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代表Joy Global处理其以15亿美元收购International Mining Machinery Holdings Ltd.的事宜。
代表新加坡电信有限公司处理其8.1亿美元收购Trustwave Holdings, Inc.的事宜。
代表Abacus International财团中的11家航空公司中的7家处理长期全球经销协议，协议关于向Sabre Corporation出售Abacus International（全球经销系统）。
代表中国海洋石油总公司处理其分别对Chesapeake Energy持有的Eagle Ford 和 Niobrara页岩资产的投资。
代表Align Aerospace处理其被中国国有航空国防公司中国航空工业集团公司的子公司收购的事宜，该交易价值 2.2亿美元。
Representation of Danish company ROCKWOOL Group in trademark infringement litigation in China involving its claim to the “ROCKWOOL” trademark and trade name.
为基努∙里维斯和Stephan Hamel的制作公司Company Films提供中国项目的咨询。
为中国投资公司，中国政府成立的一家大的主权财富基金，提供有关其收购AES Corporation15%股份所涉及的联邦能源管理委员会和纽约州能源监管事宜的咨询，AES Corporation是在美国有发电资产的一家大型国际独立电力生产商。科文顿为此交易获得了所有必要批准。
为天映娱乐提供成立Celestial Tiger Entertainment涉及的中国监管事宜的咨询，Celestial Tiger Entertainment是天映娱乐在2011年后期与Lionsgate 及Saban Capital Group成立的合资公司。
遵从信用卡协议中的仲裁条款，获得对反垄断和相关集体诉讼索赔的中止程序。361 F.Supp. 2d 237 (S.D.N.Y. 2005)。
代表Newmont Mining 和 Sumitomo成立的一家合资公司处理针对印度尼西亚的联合国国际贸易法委员会仲裁，仲裁涉及政府企图终止一份工作合同下的铜和金资源权利。
Advised several leading U.S. companies in responding to existing and proposed Chinese trade barriers, including in the areas of intellectual property, technology standards, and competition law, and helped our clients succeed in raising the profile of these issues in U.S. bilateral negotiations with China.
代表亚洲足球联合会前主席Mohamed Bin Hammam在国际体育仲裁院成功对抗国际足球联合会对其发出的足球终身禁令。Bin Hammam此前因国际足联主席选举前夕涉嫌收买选票而被发出禁令，在该选举中，其是Sepp Blatter连任的唯一竞争对手。2012年7月，三名法官组成的委员会判定证据不足而取消了禁令。
Representation of China National Tire & Rubber Co., in its $7.7 billion acquisition of Pirelli.
Counseling for joint ventures for a variety of clients in media and communications, including cable channel ventures, joint ventures for video programming and content, and satellite, wireless, and broadcast joint ventures.
Representation of Qualcomm in connection with its acquisition of CSR plc, with filings in China, Germany, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
Representation of Sanofi in connection with obtaining clearances from the European Commission and in China, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine for its collaboration with Google Life Sciences, Inc., now Verily, relating to diabetes management products and services.
Representation of AstraZeneca in relation to the creation of a $3.4 billion diabetes joint venture with BMS, and the subsequent acquisition of sole control over that venture; in its acquisition of the rights to Almirall’s respiratory franchise (for initial consideration of $875 million and up to $1.22 billion in development, launch and sales-related milestones); assisting in the acquisition of the Takeda respiratory portfolio; and in relation to the creation of an oncology joint venture with Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics (FKB).
Representation of a company in the fintech sector in a complex strategic alliance and outsourcing transaction to create an innovative post-financial trade processing and technology service for large banks in Europe and Asia.
Represented Tencent Holdings Limited in its $8.6 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Supercell Oy, developer of Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Boom Beach and Hay Day, from SoftBank.
