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Construction Group Out + About - February 2021

As 2020 came to a much-anticipated and welcome close, and as we approach the one-year anniversary of the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the article reflects on the impacts the health crisis has had on the construction marketplace and surety industry and its likely lasting effects in the years to come. The article surveys industry leaders for their thoughts on how the world has - or hasn’t - changed, and emerging themes and trends identified in our collective thought processes. Please....
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Robinson & Cole LLP | Feb 09,2021 |

Dear YouDig? 7 Things that we Love (oops) Dig

Dear Luvvvers of All That is Good About Construction, It has been rumored that the construction industry is filled with the most romantic people on earth. We dig the romantics out there. Valentine’s Day is a bit of a respite from winter’s grip on construction projects. YouDig? offers you 7 things we love to make your heart beat a little quicker this cold winter’s day......By: Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
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Recent Hart-Scott Rodino Developments

Canadian companies engaged in M&A transactions with connections to the United States should be aware of recent changes to the rules under the Hart-Scott Rodino (HSR) Act. On February 2, 2021, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual adjustment of the thresholds that trigger pre-merger reporting obligations (and the mandatory waiting period) under the HSR Act....By: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | Feb 08,2021 |

FTC Announces Temporary Suspension of Early Terminations for HSR Filing Waiting Period; Reduced Filing Thresholds Go Into Effect on March 4

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that both agencies will temporarily suspend the discretionary practice of early terminations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) waiting period for mergers raising the possibility of antitrust issues. Prior to the announcement, parties could apply to the FTC or DOJ to terminate the HSR 30-day waiting period prior to its expiration, allowing a deal to proceed faster....By: Benesch
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Benesch | Feb 08,2021 |

Changes To Buy American Policies

Strengthening Buy American statutes have been a rare area of bipartisan agreement in the current fractured political climate. In the final days of the Trump Administration, the Department of Defense (“DOD”), General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration jointly issued new regulations, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to implement Executive Order 13881, “Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials.” On January 25, 2021,...
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Antitrust Agencies Temporarily Suspend Early Termination of Pre-Merger Waiting Periods

Our Antitrust and M&A Groups offer practical advice for companies seeking mergers or acquisitions in the wake of the DOJ’s and FTC’s “temporary suspension” of early termination of waiting periods....By: Alston & Bird
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Alston & Bird | Feb 08,2021 |

Antitrust M&A Snapshot - February 2021

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2020 UPDATE - UNITED STATES - Despite initial obstacles because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 rounded out to be the busiest year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) enforcement in the United States in nearly two decades. In the fourth quarter, US agencies challenged five transactions. November 2020 saw the most premerger filings in any month since 2001. Mergers and filings in the United States are predicted to remain at high levels into the new year in light of the current...
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McDermott Will & Emery | Feb 08,2021 |

2021 Venture Capital Guide - France

World Law Group member firms recently collaborated on a Global Venture Capital Guide that covers more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on Venture Capital deals (and more!)....By: World Law Group
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World Law Group | Feb 08,2021 |

FTC announces temporary suspension of grants of early termination for HSR filings

On 4 February 2021 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that U.S. antitrust agencies will temporarily suspend grants of early terminations of the waiting periods for pre-merger filings made pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 Act (HSR Act)....By: Hogan Lovells
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Hogan Lovells | Feb 08,2021 |

Antimonopoly agency in Kazakhstan: working in a new way

On September 8, 2020, the new Agency for the Protection and Development of Competition (the “Agency”) was created, directly accountable to the president....By: Dentons
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Dentons | Feb 06,2021 |
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