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October 17, 2016, Covington Alert
Effective today, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) has amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (“CACR”) and the U.S. Commerce department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) has amended the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to expand permissible dealings involving Cuba, further easing the longstanding U.S. ...
October 4, 2016, Council on Foreign Relations
October 3, 2016
华盛顿 —— 王晓岷博士已加盟科文顿，就任本所华盛顿办公室公共政策和政府事务团队的高级政策顾问。
“王博士熟知影响亚洲乃至全球商务的政治和监管环境，他的加盟将进一步提升我们团队的知识和经验，”本所公共政策和政府事务业务团队主席John Veroneau ...
July 21, 2016, Law360
John Veroneau is quoted in a Law360 article regarding reported BigLaw LDA filing numbers at the midyear point. According to Veroneau, Covington’s LDA filings “exceed our levels from a year ago, which is especially good in light of reports that overall federal lobbying expenditures are down this year.” He continues, “We are also very pleased with some very good ...
June 3, 2016, Financial Times
John Veroneau is quoted in a Financial Times article regarding Donald Trump’s plans to disrupt current trade agreements by imposing punitive tariffs on exports from China and Mexico. According to Veroneau, “There is no standing authority for a [US] president to raise tariffs.” He continues, “Tariffs are revenue measures and Congress has the power of the purse.”
May 31, 2016
April 20, 2016, Global Policy Watch
The United Steelworkers union (USW) on April 18 filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for the U.S. to invoke a global safeguard under Section 201 of U.S. trade law and impose tariffs of up to 50 percent on primary unwrought aluminum. This proceeding could have significant impacts on global aluminum producers … Continue Reading
April 6, 2016, Global Policy Watch
We think a new trade enforcement tool is needed that would give US companies an opportunity to seek Trade Enforcement Advisory Opinions from the International Trade Commission (ITC). We describe this proposal in an op-ed piece that was up on Politico today. Our proposal is that Congress should expand its use of Section 332 beyond … Continue Reading
April 6, 2016, Politico
April 1, 2016, Council on Foreign Relations
January 13, 2016, Law360
John Veroneau is quoted by Law360 in an article discussing President Obama’s call for lawmakers to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership during his final State of the Union address. According to Veroneau, “Most of the business statements are qualified so far as they acknowledge there are some things that Congress is looking to have addressed in some way, shape or ...
October 6, 2015, Global Policy Watch
Yesterday, the twelve countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) announced that they have reached an agreement. While this represents a significant milestone after more than five years of intensive negotiations, there is still a long road ahead before this agreement can enter into force for the United States – from releasing text to the ...
September 28, 2015, American Bar Association of Section of Antitrust Law
June 18, 2015, Global Policy Watch
Last week’s House vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which passed 219-211, was no doubt confusing to many of our trading partners. While a majority of the House supported TPA, as a majority of the Senate had last month, the TPA bill was politically and procedurally linked to another bill that would assist workers harmed … Continue Reading
April 23, 2015, Global Policy Watch
Recent calls by anti-trade groups to abandon investor-state arbitration (often referred to as “investor-state dispute settlement,” or ISDS) ignore the modern reality of the global economy and conjure images of Chicken Little’s warnings that the sky is falling. Investment flows exceeded $1.45 trillion globally in 2013. Of the billions of dollars in cross-border ...
April 22, 2015, The Hill
Covington's Marney Cheek and John Veroneau wrote this article on Investor-state dispute settlement:
"Recent calls by anti-trade groups to abandon investor-state arbitration (often referred to as “investor-state dispute settlement,” or ISDS) ignore the modern reality of the global economy and conjure images of Chicken Little’s warnings that the sky is falling. ...
January 24, 2015, C-SPAN
Covington’s John Veroneau moderated a Washington International Trade Association panel discussing U.S. relations with Cuba, following President Obama’s December 2015 announcement that eased some ties between the two countries. Panelists discussed whether a full embargo lift was possible, commercial opportunities, and how the international community responded to ...
December 19, 2014, Bloomberg
Arturo Valenzuela and John Veroneau are mentioned in the article on future business opportunities in Cuba:
"Covington & Burling LLP, in response to Obama’s speech, started what it’s calling a Cuba Working Group “to assist clients in complying with changes in U.S. sanctions, taking advantage of new business opportunities, shaping additional policy changes by ...
