Aerospace and defense contractors engage in a wide range of mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions. Like all companies, aerospace and defense contractors need to be sensitive to antitrust considerations that...more
The State and Commerce Departments recently issued significant new regulations under Export Control Reform affecting the export control requirement for military electronics. These will have a major impact on manufacturers of...more
Our friends at Legsilative Intent Service (a great resource for digging deep into the history of California legislation) have recently published their list of changes to California law coming in 2015. These legislative...more
It is no coincidence that the incredible resurgence of manufacturing in the Southeastern United States occurred in the absence of unionized facilities. Automotive, aerospace, and appliance manufacturers have flocked to the...more
In B/E Aerospace, Inc. v. MAG Aerospace Industries, LLC, IPR2014-01510, Paper 3, IPR2014-01511, Paper 3, IPR2014-01513, Paper 3, (October 2, 2014), the Board granted the Petition a filing date, but noted the improper usages...more
It is a general tenet that competition serves customers well, enabling them to acquire better products at lower prices. Of course, this premise underlies the antitrust laws. In the aerospace and defense industry, the...more
We frequently discuss enforcement actions in this blog, because understanding enforcement is a key aspect of trade compliance. From a fifty-thousand foot view, each enforcement case serves as a cautionary tale about the...more
Welcome to the June 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month, on the anticorruption front, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit defines key Foreign Corrupt...more
As we continue to find new ways to look at the implications of the Ukraine-related sanctions introduced by the United States over the past few months, we have shifted our perspective to the extra-terrestrial to focus on the...more
Welcome to the May 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month, on the anticorruption front, Avon Products, Inc. (“Avon”) agrees to pay USD $135 million to settle a...more
The privatization of the space industry has seen dramatic growth in recent years, and it appears that more significant developments are on the horizon....more
On May 13, 2014, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued interim final rules amending the U.S. export controls...more
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
This newsletter identifies when “teaming agreements” between contractors will raise antitrust issues, and suggests some practice tips for evaluating or defending those arrangements....more
On October 15, 2013, the first pair of final rules implementing the President’s Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative became effective. These rules, which govern military aircraft and aircraft parts, redefine the line...more
In February 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a report (“Report”) detailing the impact of export controls on the U.S. space industry. Titled the “U.S. Space Industry...more
Welcome to the September 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, several U.S. financial executives plead guilty in a...more
Client Precision Castparts Corp. announced it has agreed to acquire Permaswage Holding SAS, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of aerospace fittings, for $600 million....more
Ten years ago, SpaceX was barely a blip on the aerospace industry’s radar screen. Since then it has skyrocketed to prominence, notably as the first private company to have berthed a spacecraft at the International Space...more
Aerospace and defence companies, foreign intermediaries and anti-corruption legislation are back in the spotlight. On December 6th, Rolls Royce Holdings plc, the world’s second-largest manufacturer of aircraft engines,...more
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