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IP and General Legal Issues in the MedTech Industry in China

Today, along with digital revolution, medical device and pharmaceutical companies have revolutionized the medical and health industry. These revolutions have saved or improved the quality of lives tremendously.

NAFTA 2.0: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Canada and the United States were able to agree on final terms regarding NAFTA 2.0 just hours before the midnight deadline on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The new agreement is repackaged with a new name, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

The Ins and Outs of ERISA Fiduciary Insurance

This article discusses the use of fiduciary insurance in protecting fiduciaries from liability when governing or providing services for employee benefit plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Monthly Nafta Update: FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st: NAFTA 2.0 D DAY

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a press conference on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 stated the possibility of reaching a deal on NAFTA 2.0 by the end of the week if it is deemed a good deal for Canada. This announcement comes just days before President Trump’s Friday, August 31st, 2018 deadline.

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US State Department Imposes Sanctions on Russia Nerve Agent Attack in UK

On August 27, 2018, new sanctions were imposed on Russia under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (the “CBW Act”).

Trade Wars: A NAFTA and Tariffs Update Mexico-Canada Relations and Negotiations

Canadian and Mexican immigration lawyers continue to be concerned about the future of the North American Fair Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), an agreement signed by Mexico, the United States, and Canada, allowing for more open commercial trade between the three countries.

Bloomberg Tax Portfolio Offers Insights on Section 403(b) Arrangements

Bloomberg Tax announced the release of a new edition of the Tax Management Portfolio: Section 403(b) Arrangements. This portfolio assists advisors working with public schools, hospitals, and other tax-exempt organizations and their employees in developing retirement plan strategies to optimize savings through the advantageous use of §403(b) arrangements.

Amendments to Rule 701 of the Securities Act of 1933

On July 18, 2018, as mandated by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted an amendment to Rule 701 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), which provides an exemption from registration for securities issued by non-reporting companies pursuant to compensatory arrangements.

Attorney of the Week: Robert M. Appleton

Global Investigations Review named CKR partner and Global Chair of CKR’s Government Enforcement and White Collar Practice Group, Robert Appleton, as one of the world’s leading international anti-corruption and anti-fraud compliance and investigations experts.

You Gotta Have Faith

You often hear a party complain at a mediation that the other side is not acting in good faith. What does that mean? As the term “good faith” is subjective, there is no clear guidance on what constitutes good faith at mediation and what, conversely, qualifies as a lack of good faith.