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April 6, 2020, Covington Alert

This alert provides an update on the regulatory measures regarding medical-use and industrial-use personal protective equipment (PPE) from China to combat COVID-19, including a brief summary of measures the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) is taking to facilitate import of PPE from China into the United States. The regulatory guidance from both ...

April 6, 2020, Covington Alert

On April 3, 2020, the European Commission published its proposal for a new Regulation to amend the application date of the Medical Devices Regulation 2017/745 (“MDR”) by one year. The proposed new legislation also amends the MDR rules on exceptional special authorizations of non-CE-marked medical devices with immediate effect.

April 6, 2020, Covington Alert

As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the country, many corporations, organizations, and individuals are looking for ways they can help fight back. This often includes donating money, goods, or services to federal, state, or local government entities. These well-intentioned donations can generate compliance problems if not handled appropriately from the ...

April 6, 2020, Covington Alert

Following a meeting of representatives from all English Premier League (EPL) clubs Friday April 3, it was announced that EPL fixtures were postponed indefinitely and would not be returning in May, as stated previously. The EPL announced that the 2019/20 football season would only resume when “it was safe and appropriate” to do so, subject to Government agreement ...

April 6, 2020, Covington Alert

On March 24, 2020, the CFTC unanimously voted to adopt final interpretive guidance on when “actual delivery” of retail commodity transactions in virtual currencies occurs within the meaning of Section 2(c)(2)(D) of the Commodities Exchange Act, making them eligible to meet the exception from regulation as a futures contract. The CFTC previously published ...

April 5, 2020, Covington Alert

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed into law H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act). Recognizing the critical supply chain risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress included multiple provisions in the CARES Act that aim to mitigate and prevent future medical product shortages (these ...

April 3, 2020, Covington Alert

On 28 March, 2020, the UK Government announced that it intends to amend insolvency law to give companies breathing space and allow them to keep trading while they explore options for rescue. The changes include (a) a temporary suspension of wrongful trading by directors of UK companies for three months commencing on 1 March, 2020 and (b) the introduction of a ...

April 3, 2020, Covington Alert

At a time when many companies have been forced to close their offices and have almost all of their employees working remotely, the standard procedures for the execution of documents and addressing signing and closing matters have come under pressure. Below are some practical issues that can arise in the signing and closing of deals which are subject to English ...

April 3, 2020, Covington Alert

COVID-19 has created many challenges for both public companies and a range of regulators tasked with ensuring market functionality and integrity. In the past few weeks, Government, regulators and advisory bodies relevant to the capital markets have moved to act quickly where they can to announce new measures or provide guidance aimed to address areas of ...