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Colombia Battles U.S. Investors for $17 Billion Treasure
Suzanne Folsom and Ted Wright of ACADEMI
As Sequestration Causes Push for Unrequited Patriotism, Government Contractors Should Just Say No
Kevin Kelly on Sequestration
Alan Chvotkin on Sequestration
Clark Ervin on National Security’s Business Impacts
Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Turbulent Market for Legal Services Forces Law Firms to Innovate
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
Image is everything, as they say, or at least a crucial first impression. That’s why businesses, even those that have been around for many years, must remain constantly vigilant of how others, especially customers and...more
Sowohl die Handelstätigkeit, als auch das Handwerk sind in Belgien ausführlich gesetzlich geregelt.
Dabei unterscheidet sich das Handwerk von der Handelstätigkeit insofern, als durch das Handwerk vornehmlich...more
Ever since UK law was changed to permit courts to set aside improperly awarded public contracts, there has been a series of unsuccessful attempts to invoke the new remedy. Successful set-aside applications have been rare...more
The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that corporate espionage has cost American companies $13 billion from trade secrets stolen by company insiders and given to hostile foreign governments.
To combat this...more
In the fervor of the U.S.'s current anti-foreign-corruption efforts, a particularly misguided proposal has occasionally reared its ugly head: Requiring “mandatory debarment” for any company that violates the Foreign Corrupt...more
In view of the significant infrastructure works that are proposed to be undertaken in the State of Qatar in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup in 2022, engineering firms from around the world are establishing operations in the...more
With the decline in the economies of the developed world, many construction and infrastructure companies are broadening their horizons. In particular, there has been huge interest in construction in the Kingdom of Saudi...more
In 2011 the sale of 24,5% of the shares of the Mining Company ex Disputada de Las Condes owned by Anglo American (AA) and the alleged breach of a put option granted to a State property-owned company, generated extensive...more
Since the end of February, debates have been ongoing in both the European Parliament and in the Council on the proposed revision to the EU public procurement regime. As part of an overall review of the EU public procurement...more
With the dawn of a new year, there look to be a number of changes on deck regarding U.S. free trade agreements, most particularly relating to an expanded scope for the World Trade Organization Government Procurement...more
Asocierea in Participatie – o privire sintetica a reglementarii din Noul Cod Civil
Prin aceasta abordare doresc sa motivez comunicarea opiniilor pro sau contra avand in vedere noutatea reglementarii dar si necesitatea...more
Der Belgische Staatsrat hat nach fast sechsjähriger Verfahrensdauer mit Beschluss vom 03.02.2011 eine bemerkenswerte Entscheidung im Zusammenhang mit der Bekanntgabe von Vergabekriterien innerhalb eines öffentlichen...more
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