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Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their citizens from the spread of the COVID-19 virus while at the same time reopen their economies in accordance with phased reopening plans. Keeping abreast of the…

The North America Trade Secrets Practice presents a closer look at the DOJ’s China Initiative, which was announced in 2018, and what it means for investigating and prosecuting claims of trade secret misappropriation that involve a China aspect. How, if at all, would a new presidential administration be likely to change the Initiative? What has happened so far, and what are the trends? 

On August 26, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments that expand the definition of “accredited investor” under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). These amendments are designed to modernize the definition of “accredited investor” and, among other things, open private offers under…

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has released an updated Merger Remedies Manual (the “2020 Manual”), setting out the DOJ’s framework for approaching remedies designed to preserve competition in merger cases.  The 2020 Manual emphasizes the DOJ’s preference for structural remedies in both horizontal and vertical merger cases, but provides a narrow pathway for behavioral remedies and hybrid approaches.  The 2020 Manual also sets out the DOJ’s expectations for consent decrees to improve their effectiveness and the DOJ’s ability to enforce them.

In brief Countries around the globe are facing unprecedented and rapid change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government Intervention Schemes Guide provides a summary of key government intervention measures across jurisdictions around the globe in relation to: Foreign Investment Restrictions Debt Equity Taxation EU State Aid Approvals, where relevant…

On 16 July 2020, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled that the EU Commission’s 2016 decision regarding the adequacy of data protection in the United States and the EU-US Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”)* are invalid. As a result, companies in the EU and United States relying on the Privacy Shield program are scrambling to determine the impact on their operations.  For a general alert issued by our data privacy colleagues on this topic, please click here Cristina Messerschmidt.

Countries around the globe are facing unprecedented and rapid change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government Intervention Schemes Guide provides a summary of key government intervention measures across jurisdictions around the globe in relation to: 

Foreign Investment Restrictions
Debt
Equity
Taxation
EU State Aid Approvals, where relevant