Following a seven-day jury trial in the Southern District of New York, our litigators won a jury verdict in favor of Efans Trading Corporation and Unicorn Tire Corporation in a high-profile civil forfeiture case involving the export of high-end luxury cars to China. Our clients ran two companies—Unicorn Tire, a tire import business, and Efans Trading Corporation, which bought and exported high-end luxury automobiles to China. In 2013, the Government seized 47 vehicles and over $3.3 million in funds based on the allegation that Efans had defrauded dealers and manufacturers, and that Unicorn had provided essential facilitation of that crime. At the February 2017 trial, because of the unusual civil forfeiture context, we had the burden of proving that our clients had not committed mail and wire fraud, as the Government alleged. Based on the evidence of dealership knowledge, lack of harm, and Claimants’ good faith belief that their business was proper, it took jurors three hours to return a verdict for our clients, answering each of 53 questions on a lengthy verdict form in our favor. We expect that this verdict will soon lead to the return of our clients’ property.
Representation of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. in a trade secret, antitrust and false designation of origin dispute in the International Trade Commission involving processes for making Advanced High Strength Steel. In November 2016, Sturgis Sobin, Derek Ludwin, and James O’Connell were named “Litigators of the Week” by American Lawyer for an initial determination at the ITC on behalf of our client. This was the first price-fixing case in almost 40 years at the agency, terminating U.S. Steel’s antitrust claim.
April 12, 2017, Covington Alert
On April 11, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) released a draft of the Measures on Security Assessment of Cross-border Data Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data (“the Draft Measures”) for public comment (official Chinese version available here; Covington’s translation of the Draft Measures is appended at the end of this alert).
April 8, 2017, South China Morning Post
Timothy Stratford is quoted in a South China Morning Post article regarding plans between China and the U.S. to tackle trade disputes over a three month period. According to Stratford, concrete results such as greater China access for U.S. companies could be short-lived and reversed if relations soured. One option for attaining something of far-reaching ...
April 7, 2017, Covington Alert
On March 17, 2017, the China Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) released a notice to seek public comments on four proposed adjustments to China’s drug registration requirements (“Proposed Adjustments”) that will remove some barriers to applications for clinical trials and drug registrations of imported drugs (drugs that are manufactured outside of China). The ...
April 7, 2017, CGTN
Timothy Stratford participated in a roundtable hosted by CGTN’s “The Point” discussing President Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
March 29, 2017, Global Taiwan Brief, Vol 2, Issue 13
March 23, 2017, Global Times
Timothy Stratford participated in a discussion hosted by CGTN’s “The Point” and is quoted in a Global Times article providing highlights from the event, “Follow the Money 2017.” Commenting on President Trump’s Trade Agenda for 2017 and the need for freer and fairer trade, Stratford says, “I think, ideally, you have to have both of them. And you can only have ...
March 15, 2017, Global Policy Watch
Following President Trump’s call to China’s President Xi Jinping on February 9, it appeared that U.S.-China tensions, particularly over U.S. policy vis-à-vis Taiwan, had abated for the time being. Trump reaffirmed the U.S. “One China Policy” during the call, and Beijing celebrated that they were able to get Trump back on track on this issue … Continue Reading
March 13, 2017, CGTN
Timothy Stratford participated in a discussion hosted by CGTN’s “The Point” on the future of China’s international economic role. Commenting on President Trump’s trade agenda which calls for freer and fairer trade, Stratford says, “I think ideally you have to have both of them. And you can only have a sustainable relationship if you have both of them.” He adds, ...
March 10, 2017, MLex
Nicoleta Tuominen is quoted in an MLex article regarding SolarWorld’s challenge of the deal between the EU and China on the price of imported modules. According to Tuominen, who represents the EU governments, “Converting partial imposition of duties into complete imposition changes the scope of the measure.”
March 7, 2017, Compliance Week
Compliance Week references a Covington client alert on China’s draft regulation on cybersecurity review of network products and services. According to the alert, “As the draft measures come into force in the coming months, such companies will need to carefully assess the implications of the draft measures, including whether to voluntarily seek security reviews ...
