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16. How the New Brexit Deal Will Reshape Business in the EU and UK

March 25, 2021

February 2021 Brexit is finally here. It’s been four and a half years since citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. A deal has been struck, and the UK is out. Companies worldwide are still asking questions. What laws now apply in the UK? Are investment and trade easier — or […]

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15. What the Supreme Court’s Transformation Means for Business

December 22, 2020

The Supreme Court of the United States has been transformed with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. These events shift the high court further to the right. What will this mean for President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda? How will the new court rule on business cases? What […]

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14. What Will a Biden Administration Mean for Business?

November 25, 2020

The voters have spoken. A Biden administration waits in the wings and could soon pursue an agenda that could change the way companies are regulated and the way they do business. How will the new administration respond to COVID-19, and which companies should now worry about being investigated? Our latest episode of The Sidley Podcast grapples with […]

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13. Is a New Era of Trustbusting Upon Us?

November 15, 2020

As the presidential election looms, a new report by the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee is taking aim at giant technology companies. It charges that these once-underdog startups have been transformed into monopolies, and proposes changes to antitrust law that could lead to the prosecution and breakup of these companies and many others. How has […]

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12. Insider Trading and the COVID-19 Impact

September 23, 2020

Volatile stock markets are creating more opportunities for insider trading. As U.S. businesses try to return to normal amid COVID-19, the SEC is ramping up its response to potential securities violations. In the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority is warning companies to further protect inside information. How has enforcement of insider trading changed, and how […]

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11. The Sidley Podcast: Can the Yellow School Bus Go Green?

September 22, 2020

The classic yellow school bus is turning green. Electric buses may continue to grow in popularity, and the so-called “vehicle-to-grid” technology enables the new buses both to store and draw power. Yet, there is a state-versus-federal regulatory battle that could stifle this innovation. Who can benefit from this technology, and how can companies, utilities, and […]

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10. Shareholder Activism in the COVID-19 Era

July 21, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for businesses and their boards of directors. One of the critical matters boards always contend with is the threat of shareholder activism. Now, there is increased scrutiny of how well boards are managing the COVID-19 crisis. How are activists responding, and how can companies plan and react effectively? […]

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We’ve shifted The Sidley Podcast to Remote Recording

June 12, 2020

For the past three months during the stay at home orders, we’ve shifted The Sidley Podcast to remote recording technologies. The Sidley Podcast has not missed a beat as the firm has pushed out numerous updates on the impact of the COVID crisis on the legal landscape. The lawyers have recorded the podcasts from their […]

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9. COVID-19 Places Corporate Social Responsibility in Sharp Relief

June 12, 2020 Two distinct and important trends have emerged in the COVID-19 era for businesses and their boards. Corporate social responsibility and expanding concerns about social justice have become amplified amid the pandemic. Added to this is that investors and Delaware courts are focusing on the role of boards of directors in oversight. The courts are […]

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8. COVID-19: Walking the Line Between Worker Safety and Privacy

April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for employers. Businesses must walk the line between keeping workers safe and respecting their privacy. How do employers ensure a safe and healthy workplace? And how do they manage layoffs, furloughs and benefits in this rapidly deteriorating economic environment? Our latest episode of The Sidley Podcastgrapples with those questions and […]

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