Ogletree Deakins Boosts Employment and Benefits Capabilities in Indiana

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Scott Preston and Tiffany Hofmeister have joined the firm’s Indianapolis office as shareholder and of counsel respectively. Preston joins the firm from Jackson Lewis, where he was a principal and the Indianapolis office litigation manager. Hofmeister joins […]

Two Steps Closer to a College of Commissioners

Friday, November 15th, 2019

On Thursday 14 November, the final three Commissioner hearings were held in Brussels for the French, Romanian and Hungarian candidates. Thierry Breton (France) and Adina Vălean (Romania) were approved by the relevant European Parliamentary Committees, while Olivér Várhelyi (Hungary) was blocked pending further scrutiny. French Commissioner-Designate Thierry Breton has gained approval from MEPs for the […]

EU launches legal action after UK fails to nominate commission candidate

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

British taxpayers face paying out for a large fine after the EU launched a legal action against Boris Johnson’s government over his failure to abide by the law and nominate a candidate for the new European commission. Despite knowing for weeks that the UK would remain in the EU beyond 31 October, when a new […]

The EU Steps Up its Cooperation with the U.S. Climate Alliance

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Climate change induced natural disasters are growing in frequency and intensity. Social and economic impacts are already being felt across the globe today. Thus, increasing resilience and adapting to the worst effects of climate change is a critical priority for both the European Union (EU) and the U.S. Climate Alliance, which can also bring world […]

Growing your footprint overseas: Key considerations in Real estate

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Having the right roof over your head is always a key consideration in business (and life!), but is particularly crucial when expanding into a new country. You want to be spending your time driving your expanding business forward and not worrying about whether you are in the right location and space for your business. Things […]

Justice Department Emphasizes Antitrust Enforcement Through Creations of Multi-Agency Antitrust and Bid-Rigging Strike Force

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

By, Matthew D. Ridings, Norman A. Bloch, and Tom Mason, Partners of Thompson Hine, LLP The United States Department of Justice, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, and 13 U.S. Attorneys, announced last week the creation of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF), which is designed to step […]

LNG Export: DOE Authorizes a New Business Model Under Its Small-Scale Export Rule

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

By Howard L. Nelson, Kenneth M. Minesinger, and William Garner, Shareholders of Greenberg Traurig, LLP On Nov. 8, 2019, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) issued DOE/FE Order Nos. 4461 and 4462 (the Orders) authorizing GT client SpotX Energy, LLC (SpotX) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) […]

Markets Await Deal or Commitment to Less Tariffs

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

By Amy Chin, Executive Director, Tempus FX The U.S. Dollar remained in tight ranges over the long weekend here in America as global markets are in dull wait-to-see mode. With earnings already reported and central bank action coming with no major changes, all eyes will be focused on trade headlines and any change in tension […]

Corporate Transparency Act: A New Regulatory Requirement for Business

Monday, November 11th, 2019

By Stuart M. Saft, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (HR 2513) by a vote of 249-173, including 25 Republicans, on Oct. 22, 2019. A companion bill is being reviewed by the Senate. The purpose of HR 2513 is to create a national database of the […]

A ‘Brexit’ General Election kicks off in the UK

Monday, November 11th, 2019

On Tuesday afternoon the European Council President urged the United Kingdom to ‘please make the best use of this time’ as it officially entered the first day of the 2019 General Election. The outcome of the upcoming election remains unpredictable at best, as the disruptive force of Brexit continues to plague British politics.