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The EU is currently allocating grants and loans to EU Member States to support economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Significant funding is available for reforms and investments focused on digital transformation and green transition. This alert focuses on some key opportunities for TMT business to secure investment taking Italy as an example.

Among the major elements of CASE, the “E” (Electrification) is the most discussed element to date. Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to have the largest market impact on the automotive industry in the near future as well as contribute to the transformation in the structure of the global automotive supply chain.

Covid-19

The EU is currently allocating grants and loans to EU Member States to support economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Significant funding is available for reforms and investments focused on digital transformation and green transition. This alert focuses on some key opportunities for TMT business to secure investment taking Italy as an example.

Antitrust / Competition

Four new deliverables were introduced after a mid-term review of the original ASEAN Competition Action Plan 2016-2025. These include a new ASEAN Information Portal on Merger Cases, a new ASEAN Investigation Manual on Competition Policy and Law for the Digital Economy, initiatives to promote discussions between heads of competition authorities on the harmonization of competition policy and law, and a refreshed regional capacity building roadmap for 2021 to 2025.

United States

Trade secrets are broad in scope and can be what provides your business with a competitive edge, ensures efficiencies and tracking, results in a better product or service and enables better marketing and identification of the target consumer. Yet when it comes to working with commercial partners in supply chains, the risk to this proprietary information can be put at risk.

Sanctions

In Baker McKenzie’s Government Procurement Update, you will find the latest guidance, trends and enforcement actions related to government procurement (both U.S. government contracting and International Financing Institutions), including suspension and debarment, bid protests, and False Claims Act defense. Calling upon our deep bench of 4000+ lawyers and legal professionals worldwide, we will occasionally invite guest practitioners to write about related topics in the criminal, civil, and administrative context. Readers can expect to find practical guidance and tips for compliance with public procurement policies as well as best practices for managing government inquiries and litigation.