December 17, 2014, Covington E-Alert
November 13, 2014, Global Policy Watch
Both here and abroad, developments are occurring on the trade policy front. In the United States, the mid-term elections have increased hopes that Congress will pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) early next year if not in the lame-duck session. The last few days have been very productive on the WTO front as well. Earlier this … Continue Reading
November 10, 2014, Global Policy Watch
The President has constitutional authority to negotiate trade agreements. But when the agreements call for changes in US laws, they must be implemented through the Congress. Such legislation is typically considered under special procedures known as “fast track” or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) whereby Congress agrees to consider the agreement within a ...
August 1, 2014, Law360
John Veroneau is quoted in this article regarding the news that WTO members have failed to convince a group of developing countries led by India to budge from their demands that enactment of a trade facilitation agreement over agricultural subsidies run in parallel with efforts to shield their domestic food security programs from legal challenges:
“The fact ...
July 11, 2014, Covington Advisory
June 26, 2014, Global Policy Watch
The charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States is due to expire on September 30, 2014. Based on recent events, it is unclear whether Congress will act before this date to extend the charter. The Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States. Its purpose is to support U.S. … Continue Reading
May 14, 2014, Global Policy Watch
Much has been written about current US-Cuba economic relations and whether the embargo should be ended. However, little has been written about what principles should shape US policy when the tectonic plates of US-Cuba relations eventually begin to shift — whenever that might be. A study released last week by the Peterson Institute for International … Continue ...
October 8, 2013, Law360
WASHINGTON, DC, September 27, 2013 — Covington & Burling and George Washington University’s Cybersecurity Initiative yesterday co-hosted a program that examined the growing threat of economic and cyber espionage and the need to protect trade secrets. In conjunction with the event, Covington and GW’s Cybersecurity Initiative released an issue brief on the legal ...
April 25, 2013, Law360
April 11, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2013 — Covington & Burling is pleased to announce that Gina Vetere has joined as special counsel in the firm’s international trade practice and public policy and government affairs practices. Ms. Vetere recently served as executive director of international intellectual property at the U.S. Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center ...
April 4, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, April 4, 2013 — Richard Hertling, a veteran congressional staffer, is joining Covington & Burling’s global public policy and government affairs practice. Mr. Hertling brings more than 25 years of public policy and government affairs experience from serving in leadership roles on the staffs of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, the Senate ...
March 27, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2013 — Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff addressed the complexity of cybersecurity threats at a program sponsored by Covington & Burling and The Chertoff Group. Mr. Chertoff is senior of counsel at Covington and chairman and founder ...
March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, March 14, 2013 — Congressman Howard Berman, a widely respected leader in the U.S. Congress, is joining Covington & Burling’s global public policy and government affairs practice.
The addition of Rep. Berman, the former chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, comes a week after Sen. Jon Kyl joined Covington’s public policy and government ...
March 6, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2013 — Senator Jon Kyl, who recently left Congress as the second-highest ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate, is joining Covington & Burling’s global public policy and government affairs practice.
“Senator Kyl’s deep knowledge and extraordinary legislative skills from his years as a senior leader in Congress make him ideally suited to ...
WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2013 — The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) on Tuesday approved CNOOC Ltd.’s bid to acquire the U.S. assets of Canadian energy company Nexen Inc. It was the final regulatory hurdle in the $15.1 billion acquisition, the largest overseas investment ever by a Chinese company. Covington & Burling represented ...
December 28, 2012
BEIJING, December 28, 2012 — Chambers has named Covington & Burling as a finalist for the 2013 Chambers China Awards for Excellence in the International Trade category.
The awards recognize preeminence in key practice areas and significant achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client ...
December 27, 2012, Covington E-Alert
October 4, 2012
BRUSSELS, 4 October, 2012 — Covington & Burling is pleased to announce that Paul Adamson, a renowned leader in European public affairs, has joined its ranks as senior policy advisor, strengthening the firm’s ability to help clients navigate global government regulations. “Paul’s deep knowledge of EU public policy will be extremely valuable to our clients as we ...
