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Vulcan Insight | Cryptoeconomy facing increasing regulatory hurdles

On Thursday the Russian Central Bank proposed a ban on the use and mining of cryptocurrencies in a bid to stave off increasing financial instability and safeguard monetary policy dominance. This comes just days after the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK announced it will be cracking down on the use of promotional ads and marketing strategies by cryptocurrency traders, fearing that consumers are being misled into undertaking risky investments they do not understand. This follows a move in December 2021...

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Steptoe | The US Strategy on Countering Corruption: Implications for Businesses

In December 2021, the White House issued the United States Strategy on Countering Corruption (the Strategy). The Strategy was issued pursuant to a June 3, 2021 National Security Study Memorandum on Establishing the Fight Against Corruption as a Core United States National Security Interest (the NSSM). Although the issue of corruption has been linked to national security in the past, the NSSM's pronouncement that the fight against corruption represents a "core" national security interest, and the investing of responsibility for...

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Troutman Pepper | More Privacy, Please – January 2022

There was no respite in privacy and cyber law in December 2021, despite the holidays and COVID-19 case surge. Domestically, U.S. regulators stepped up their efforts, signaling their focus on privacy policies (FTC) and security incident notification (federal banking agencies); meanwhile Democratic senators urged the CFPB to take a more proactive stance with consumer reporting agencies. In U.S. litigation, Illinois' biometric statute (BIPA) continued to take center stage, as did FTC settlements with companies accused of deceptive practices related...

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CMS | Update on European consumer protection law: new EU rules on digital content and sale of goods

On January 1, 2022, new EU rules on digital content and on the sale of goods entered into force. Two European directives, , Directive (EU) 2019/770 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services (L_2019136EN.01000101.xml (europa.eu)) and Directive (EU) 2019/771 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sale of goods (L_2019136EN.01002801.xml (europa.eu)), are intended to harmonize key consumer contract law rules across the EU. Following a two-year transposition period during which the Member States had to implement the...

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Loyens & Loeff | EU Tax Alert Highlights 2021

In the course of 2021 there were several developments in EU tax law. This annual edition of EU Tax Alert provides an overview of those developments on both direct and indirect taxation. This annual edition of EU Tax Alert provides an overview of those developments, in which we highlight: Brexit & State Aid: The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement Brexit & Direct Taxation: The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement Council of the EU adopts new rules to strengthen administrative cooperation...

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CLA | Your Accounting and Finance Function — Own It or Outsource It?

Key insights Outsourced finance and accounting professionals help direct the financial processes that would typically be done by your own employees. One of the biggest advantages of outsourced support is customizing a high functioning team with additional knowledge and resources. A team with multiple layers and several sets of eyes looking at the numbers can enhance internal controls and reduce risk. Bringing in additional resources can help you transition through times of peak workload. It was a moment many business...

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Vulcan Insight | EU Commission under pressure over sustainability credentials for nuclear and gas

Over the last fortnight, the European Commission has come under significant fire over its draft plans on classifying some nuclear and natural gas energy under its sustainable finance taxonomy. According to the draft proposal, which was shared with EU Member States in the dying hours of the last year, the Commission plans to classify both “transitional” green sources. The EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy sets out which products or industrial processes can be classified as sustainable, thus encouraging institutional and retail...

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Steptoe | Brexit One Year On

Introduction It is just over five and a half years since the Brexit referendum delivered a surprise 52/48 verdict in favour of the UK departing the European Union. It has been a period of intense political upheaval in the UK resulting in the departure of two successive Prime Ministers and two general elections, all against the backdrop of fraught negotiations to agree with the EU a Withdrawal Agreement (WA), setting out the terms of the departure, and a new Trade and...

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IPTI | Update on U.S. & EU Property Tax Issues: January 2022

The EACC, in partnership with the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI), wants to keep its members up to date with the latest developments in property taxes in the USA and Europe. IPTI has put together below a selection of articles from IPTI Xtracts; more articles can be found on its website (www.ipti.org). UNITED STATES New York: NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform Releases Final Report Report recommends the most significant changes to New York City’s property tax system in 40 years The...

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Jaguar Freight | Will It Be More of the Same in 2022?

In this week’s Roar, we’ve got the latest on predictions for more ocean volatility, supply chains in the news for the wrong reason (again), the importance of empty containers, the year in review for U.K. shipping, and the state of air cargo. But first, we’re fearing our hopes of an improved supply chain in 2022 may have been dashed. While there’s one ray of light—thanks to shippers sourcing increased capacity, containers are moving in and out of China much faster—but,...

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