February 28, 2017
WASHINGTON—Covington represented semiconductor manufacturer Intersil Corporation in its $3.2 billion sale to Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corporation. The firm advised Intersil on aspects of the transaction involving Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI), trade controls, and government ...
February 23, 2017, China Daily
China Daily highlights Covington’s client alert, CFIUS and Foreign Direct Investment Under President Donald Trump, in an article regarding efforts by lawmakers to strengthen the government’s scrutiny of Chinese investment in the U.S. According to the CFIUS Practice Group alert, "while the legislative landscape in the new Congress is still being defined, there is ...
February 21, 2017, The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal highlights Covington’s client alert, CFIUS and Foreign Direct Investment Under President Donald Trump, in an article regarding efforts by lawmakers to strengthen the government’s scrutiny of Chinese investment in the U.S. According to the CFIUS Practice Group alert, there is "a greater chance now than at any time in the last decade of ...
February 7, 2017, Covington Alert
On February 4, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) released the draft Measures on the Security Review of Network Products and Services (“the draft Measures”) for public comment (official Chinese version available here; Covington’s translation of the draft Measures is here). The comment period ends on March 4, 2017.
January/February 2017, EuroBiz
January 31, 2017, 科文顿电子期刊
反腐败执法正处于一个十字路口。在许多方面，全球反腐败执法空前活跃。美国司法部（“司法部”）与美国证券交易委员会（“证交会”）在2016年通过针对27个企业被告的美国《反海外腐败法》（“FCPA”）执法行动总计获得24.1亿美元，其中包括其在与巴西建筑集团Odebrecht S.A.及其关联方Braskem ...
January 23, 2017, The Washington Post
John Veroneau is quoted by The Washington Post in an article regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to Veroneau, the Trump administration could still pursue bilateral deals with individual countries, particularly Japan and Vietnam, that mirror the deals negotiated under the TPP. But he pointed out ...
January 23, 2017, Covington Alert
On January 9, 2017, eight Chinese ministries announced a significant new policy that aims to reduce marked-up prices and corruption in multi-tier distribution chains. The policy effectively requires that under most circumstances, at most two invoices may be issued throughout the distribution chain, with one from the manufacturer to a distributor and another from ...
January 19, 2017, The Litigation Daily
The Litigation Daily highlights a recent client alert on competition law enforcement trends by Johan Ysewyn, Thomas Barnett, and Deborah Garza. Under President Trump, Covington lawyers "expect enforcement policy to shift back to a more traditional conservative approach similar to that of the George W. Bush administration. We will also be watching the extent to ...
January 18, 2017, Covington Alert
2016 was another year of active enforcement globally. It was also a year of big changes of uncertain impact. June saw the dramatic vote by the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union—a development which we do not expect will have concrete antitrust implications in 2017, given that the UK government has not yet formally started the “Brexit process,” ...
January 15, 2017, South China Morning Post
South China Morning Post references a Law360 article by John Veroneau and Catherine Gibson uncovering Section 338 of the Trade Act of 1930 which gives the president the ability to impose tariffs of up to 50 per cent and then, if escalation was required, block imports completely.
South China Morning Post highlights the re-discovery of Section 338 of the Trade Act of 1930 by John Veroneau and Catherine Gibson in an article regarding Donald Trump’s ability to affect trade with China.
January 11, 2017, Covington Alert
Late last week, a group of technology industry leaders, researchers, and former policymakers comprising the President’s Council on Science and Technology (“PCAST”) issued a report entitled Ensuring Long-Term U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors. The report concludes that China is seeking to reshape the global semiconductor industry in a manner that threatens U.S. ...
January 10, 2017, Global Policy Watch
Cross-Strait Relations In her year-end press conference on December 31, 2016, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen focused on her administration’s domestic policy agenda but also noted Beijing’s increasing pressure on Taiwan since she took office on May 20. Beijing has cut off high-level communications between the two sides (while maintaining ties with the former KMT ...
