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Welcome to the December 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, an oil services giant agrees to pay over a quarter...more
On 19 November, the European Parliament (“EP”) voted to approve the Connecting Europe Facility (“CEF”) Regulation. The CEF Regulation is likely to become law early in 2014. The CEF Regulation is a funding...more
Companies operating internationally often engage numerous – sometimes even thousands – of third parties around the world to help facilitate their business. Alongside the growth of such relationships, the risks posed by them...more
Mandag denne uken la den kommende regjeringen frem sin politiske plattform. Den nye regjeringen fremhever som et sentralt element at de vil bygge sin politikk “på målet om en mest mulig effektiv bruk av fellesskapets...more
The latest hub-bub about hiring of relatives of foreign officials under the FCPA has raised a number of interesting questions. JP Morgan’s recent disclosure of its hiring practices, the existence of a list of such hires...more
Can you imagine being the public relations director for China these days?...more
New rules implementing export control reforms become effective October 15, 2013. The keystone of these reform efforts is to transfer jurisdiction of less sensitive military items currently controlled under the International...more
The first major wave of the much-discussed U.S. Export Control Reform measures will break on October 15, 2013 as the first round of rule changes take effect. While many in the affected industries expect that the October...more
In This Issue:
- Electric Power/Renewable Energy Sources
- First Reading: Public Sector Companies
- Excerpt from Procurement:
On 7 June 2013 the President signed Federal Law No. 115-FZ...more
On April 16, 2013, the State Department and the Commerce Department published the first set of final rules in the Federal Register to implement the Obama administration’s Export Control Reform Initiative. The State Department...more
In This Issue:
- Report On China's Industrial Policies Shows Numerous Industries Receive Illegal Subsidies
- Material Injury Standard For Antidumping And Countervailing Duty Investigations Still Subject To...more
In this issue:
- Supreme Court Holds in Favor of PPL in UK Windfall Profits Case
- US District Court Rejects Talley and Permits a Business Expense Deduction for Part of Double Damages Payment Under the False...more
In our last Alert, we assessed the philosophy of the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (“NEC3”) against the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (“FIDIC Silver”), with a view to...more
On 16 March 2013, new regulations came into force in relation to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act.
Enacted to incorporate a recent EU Directive, these new regulations introduce a maximum payment...more
Following on the heels of the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), events in Canada provide further reason for companies on both sides of the border to increase...more
On January 25, 2013, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench approved a $10.35 million penalty against Griffiths Energy International Inc. (Griffiths) for a violation of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act1 (CFPOA) in...more
On February 5, 2013 Bill S-14, the Fighting Foreign Corruption Act was introduced in Canada’s Senate. It proposes the most significant amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) since it came into...more
How will the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act impact your business as a government contractor?
The recently passed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 ("NDAA") includes a number of...more
In this issue:
- Could Your Affiliate’s Activities Subject Your Company to the New Iran Reporting Requirements?
- New York Attorney General Proposes New Rules Requiring Nonprofits Funding Political Communications to...more
In This Issue:
- DOE Accepting Comments On Liquid Natural Gas Export Study
- Positive Developments Improve The Business Case For Returning Manufacturing To The United States
- Stainless Steel Sinks Industry Sees...more
New law imposes heavy sanctions on individuals and companies offering money and gifts to obtain an advantage in the procurement of public contracts.
Mexico has joined a growing number of Latin American countries that...more
California Senate Bill 1185 (SB 1185) is a new effort aimed at the underground economy in the State, estimated to be valued at between $60 billion and $140 billion each year. Underground transactions prevent the State from...more
What do Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes,California have in common?
If you were thinking about warm weather, plenty of sunshine and the California lifestyle, you might be right, but that’s not the answer we’re...more
The US economy may be experiencing slow growth but that doesn’t mean there aren’t positive signs in certain sectors. The industrial sector in California is one area that offers signs of potential future growth. That’s the...more
Many businesses in the United States chose to have goods manufactured in China because doing so has been a low cost alternative to manufacturing at home.
But economists and business leaders have increasingly begun to...more