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Recent developments set to shake up modern slavery landscape for Australian businesses
Insight 06 Jul 2021

Recent developments in relation to potential Australian modern slavery reform, US forced labour litigation and German human rights due diligence legislation may have an impact on Australian businesses. ...

Navigating the energy transition
Insight 09 Jun 2021

Australia is rapidly transitioning away from a centralised, coal-based energy system to one that is more decentralised and focused on renewable energy. This transition is being accompanied by increasing scrutiny of the human rights performance of renewables projects, including new benchmarking and a greater number of complaints. It is critical to know what practical steps to take towards implementing and embedding a strong approach to human rights compliance. ...

EU carbon tariffs on the horizon – what Australian trading businesses need to know
Insight 28 Apr 2021

The European Union's Parliament has adopted a resolution supporting the introduction of a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to tax carbon emissions embedded in foreign imports entering the EU. The EP has resolved to implement by 2023 a regime that is compliant with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. ...

Five critical trends shaping the business and human rights landscape in 2021
Insight 10 Feb 2021

Ensuring respect for human rights presents a growing challenge for businesses in light of evolving laws and standards, together with increasing public scrutiny and stakeholder expectations. This Insight provides an update on five emerging trends for 2021. ...

Australia moves one step closer to adopting a worldwide human rights sanction regime
Insight 15 Dec 2020

Australian Government enact legislation to establish a worldwide human rights sanctions regime. We report on why the Committee's recommendations have implications for your business's approach to sanctions risk management, as well as for Australia's broader sanctions framework. ...

The Ripple effect: unintended consequences of poor international trade mark awareness
Insight 30 Oct 2020

The Federal Court of Australia has granted an interlocutory injunction preventing Ripple from advertising in Australia under 'PayID' branding until the determination of its ongoing dispute with NPP Australia Limited. It reinforces the need to ensure your trade marks are not being infringed by international businesses advertising or offering online services to Australian customers under deceptively similar branding. ...

Private parties in the UN – a new remedy ecosystem for alleged human rights and environmental impacts
Insight 15 Sep 2020

Recent complaints show how NGOs and civil society groups are using UN-level human rights grievance mechanisms as a growing part of their toolkit to influence corporate behaviour and seek remedy for allegedly affected parties. ...

Sanctions Regime in Australia
Insight 14 Sep 2020

We outline the key aspects of the Australian Sanctions Regime, the practical issues that corporations may encounter when implementing and managing their sanctions compliance frameworks, as well as some recent case studies to illustrate how the regime can apply. ...

Amended Investment Law – major shift in Vietnam's approach to foreign investment
Insight 03 Jul 2020

In this Insight we examine the key changes under Vietnam's amended 'Law on Investment' and their implications for foreign investors. Over the coming weeks, we will provide further insights on the key developments relating to investments, enterprise and PPP laws. ...

What are the trade implications of COVID-related government subsidies?
Insight 23 Jun 2020

Members of Australian industry, importers and exporters should consider the impact of government subsidies on their business operations and related anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures or risk. ...

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