The crypto space has witnessed significant activity over the last year and is expected to continue generating new litigation risks in 2024 and beyond. The volatility of cryptocurrency values, the complex nature of the technology, the lack of regulation, and lack of understanding by regulators all contribute to this trend. Crypto-related actions span a wide spectrum, involving regulatory issues to claims brought by individuals or as class actions.Continue Reading Crypto & Digital Assets
Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) issues continue to be prevalent in the disputes space, and claimants are continuing to employ creative legal tools to hold companies accountable for their actions.Continue Reading Private Enforcement of ESG Issues
On March 14, 2023, the French Anticorruption Agency and the National Financial Prosecutor’s office jointly issued updated guidance about anticorruption internal investigations (Les enquêtes internes anticorruption – Guide pratique, the “Guide”).
This follows the announcement earlier this year of important revisions to the PNF’s corporate enforcement guidelines (Lignes directrices sur la mise en œuvre de…
On March 9, 2023, the Council of Ministers approved Legislative Decree No. 24 of March 10, 2023 (the “Decree”) implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on whistleblowing(the “Directive”), which partially amends the draft decree that was preliminarily approved on December 9, 2022 (the “Draft Decree”).Continue Reading Italy Implements European Directive on Whistleblowing
On September 15, 2022, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco (“DAG Monaco”) announced further changes to the enforcement policies and practices of the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or the “Department”) at an event at New York University Law School, in particular building on previously announced revisions relating to individual misconduct and corporate recidivism.
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Cybersecurity and data privacy continue to be among the most significant legal risks that businesses face today.
Last year brought a series of high-profile cyberattacks on major companies and U.S. infrastructure targets, continuing the trend seen in recent years. Regulators also brought a number of cybersecurity enforcement actions and announced new rules, guidance, and initiatives on ransomware and other cyber-related issues. In addition, after many years of debate, Congress made some progress in crafting legislation that would require certain companies to report significant cyberattacks and ransomware payments to the U.S. federal government. Companies should expect the demands of cybersecurity risk management and oversight to intensify as we enter 2022.
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Over the weekend, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election. Although President Trump has yet to concede and press reports suggest he will continue to make his case in court, thoughts have turned to what the Biden administration will mean for federal regulation of business and finance.
In many ways, the future will depend on whether the centrist, coalition-building Biden of yesteryear will show up, or if he will embrace the more progressive wing of the Democratic party that has since grown in influence. Below we lay out our initial reactions on how the Biden presidency is likely to reshape the corporate landscape.
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Cleary Gottlieb and Tiantong & Partners 天同律师事务所 continue their collaboration to produce joint analyses regarding some of the current U.S. regulatory challenges for Chinese companies. This fourth analysis is based on a case study of U.S. sanctions imposed against China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), one of the world’s largest shipping companies, and considers sanctions risk…
Cleary Gottlieb and Tiantong & Partners 天同律师事务所 continue their collaboration to produce joint analyses regarding some of the current U.S. regulatory challenges for Chinese companies. In light of renewed interest in China on the topic of U.S. long-arm jurisdiction, this third analysis reviews lessons learned on civil personal jurisdiction from cases involving the Bank of…
Cleary Gottlieb and Tiantong & Partners 天同律师事务所 are continuing their collaboration to produce joint analyses regarding some of the current U.S. regulatory challenges for Chinese companies. This second analysis is based on a case study of U.S. efforts to extradite Huawei’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou, from Canada, and considers risk mitigation for Chinese corporate executives travelling…