Tag Archives: cybersecurity

US Commerce Department Offers Huawei and Affiliated Suppliers Interim Reprieve by Granting Temporary General License Until August 2019

On May 22, 2019, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is expected to publish in the Federal Register a Final Rule creating a 90-day Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and the 68 affiliated Huawei entities (collectively, the “Huawei Listed Companies”) that were added to the … Continue Reading

Trump Secures US Telecom Supply Chain with Executive Order; Related Huawei Actions

On May 15, 2019, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) titled “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain.” The long-awaited EO addresses the use in US communications networks of technologies from certain types of foreign companies.… Continue Reading

Export Controls & Technology Transfers Conference – June 19-20, 2019 | Washington DC

We are once again joining forces with marcus evans® for this year’s export controls and technology transfers conference (June 19-20 in Washington DC) as Knowledge Partner. George Grammas will chair day one of the conference, which aims to provide information on fortifying export control practices through strengthened compliance and adaptation to reoccurring updates and evolving … Continue Reading

EU Council Agrees to Develop Sanctions Framework to Address Cyber Attacks

Following a Council press release from 19 June 2017, it has been revealed that the Council has agreed to develop a framework for a joint EU diplomatic response to malicious cyber activities, referred to as the “cyber diplomacy toolbox”. Of note, the press release states that “the EU is concerned by the increased ability and willingness of state and … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: Avast Holding and AVG Technologies

Status Update: Clearance   Acquirer:  Avast Holding B.V. (The Netherlands) Acquired: AVG Technologies N.V. (The Netherlands) Value:  Approximately US$1.3 billion Industry: Software; Cybersecurity   UPDATE:  In relation to Avast Software B.V.’s July 29, 2016 Offer to Purchase the remaining outstanding ordinary shares of AVG Technologies N.V., the parties reported “submitted a voluntary pre-filing draft notice to … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (29 August – 5 September 2016)

The U.S. Congress returns to Washington on Tuesday after a six-week recess.  On Monday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) issued a statement on the perceived lack of strong U.S. leadership, setting the stage for potentially-increased Republican oversight this fall: Just as we saw our allies in Europe dissing us over the … Continue Reading

TPP in the Spotlight

Our firm recently became one of two sponsors of Washington International Trade Association (WITA)’s TPP Series. The series aim to convene diverse stakeholders in the TPP game to discuss various aspects of the ambitious agreement over the next few months. The first event launched on November 19 at WITA’s home in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in … Continue Reading

Trade Talk – Week in Review (12-16 October 2015)

TPP Deal – Text Eagerly Awaited. US Trade Representative Michael Froman said this week that the Obama Administration will work with congressional leadership on a yet-to-be-determined timetable for consideration of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest suggested the Obama Administration is taking into consideration the timeline to ensure a … Continue Reading
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