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Local Government Contracts and Buying American

by Bilzin Sumberg on

In April 2018, President Trump issued an Executive Order calling for stricter enforcement of the federal government’s “Buy American” laws. These laws have been on the books for several decades and generally require that the...more

Contractors with Access to Classified Information Now Subject to Heightened Reporting Requirements

Effective June 12, 2017, executive branch agency employees, contractors and subcontractors who have access to classified information or hold sensitive positions must report personal trips abroad as well as a wide range of...more

Entry into force of the new rules on public procurement in Belgium

by DLA Piper on

On 28 March 2014, the new European legislative framework with regard to public procurement was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The framework consists of Directive 2014/23/EU on the award of concession...more

Top EU patent and EU unitary patent developments in 2017 for ADG companies

by Hogan Lovells on

In 2016, proposals crystalized that will bring significant changes to the European Union (EU) patent system and the patent litigation system. Despite the Brexit, the United Kingdom (UK) has announced that it too will ratify...more

Open access rail operators: change ahead?

by Dentons on

Open access still has a low market share - ORR has calculated that open access operators run just 1% of passenger rail miles in the United Kingdom, the rest being worked under passenger rail franchises. No open access...more

The Long Road: Boeing Continues the March into Iran

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

- Boeing announces deal to sell aircraft to Iran Aseman - The deal was apparently authorized by the U.S. Treasury Department, but Congressional foes fight to block it - If the deal goes through, further loosening of...more

Impact of Brexit on UK Infrastructure

by DLA Piper on

It’s been almost eight months since the EU referendum in the UK resulted in the Government’s decision to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union commencing formalities to exit the EU. In a short space of time,...more

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Series - Navigating a new era of trade in the Pacific-Rim

by DLA Piper on

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) presents enormous opportunity for members of the infrastructure and construction sector to grow and diversify, both domestically and globally. In this Part 2 of our two-part series on the...more

A few questions about Implementation of the EU public procurement directives

by Dentons on

The public procurement market in the EU is huge. Every year more than a quarter of a million public institutions and authorities in the EU spend around 14% of GNP on acquiring services, construction works and goods of all...more

Flying the Too-Friendly Skies? Europe Opens Routes for Sanctioned Iran Airline

On June 20, 2016, you will be able to take a non-stop flight from Tehran to Paris . . . but you probably shouldn’t. According to its website, the Iranian airline Mahan Air will add the City of Lights to the list of...more

President’s Trip to Cuba Accompanied by Expanded Treasury and Commerce Regulations

by King & Spalding on

On March 20, President Obama arrived in Cuba for an historic visit, marking a significant step in the Obama Administration’s efforts to normalize relations, a process that began in December 2014. The Administration has stated...more

Recent Buy America Developments

by Nossaman LLP on

At the end of 2015, two modal administrations of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) have encountered changes to their Buy America programs. Both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal...more

New Regulations On Public Private Partnerships (PPP) In Vietnam

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The Government of Vietnam recently issued new regulations on PPP under decree No. 15 (the New PPP Regulations). The New PPP Regulations will take effect from 10 April 2015 (the Effective Date) and replace the previously...more

Red Notice Newsletter - April 2015

Welcome to the April 2015 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month in anticorruption developments, Canadian transportation giant faces scrutiny for alleged bribery in South...more

New Moroccan PPP law

by White & Case LLP on

In order to facilitate the development of infrastructure projects, the Kingdom of Morocco recently created a new category of contracts implemented through the enactment of the law n°86-12 pertaining to public-private...more

How Much U.S. Work Is Needed for the Small Business Set-Aside Rules To Apply?

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

In a decision issued last year, the GAO denied the protest of Maersk Line, Limited, of Norfolk, Virginia (“Maersk”), a large business, which challenged the decision of the Department of the Navy, Military Sealift Command...more

Infrastructure Investment Through P3s

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Last month, a roundtable policy discussion on ways the financial community can invest in infrastructure using public-private partnerships (also known as P3s or PPPs) took place in New York City. The panel, chaired by U.S....more

Congressional Panel Explores International Experience with Public-Private Partnerships

by Nossaman LLP on

On Tuesday, April 8th, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Panel on Public-Private Partnerships held a hearing on "The International Experience with Public-Private Partnerships". The Panel focused in particular on...more

Open for investment: How Mexico is paving the way for infrastructure investors

by White & Case LLP on

A step-change for Mexican infrastructure - Mexico enacted its new federal public-private partnership (PPP) law, Ley de Asociaciones Público Privadas (Law on Public-Private Partnerships), in January 2012. The...more

European Parliament approves new funding opportunities for infrastructure projects

by White & Case LLP on

Summary - On 19 November, the European Parliament (“EP”) voted to approve the Connecting Europe Facility (“CEF”) Regulation. The CEF Regulation is likely to become law early in 2014. The CEF Regulation is a funding...more

Contracting with the Ghanaian government or government entities – some guidance for the international community from the Supreme...

by Reed Smith on

Introduction - In its recent decision in the case of Felix Klomega v The Attorney General and others, the Supreme Court in Ghana has provided much needed guidance to the international community when looking to contract...more

Mexico announces new transportation and telecommunications investment program

by DLA Piper on

Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, the Mexican Minister of Communications and Transportation, has announced a new Investment Program for Transportation and Telecommunication for fiscal years 2013-2018....more

New Public Transportation Contract Fuels Growth

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Italian firm AnsaldoBreda awarded contract to build Metrorail cars in 2015 - Last week, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners awarded a $313 million contract to AnsaldoBreda to design and build 136 new...more

USA v. Fishenko et al.

Letter to the Court Moving for a Permanent Order of Detention

by McNabb Associates, P.C. on

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2012 released the following: “Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia...more

USA v. Fishenko et al

Federal Criminal Indictment

by McNabb Associates, P.C. on

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2012 released the following: “Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia...more

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