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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 […]

Ogletree Deakins Names New Chief Operating Officer

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm has named Lisa Ellis-James as its Chief Operating Officer. Ellis-James, who will be based in Ogletree Deakins’ Greenville administrative office, joins the firm from The Boston Consulting Group, where she served as Senior Director, Global […]

Artificial Intelligence Software Controlled for Export, Including to Foreign National Employees

Monday, January 13th, 2020

On January 6, 2020, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released an interim final rule controlling the export of certain artificial intelligence software relating to geospatial imagery analysis (Geospatial AI software). The rule adds Geospatial AI software to the Export Administration Regulations’ (EAR) Commerce Control List (CCL) and imposes a license […]

Trepp Selected to Manage Commercial Mortgage Loan Insurance Index LifeComps™

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Trepp, a leading provider of information analytics and technology to the structured finance, commercial real estate, and banking markets announced today that it has been selected to be the exclusive manager and administrator of the life insurance commercial mortgage whole loan index known as LifeComps™. LifeComps provides a quantifiable investment performance index and serves as […]

Vulcan Insight: Analysis of the Latest EU Developments

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Key Events This Week   Brexit: Phase 2 begins  On Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen took a trip to London to meet with Boris Johnson, their first face-to-face encounter as the new leaders of their respective blocs. In a speech to the London School of Economics, von der Leyen said the EU would […]