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December 2, 2016

LONDON—Global Competition Review has named two Covington partners to its Women in Antitrust list. Now in its fifth year, the report aims to identify and celebrate achievements of elite female antitrust professionals in private practice, as well as expert economists, in-house counsel, enforcers, and academics around the world. Miranda Cole is a partner based in ...

December 1, 2016

WASHINGTON—The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless honored Covington as its “Outstanding Law Firm of the Year.” This award recognizes law firms that go above and beyond in supporting and furthering the mission and vision of the Legal Clinic. The Legal Clinic highlighted the efforts of Covington lawyers to help preserve affordable housing in the District of ...

December 1, 2016, Law360

Law360 selected Marty Myers as a 2016 Insurance MVP and profiled his work over the past year, including his representation of World Fuel Services which scored the company a $24.5 million reward for insurance coverage related to a $17 million marine cargo loss off the coast of West Africa. “Each case suggests its own strategies,” Myers says. “In part, it’s being ...

November 28, 2016, All Africa

Witney Schneidman is quoted in an All Africa article regarding the uncertain future of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) following the election of Donald Trump. According to Schneidman, “It is hard to see how AGOA is sustained in a Trump administration.”

November 28, 2016, Bloomberg

Robert Kelner is quoted in a Bloomberg article regarding the possibility that the renegotiation of the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China’s lease at Trump Tower could cause conflicts. According to Kelner, the emoluments clause is intended to deal with a gift or salary paid by a foreign leader or government to the president. “If we start to see foreign ...

November 28, 2016, Politico

Cándido García Molyneux and Bart Van Vooren are quoted in a Politico article regarding the recent European Court of Justice rulings which interpreted elements of a global chemical safety protocol. According to García Molyneux, “The EU Court’s rulings of this week are not that surprising in light of the [safety protocol] Aarhus Convention and the EU’s ...

November 26, 2016, Asia Times

Marney Cheek is quoted in an Asia Times article regarding the use of a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) to defuse Sino-U.S. tension over acquisitions. According to Cheek, “Successful negotiation of a U.S.-China BIT has never been more important.” She continues, “An agreement would provide legal certainty for foreign investors from both countries at a very ...

November 23, 2016, Los Angeles Times

Robert Lenhard is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s potential business conflicts as president. According to Lenhard, “To my eye, the primary concern is ensuring that as he makes political decisions as president, that they’re understood to be broad policy decisions and not decisions driven by the desire to benefit ...

November 23, 2016, Politico

Peter Bogaert is quoted in a Politico article regarding the broader impact of a decision by the European Court of Justice in favor of disclosing confidential safety tests by pesticide companies. According to Bogaert, “There is a very serious concern about the dangerous broadening of the definition of what constitutes an emission into the environment.”