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Executive Order Seeks to Bolster ‘Buy American’ Enforcement

by Morgan Lewis on

US President Donald Trump’s executive order aims to increase the use of US goods and materials in federal acquisitions. On April 18, President Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire...more

CFIUS: Recent Developments and Trends

by White & Case LLP on

The past year has ushered in significant transformations in the cross-border M&A and US political landscapes, including a number of emerging developments and trends that have affected the review process of the Committee on...more

What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Suppliers: Volume IX –...

Last month, we discussed the extent to which a foreign buyer can introduce an unacceptable level of foreign ownership, control, or influence (“FOCI”) that, absent mitigation, will render the target ineligible for the facility...more

What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Suppliers: Volume VIII – Foreign...

Not every potential buyer is a U.S. corporation controlled by U.S. interests. It is important, both for the buyer and the seller, to understand the implications of foreign ownership, control, or influence (“FOCI”) on the...more

In the Global Trenches: Brazil’s Business Culture & Getting Things Done

by Atma Global on

Brazil is once again at the forefront of news. Ongoing corruption scandals plague the highest echelons of leadership. Impeachment hearings threaten the stability of the largest economy in South America....more

Aset Shyngyssov on How Kazakhstan's Economy Is Diversifying Beyond Energy

by Mimesis Law on

Aset Shyngyssov, managing partner of the firm's Almaty and Astana offices, explains how new investments and trading partners are positioning the Kazakh economy to expand beyond its reliance on the energy industry....more

Distress in the Defense Industry: Opportunities and Obstacles

by Bracewell LLP on

The U.S. defense industry is facing a new battle – financial distress. Withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and Iraq combined with reductions in the defense budget and sequestration have taken a toll on many U.S....more

Shifting Sands In Canadian Anti-Bribery And Trade Control Laws Raise The Stakes In M&A Due Diligence

by Thomas Fox on

Recent developments in Canadian anti-corruption, economic sanctions, and export control laws are having a significant impact on the due diligence that should be conducted on potential targets in the context of mergers and...more

NDAA Imposes New Requirements and Restrictions for Defense Contractors

by McCarter & English, LLP on

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

Evaluating FOCI In The Context Of An M&A Transaction

We all now realize that, contrary to the pronouncements of certain pundits, the world is not economically flat. But it is undeniable that its citizens and businesses are more economically connected than ever before. One...more

Country of Origin - "Made In Taiwan" Will Soon Be TAA Compliant - China Continues to Dawdle - Costa Rica, Peru, and Oman also...

On June 16, 2009, Taiwan (aka Chinese Taipei) took the penultimate step in acceding to the World Trade Organization's Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA), which will eventually grant Taiwan "free trade partner" status...more

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