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Nature-related risks should be at the top of the boardroom agenda: key steps directors should take to manage these risks
Insight 14 Jun 2024

Nature-related risks and opportunities have fast become a hot topic of discussion in Australian boardrooms. Investors have warned that boards and executives need to be upskilled on nature-related risks to be ready for what is to come. ...

Switzerland found to have contravened European Convention on Human Rights in responding to climate change
Insight 13 Jun 2024

The European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) has recently delivered a decision concerning the human rights impacts of climate change in Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v Switzerland (European Court of Human Rights, Grand Chamber, Application No 53600/20, 9 April 2024) (Verein). ...

Mandatory human rights due diligence in the mainstream – what the CS3D means for companies
Insight 23 May 2024

The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) has been approved by the EU Council and EU Parliament and is expected to be formally adopted in coming months. The CS3D will establish a due diligence standard on sustainability issues and create potential legal liability for in-scope co ...

Understanding 'adequate procedures' – a key element in Australia's foreign bribery law reforms
Insight 08 May 2024

In the wake of the new 'failure to prevent' offence, the Commonwealth Attorney-General is required to publish guidance on the steps that can be taken to prevent an associate from bribing foreign ...

The expectation of continuous improvement in combating modern slavery
Insight 09 Apr 2024

There is an expectation that businesses demonstrate continuous improvement in their response to modern slavery and reporting under Australia's Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the MSA). ...

What this means for risk, compliance & personal accountability
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The BEAR It comes as no surprise that one of the key ways in which the Final Report recommends the need for greater personal accountability be addressed is by the expansion of the BEAR. Specifically, the Commissioner has recommended that: ...

What this means for class action risks in financial services
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Filings: what have we seen and what's to come? Before the publication of the Final Report, the matters raised during the Royal Commission resulted in either the commencement or investigation of class actions in relation to: Superannuation ...

What this means for new regulatory enforcement landscape
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Preparing your business to respond Although dealing with regulators will never be an exact science, there are steps you can take now to navigate this new regulatory enforcement landscape. We have been assisting clients with: preparing a ...

November financial services regulation update
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Webinar: November financial services regulation update ...

October financial services regulation update
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Webinar: October financial services regulation update ...

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