December 28, 2016
北京，2016年12月28日 - 《亚洲法律杂志》臻选美国科文顿律师事务所合伙人冉瑞雪为“中国15佳知识产权律师”之一。冉女士持有美国纽约州律师执照和中国律师资格，是榜单上唯一一位来自国际律所的律师。
December 15, 2016, Law360
December 9, 2016, Law360
Law360 selected Shara Aranoff as a 2016 International Trade MVP and profiled her work over the past year, including her representation of South32 and Union Pacific Railroad Co. at the ITC. Law360 also highlights Aranoff’s ongoing defense of China’s Baosteel Group in a Section 337 case, the first antitrust-based investigation at the ITC in more than 25 ...
December 7, 2016, Covington Alert
In October 2014, the Nagoya Protocol entered into force. It created a new international regulatory system affecting all life science companies that conduct R&D on biological material such as animals, seeds, flowers, viruses, fragrances, flavonoids, essential oils, enzymes, yeasts, and so on. So far, compliance by companies is progressing slowly due to ...
December 5, 2016, Covington Alert
Acting on the recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order on Friday, December 2, prohibiting the acquisition of the U.S. business of Aixtron SE (“Aixtron”) by a company ultimately owned by investors in China. This is the first time that a President formally has utilized ...
November 28, 2016, Global Policy Watch
Uncertainty surrounding the policies of the new administration is felt across industries. In particular, U.S. and Israeli defense industries are anxious for details of a ten-year, $38.8 billion military assistance package that was signed in Washington this past September. Whether the terms of the aid package are upended entirely or left mostly unchanged by the … ...
November 22, 2016, Bloomberg
Robert Kelner is quoted in a Bloomberg article regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s business ties to Jose E.B. Antonio, chief executive and controlling stakeholder of Century Properties and special government envoy to the U.S. for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and the potential for conflicts of interest stemming from this relationship. According to ...
November 22, 2016, CFR Backgrounders
David Fagan is quoted in a CFR Backgrounders article regarding foreign investments and U.S. national security. Commenting on the CFIUS review process, Fagan says, “It’s like a full physical, performed by a battery of doctors that run every conceivable test.”
November 18, 2016, The Litigation Daily
Sturgis Sobin, Derek Ludwin, and James O’Connell were named “Litigators of the Week” by The Litigation Daily for an initial determination at the ITC on behalf of Baosteel in the first price-fixing case in almost 40 years at the agency, terminating U.S. Steel’s antitrust claim. According to Sobin, the argument was as much about educating the judge about the ...
November 8, 2016, Covington Alert
On November 7, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (“NPC”) passed China’s first Cybersecurity Law (the “Law”), which will take effect starting June 1, 2017.
Described as China’s “fundamental law” in the area of cybersecurity, the new Law articulates the government’s priorities with respect to “cyberspace sovereignty,” consolidates ...
November 4, 2016, FDAnews
John Balzano participated in an FDAnews webinar and is quoted in an article regarding China FDA’s proposed expanded requirements for medical device recalls and higher fines for manufacturers that fail to issue recalls. According to Balzano, to be eligible for the accelerated pathway for breakthrough medical devices, the intellectual property for the device needs ...
November 2, 2016, IGD Blog
Witney Schneidman participated in a panel at the IGD Fall Frontier 100 Forum and is quoted in an article providing highlights of the discussion on Chinese investment in Africa. According to Schneidman, “We cannot afford to see African market as a zero-sum proposition.” He added that global investors must ensure that “Africa has the access to the best global ...
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 5, 2016, Covington Alert
The International Employment Update summarises recent international employment law developments in the United Kingdom, France, Poland, China and the United States of America.
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 ...
September 28, 2016, The FCPA Report
Eric Carlson is quoted in an FCPA Report article regarding China’s data privacy and cybersecurity laws and how they apply to companies doing business in China. Commenting on performing due diligence while avoiding data privacy issues, Carlson says, “For due diligence purposes, it is still safe and appropriate to gather corporate information such as whether a ...
