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SPOTLIGHTUS Election

Mayer Brown

Post-Election Analysis: The Future of US Policy and Implications for Businesses and the Economy

The US federal election could have sweeping regulatory and legislative impacts across virtually every major sector of the economy. To help understand how government policy might change over the next four years and what that means for domestic and global businesses, we invite you to join the first of our post-election programs.

COVID-19: Employer Guidance on Vaccines

Many countries have started to roll out vaccines against COVID-19. While a vaccination program is viewed by many as the long-awaited route out of the pandemic, this presents challenges for employers—including whether they can require employees to be vaccinated. In this publication, we provide at-a-glance guidance to the key issues for employers to consider in Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the UK and the United States, followed by more detailed Q&As for each of these jurisdictions.

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Qualified Opportunity Fund Update: Likely Biden Administration Changes & New Rules for Non-US Investors & Working Capital Safe-Harbor

On April 14, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service released proposed rules for allowing non-US persons with US-taxable capital gains to invest in qualified opportunity funds (QOFs) without first suffering US withholding on such gains. Mark Leeds and Stephanie Wood, tax lawyers with the New York office of Mayer Brown, analyze these developments in the attached Legal Update.

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Looking Ahead | How ESG may affect refinancings and restructurings of Covid-Era Debt

As businesses emerge from COVID with a significant amount of corporate debt, the landscape in the financial markets have also evolved: The focus on ESG issues has intensified. It is timely to take stock of where we are and consider how ESG issues could affect refinancings and restructurings of debt going forward. This article highlights seven key potential development areas through considering recent legal developments, market practices and trends.

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NextGen supports Earth Day

The NextGen Committee supports Earth Day with local litter picking and shares what Earth Day and its theme “Restore our Earth” means to them.

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ESG and Directors’ Duties

As the world marks Earth Day 2021, and global leaders, and society at large, call for urgent action to combat “the coming disasters of climate change and environmental destruction”, it is an apposite time to consider the role of company directors in promoting positive environmental practices.

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BCBS Issues Two Climate-Related Reports

On April 14, 2021, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) issued two climate-related reports—one on climate-related risk drivers and their transmission channels and a companion report on measurement methodologies for financial risks.

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FinCEN Moves to Implement the Corporate Transparency Act

On April 5, the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) to implement the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”), which was enacted into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) on January 1, 2021.

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