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UK Government Imposes New Control on Exports to Russia

On August 14, 2019, the UK government introduced a new control on the export of submersible vessels and related equipment, software and technology to Russia. The new control has been introduced due to Russia’s development of capabilities enabling it to track, access and disrupt undersea communication cables. The UK government considers these developments as a risk to national security. Assessment of … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Cleared: Ultra Electronics Holdings and Sparton Corporation

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (England and Wales) Acquired:  Sparton Corporation (US) Value:  Approx. US$234.8 million Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Electronic Engineering; Electronic Manufacturing… Continue Reading

USITC to Review ALJ Section 337 Enforcement Decision on Network Devices

According to a US International Trade Commission (USITC) notice published on August 4, 2017, the USITC has determined to remand an initial enforcement decision issued by an administrative law judge (ALJ) in the enforcement proceeding in Certain Network Devices, Related Software, and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-944. The decision by USITC could instigate additional rulings … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Revokes Six Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

On 5 April 2017, the ECO revoked the following OGELs, including: Exports of military goods, software and technology (new OGEL for Military Goods, Software and Technology) Exports under the US-UK Defence Trade Co-operation treaty (new OGEL for Exports under the US-UK Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty) Exports of military goods, software or technology to a government … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: NICE-Systems Ltd. and inContact, Inc.

Status: Clearance   Acquirer:  NICE-Systems Ltd. (Israel) Acquired: inContact, Inc. (U.S.) Value: Approx. US$940 million Industry:  Software   UPDATE:  NICE-Systems Ltd., a leading provider of both cloud and on-premise enterprise software solutions, announced the closing of its acquisition of inContact, Inc., a cloud contact center software provider, on November 14, 2016. (See NICE Press Release, NICE … 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

BIS Publishes Online Tool for Determining Controls Over Non-US-Made Items

The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published an online decision tree tool for determining whether or not non-US-made items that incorporate US goods, technology or software are subject to the jurisdiction of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The decision tool assists exporters to navigate the EAR’s complicated de minimis and … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation Guidance on Intrusion Software Controls

The UK Export Control Organisation issued a guidance note explaining the intrusion software controls. To fall within the definition of intrusion software, the software must be specifically designed or modified to avoid detection or defeat protective countermeasures and has to be able to steal or modify data or the execution path to run externally provided … Continue Reading

BIS and DDTC Propose New Rules to Harmonise EAR and ITAR Definitions

On 3 June 2015, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published companion announcements in the Federal Register of proposed revisions to key terms in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The proposed rules, if adopted, … Continue Reading
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