September 26, 2016, Global Policy Watch
At his meeting with visiting Myanmar (Burma) State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on September 14, President Obama announced that he intends to issue a new Executive Order that will generally remove longstanding U.S. sanctions on Burma. Given further progress in Myanmar’s transition to a democracy, he argued that “it is the right thing to … Continue Reading
September 21, 2016
September 12, 2016, International Devices & Diagnostics Monitor
John Balzano participated in an FDAnews webinar and is quoted in an International Devices & Diagnostics Monitor article regarding China’s changing device regulations. According to Balzano, "Overall, they're going to want to make sure that they have a regulatory structure in place that facilitates the most innovative applications and the applications for devices ...
September 7, 2016, Covington Report
September 1, 2016, Global Policy Watch
Is Africa becoming a strategic priority for Japan? The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held in Nairobi, Kenya August 27-28, suggests that Japan is looking at Africa differently than in the past. For one, the five previous TICADs have been held in Japan; this is the first to be convened on … Continue Reading
July 19, 2016, The Straits Times
Timothy Stratford participated in a panel discussion at the FutureChina Global Forum and is quoted in this Straits Times article regarding the growing appetite of the Chinese middle class for consumption despite fears of a spending slowdown. Noting the sky-rocketing growth of Chinese outbound investment, Stratford said that between 2002 and 2007, Chinese ...
July 18, 2016, Covington Alert
On July 11, 2016, Johnson Controls, Inc. (“JCI”) agreed to pay $14.4 million to settle allegations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that JCI, through its subsidiaries in China, violated the books and records and internal controls provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The SEC alleged that, from 2007 to 2013, nearly all of the ...
July 18, 2016
WASHINGTON—Covington has formed an enhanced team of lawyers and advisors to provide cybersecurity incident response services to clients, highlighted by Stephen Surdu, who formerly led the professional services group of Mandiant, joining the team as a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor.
Through the formation of the Cybersecurity Incident Response Team with members on ...
June 24, 2016, Covington Alert
The UK has voted to leave the European Union in an advisory referendum. 52% leave - 48% remain.
Were the UK to leave the EU, this would have significant implications for the UK and for international businesses operating in the UK. The longer term impact of the decision on the regulatory framework for the UK will depend, in part, on the relationship that the UK ...
June 23, 2016, Covington Alert
China amended its Population and Family Planning Law in December 2015. It abolished the one-child policy and eliminated incentives for late marriage and late parenthood. Many provinces are announcing changes to local regulations to comply with the national amendment.
June 7, 2016, EURObiz
May 6, 2016, Insight
May 2, 2016, Law360
March 28, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — The Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) will be recognizing Covington as the 2016 Pro Bono honoree at its 44th Anniversary dinner on May 5th. The firm is being honored for its work on Omar v. Kerry, a case involving Mosed Shaye Omar, a U.S. citizen whose passport was illegally revoked by the U.S. Embassy in Yemen. The ...
March 17, 2016, Law360
March 8, 2016, Covington Alert
March 2, 2016, Global Policy Watch
Disappointment is the sentiment most expressed towards results of the February 26-27 meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Shanghai. One former UK official calls G20 meetings a “damp squib” — no idea what that means, but it sounds about right. Despite rising panic by the IMF, OECD and others about the … Continue Reading
February 25, 2016, Law360
February 25, 2016, Reuters
Mark Plotkin is quoted in this Reuters article discussing the CFIUS approval process of Chinese acquisitions and investments. According to Plotkin, advisors will often seek to gauge their chances for CFIUS approval before the deal is announced to avoid the embarrassment and cost of announcing a deal that is later halted. He adds, “The CFIUS process is going to ...
February 22, 2016, Covington Alert
January 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - Law360 has named six Covington practice groups among its “Practice Groups of the Year.”
The practice groups recognized by Law360 are as follows:
January 27, 2016, Covington Alert
January 19, 2016, Global Policy Watch
On January 16, 2016, the United States and the European Union (“EU”) significantly eased their sanctions against Iran, following verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”) that Iran had carried out its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), the multilateral agreement signed in mid-July 2015 in which Iran agreed ...
