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Key Tech Trends in 2020

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Keeping up to date with evolving trends in the technology space helps organisations stay competitive. While many are focussing on areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and cyber-security, we look at some of the other evolving trends that organisations should be aware of in 2020. 5G Mobile Networks We expect the fifth generation of mobile […]

Food and Ag Industry: Know Your Visa Options and Immigration Strategies

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

The food and agriculture industry includes farms, restaurants and food manufacturing, processing and storage facilities. Companies within the food and ag industry seek to employ talented professionals, such as scientists, veterinarians and engineers, to bring food to the table in a changing world. With a focus on talent, food and ag companies must understand the […]

Holland & Knight Announces Phillip Durham as leader of Asset Finance Group

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Phillip Durham has been named practice group leader of the firm’s Asset Finance Group. “Phil is a natural fit as leader of our Asset Finance Group,” said James McDermott, leader of Holland & Knight’s Business Section. “His reputation in the industry is unsurpassed, and he brings a […]

New CFIUS Rules – Eight Key Points

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) issued final regulations on January 13, 2020 to comprehensively implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”) (the “Regulations”).[1] The Regulations will become effective on February 13, 2020. CFIUS’s existing regulations will continue to apply to transactions that close, or for which a […]

Vulcan Insight: Analysis of the Latest EU Developments

Friday, January 17th, 2020

General Election in Ireland kicks off Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ended weeks of speculation on Tuesday as went to the President to ask him to dissolve parliament, paving the way for a general election on Saturday, February 8. His Fine Gael-led minority government served in power for four years, with support from the main opposition party […]

What Technology Businesses and Investors Should Know About the New CFIUS Rules

Friday, January 17th, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final rules fully implementing the new powers granted to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the Committee). Congress provided these new powers via the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA), which significantly enhances the Committee’s ability […]

The EU-UK Future Relationship: EU Announces Its Timetable For Cross-Border Equivalence In Financial Services

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

The U.K. House of Commons has approved the Withdrawal Agreement. Assuming this is ratified by the EU, and Royal Assent is achieved in time, the U.K. will leave the EU on January 31, 2020, entering into a “transition” or “implementation” period during which most of the EU’s arrangements and legal regime will continue to apply […]

Osborne Clarke Timelone for Brexit 2020

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Timeline for Brexit 2020 7 January Withdrawal Agreement Bill returned to the House of Commons. 9 January Third reading of the WAB and end of Commons stages of the WAB. 13 January WAB passed to the House of Lords. Although some Lords may attempt to amend the WAB, the House itself will be mindful that […]

The Old-Fashioned Phone

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

By Joanna Dodd Massey, CEO, JDMA Inc I had a conversation at dinner with a colleague about the different ways younger and older generations communicate. Broadly speaking, Millennials prefer email, text, Instagram DM and Slack (or other instant-messaging business apps). Gen Z favors text, Slack and Snapchat. Gen X and Baby Boomers are still into […]

Germany: More Living Space for Berlin – EIB Lends EUR 240 Million to Gewobag

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing the state-owned housing company Gewobag with a 240-million-euro loan, which is earmarked for the construction of 2,000 new residential units by 2023. The new buildings will predominantly meet “energy-efficient house” standards and therefore surpass the requirements of the applicable energy saving regulation (EnEV). The contract for financing the […]