Friday, September 19, 2014

Japan’s Draft Environment Plan Focuses on Renewable Energy, Recycling, Biodiversity

Japan must overhaul its policies for supplying and consuming energy and other resources in the wake of devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake…

Argentina Issues Preemptive Ban on Sales, Production, Imports of 55 Agrochemicals

Argentina’s Agrifood Quality and Sanitation Service (SENASA, after its Spanish initials) Aug. 13 banned 55 agrochemicals it said were listed as either extremely dangerous (18) or highly dangerous (37) by the World Health Organization…

Russia Moves to Enhance Investor Appeal of High-Risk Mineral Deposit Development

August 16, 2011 in WTO Reporter

The Russian government is offering an attractive tax regime and taking on initial evaluation of potential new fields in order to incentivize development of mineral deposits in areas where harsh climatic conditions, difficult geography, and lack of infrastructure are inhibiting investment in resource extraction…

ANALYSIS: The New UK Bribery Act And Data Protection Issues Involving Associated Persons, Including Suppliers And Employees

The UK Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) came into force on July 1, 2011, and brought with it both an extension and a simplification of the previous UK law on bribery and corruption

ANALYSIS: The EU Article 29 Working Party Opinion On The Definition Of Consent: An Unambiguous View Of The Future

On July 13, 2011, the Article 29 Working Party published Opinion 15/2011 on the definition of consent (WP 187) for the purposes of processing personal data in the European Union…

U.S. SEC Whistleblower Rules Take Effect; Agency Lists Cases for Possible Claims

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program formally became effective Aug. 12, starting with a launch by the commission of a new webpage with detailed instructions on how would-be informants can submit claims for awards…

Tests Ahead for U.S. as Strains on Sovereign Debt Collide with Basel III Capital Framework

August 16, 2011 in Banking Report

Heightened worry about the reliability of U.S. government securities and other sovereign debt is a major wild card as regulators look to implement new bank capital standards under the Basel III framework, experts say…