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Salomé Lemasson assesses the trend for cross-border litigation regarding alleged human rights violations

Author: Salomé Lemasson  29 September 2021

Rahman Ravelli’s Salomé Lemasson examined the rise in Europe of complex, cross-border litigation relating to alleged violations of human rights.

In an article that was published by the FCPA Blog, Salomé explains France’s Duty of Vigilance Law. The Law requires companies to produce and implement a “vigilance plan”, to identify human rights and environmental risks resulting from their activities, and devise measures to prevent them.

She also details the French Supreme Court decision that has revived the litigation against French cement conglomerate Lafarge, over its activities in Syria.

Her piece looks at the approach being taken by Germany, which has enacted the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act. She also considers the likely impact of the European Union’s (EU’s) Corporate Due Diligence and Accountability Directive, which would force businesses to conduct due diligence on the effect their activities have on human rights, the environment, and good governance. Salomé also explains the scope of the global sanctions regime that the EU adopted in December 2020.

You can read Salomé's article by visiting the FCPA Blog.

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Salomé Lemasson

Of Counsel Head of EU Business Crime and Regulatory Practice Group

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Salomé works on Europe’s most challenging and significant white-collar and complex crime cross-border cases. She leads Rahman Ravelli’s EU Business Crime and Regulatory Practice Group, representing and advising companies and individuals in high-stakes investigations.

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