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Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
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On June 12, 2013, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the introduction of a new transparency initiative in Canada that will require Canadian companies in the extractive industries, including mining, oil and gas,...more
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) recently published its first set of proposed regulations that would impose specific anti-counterfeiting obligations on defense contractors....more
The United States Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 by an overwhelming 83-14 margin on May 15, 2013. The legislation included an amendment sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sherrod Brown...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
The United States recently joined ongoing False Claims Act ("FCA") litigation that shows the potential for significant liability in government supply contracts. These contracts require the use of products made in the United...more
While multi-million dollar False Claims Act (FCA) settlements paid by Government contractors get the lion’s share of the press, those with an attentive eye will have noticed a recent steady stream of more “contractor...more
- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act covers a nearly boundless range of business conduct by issuers and their agents in an ever more global world. Yet the contrast in sentences handed down in two recent FCPA...more
The Department of Defense (“DOD”) is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”) to implement sections of the 2012 and 2013 National Defense Authorization Acts (“NDAA”)....more
Mexican state oil company Pemex has filed a lawsuit in New York seeking to recover nearly $160 million from Germany's Siemens and South Korea's SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. in a global bribery case, a law firm...more
Law to Punish Companies with Cuba Ties Struck Down -
Last week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami declared unconstitutional a 2012 Florida law intended to prevent foreign companies with ties to Cuba — or...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
The Department of Defense (DOD) has issued a new instruction that establishes internal DOD policies for detecting, avoiding, and remediating counterfeit parts in the DOD supply chain, and allocates responsibility among...more
On April, 30, 2013, Raytheon Company, a major military electronics and weapons manufacturer, agreed with the U.S. Department of State to pay $8 million in civil penalties and remedial expenditures to settle alleged violations...more
1. There is no single “Buy American” requirement – there are numerous statutes with differing requirements. Make sure you know which one applies....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
On October 18, 2012, Pemex Exploración y Producción (PEP) published a model contract to be used in the bidding for E&P contracts in Chicontepec (the “Model”), an area in the eastern coastal plains of Mexico estimated to...more
In this issue:
- Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising
- NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework
- NIST Issues Request for Information, Begins Developing...more
The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association recently published its Charter. This marks a critical step in the establishment of oversight and governance processes to operationalize the...more
A guide to raising capital in Scotland outwith traditional bank sources. The article looks at funding available from Government Agencies and alternative commercial lenders. It is particularly useful for companies entering a...more
This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on developments in antitrust-based Libor claims against major banks; the status of European Union investigations into Libor manipulation; developments in IndyMac-related...more
The 16th Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are ongoing in Singapore through March 13, 2013. Along with Mexico, Canada is one of the two newest parties to the negotiations that began in 2010 among Australia,...more
Fraud likes to hide. Which is why, since the 18th century, courts have held that a statute of limitations for fraud does not begin to run until the victim discovers the fraud. In Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission,...more
One of the most perplexing questions that has plagued the government contracting community in recent years relates to the country of origin for computer software. Where most government procurements restrict the purchase of...more
The results of the audit report into Victorian schools announced on 20 February 2013 revealed a AUD420 million maintenance backlog with over 5,000 school buildings identified as falling below the standards set by Department...more
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