even though the UN climate change conference (“COP26”) has now drawn to a close, the key commitments made here are still at the forefront of discussions around the world.

In our first of a two…

Magnitsky legislation

Magnitsky legislation and the UK’s new anti-corruption tool

In April 2021, the United Kingdom announced the introduction of the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regime as part of the Magnitsky legislation. As part of the announcement, 22 individuals were…

ESG

ESG takes centre stage with mandatory human rights and environmental due...

Environmental, social and corporate governance (“ESG”) is growing in importance, particularly amongst investors. As such, we are witnessing a wave of international guidance, new regulatory…

furlough fraud

New Taxpayer Protection Taskforce to investigate furlough fraud

Click here and here to catch up on our previous furlough fraud coverage.

In the Budget 2021 presented in March, the Chancellor announced the establishment of a taskforce as part of the…

Football abuse scandal

Football abuse scandal: review finds “institutional failings”

An independent review commissioned by the Football Association (“FA”), the governing body for football in England, into abuse of children between 1970 and 2005 published its findings on 17 March…

investment greenwashing

New EU regulation helps tackle investment greenwashing

As the EU focuses increased attention on a greener future, and adopts measures for member states to ensure they implement environmentally sustainable goals at a national level, the EU has also turned…

Whyte Review interim report

British Gymnastics: key updates in the Whyte Review interim report

Creating a healthy culture in sport: event information

On Monday 22 March 2021, we hosted a virtual webinar with APEX Global Sport Group, moderated by Wayne Barnes, looking at safeguarding and…

failure to prevent offence

What would the Failure to Prevent offence mean for you?

The Financial Services Bill

On 21 October 2020, the Financial Services Bill (the “Bill”) was introduced in the House of Commons. Over one year later, the Bill continues to be debated, this…

social media regulation

Social media regulation: why is the UK so far behind?

Marcus Rashford, a professional footballer and activist who was recently awarded an MBE for his work in fighting food poverty, became the latest high-profile victim of online racial abuse within the…

IWD2021

IWD2021: refocusing the workplace lens on gender equality

In recent years, businesses have increasingly focused on environmental, social and governance considerations (“ESG”) with attention on the requirements for governance including discussions around…

GameStop saga

GameStop saga update: is regulation keeping up with retail trading?

Catch up on our previous GameStop coverage here.

The US House Committee on Financial Services questioned Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev; Reddit CEO Steve Huffman; Citadel’s Ken Griffin; Melvin…

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