• CFIUS issues interim regulations for FIRRMA pilot program

    The CFIUS issued two interim rules implementing certain provisions of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018.

    October 16, 2018

  • The US crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege

    The recent seizure by United States federal agents of documents in the possession of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has generated much press and speculation concerning the scope of protection over those documents afforded by the attorney-client privilege.

    October 04, 2018

  • Sustainable agribusiness

    With the world’s population projected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050, and climate change continuing to exert pressure on our food production capability, the challenges of feeding the world will become ever more pressing with each passing year.

    October 03, 2018

  • News in the Infrastructure Area

    The Energetic and Mining Planning National Entity (Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética, “UPME”) has initiated a tender process with the purpose of selecting an investor to, under its own account and risk, design, construct, operate and maintain (a) the regasification plant of the Colombian pacific and (b) the gas duct crossing the municipalities of Buenaventura – Yumbo (the “Project").

    October 02, 2018

  • Cannabis judgment causes trouble in the workplace

    On 18 September 2018 the Constitutional Court ruled that the private cultivation and private consumption of cannabis by consenting adults is not a criminal offence and directed Parliament to amend the relevant legislation within 24 months.

    October 01, 2018

  • The South African Companies Amendment Bill, 2018

    The long awaited South African Companies Amendment Bill (Bill) was published last week Friday for comment here.

    September 25, 2018

  • Renewable energy, rechargeable batteries and cobalt: clean, renewable, but what about modern slavery?

    With the introduction of Modern Slavery legislation in Australia and with it a requirement to report publically on the risk of Modern Slavery in supply chains, a key modern slavery risk for energy companies lies within the cobalt used in batteries.

    September 14, 2018

  • Recent labour developments in the migratory sector

    Resolution 1238 of 2018 establishes new rules regarding the implementation of the Information System to Report Foreigners (SIRE), parameters for the fulfillment of immigration obligations and the sanction procedures to be followed in case of breaches.

    September 11, 2018

  • Cultivate - Food and agribusiness newsletter

    In the sixteenth issue of Cultivate we focus on the food and beverages industry. We explore how the potential uses of distributed ledger technology can improve food safety and disrupt the food industry’s supply chain transparency.

    September 01, 2018

  • Deliver&Capture

    Major construction and infrastructure projects and their contracting frameworks are becoming increasingly complex.

    August 24, 2018