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September 14, 2021

Your Slavery Reporting Requirements

We are always grateful for our (very vocal) readership. We recently published on your requirements under the UK’s Modern Slavery Act (2015) (here).  Based on an internal poll, it came as no surprise that you collectively voted […]
August 9, 2021

Your Obligations under the Modern Slavery Act

  The Modern Slavery Act (2015). (No, these are not regulations legalizing involuntary servitude…though we alumni of Big Law Firms are familiar with the concept.) Instead, this (unfortunately named) UK regulation is both a logical extension of […]
June 14, 2021

Max Schrems Strikes Again

You must now promptly update your Standard Contractual Clauses to maintain a legal basis for the cross-border transfer of personal data. As background: the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) stipulates that international personal data transfers can only […]
June 11, 2021

To Boycott or Not to Boycott…

Requests to participate in or facilitate the Arab League’s Boycott of Israel are both prohibited (by the US Department of Commerce) and penalized (by the US Department of Treasury).  Deciphering what is permissible and what is prohibited […]
May 6, 2021

The Most SPAC-tacular Blog Title

Photo illustration: 731: Photo: Alamy Every SPAC is an SPV, but not every SPV is a SPAC. (You’re welcome). A “SPAC” is a “Special Purpose Acquisition Company.”  Legally, it is a shell company that raises funds through […]
April 14, 2021

The U.S. Antiboycott Regulations: Permission to Violate Foreign Law?

The United States Antiboycott Regulations were promulgated to prevent U.S. citizens or companies from complying with any boycotts not sanctioned by the United States. Wait, are you saying I can’t comply with applicable law?   Well…maybe. Background:  from […]