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Chapter News, COVID-19 News

Coronavirus: Commission reaches first agreement on a potential vaccine

Today, the European Commission has reached a first agreement with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19 as well as to donate to lower and middle income countries or re-direct to other European countries. This is following the positive steps regarding the conclusion of exploratory talks with Sanofi-GSK announced on 31 July and with Johnson & Johnson on 13 August. Once the vaccine has proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19, the Commission now has agreed the basis...
Chapter News

U.S. Federal Reserve Board announces individual large bank capital requirements, which will be effective on October 1

Following its stress tests earlier this year, the Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced individual large bank capital requirements, which will be effective on October 1. Under its framework for large banks—those with more than $100 billion in total assets—capital requirements are in part determined by stress test results, which provide a risk-sensitive and forward-looking assessment of capital needs. The below table shows the total common equity tier 1, or CET1, capital requirements for each large bank, which is comprised...
Chapter News

U.S. Federal Reserve Board announces revised pricing for its Municipal Liquidity Facility

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced revised pricing for its Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF). The revised pricing reduces the interest rate spread on tax-exempt notes for each credit rating category by 50 basis points and reduces the amount by which the interest rate for taxable notes is adjusted relative to tax-exempt notes. Today's changes will ensure the MLF continues to provide an effective backstop to assist U.S. states and local governments as they weather the pandemic. The MLF was established...
Chapter News, COVID-19 News

Coronavirus: 23 new research projects to receive €128 million in EU funding

The Commission will support 23 new research projects with €128 million in response to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The funding under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme, is part of the Commission's €1.4 billion pledge to the Coronavirus Global Response initiative, launched by President Ursula von der Leyen in May 2020. The 23 projects shortlisted for funding involve 347 research teams from 40 countries, including 34 participants from 16 countries outside of the EU. The funding will enable researchers to...
Brexit News, Chapter News

EU Commission: Getting ready for the end of the Brexit transition period

The Brexit transition ends December 31, 2020. In 5 months, the UK leaves Single Market and Customs Union. Changes are inevitable, with or without agreement on the new partnership. Companies and citizens must get ready. Even if the European Union and the United Kingdom conclude a highly ambitious partnership covering all areas agreed in the Political Declaration by the end of 2020, the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU acquis, the internal market and the Customs Union, at the...
Chapter News

Lifting of travel restrictions: EU Council reviews the list of third countries

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted. As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed regularly and, as the case may be, updated. Based on the criteria and conditions set out in the recommendation, as from 8 August member states should gradually lift the travel restrictions at the external...

UPCOMING EACC EVENTS

Navigating the Recovery: How Europe is Coming out Stronger from the Pandemic

The road to recovery remains beset with challenges, but Europe will come out stronger from the pandemic recession. The long shutdown was a high, but necessary price to pay to slow down the progression of the pandemic. Despite recent signs of resurgence, Europe overall has been fairly successful in flattening the curve of contagions. The unprecedented output contraction has left many EU economies struggling with high fiscal needs and the perspective of sluggish growth.

The Unconscious Bias of Voice and Accent

When you think of leaders and speakers you admire what kind of voice comes to mind? Our communication styles and voice are such a big part of who we are and how we show up in the world. Yet not all voices are treated equally.  Now more than ever our voices are being analyzed, whether during a presentation, on video calls or even through computer algorithms.

    PARTNER EVENTS

    Webinar | Innovator’s Edge Series: The Life and Death of a Patent Family

    A strong patent portfolio starts with thoughtfully-crafted patent strategies. Crafting a patent strategy begins with matching patent filing timelines to business timelines (including IND filings, marketing approval, expected market exclusivities, and fundraising). It also includes detailed planning for global patent protection in light of market opportunities and patent expiration dates. Finally, your patent strategy must also look at how to maximize patent term, for example through strategic use of accelerated filings.

    Webinar | FFCRA Regulations Struck Down: An Update for Employers

    This webinar is hosted by Ogletree Deakins. On August 3, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York upended several employer-friendly provisions in the U.S. Department of Labor regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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      Vulcan Insight | U.S. upholds tariffs on European goods in long-running state aid dispute

      In a blow to transatlantic trade this week, the United States announced it will maintain a 15% tariff on aircraft and 25% tariff on other European goods, despite efforts by the European Union to resolve a long-running dispute over state aid subsidies. The US will not, however, impose a threatened increase in tariffs on new European products, ahead of expected EU retaliatory tariffs on American goods this Autumn. Following a landmark ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in October 2019, certain...
      Member News

      Troutman Pepper | Federal Reserve Adds Nonprofit Loan Facilities and Other Updates to the Main Street Lending Program

      MSLP Facilities for For-Profit Businesses Since mid-July, the Boston Fed has updated the business MSLP FAQs twice (releases on July 15 and July 31) with additional details and clarifications. Significant changes and additions to the existing FAQs for MSLP facilities to for-profit Eligible Borrowers include: A new FAQ was added confirming that when a Borrower is acquired or merged into another business, the acquiring or resulting entity must also comply with the certifications and covenants applicable to such Borrower’s Main...
      Member News

      Troutman Pepper | SEC Proposes to Improve the Retail Investor Experience Through Modernized Fund Shareholder Reports and Disclosures

      In a substantial August 5, 2020, release, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed changes to the existing disclosure framework for mutual funds and ETFs, that, if adopted, would represent a comprehensive refinement to the current framework. The proposal follows the SEC’s 2018 release seeking industry comments on the current disclosure framework, which received comment from notable industry participants and retail investors who were invited to submit a short “feedback flier” questionnaire. Improvement of the Main Street or retail...
      Member News

      ACG Resources | How to Work from Home with Kids

      Despite the stereotypes, having a career and being an engaged member of your family are absolutely possible. As with all important things in life, you have to learn how to balance and prioritize your responsibilities. Remote working, or working from home, is a great way to start bringing your career closer to your family and make it easier for you to stay near your kids. Of course, setting up your office at home presents a whole new set of...
      Member News

      Faegre Drinker | New Executive Order Requires Federal Agencies to Ensure That Contractors Do Not Use Foreign Labor to Displace American Workers

      On August 3, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order and released a related fact sheet in furtherance of the White House’s continued efforts to ensure that federal agencies focus on using United States labor in their federal contracts. This new executive order, which is arguably in furtherance of the previous Buy American Hire American executive orders, requires federal agencies to review their contracts and subcontracts from fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to assess whether their contractors used temporary foreign labor to perform the...
      Member News

      Littler | With COVID-19 Resurgent, Employers Confront Privacy and Information Security Issues When Testing Employees for COVID-19

      With the resurgence of COVID-19 infections across the United States, employers are facing growing pressure to ascertain whether their employees have contracted the virus. Temperature checks and symptoms screening, while helpful, will not identify employees who are asymptomatic and potentially contagious. This gap is critical because studies show that up to 45% of people infected with the virus do not show any symptoms.1 As a result, COVID-19 testing can be essential to remaining operational or reopening after a workplace outbreak. The Equal Employment...

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