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USTR Requests Input on Impact of Trade Agreements on Government Procurement

by Hogan Lovells on

On August 21, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a request for public comment on the impact of government procurement provisions of U.S. trade...more

German Government Tightens Rules for German Investment Control Covering M&A Transactions by Foreign Acquirers

by White & Case LLP on

On July 18, 2017, the Ninth Regulation Amending the Foreign Trade and Payments Regulation (Neunte Verordnung zur Änderung der Außenwirtschaftsverordnung ("AWV")) entered into force. The federal government is thus responding...more

Reforms Lead to New Opportunities in Saudi Arabia - Transformative changes in Saudi Arabia are opening up new opportunities in...

Saudi Arabia has recently adopted new policies aimed at transforming its economy, including plans to sell shares in the state oil company, Saudi Aramco, and to expand its Public Investment Fund (PIF) to diversify its...more

Did the FAR Lose Its Mojo in the Government Contracts World? Depends

by Burr & Forman on

It’s not everyday that you read about one of your longtime heroes, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (“FAR”), losing some of its mojo. The Nash & Cibinic Report read as follows: “The FAR: Does It Have Contractual Force and...more

Hail to . . . The Contracting Officer in Chief? - Donald Trump, Lockheed Martin and the Art of the Government Deal

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The art of the deal in government contracts is much more complex than in the private sector because public policies and principles attach to the use of public funds. President Donald Trump has made his federal...more

The Real Export Compliance Challenges of Simulation Software

by Miller Canfield on

Simulation software plays a vital role within industry by virtualising the natural trial and error of research and development, as well as reducing the expensive hands-on training time necessary to achieve mastery over...more

Brexit, Export Controls, Preferential Trade and Sanctions Programmes – Strategies and Tactics for Success Post-Brexit

by Reed Smith on

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union in a historic referendum. Following the referendum, legal issues relating to export control, sanctions programmes, and preferential trade have arisen for...more

New UK Open General Export Licences for Components

by Dechert LLP on

UK exporters may now use two new Open General Export Licences (OGELs), reducing the administrative burden of exporting a range of military and dual use components, including printed circuit boards....more

Iran Sanctions: What is Prohibited or Licensable for EU Businesses?

by Dechert LLP on

Despite the easing of sanctions on Iran on 16 January under the Joint Comprehensive Programme of Action (JCPOA), some prohibitions and licensing requirements continue to apply to EU businesses. These are summarised below,...more

Adoption Day in Iran Sanctions Deal: US and EU Give Clarification, But No Lifting of Sanctions Yet

by Dechert LLP on

The United States and European Union took preparatory steps on 18 October 2015 to begin fulfilling their commitments to suspend certain sanctions against Iran pursuant to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”)...more

New Defense Department Guidance on Mergers and Acquisitions

On September 30, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD or the Department) issued new guidance that reaffirmed its earlier view that it would not look favorably on mergers of “top tier defense firms.” The Department declared...more

Utah Court Dismisses False-Certification Case Alleging Submission of False Certificates of Conformance

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On September 22, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah dismissed a qui tam complaint brought against Triumph Gear Systems, Inc. (“TGS”) and its parent company Triumph Group, Inc. (“Triumph”). In an opinion...more

U.S. State Department Targets Russian, Iranian Firms in Sanctions Move Against WMD and Missile Proliferation

by Alston & Bird on

The U.S. Department of State imposed sanctions on September 2, 2015, against 23 companies around the world for involvement in the transfer or purchase to or from Iran, North Korea or Syria of goods, services or technology...more

UK Export Licensing Trends

by Dechert LLP on

The Export Control Organisation (ECO) has released its latest set of data on export licensing. For the first time, this has been produced to be compliant with the UK Statistics Authority’s code of practice for official...more

Export Control Reform Roundup – Overview of Recent Developments

by Polsinelli on

In This Issue: - I. BIS and DDTC Publish Their Respective Proposed “Bookend” Controls on Toxicological Agents and Directed Energy Weapons - II. BIS and DDTC Publish Their Respective Proposed “Bookend” Definitions...more

Revision of UK Military List of Controlled Items

by Dechert LLP on

The list of military goods, software and technology that are subject to export controls has been revised on 24 March 2015. The changes have been made through the Export Control (Amendment) Order 2015 which replaces Schedule 2...more

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