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Loyens & Loeff | Sustainable Finance Disclosure: are you ready?

10 March 2021 was D-Day for sustainable finance disclosures. From now on, financial market participants and financial advisers must apply the sustainability disclosure obligations set out in the EU Sustainability Finance Disclosure Regulation (‘SFDR’). Financial markets participants and financial advisers must, without delay: decide if their products have sustainable investments as an objective or promote social and environmental characteristics, adapt amongst others their website disclosures, internal policies and pre-contractual client documentation (e.g. prospectus), and insert certain information in their periodic...

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AlixPartners Mid-Market Debt Report H2 2020

COVID-19 continued to have a dramatic impact on European mid-market debt in H2. Lenders reassigned focus towards a much narrower set of sectors, supported clients by deploying government-backed funding and worked through issues with existing clients. After a year of once-in-a-generation GDP declines and with debt and working capital mounting, borrowers will need to consider all financing sources whilst ramping up profitability. Asset-based lending activity levels remain robust, while special situations teams at credit funds are also gearing up for...

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Vulcan Insight | EU starts diplomatic spat over vaccine “export ban” accusations

It was just one of many points European Council President Charles Michel made in his monthly newsletter on Tuesday afternoon, but his accusation of the “United Kingdom having imposed an outright ban on the export of vaccines or vaccine components produced on their territory” caused an outright diplomatic spat between London and the EU institutions this week. Although the accusation have been making the rounds in Brussels for weeks already, not least because European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen...

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Orrick | The SEC’s 2021 Examination Priorities Provide Firms With a Roadmap to Compliance

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s newly renamed Division of Examinations (formerly known as the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations) published its 2021 Examination Priorities (“Exam Priorities”).  This annual guidance reports on the Division’s accomplishments and rates of examinations for the prior year, and seeks to promote compliance, prevent fraud, identify and monitor risk, and inform policy. It provides industry participants with a road map to plugging any gaps in their compliance. Many of the Exam Priorities are perennials—for example,...

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Faegre Drinker | Immigration and Employment Considerations for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit tax-exempt organizations have unique considerations with respect to navigating U.S. immigration processes and entity formation. Organizations hiring new talent or bringing employees across borders need to be aware of how their nonprofit corporate and tax-exempt statuses may impact and be impacted by immigration processes and rules. This article provides an overview of several employment and immigration compliance topics affecting nonprofit tax-exempt organizations operating in the U.S. Hiring From a nonprofit director’s perspective, hiring the most talented and dedicated employees is critical...

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Osborne Clarke | The road to net zero: European opportunities for US investors and corporates

Discussions on climate change policy are accelerating this year as countries prepare for COP26 which will be taking place in the United Kingdom in November 2021. The next few months will see a whole series of concerted actions around the globe in the run up to the conference at which over 30,000 delegates are expected. This will be the most significant conference on climate change since COP21 in Paris in 2015, which led to the Paris Agreement – and which...

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CLA | Newest Guidance on PPP and the Employee Retention Credit

Key insights Evaluate employee retention credit eligibility prior to filing your PPP forgiveness application. IRS issues guidance on surplus wages used for PPP forgiveness. IRS issues guidance to help clarify whether a government order constituted a partial shutdown. Claiming the employee retention credit could have an impact on your PPP loan. We’re breaking down what you need to know about the latest IRS guidance. Background on new guidance around PPP loans and the employee retention credit On March 1, the IRS released Notice 2021-20, which...

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Datacolor | How to Manage Color in the Age of Remote Work

As the pandemic continues to keep millions of workers across the globe out of their traditional work environments, brands and mills strive to maintain production quality while adapting to the unique constraints of working remotely. Textile supply chains traverse continents in ordinary times. Today, those with a comprehensive color management strategy, anchored by advanced digital tools, are well-positioned to meet the extraordinary challenges of the moment. To keep production running without delays, remote retail and apparel workers need the equipment, software...

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ACG | Tips For Better Crisis Communication

Companies can never be too prepared for crisis management; by the time a crisis hits it is too late to begin preparing! Communication is one of the most important dimensions of crisis management because of the natural human tendency to turn to fear and panic when a crisis hits. Communication gets the necessary information out to the people who need it so they can take action and resolve the crisis as fast as possible. Unsuccessful or poor communication during...

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Via acquires Remix to create the first end-to-end TransitTech solution for cities and transit agencies

March 10, 2020, NEW YORK | Acquisition brings together two category leaders to establish a complete technology platform that powers equitable, accessible, and efficient transportation for communities across the globe. Via, the leader in TransitTech, announced today that it has acquired Remix, the premier collaborative mapping platform for transportation planning and decision-making. The acquisition brings together world class technology solutions to fully support the transportation community in multimodal planning, scheduling, and operating on-demand and fixed route transit, paratransit, and school buses. Remix...

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