January 8, 2016, Covington Alert
January 5, 2016, Covington Alert
December 30, 2015, BNA's International Trade Daily
December 28, 2015, Covington Alert
December 16, 2015, Covington Alert
December 9, 2015, Covington Alert
December 8, 2015
BEIJING, December 8, 2015 - Tim Stratford, managing partner of Covington’s Beijing office, received the China Pioneer Award from the American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China. The AmCham China Pioneer Award honors corporate leaders who made early and significant contributions to economic expansion and the business environment across ...
December 4, 2015, China Daily
Jason Goldberg was quoted in this article.
November 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2015 - The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has awarded Covington a perfect score of 100 percent for the eighth consecutive year on its Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. Covington is among 400 major US businesses that ...
November 2015, The China Outbound Forum, Sanya, China
October 30, 2015, Covington Alert
October 29, 2015
SEOUL, October 29, 2015 - Asian Legal Business has named Covington a finalist in three law firm categories in its annual “Korea Law Awards.” The categories include “International Law Firm of the Year,” “Intellectual Property Firm of the Year,” and “Managing Partner of the Year.”
Covington was one of the first foreign law firms to open a Seoul office in November ...
October 22, 2015
北京，2015年10月22日 - 《亚洲法律杂志》评选科文顿·柏灵律师事务所的知识产权合伙人冉瑞雪女士为15位“2015年中国最佳女律师”之一。冉女士常驻北京，是此次仅三位入选的来自外资律所的女律师之一。
冉女士拥有纽约州律师执业资格，是最早被许可在美国 ITC ...
September 17, 2015
上海，2015年9月17日 - 《中国法律商务》在其年度颁奖晚会上颁于科文顿“年度国际律师事务所：生命科学领域”大奖。该中国领先的法律刊物还颁于徐辉“律界新星：监管与合规领域”的奖项，并且认可了本所在“年度交易”联想并购IBM服务器业务中的作用。
年度国际律师事务所 － 生命科学领域
律界新星 － ...
September 15, 2015, Global Policy Watch
In the midst of questions about how China’s economic health will impact Africa, the foreign ministers of China and South Africa have announced that the sixth Ministerial Meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation will be upgraded to a summit. Nearly a decade after the first China-Africa Leaders summit which was held in Beijing, this … Continue Reading
September 4, 2015, Global Policy Watch
When China sneezes, does all of Africa catch a cold? Slower Chinese growth and a recently devalued currency will certainly impact Africa, whose largest trading partner is China. However, the impact of China’s recent currency devaluation will largely depend on country-specific factors. The Chinese government likely devalued its currency in August in part to ...
September 2015, Korean Journal of Competition
2015年9月, Bloomberg BNA World Data Protection Report
August 20, 2015
旧金山，2015年8月20日 - 科文顿就腾讯控股有限公司（“腾讯”）向拥有超过2亿注册用户的加拿大消息应用公司Kik Interactive投资5000万美元事宜提供法律建议。
科文顿团队包括公司业务部合伙人安史葛（Scott Anthony）和律师李安琪(Angi Li)以及隐私和数据安全律师Lindsey Tonsager和Shelton Abramson。
August 10, 2015, Global Policy Watch
Close on the heels of a sweeping new National Security Law, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress released last month for public comment a very significant draft Network Security Law (“Draft Law”), also referred to as the draft Cybersecurity Law. Since it came into power in 2012, China’s current leadership has attached an … Continue Reading
2015年8月, Bloomberg BNA World Data Protection Report
August 2015, Korean Journal of Competition
July 29, 2015, 科文顿电子期刊
July 23, 2015, Global Arbitration Review
A piece on our new arbitration app quoting Marney Cheek, Jeremy Wilson and Stephen Bond and mentioning William Lowery’s and Catherine Karia’s roles in developing the app.
