Our look back on the 10 most read posts from this past year highlights key developments in 2021. These posts reflect the emergence of environmental justice and environment, social, and governance as critical areas for businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. They also show the growing enforcement trend among State Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission. Regulations have covered a wide range of issues, from chemicals and hazardous materials in the U.S. to digital markets in the European Union. And, as the impact of Covid-19 continues to affect us all, one of our most-read articles shows the continued struggle retailers face with pandemic-related lease disputes.

1. Enforcement in the New Normal: Recent Trends in State AG Enforcement
By: Rukiya Mohamed (October 13, 2021)

2. ESG from a European Perspective
By: Judith Bussé, Blanche Devos (June 7, 2021)

3. Digital Markets Act: The European Commission Unveils Plans to Regulate Digital ‘Gatekeepers’
By: Thomas De Meese, Karl Stas, Laura van Kruijsdijk (January 5, 2021)

4. Commercial Lease Disputes During the Ongoing Pandemic: The Second Wave
By: Sigourney R. Haylock, Gregory D. Call, Tracy E. Reichmuth (September 14, 2021)

5. Environmental Justice and ESG: The EU’s Impact on North America
No author (July 1, 2021)

6. FTC Updates – October 2021
By: Cheryl A. Falvey, Tiffany Aguiar (October 18, 2021)

7. EU Commission Publishes Draft New Rules for Distribution Agreements: What’s to Come for Distribution Relationships in the Digital Age?
By: Thomas De Meese, Marieke Van Nieuwenborgh, Yael Rager (August 23, 2021)

8. FTC “Notice of Penalty Offense” Letters – What are they and What’s Next
By: Lauren B. Aronson, Amy Pauli (November 28, 2021)

9. FTC Updates – September 2021
By: Cheryl A. Falvey, Tiffany Aguiar (October 10, 2021)

10. EPA’s Shift In Chemical and Hazardous Materials Regulation and What Retailers Can Expect
By: Warren Lehrenbaum, Jennifer A. Giblin, Eryn Howington (October 26, 2021)