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Pepper Law: Rarely Invoked Price-Gouging Statutes are Now Front and Center due to COVID-19

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Almost as soon as the COVID-19 outbreak began, public officials and media outlets raised concerns over price gouging. While price-gouging statutes and regulations are not new, they are invoked rarely because they apply only in the event of emergency or abnormal market disruption. Now, with the nation facing the COVID-19 crisis and the federal government […]

MHC: COVID-19, Effects of the Crisis on Retail in Ireland

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

30 March, 2020 The global COVID-19 outbreak has escalated incredibly quickly. Many retail landlords and tenants have already taken actions or agreed terms based on these hugely changed circumstances. Background – trading conditions and closure of non-essential retail Following the Irish Government’s requirement to close ‘non-essential retail’ premises and, prior to that, the pressures of […]

RPJ Law: CARES Act, Summary of Select Provisions

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

April 1, 2020 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act) became law on March 27, 2020. The Act contains wide-ranging provisions for government assistance to industries, enterprises and individuals. Reavis Page Jump has summarized below some of the most salient provisions relating to small businesses and individuals. This is meant to […]

H&K: To Supply or Not Supply Goods, Credit Risks and Remedies in Uncertain Times

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Highlights: • The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the underwriting analysis for suppliers and creditors from customer-specific financial review to global health and macroeconomic analyses that are outside of the comfort zone of most company credit managers. • Credit managers have seen their customers in long-thriving industries (e.g., travel, hospitality, entertainment) face a sharp and sudden […]

Stibbe: EU competition policy agenda, full to the brim

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

The European Commission’s competition policy agenda stretches to 2024 and contains plans for many new or revised rules and guidelines. Recent publications, such as the New Industrial Strategy for Europe, shed more light on the Commission’s initiatives and their possible impact on parties from both inside and outside the European Union (EU). These new initiatives include […]

Littler: A COVID-19 Roadmap for New York Employers

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

March 30, 2020 The U.S. response to the COVID-19 outbreak has included rapid and dramatic changes in local, state and federal employment laws. Some New York employers are struggling to understand the new paid leave laws while others are facing the decision to conduct mass layoffs. This article will provide New York employers with a […]

April 3rd, 2020 Small Business Funding Application Opening

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Edited, as of April 6 2020. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect local communities and global economies, you may be wondering about how recently passed legislation impacts your business. Of all the relief programs available as of today, the small business funding program is possibly one of the most impactful to your business. On […]

BBGFX April 2020 FX Outlook

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

April 2020 FX Outlook In March,  the G10 and many emerging market countries, governments, and central banks unveiled large emergency measures.  The motivation is to blunt the economic impact of the novel coronavirus that has seen more than two billion people around the world have their movement restricted. Large swathes of the world’s economy have […]

Grassi: Nonprofit Checklist for COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

In times of crisis, nonprofits are often on the front lines helping communities cope and recover. The COVID-19 pandemic finds many of these same organizations sidelined due to mandatory closures, statewide quarantines, decreased donations and their own concerns for employee safety. As your nonprofit plans its response efforts to recover from the loss of programming, […]

Shearman: ESMA’s Post-Brexit Regime for UK Investment Firms – “Equivalence” or Direct Regulation?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

The European Union’s financial regulatory regime for third-country access in many sectors relies on a framework of “equivalence,” whereby institutions based in approved non-EU countries with similar standards may have varying degrees of access to EU markets or investors, depending on the extent to which their laws and regulations achieve equivalent outcomes to those of […]