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The UK Modern Slavery Act — unpacking the requirements for US-based multinationals

This paper written by Michael R Littenberg and Mark Hunting of leading global law firm Ropes & Gray LLC, takes an in-depth look at the implications the UK Modern Slavery Act has for U.S based multinationals.

In 2015, the United Kingdom enacted the Modern Slavery Act “MSA.” Of most relevance to U.S. multinationals operating in the United Kingdom is Section 54 of the MSA, which consists of  transparency provisions that will require a significant number of U.S.-based companies to prepare and make public a slavery and human trafficking statement every year.