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Osborne Clarke US 20th year anniversary in 2020

Partners Emily Jones and Steve Wilson provide a joint letter on Osborne Clarke's 20th anniversary in the US market | OCUS | 20 years’ young October 2000 seems a very long time ago…honestly, January 2020 seems a lifetime ago, but that’s a different story! Back in the late 90s, the "relics" at Osborne Clarke had been considering how best to support our US client base from afar without disrupting the relationships we had with so many amazing law firms in the...

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H&K | Food and Beverage Law Update: October 2020

COVID-19 Is There Insurance Coverage for Business Interruption Losses Related to COVID-19? Thomas H. Bentz Jr. More than six months into the pandemic, there is still no easy or definitive answer to the question many retailers are asking about whether there is coverage for their business interruption losses related to COVID-19. Insureds have filed more than 1,000 business interruption claims against insurance carriers to date. Federal suits are pending in at least 37 states. This is more than three times as many...

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COVID-19 News, Member News

CLA | Great News for PPP Loans $50,000 or Less

Key insights The SBA released a streamlined PPP loan forgiveness application form on October 8, 2020. The new form requires fewer calculations and less documentation. CLA can help you navigate the PPP loan forgiveness process. On October 8, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a streamlined loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans totaling $50,000 or less. This is great news for a large number of borrowers, as loans totaling $50,000 or less make up about two-thirds...

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Loyens & Loeff | OECD releases updated Pillar Two proposal for global minimum effective taxation

On 12 October 2020, the OECD released for public consultation updated reports on its two-pillar proposal to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy. The Pillar One proposal focuses on new nexus and profit allocation rules for certain business models, whereas the Pillar Two proposal pursues more broadly a global minimum effective taxation. The reports identify key issues, both political and technical, where divergences remain to be solved. The goal is to reach consensus amongst the 137 participating jurisdictions by mid-2021....

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Loyens & Loeff | OECD releases updated Pillar One blueprint on new taxing right for market jurisdictions

On 12 October 2020, the OECD released for public consultation updated reports on its two-pillar proposal to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy. The Pillar One proposal focuses on new nexus and profit allocation rules for certain business models, whereas the Pillar Two proposal pursues more broadly a global minimum effective taxation. The reports identify key issues, both political and technical, where divergences remain to be solved. The goal is to reach consensus amongst the 137 participating jurisdictions by mid-2021....

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Member News, Trade & TTIP Related

GDLSK | Petition for the imposition of anti-dumping duties on thermal paper from Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): Thermal Paper from Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain II.  Product: Thermal paper is a paper coated with chemicals that react to form images when exposed to heat. Thermal paper can be used in special printers to create an image without ribbons or other consumables (other than the paper itself). When imaging, the thermal paper containing the dye is passed between the thermal print head and the platen roll in the printer. The thermal head...

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EIB | The EU Bank supports European regions and cities in their response to the Covid-19 crisis and for a green recovery

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Investment Bank (EIB) makes lending more flexible and faster for cities and regions in order to meet urgent financing needs New financing support to regions and cities announced for health sector, infrastructure, urban regeneration, SMEs and climate action and more to come In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the EIB quickly deployed a support plan to support the European economy and help meet the most urgent financing needs of regions and municipalities. Recognizing...

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Vulcan Insight | European Parliament defies EU Commission to raise emissions reduction ambition

On Wednesday, the European Parliament voted to raise the EU’s CO2 emissions reduction targets from the original 40% to 60% by 2030, as part of a EU Climate Law package, a series of laws to help Europe achieve the climate targets set out in the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement – which aims to limit global warming to well below 2°C. Despite the opposition from conservative (EPP) and right-wing groups (ECR and ID), the Parliament successfully adopted its position, led by...

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MJV Technology & Innovation | Future Scenarios under this “New Normal”

Below includes an overview of MJV Technology & Innovation's "New Normal Under Construction" research. For more information, be sure to check out the following article published in Thrive Global that mentions more on the New Normal - it includes an interview with Mauricio Vianna, CEO of MJV Technology & Innovation: How Do I Grow My Business In The New Normal? MJV research brings four scenarios for the future of the pandemic These are times of uncertainty. So far, society has not...

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Brexit News, Member News

Stephenson Harwood | The UK Internal Market Bill: the clash over State aid

With the publication of its Internal Market Bill on 9 September 2020, the UK government has set itself on a potentially irreconcilable collision course with the EU over the issue of State aid. Indeed, this move is less a shot across the bows as it is a coach and horses driven through the current negotiations with the EU on an EU-UK free trade agreement ("FTA"), which are at a particularly delicate stage given that the Brexit transition period expires...

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