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Belt and Road Initiative and Beyond

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a historic marshalling of capital and a remarkable geopolitical foray into establishing and strengthening multinational...

Vietnam: Draft Circular Proposes New Limitations on Avoided Cost Tariff Mechanism for Hydropower Projects

Recent developments The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam ("MOIT") recently released a draft Circular ("Draft Circular") amending Circular No. 32 and Circular No....

Doing Business in the Philippines 2019

Read publicationDoing Business in the Philippines guide provides an introduction to selected aspects relating to investment and business operations in the country, particularly foreign...

Australia: Victoria’s Proposed Environment Protection Regulations Released

The Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) have released Proposed Environment Protection Regulations (Proposed Regulations)...

Australia: What ASIC’s Updated Regulatory Guidelines on Climate Change Disclosures Mean in Practice

On 12 August 2019, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) released updates to two important Regulatory Guides (RGs) to formally include climate change...

Product Life Cycle Compliance & Risk Management

ECJ ruling on definition of waste in the context of consumer electronics The Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ”) published a decision on...

The Netherlands: Highlights of the Dutch Climate Agreement

On 28 June 2019, the Dutch government presented the new climate agreement (Klimaatakkoord). It contains a set of measures drawn up in consultation with...

South Africa: Redesigning Legal Services in Africa

Investors in Africa face an increasingly complex business environment, with numerous geopolitical and economic risks to consider, as well as having to comply with...

EU Adopts Ban on Certain Single-Use Plastics

What has happened? A year ago, the European Commission published a proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products...

Philippines: SEC Releases Sustainability Reporting Guidelines

On 15 February 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released the Memorandum Circular No. 4, Series of 2019 on the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines...

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