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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

Brexit, Here We Come (or Go)

The UK people have voted to leave the European Union. Although there is no constitutional duty to leave the Union as a result, politically this is likely going to happen. Change will not be immediate and happen over time....more

Bargaining with the devil: in whose interest?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In his book Bargaining with the Devil, Harvard Professor Richard Mnookin probes the challenges and options available when negotiating with “a devil” – anyone you perceive as a harmful adversary. “The devil” is usually a...more

Getting to “Yes”!

by Collins & Lacy, P.C. on

In their book, “Getting to YES, Negotiating Agreement without Giving In,” Roger Fisher and William Ury discuss alternatives to positional negotiating. It is a must read for all mediators and a strongly suggested read for any...more

MMBA Factfinding Applies to All Negotiations Resulting in Impasse

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Not Just Negotiations for a Comprehensive MOU - The factfinding procedures required by the Meyers Milias Brown Act apply to all negotiations which reach impasse, not just those arising from negotiations for a...more

Navigating China’s Business Culture

by Atma Global on

The world’s second largest economy began this month with China’s National Party Congress holding its annual meeting, intended to be an official display of formality, solidarity, and strength but really to rubber stamp the...more

The Challenge of Non-Interference

To understand the policy challenge created by repeal of the non-interference clause, consider this simple example. Acme Drug Company brings a drug to the market as a single source innovator. Essentially, they are without...more

Technological Advances Help Resolve Disputes

by JAMS on

The modern lawyer has a very different lexicon from her predecessors, and an entirely new array of tools for practicing law and managing the practice of law. This is the era of the Internet of Things, where Big Data is...more

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