7/10/2015, Covington Alert
July 7, 2015, Covington Alert
2015年7月, Bloomberg BNA World Data Protection Report
March 26, 2015, The Lawyer
March 26, 2015, Legal Week
Covington's Grace Chen is featured in this article regarding her joining the firm's international employment practice.
March 26, 2015, Asian Legal Business
January 7, 2015, Law360
Covington partner Ruixue Ran is featured in this article regarding her joining the firm's IP practice in Beijing:
"Ran's practice has included assisting Chinese companies that appear in litigation in United States federal and state courts and that participate in commercial IP transactions. At her prior firm, Ran advised local and international clients regarding ...
January 7, 2015, The Asian Lawyer
Covington partner Ruixue Ran is featured in this article regarding her joining the firm's IP practice in Beijing:
"Ran Ruixue, who was most recently a partner at China's Jun He Law Offices, specializes in Section 337 investigations and is one of the first Chinese lawyers practicing in that area. Section 337 (of Tariff Act of 1930) investigations refer to the ...
December 18, 2014, GlobalPolicyWatch Blog
December 15, 2014, CDR News
Covington partner Jeremy Wilson is quoted regarding the liberalization of Korea’s legal market:
"Marking the start of a five-year liberalisation process of its legal services sector, the move has spawned an influx of over 20 international firms opening offices in Seoul. With restrictions lifted on firms providing dual advice with domestic practices in 2013, the ...
November 12, 2014, Covington E-Alert
November 12, 2014, Law360
Covington's Gary Guzy is quoted on the agreement between the U.S. and China to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions:
"Gary Guzy, senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP and former deputy director and general counsel of Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality, said the agreement was "enormously significant."
"There has been significant difficulty in ...
October 20, 2014, The Washington Post
"Covington & Burling of the District appointed Ashley Bass, Robin Blaney, Krista Carver, Jeffrey Davidson, Nicole Duclos, Shankar Duraiswamy, Scott Freling, David Garr, Jason Goldberg, Andrew Lazerow, Michael Lechliter, Anne Lee, Scott Schrader, Nathan Shafroth and Ranganath Sudarshan partners."
October 17, 2014, Law360
Tim Stratford authored this article on China’s tightly regulated health care sector:
"The Chinese government has announced the launch of a pilot scheme allowing for the establishment of wholly foreign-owned hospitals (“WFOHs”) through greenfield investment or mergers and acquisitions in three centrally governed municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai), ...
September 1, 2014, National Law Journal
Covington's Daniel Suleiman is featured in this article on Asiana Airlines Crash Investigation:
NLJ: How did the NTSB investigation unfold? What happened first?
SULEIMAN: In any NTSB investigation, the agency sends out what’s called a “go” team immediately after an incident, whether it’s a pipeline explosion or an airplane crash or a derailment. One of the ...
August 15, 2014, Law360
Covington partner Anita Stork recently argued a motion summary judgement for client Philippine Airlines, which is quoted in this article:
"Under questioning from Judge Breyer, Philippines Airlines attorney Anita Stork of Covington & Burling LLP said the airlines file the majority of their rates with the ATPCO, and the remainder are “unfiled rates within the ...
August 8, 2014, Roll Call
Witney Schneidman writes on how extending the African Growth and Opportunity Act will enable the U.S. to maintain a competitive edge against China in the African market in this op-ed for Roll Call:
"In the competition for African opportunities, job creation is the U.S. strategic advantage. We are not going to finance infrastructure the same way that China does, ...
August 4, 2014, The Asian Lawyer
Peter Trooboff was recently quoted by The Asian Lawyer on litigator Estelito Mendoza who at 84 remains the defense lawyer of choice for members of the Filipino elite facing corruption charges.
"The loyalty these clients have shown to Mendoza is due to the fact that 'this guy is just smarter than anyone else they could have working for them,' says Covington & ...
July 29, 2014, Forbes
Covington's John Balzano writes on the safety issues with meat production in his blog for Forbes Asia.
