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ANALYSIS: Shareholders’ Plastics Proposals Are Making Progress

For the first time since 2016, shareholders have passed a proposal addressing plastic pollution, according to Bloomberg data. Two other proposals on plastic packaging made it to a vote this year before being defeated. These recent actions carry weighty implications for publicly held companies in the plastics value chain.

ANALYSIS: DOJ’s New Crypto Team Will Build on Past Joint Actions

The new National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team that the Department of Justice is forming will focus on investigating and prosecuting criminal misuse of cryptocurrency, but DOJ’s history of working with federal regulatory agencies on high-profile civil enforcement actions shows that crypto businesses willfully violating regulatory requirements should be wary of the team as well.

ANALYSIS: Fewer Words, More Pics: Improving Commercial Contracts

Better design, plainer language, and more pictograms make the written transmission of ideas easier to digest. Some forward thinkers now believe that commercial contracts can provide added value by adopting similar types of design change. And who can argue?

ANALYSIS: Gensler Problematically Applies 40 Act to Bitcoin ETFs

The relevance of the Investment Company Act of 1940 to cryptocurrency regulation has been largely overlooked. But SEC Chair Gary Gensler recently cited the importance of the 40 Act to a years-old issue in crypto finance: SEC approval of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in Bitcoin.

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