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Hong Kong SFC Unveils Consultation Conclusions on AML/CFT Guideline for Licensed Corporations

A virtual discussion on the regulatory aspects of the EO, its potential policy outcomes, and practical impacts on affected businesses. On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a far-reaching executive order (EO) on Promoting Competition in the American Economy that establishes a “whole-of-government effort” aimed at reducing corporate consolidation. The EO calls for federal agencies to undertake 72 separate initiatives across a range of industry sectors, including financial services, technology, transportation and communication services.

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US Customs Revises Guidance on De Minimis Content Under Its Forced Labor Regulation

A virtual discussion on the regulatory aspects of the EO, its potential policy outcomes, and practical impacts on affected businesses. On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a far-reaching executive order (EO) on Promoting Competition in the American Economy that establishes a “whole-of-government effort” aimed at reducing corporate consolidation. The EO calls for federal agencies to undertake 72 separate initiatives across a range of industry sectors, including financial services, technology, transportation and communication services.

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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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Joint vs. Parallel Investigations

At the Crossroads: CFTC and DOJ Enforcement is a video weekly series hosted by Mayer Brown partners Matt Kluchenek and Glen Kopp. In this episode, Matt and Glen discuss a recent decision and explore the differences between “joint” vs. “parallel” investigations and the implications for defendants and their employers, as well as for the agencies.

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Implications of the UK National Security and Investment Bill for the Oil & Gas Sector

In November we wrote about the UK’s National Security and Investment Bill, which promises to give rise to the most significant changes to the treatment of mergers and acquisitions in the UK for many years. In January, we discussed the Bill at more length at the Mayer Brown Oil & Gas Lawyers’ Forum and considered the ways in which this may impact all parties involved in M&A in the Oil & Gas sector. A recording of our presentation is available below.

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The Future UK/EU Relationship: Key Issues for Businesses

With only a few weeks to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, you are invited to join us for a live, case study-based webinar outlining key implications of the end of the transitional regime for companies doing business in, or with parties in, the United Kingdom from 1 January 2021.

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