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Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to our virtual annual conference Supply Chain Risks & Rewards in Emerging Markets. In addition to providing the latest updates on regional and industry specific supply chain compliance developments, this webinar series will focus on cutting edge issues in supply chain risk management—including the key developments from the Biden Administration, trade considerations and the impact of the growing environmental, social and governance (ESG) movement. Professionals from various industries…

Does your supply chain touch Myanmar in any way? If so, this webinar on doing business in Myanmar in the midst of new sanctions will be of interest. Recent political developments in Myanmar have led to new sanctions by the US, UK and EU. As a result concerns around doing business in Myanmar and the challenges of doing business in, or with, Myanmar have increased. To help address these concerns, we would like to invite…

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has taken a major step towards exercising its significant power to require companies to disclose greater information relating to ESG and climate impacts. On March 4, 2021, the SEC announced that it has formed a Task Force focusing on climate and ESG disclosure issues. The Task Force is a part of SEC’s Division of Enforcement and will be led by Kelly L. Gibson, the Acting Deputy Director of Enforcement.…

Join us for our 18th Annual Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series entitled, “International Trade & Developments in a World Focused on Recovery & Renewal,” which includes the latest international trade developments including updates on Trade Wars, Trade Agreement negotiations and key customs, export controls and sanctions developments. In addition to our usual topics of Customs and export controls/sanctions, we have also covered Foreign investment review regimes around the world. This years remaining webinars…

Last week the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a notice requesting information and comments on the following three reports on child labor and forced labor practices in foreign countries published by the US Bureau of International Labor Affairs (“ILAB”): (1) the 2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor report (TDA report); (2) the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor (TVPRA List); and (3) the List of Products Produced…

As the inauguration of the forty-sixth president of the United States approaches, the fragility of supply remains a critical lesson-learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.Our new report, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, titled The Biden-Harris Administration and the Future of Supply Chains in the Americas, explores how the next US administration can work alongside partners and allies in the Western Hemisphere to assure supply-chain resilience is achieved and prioritize. Visit the landing page View the press releaseView the recording…

Please join the Baker McKenzie team on Thursday, December 3 for a workshop on Supply Chain Risk Management and What It Means Under a Biden Administration. The discussion, slated to start at 12:10pm ET, will be part of the Luxury Law Summit. Baker McKenzie experts will address risk management in the supply chain with a focus on: Supplier risk and relationship managementGrowing risk under a Democratic administrationExport controls and sanctions risks in the supply chain lifecycle,…

Yesterday U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued its first finding of forced labor in 24 years (Finding) against importation into the United States of certain goods from a Chinese company.  The Finding was made pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1307, which prohibits the importation of merchandise mined, manufactured, or produced, wholly or in part, by forced labor, including convict labor, forced child labor, and indentured labor.  Building upon the withhold release order issued in May…

As companies increase their environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting and statements in response to market and shareholder demands, plaintiffs have pursued with growing success legal challenges to company claims and disclosures related to ESG performance. Similarly, inventive theories are being put forward to directly attack companies for alleged ESG-related performance and operational deficiencies. In both arenas, there has been a recent growth in efforts to hold companies accountable for supplier misconduct. The expanding growing misstatement and performance litigation…