"Safety issues with the meat and meat products in China are causing controversy again. Last year a group of diseased pig carcasses came floating into rivers near Shanghai, causing concern about black markets for meat spreading foodborne illnesses. This time ...
July 16, 2014, Financial Times
Covington's Mark Plotkin is quoted regarding a court ruling allowing a Chinese-owned company to obtain evidence on why its bid for wind farms was rejected.
“In a broad way, it does call into question the invulnerability of judicial review,” said Mark Plotkin, a partner at law firm Covington & Burling. “It shows that Congress can never legislate away the ...
July 11, 2014, Law360
Al Larson is quoted regarding the U.S.-China Bilateral investment pact.
"Laying down a starting point for the exchange of market access offers on investment between two of the globe's largest economies sends a strong message to investors that have been dissatisfied with the lack of access in China ever since the country acceded to the World Trade Organization ...
July 11, 2014, GlobalPolicyWatch Blog
June 25, 2014, Forbes
Covington's John Balzano writes on Chinese pet food regulation for Forbes.
"Long-term, all-too-frequent, and severe safety issues with pet treats and pet food coming from China have led to serious questions about the state of China’s pet food regulations. The answer to those questions may be fairly simple: China does not have a significant body of pet food ...
May 28, 2014, Investment Policy Central
Covington's Marney Cheek has authored a blog post for Investment Policy Central regarding the U.S. - China Bilateral Investment treaty.
"A U.S.-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT) will serve as the cornerstone for the bilateral economic relationship between these two economic powerhouses for years to come. It puts in place important rules that protect U.S. ...
May 19, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Covington's Alan Larson and Mark Plotkin are quoted regarding Chinese investment in U.S. infrastructure
May 19, 2014, TIME
Covington's Michael Chertoff has authored this op-ed regarding intellectual property theft in China.
May 16, 2014, Forbes Asia
Covington's John Balzano writes about food manufacturing in China for his latest blog post in Forbes Asia.
April 22, 2014, Wall Street Journal
Covington partner Tim Stratford is quoted regarding visa requirements and press freedom in China. The article states:
"An apparent broadening of restrictions on the media also has the group worried. Journalist visas are becoming more difficult to get, it said, adding that a lack of information about issues such as financial data raises suspicions in the West ...
April 20, 2014, Forbes
Covington's John Balzano writes about a recent announcement by the China FDA and the Ministry of Public Security that China is creating a special police unit for food and drug law violations.
April 4, 2014, The AmLaw Litigation Daily
Timothy Hester, Robert Long, Derek Ludwin and Jonathan Gimblett are mentioned regarding their representation of Samsung.
March 24, 2014, Forbes
John Balzano, special counsel in Covington's food and drug practice group, writes about the regulatory enforcement of illegal sales of recycled or expired food in Chinese village markets in his latest blog post for Forbes.
WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2013 — Thomson Reuters has ranked Covington & Burling among the Top 20 legal advisers worldwide in completed M&A transactions in emerging markets during the first half of 2013. Covington ranked among the top 10 for deals involving China and the Asia Pacific region, and among the top 15 for deals involving Latin America. “We have made a ...
March 28, 2013
华盛顿特区，2013年3月28日——美国司法部刑事司司长兰尼•A•布鲁尔（Lanny A. Breuer）将回到科文顿•柏灵律师事务所任本所副主席。
“我们为兰尼对国家作出的杰出贡献深感自豪，同时很高兴他回归科文顿，”本事务所管理委员会主席Timothy Hester表示。“兰尼是他这代人中最优秀和最有才华的律师之一。我们对他重新开始私人执业感到兴奋。在兰尼任职本所副主席期间，我期待与他紧密合作，他将与同事共同就全球和战略业务、诉讼及合规事项为我们的客户提供服务。” ...
WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in Beijing. The office is the first in Asia for Covington, which also maintains offices in Brussels, London, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.
“Covington has been advising its international clients on legal and business matters in Asia for ...