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|OFAC and BIS Publish Comprehensive Modifications Related to U.S. Policy Toward Cuba|
Duane Morris LLP;
August 2, 2016, previously published on March 16, 2016On March 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published additional comprehensive modifications to their regulations affecting U.S. policy toward Cuba. The published...
|Implementation Day Occurs Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Highlights of the Sanctions Lifted on Iran|
Duane Morris LLP;
July 28, 2016, previously published on January 19, 2016Implementation Day under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was on January 16, 2016. It marked the official verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran implemented its nuclear-related obligations under its agreements with the United States, the European Union and...
|Brexit: United Kingdom Votes to Leave the EU|
John Phillips; Jones Day;
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 2016The UK referendum has voted 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the European Union. This is the first time in the history of the European Union that a Member State has voted to withdraw from the trading bloc. What happens next?
|Brexit Update and Resources|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016As we have been reporting, on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Once the United Kingdom formally starts the separation process, the exit negotiations are expected to take at least two years. The exact impact of Brexit on individuals and employers is uncertain.
|UK Votes to Leave the European Union: What Does This Mean for U.S. Companies With European Subsidiaries?|
Simon J. McMenemy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
July 13, 2016, previously published on June 24, 2016The people of the United Kingdom have spoken on the issue of whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union (EU), and by a narrow margin have decided to leave. In fact, by region, the voters of Scotland and Northern Ireland and a large majority in the country’s...
|Proposed Indian Bankruptcy Reforms|
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
April 15, 2016, previously published on March/April 2016In December 2015, the Indian government introduced a long-awaited bill—the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Bill 2015—to overhaul India’s outdated and burdensome bankruptcy process. According to recent World Bank data, India ranks 136th out of the 189 countries surveyed in terms of fast...
|FCPA 2015 Year In Review|
Theodore T. (Ted) Chung, Richard H. (Rick) Deane, Karen P. Hewitt, Henry Klehm, Hank Bond Walther; Jones Day;
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016In 2015, a year after the DOJ resolved several long-term and large-dollar FCPA investigations, the most significant FCPA story was the sharp decrease in both the number and size of the DOJ’s corporate FCPA resolutions. This slowdown may only be a temporary downturn, though, because the DOJ...
|Trade Pact Could Increase Corruption Risks|
Mary I. Edquist; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
January 13, 2016, previously published on December 23, 2015While the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may generate exciting new business opportunities for U.S. businesses, it could also expose those tapping into foreign markets for the first time to greater Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risks.
|International Sales Contracts|
Joshua J. Cauhorn, Frederic A. Mendelsohn; Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.;
December 22, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2015Businesses large and small now routinely buy and sell goods across oceans and international boundaries. Often, the business people involved may not speak the same primary language and the contracts they enter can be as simple as an e-mail exchange. They may also fail to take into account many of...
|Indonesian High Court Upholds Ruling that Contracts be Written in Indonesian|
John Rainbird, Matthew J. (Matt) Skinner, Quan Trinh; Jones Day;
December 15, 2015, previously published on December 2015In August 2015, the Indonesian Supreme Court announced that it will uphold the ruling of the West Jakarta High Court in PT Bangun Karya Pratama Lestari v. Nine AM Ltd. ("BKPL" and "Nine AM"), which nullified and voided a loan agreement between the parties. Since the agreement...