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Conflict minerals: understanding the SEC's final rules

At an open meeting held on 22 August 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve final rules regarding disclosure and reporting requirements with respect to the use of “conflict minerals” to implement Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The final rules were adopted by a vote of three to two, with Commissioners Paredes and Gallagher dissenting.

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  • New UAE antitrust legislation in force from February 2013

    On 23 October 2012, the United Arab Emirates enacted its Federal Competition Law (Federal Law No. (4) of 2012), which laid down new rules on anti-competitive agreements, merger control and abuse of dominance.

  • 2012 year-end German law update

    In retrospect, 2012 likely will be remembered as another year of manifold challenges in the Eurozone and of slow consolidation rather than one of fundamental reform or renaissance.

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