March 19, 2012
LONDON, 19 March, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP received 46 individual mentions and 20 practice mentions in the Chambers Global 2012 edition. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers globally by pan-regional and country practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
The Covington lawyers ...
October 18, 2011, Covington E-Alert
June 21, 2011, Covington E-Alert
WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2011 — In presenting Covington & Burling LLP with the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in International Trade on June 9th, Chambers noted how the firm’s “comprehensive team covers the complete spectrum of international trade matters and clients benefit from the close-knit and interdisciplinary approach of the department's various ...
June 10, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP received 123 individual mentions and 45 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2011. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
April 4, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, April 4, 2011 — John Veroneau, a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, recently testified before the Senate Finance Committee about the role that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation has in fostering global trade and investment. Mr. Veroneau, the former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and USTR General Counsel, told senators about the economic ...
February 22, 2011, Covington E-Alert
February 7, 2011, The Washington Times
June 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP received 112 individual mentions and 44 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2010. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
April 27, 2010, Covington E-Alert
WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2010 — Peter Trooboff was presented the Leonard J. Theberge Award for Private International Law by the American Bar Association Section of International Law last night during the Section’s Spring Meeting in New York. The award, given annually, honors Mr. Trooboff’s “distinguished, long-standing contributions to the development of ...
April 2010, Practical Latin American Tax Strategies
March 31, 2010, Covington Advisory
March 8, 2010, Covington E-Alert
March 3, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2010 — John Veroneau, the former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and USTR General Counsel, testified today before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on international treaty obligations related to Section 211 of the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 1999. Mr. Veroneau’s testimony focused on steps the United States needs to take to comply ...
February 22, 2010
华盛顿哥伦比亚特区，2010 年 2 月 22 日 — 科文顿•柏灵律师事务所荣幸地宣布，前美国贸易代表办公室 (USTR) 中国事务助理夏尊恩作为合伙人加盟本事务所。 他将常驻事务所北京代表处，在国际贸易、知识产权和政府事务业务部执业。 夏尊恩的主要业务是为在华经商的国际客户提供顾问咨询，并协助寻求拓展全球业务的中国公司。 夏尊恩将是美国在华企业中最高级别的前美国贸易官员。
夏尊恩已在中国工作生活了 25 年以上，普通话和广东话流利。 在 USTR 任职期间，夏尊恩与中美高级政府官员密切合作，制定和实施中美贸易政策，解决从事双边贸易和投资的公司遇到的问题。 在入职美国贸易代表办公室之前，夏尊恩担任通用汽车公司中国运营部的总法律顾问，作为通用在华高管团队成员，监督公司在中国大陆、台湾和香港的法律及贸易政策工作。 ...
September 29, 2009, Covington E-Alert
May 21, 2009, AEI Center for Regulatory and Market Studies
April 7, 2009, Covington E-Alert
April 1, 2009, Covington E-Alert
March 26, 2009, London Sovereign Wealth Management Conference
WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Ambassador John K. Veroneau, who most recently served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, has joined the firm’s international practice as a partner. Mr. Veroneau will be resident in Covington’s Washington office.
At USTR, Mr. Veroneau had broad supervisory responsibility ...
February 5, 2009, Covington E-Alert
November 18, 2008, NYSE Euronext
November 14, 2008, American Society of International Law
November 13, 2008, Chatham House Annual Members Conference
November 13, 2008, Interview
May 15, 2008, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
April 29, 2008, Milken Institute Global Conference
March 27, 2008, Global Trade Council
March 12, 2008, White House press briefing
February 26, 2008, Bank of New York Mellon
2008, Threshold: Global Markets and Corporate Governance
October 24, 2007, U.S.-Russia Business Council
September 11, 2007, National Association of Business Economists
August 9, 2007, Colombia Business and Industry Association
August 3, 2007, Interview, New York Times
June 27, 2007, American Enterprise Institute
April 13, 2007, Peterson Institute for International Economics
April 12, 2007, Ex-Im Bank Annual Meeting
April 10, 2007, American Bar Association International Law Section
January 4, 2007, Citibank Latin America Leaders Summit
May 17, 2006, Testimony Before U.S. House Financial Services Committee
March 10, 2006, Wall Street Journal
March 2006, The China Business Review
October 2005, International Government Contractor
June 9, 2005, Bangor Daily News