On February 24, 2021, Acting Chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Allison Herren Lee, announced that the agency will be focusing on public companies’ climate change disclosures as part of an effort to both assess current compliance with federal securities laws and develop new disclosure requirements for climate change.
The transition from IBOR to alternative benchmark rates presents a complex, global and dynamic problem for financial market participants. Through Mayer Brown’s global presence, deep subject matter knowledge and extensive experience, the firm provides numerous resources to help clients navigate these complex issues.This short video highlights our key IBOR transition activities.
Companies face a new set of challenges as countries implement their COVID-19 vaccination plans. Covering several major jurisdictions, this Legal Update summarizes key vaccine information for employers, such as the availability of vaccines, the rights of employers to require vaccination or proof thereof and measures that could be taken against employees refusing to be vaccinated.
As a result of the end of the Brexit Transition Period and the onshoring process with respect to the EU Securitisation Regulation and the relevant technical standards, there is now a parallel regime for securitisation in the UK, which is very similar but not identical to the EU Securitisation Regulation regime.
On February 4, 2021, after weeks of not granting early termination (ET) of the waiting period under the US Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (save for one exception involving a company that markets COVID-19 tests), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with the support of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), officially announced that it is implementing a “temporary suspension” of the ET process.