What does the Shell climate judgment mean for US directors?

Week of 2 August 2021 What does the Shell climate judgment mean for US directors? Our key takeaway: “Climate litigation is dynamic and standards of liability are evolving.”  Growing facts and shifting societal norms on climate litigation will increasingly have U.S. directors on their toes.In May 2021, the Hague District Court in the case of … Continue reading What does the Shell climate judgment mean for US directors?

How does the proposed EU mandatory due diligence legislation align with the UNGPs?

Week of 2 August 2021 How does the proposed EU mandatory due diligence legislation align with the UNGPs? Our key takeaway: The draft EU due diligence legislation is rooted in business and human rights principles in many ways, but there are some key divergences from the UNGPs in terms of defining HRDD and stakeholder consultation … Continue reading How does the proposed EU mandatory due diligence legislation align with the UNGPs?

Is Myanmar a failed coup, or a failed state?

Week of 2 August 2021 Is Myanmar a failed coup, or a failed state? Our key takeaway: “We strongly believe that when Myanmar’s history is written, it will be not of a failed state, but of a failed coup. The world must now do everything to make this a reality” – in the words of … Continue reading Is Myanmar a failed coup, or a failed state?