As dealmaking surges in most parts of the world, investors and companies are jockeying for new market positions. The dramatically different landscape of how people work, where they travel, and what they buy in a global economy still recovering from a major public health crisis has brought both opportunity and challenge. Assets for individual and company consumers may be tough to come by as international supply chains and trade restrictions remain in flux. Morgan Lewis lawyers from around the globe address these issues by offering insight into merger and acquisition trends, international trade and sanctions, and the global supply network.
FDA recently entered into domestic mutual reliance (DMR) agreements with the states of California, Florida, Utah, and Wisconsin to help ensure the safety of domestic food production and distribution systems. FDA’s goal is to coordinate efforts with these states to help decrease human foodborne illness outbreaks, avoid duplication of regulatory oversight, and increase public health protection. Erik Mettler, assistant commissioner for partnerships and policy in FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs, noted that the agency is using these partnerships to “improve industry compliance with applicable food safety requirements.”
The Biden-Harris administration plans to lift travel restrictions on visitors from most European countries, including the United Kingdom and Ireland, and other countries that have been in place since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) has issued the much-anticipated consultation paper on creating a listing regime for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).
Severe weather events are causing catastrophic damage and business interruption losses to businesses each year around the world. The energy industry is particularly vulnerable, including entities in the exploration, development, transportation, generation, and/or distribution business. Leveraging all available insurance coverage and pursuing claims are critical first steps in recovery.
In this conversation with partner Steve Cohen and Linda Wellbrock, the CEO and founder of Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE) and named a Force for Change (FFC), a variety of venture capital and emerging business topics is covered. Included among the discussion was how COVID impacted the start-up landscape which is known for being a disruptive market, and how women and people of color are making advances in the market and securing additional capital.
The Singapore Exchange has launched special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) listings in Singapore with a new framework on governing SPACs.
It is a common misconception, particularly among multinational businesses, that the European design protection system is nearly identical to the design patent system in the United States.
The European Commission and the European External Action Service issued Guidance on Due Diligence for EU Businesses to Address the Risk of Forced Labour in Their Operations and Supply Chains (Guidance) on 12 July as a guide for European companies to implement effective human rights due diligence practices.
Partner Georgia Quenby authored an article for RECOVERY Magazine discussing the capability of English law to handle security in different forms under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and Finance Act.
Morgan Lewis recently assisted the U.S.-U.A.E. Business council, of which Morgan Lewis is a Founding Member, to update its guide to doing business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Partner David Glazer, who was named a Dealmaker of the Year by New Jersey Law Journal for having “left an indelible mark on the legal community in New Jersey and beyond through their unwavering dedication to the profession,” was featured in a Q&A by the publication.
Lesli Ligorner discusses China’s Blocking Statute with Lexology PRO. The Blocking Statute authorizes government entities in China to take substantive measures, including issuing prohibition orders declaring foreign sanctions unenforceable, penalizing Chinese persons for violating the prohibition orders, and allowing Chinese persons to seek damages from entities that comply with the foreign sanctions.
Welcome to the one hundred and ninth edition of our outside publication on developments in national competition laws released in Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (WuW), a periodical for German and European competition law professionals published by Handelsblatt Fachmedien.
Partner Shannon Donnelly and associate Jennifer Connolly authored an article for Law in Sport discussing the UK immigration landscape for the sports industry. With more events taking place within the context of restricted travel, the article provides key considerations for sports professionals and those who work in the industry.
In this Law360 article, partners Bernard Lui and Vanessa Ng discuss new legal considerations for participants in healthcare mergers and acquisitions with entities in Singapore and throughout the Asia-Pacific region as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Tsugumichi Watanabe, Mitsuyoshi Saito, and Masaki Ichimura contributed the discussion of attorney-client privilege in Japan in the most recent update of the widely used handbook, International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Global Success, published by Practicing Law Institute (PLI).