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Webinar: Post-COVID-19: Trade in the World of New Normal | June 8, 10-11:15 a.m. EDT

The corona pandemic, the ongoing Brexit and the emerging dominance of China in global markets are among the issues that pose multifaceted challenges for international trade relations. At a time when new Free Trade Agreements are being negotiated, we would like to examine how international trade can be shaped in the “World of New Normal” … Continue Reading

Clients, Investors and Developers in Construction and Infrastructure Sectors: Join Us for This FIDIC COVID-19 Webinar on May 28, 2020

COVID19 brought out to light various vulnerabilities in different realms of our lives. Some business and industry sectors have become especially fragile due to an unexpected, unrelenting and active pandemic. Please join our trade practitioner, José María Viñals, for the FIDIC (international Federation of Consulting Engineers) COVID-19 webinar series focusing on “Clients, investors and developers’ … Continue Reading

CFIUS: Interim Rule Establishes Filing Fees as of May 1, 2020

UPDATE:  On April 29, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) issued an interim rule, effective May 1, 2020, concerning applicable filing fees for formal notice filings with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or Committee), essentially implementing the proposed rule issued on March 9, 2020.… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Industry Update: Trade, Supply Chains, Defense and More

Countries around the world continue to enact policies aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 that both recognize the importance of trade to their respective economies, but also seek to address domestic demand for key goods – especially medical supplies – related to the crisis. Similarly, some recent government policies around the world have shifted … Continue Reading

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Trade, Supply Chains and Defense

As world leaders and healthcare professionals respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the world have been forced to adapt to new restrictions, unpredictable supply chains and a limited workforce. For medical and pharmaceutical products, demand is high and the efficient movement of inputs is critical. For many other industries, dwindling consumer demand is already … Continue Reading

EU Commission Updates Guidance on FDI Screening in the EU; Citing COVID-19 Concerns

On March 25, 2020, the European Commission published a Guidance addressed to Member States on the application of foreign direct investment (FDI) Screening Regulation 2019/452 in the EU and restrictions on free movement of capital from third countries.  The Guidance relates to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. … Continue Reading

Italy and COVID-19: Legal Overview on Key Business Issues

This post is being published for The Trade Practitioner to highlight our global effort to provide support and advice to help businesses navigate legal issues and manage risk. Please visit our Coronavirus COVID-19 resource hub for additional information.  The recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly evolved from a local issue to … Continue Reading

US Department of Defense (DoD) Clarifies the Defense Industrial Base as Essential Critical Infrastructure

On March 20, 2020, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord issued a memorandum to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), clarifying what is considered the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (the “Memo”). The Memo can be found here.… Continue Reading

Existing Restrictions May Preclude PE-Backed Small Companies From Getting Relief Under The COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

This post is being published for The Trade Practitioner as part of a content partnership with our COVID-19 resource hub. Please contact Danielle Asaad, Pablo E. Carrillo and Kirk Beckhorn with any questions. As we start this week, lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue their efforts to overcome differences on the proposed legislation to provide emergency … Continue Reading

Free For All, or All For One? The Medical Supply Chain and COVID-19

This post is being published for The Trade Practitioner as part of a content partnership with our Global Supply Chain Law Blog. Please contact Kristina Arianina and Ketan M. Ganase with any questions.  The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy needs not restating. The saying “desperate times call for desperate measures” fits the current … Continue Reading

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Italy Rachets Up

What Has Changed? Up to now, European Governments have followed an approach to tackling Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) based on three main elements: closing down the main public interactions (retail, hospitality, sports) except those necessary for food and healthcare; encouraging/requiring people to work remotely where they can, and to stay away from work if not … Continue Reading

Coronvirus COVID-19 – Are You An Essential US Business?

This post is being published for The Trade Practitioner as part of a content partnership with the Global Supply Chain Law Blog. Please contact Sarah Rathke with any questions.  This week, we anticipate that states and municipalities will likely issue a number of “stay-at-home orders” that will require the temporary closure of businesses not deemed … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Economic Relief Opportunities for Small Businesses

This post is being published for The Trade Practitioner as part of content partnership with our Public Policy Practice. Please contact Jack Kingston, Jack Deschauer and Pablo Carrillo with any questions.  Congress and the Trump Administration are working to pass billions of dollars in economic relief for small businesses affected by the novel COVID-19, commonly … Continue Reading

US Officials Finalize Passenger Travel Restrictions in Response to COVID-19

Effective at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 20, 2020 the United States limited non-essential travel across its northern and southern borders through April 20, 2020. The decision comes following negotiations with Canada and Mexico in response to the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The restrictions target passengers, not cargo.  Administration officials continue … Continue Reading

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Defense Production Act (DPA) and Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) – Substance and Process

On March 18, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order on prioritizing and allocating health and medical resources to respond to the spread of COVID-19 in the US, citing the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.).… Continue Reading
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