Entries by International Practice

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COVID-19 Relief Information for Small Businesses from U.S. Department of Commerce

The Export-Import Bank (“Ex-Im”) has taken a few steps to increase liquidity in export transactions—among them, it created a new Bridge Loan Program for foreign buyers. More info can be found here. Fact sheet on the Working Capital guarantee program It outlines the new flexibilities Ex-Im is adding to their existing programs as well. Ex-Im […]

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Fight Hunger, Help Others in the COVID-19 Pandemic – Participate in the Legal Feeding Frenzy and Support Your Local Food Bank!

By Sarah Schtakleff  and Will Quick We are in unprecedented times with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and many of us are wondering what we can do to help those without regular access to food. Even in the best of times, however, over 1.5 Million North Carolinians struggle with hunger—of those nearly half a million are children. With public […]

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North Carolina Resources: COVID-19

By Jill D. Moore The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government continues to monitor COVID-19 and has created the following website for North Carolina-specific resources: https://www.sog.unc.edu/resources/microsites/north-carolina-public-health-law/nc-legal-resources-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19. The website will be updated regularly with new resources.

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The Legal Consequences of COVID-19 on Your Contracts: Force Majeure in Different Jurisdictions and Industries, and Some Practical Guidance

This article has been republished with permission from K&L Gates. By Christopher Tung  INTRODUCTION The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak has resulted in robust mitigation and containment measures being taken by countries around the world and is having significant and broadening negative impacts on business activities. From a legal perspective, these negative impacts may make it […]

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Webinar Opportunity: Learn About China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

On March 31, the National Association of District Export Councils is hosting a webinar from 1-2 p.m. EST on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Cost is $35 and more information can be found here. CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE Update on Business, National Security and Geopolitical Impact The National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) […]

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Russian Competition Regulators, Mount Up: Russian Authorities Crack Down on Anti-Competitive Agreements With Uptick in Criminal Liability for Antitrust Violations

This article has been republished with permission from K&L Gates. Just one month into the new year, Russian courts have already handed down three new criminal judgments for violations of anti-competition laws, a stark contrast to previous years that often passed without a single conviction for cartel agreements. Over two decades after Russia introduced criminal […]

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CFIUS Finalizes Rules Reforming Foreign Investment Reviews

This article has been republished with permission from King & Spalding. Focus on Technology, Infrastructure, Data and Real Estate On February 13, 2020, two Final Rules issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States’ (“CFIUS”) implementing most of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”) became effective. CFIUS, an interagency […]