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January 16, 2019, 2019 China Cross-Border Compliance Roundtable (Shanghai)

January 16, 2019, Covington Alert

On December 19, 2018, the German Government decided to further tighten the rules for the control of foreign investments in German companies under the German Foreign Trade Regulation (Außenwirtschaftverordnung, “AWV” - the “Amendment”). Already in July 2017, the German Government adopted stricter rules for the control of foreign investments.

January 16, 2019, Covington Alert

On December 26, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") settled an enforcement action against Centrais Eléctricas Brasileiras S.A. ("Eletrobras"), an electric utilities holding company majority-owned and controlled by the Brazilian government.

January 14, 2019

The Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards 2019 Editorial Committee has nominated three articles authored by Covington lawyers to its shortlist. We encourage you to share your opinion on our nominated articles: Compliance Plus? Proposed Fine Reductions for Audited, Strengthened Compliance Programmes by Kevin Coates and Andrea Zulli. Data, Innovation, and ...

January 10, 2019, Covington Alert

On January 4, 2019, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress ( “NPC”) of China published a draft amendment to the Patent Law (the “Draft”) for public comment. While this draft is not yet final, it indicates China is taking concrete steps to help patent holders with the exercise of their rights.

January 10, 2019, Covington Alert

On January 7, 2019, EU Regulation 2019/5 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Regulation is part of a package that makes numerous significant amendments to the EU’s regime for veterinary medicines and medicated feed, and it also made some key changes to the EU financial penalties regime.

January 9, 2019, Covington Alert

On January 2 of this year, former House Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Tax Technical and Clerical Corrections Act. It contains technical corrections to existing tax law, many of which relate to Public Law 115–97, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017. Mr. Brady introduced this measure as a discussion draft and has ...