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Elvinger Hoss | Sustainable finance: latest developments

From 10 March 2021, credit institutions and investments firms providing portfolio management services or investment advice, terms defined by MIFID II, must comply with Level 1 transparency obligations regarding the impact of ESG factors on their activities and products, as set out in the Disclosure Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 ("SFDR "). The insurance and pension sector is also affected, depending on activities and products offered. Level 2 obligations will become binding only in 2022. Additional legislative work at EU level is underway...
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Humanizing Brexit is Critical and Urgent

Previously published on Medium.com | “Can the peoples of Europe rise to the heights of the soul and of the instinct and spirit of man”? - Winston Churchill, September 19, 1946. University of Zurich Politicians Must Exit the Scene They have done enough damage and created division. The first three months of the application of the Brexit Trade Agreement have been a repetition of the conflictual narrative of the past four years, where politicians have taken an aggressive course and dominated the Brexit...
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MJV Technology & Innovation | Process Consulting: understand the benefits for your business

Innovation has long ceased to be an option for companies. “Innovation” used to mean the difference between dictating trends in your sector or following the trail of your competition’s success, but today the term refers to a fundamental condition of existence for businesses in the volatile and demanding Digital Age. But why are we starting a blog post about process consulting by talking about innovation? Because good process management is directly linked to how you promote innovation in your company. Do you...
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Faegre Drinker | U.K. Immigration 101

Feel free to also check out below Faegre Drinker's 'The U.K. Immigration Video Series': As employees, business leaders and travelers begin to adapt to the U.K.’s post-Brexit immigration system, a strong grasp of the most commonly used visa categories — including new visas established as a result of Brexit — is essential. To help you get up to speed, Faegre Drinker created a series of short videos providing basic overviews of each visa category, prepared and narrated by the...
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Loyens & Loeff | The Netherlands brings entity tax classification rules in line with international standards

The current Dutch tax classification rules for Dutch and foreign entities (such as partnerships) are quite unique and therefore deviate from international standards. In particular, this has caused ‘hybrid entity mismatches’ in an international context. For this reason, the Dutch government has (finally) proposed to overhaul these rules with certain legislative proposals. These proposals are open for consultation until 26 April 2021. The new rules, if enacted, should enter into force as per 1 January 2022. Current entity classification rules To...
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Pirelli’s Cyber Tyre: When Tyres Talk

For the first time in the world, a new car fits tyres with sensors that can talk to a car as standard. This world premiere when it comes to original equipment is thanks to Pirelli’s Cyber Tyre system, made up of a sensor in each tyre that gathers vital data for safe driving, linked to software integrated into the car’s onboard computer. The car in question is the McLaren Artura complete with sensor-equipped tyres: a hybrid supercar packed with...
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Jaguar Freight | Suez Canal Blockage Shows Extent of Shipping Struggles

Think you had a bad day at the office, well just imagine the week the Captain of The Ever Given has had! But hey, sometimes we just have to laugh otherwise we’ll cry, and this meme .gif we found on Reddit.com definitely does the trick! We promise it’s worth a watch. Watch on Reddit here But, back to the real news… With the backlog of vessels in one of the world’s busiest waterways, a range of new blocktrain and LCL services between...
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Vulcan Insight | EU leaders pass decision on vaccine distribution to ambassadors

After hours of discussion on how best to redistribute an extra load of 10 million doses of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, following criticism of some national leaders in past weeks, the EU Heads of State and Government agreed to pass the measure down to ambassador-level for a decision. The debate followed Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s recent “surprise” at “discovering” that Austria had received less than its technically allocated share of vaccines. According to him, this was due to what he described...

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