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A Post-U.S. TPP? Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

by Bennett Jones LLP on

May 2017 may have been a turning point for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement entering into force. After the U.S. withdrawal from the Agreement in January 2017, the remaining TPP-11 countries openly questioned...more

The Brexit Negotiations (1): What is the EU’s Opening Position?

by WilmerHale on

The Brexit negotiations started yesterday. After months of speculation as to what will be their focus, it may be useful to recall the European Union’s opening position (which we outline below) and the United Kingdom’s opening...more

NAFTA Renegotiation – Public Comment Deadline Extended

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada officially began on May 18 when the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress, triggering a 90-day...more

Renegotiation clause in long-term contract – what if parties cannot agree?

by Allen & Overy LLP on

A long-term licence agreement provided that if the parties could not agree on changes to the contract to reflect a major change in circumstances the matter would be referred to an arbitrator who would decide the new terms....more

Businesses Invited to Comment on NAFTA Renegotiation by June 12

by Baker Donelson on

The Trump Administration has recently notified Congress of its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). To assist the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as it develops negotiating objectives, the...more

NAFTA Renegotiation Faces a Lengthy, Uncertain Future

by Perkins Coie on

On May 18, 2017, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that he is seeking to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The notification triggers a 90-day consultation...more

The EU's and UK's negotiating priorities for Brexit - ten things businesses need to know

by DLA Piper on

On 22 May 2017 the EU adopted its negotiating Directives setting out how it will negotiate the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. It is expected that formal negotiations will start soon after the UK general elections on 8 June....more

Ambassador Lighthizer Notifies Congress of the Administration’s Intent to Enter into NAFTA Renegotiations

Yesterday morning, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) formally notified Congress that the administration intends to initiate renegotiations with Mexico and Canada on the North American Free Trade...more

European Commission Recommends Draft Brexit Negotiation Directives

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has adopted a Recommendation for a Council Decision authorizing the Commission to open Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom...more

Brexit: The EU's Negotiating Directives

by Dechert LLP on

The European Commission has published draft objectives for the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, focused on citizens' rights, the financial settlement and a continuing role for the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This...more

What Lies Beneath: The Cultural Iceberg Effect in Negotiation in Latin America

by Zelle LLP on

American anthropologist Edward Hall has compared culture to an iceberg. While a few aspects are visible above the surface, a larger portion lays hidden below, with deep-seated assumptions and social beliefs which comprise the...more

Brexit Negotiations Edging Closer: Theresa May's Article 50 letter and Donald Tusk's draft negotiation guidance

by DLA Piper on

On March 29, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May sent the European Council formal notification of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM)....more

New York misses budget deadline as negotiations carry into April

by Dentons on

New York State's April 1 budget deadline came and went over the weekend without resolution of outstanding policy issues tied to the budget. Legislative leadership and Governor Andrew Cuomo have been in intense negotiations...more

UK starts European Union withdrawal process

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

UK prime minister gave notice to the European Council yesterday of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union (EU). The letter of notice expressed the UK’s intention to negotiate the terms of the UK’s future...more

Brexit: Step-by-step guide to the UK's exit from the EU

by DLA Piper on

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has today triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) by formally notifying the European Council of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. The timelines...more

Court Upholds ULP Finding Against Employer Despite Union “Gamesmanship”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

An employer that withdraws recognition from a union as the exclusive bargaining agent of its employees does so, as the Board and Courts say, “at its peril.” It’s a risky move, one that requires objective evidence that a union...more

Class Action Settlement Checklist

by JAMS on

As most attorneys are aware, the settlement of a class action can be quite complicated. Unlike “one vs. one” cases, class actions involve terms that go beyond simple dollars and cents issues. This is particularly true since...more

SEC and Drugmaker Allergan Reach Settlement over M&A Disclosure Violations

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and drugmaker Allergan settled claims that Allergan failed to disclose negotiations with third parties following the announcement of a hostile tender offer by Valeant and co-bidder...more

SEC Brings Enforcement Action for Disclosure Failures During Merger Talks

The SEC announced that Allergan Inc. had agreed to admit securities law violations and pay a $15 million penalty for disclosure failures in the wake of a hostile takeover bid. The SEC’s order finds that Allergan failed...more

Leveraging Trial Strategies To Improve Your Negotiating Skills

A trial lawyer must make strategic decisions throughout the course of a case that will impact its outcome at trial. Over the years of my practice, I have learned that these decisions have also taught me several important...more

Negotiate at the Next Level

by Blank Rome LLP on

Most, if not all, YPOers have had many occasions to test their negotiation skills. Whether buying a competitor to fuel growth, handling a delicate balancing act with a key customer or a trade union, or simply working with a...more

The Future of the U.S.-Canada Trade Relationship in Light of the Election

The United States and Canada enjoy a unique bilateral relationship. That relationship reflects a unique friendship, underpinned by shared geography, similar values, common interests, deep connections and powerful,...more

Brexit: Hard Landing/Soft Landing or Down the Rabbit Hole: What’s Ahead?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This is the third in an ongoing series of blog posts by Foley & Lardner LLP on the implications of the June 23, 2016 referendum decision in the United Kingdom (“UK”) to exit the European Union (“EU”)...more

France Instates ‘Right to Disconnect’ into Labor Code

by Morgan Lewis on

The right to disconnect is within the new legal framework Law of 8 August 2016 relating to Work, Modernization of Social Dialogue, and Securitization of Professional Processes called “Labor Law.” With the rise of many...more

Article 50 TEU: When to pull the trigger?

by DLA Piper on

Not long after the result of the referendum was announced, the heads of the EU institutions dismissed any speculation on whether Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) could be circumvented. Pursuant to Article...more

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