Is Chile’s Rewrite of the Constitution Going Off Course?

Question – Recent opinion polls in Chile indicate that, for the first time, more Chileans would reject the new draft of the constitution than approve it. Survey results released on April 4 show that 40 percent of respondents would vote in favor of the new constitution, while 46 percent would reject it, according to Reuters. […]

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Preserving Claims For Money And Time

The risks to contractors and subcontractors on construction projects have increased exponentially in recent years, and we don’t see them slowing down with the rising costs of construction. Contractors are being forced to agree to extremely abbreviated project schedules and higher liquidated damages penalties than ever before. Combined with supply-chain disruptions and material shortages this […]

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Diaz Reus International Law Firm, Latinvex #1 law firm in Latin America for Litigation

Miami, FL., March 30, 2022.  Once again, the editorial and research staff of Latinvex has ranked Miami headquartered Diaz Reus international Law Firm (DRT) among Latin America’s Top International Law Firms: 1st in “Litigation” and 6th in “FCPA, Fraud & Investigations”. “We are honored to be the number one litigation law firm serving Latin America”, says Global Managing Partner Michael Diaz […]

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OFAC ALERT

The U.S. Government Expands Its Russia-Related Sanctions On February 21, 2022, President Biden signed Executive Order (E.O.) 14065 “Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to Continued Russian Efforts to Undermine the Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Ukraine.” In it, President Biden imposed (1) a sanctions embargo on the Donetsk People’s […]

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Best Practices to Protect Trade Secrets for Florida Businesses

Many of us have read about concerning trends in foreign espionage targeting American businesses’ intellectual property, particularly out of China. In response, Florida recently enacted the Combating Corporate Espionage in Florida Act, which became effective October 1, 2021. While designed to better secure intellectual property from theft by agents of foreign governments, the law also […]

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HANDLING MATERIAL COST VOLATILITY AND SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS IN A POST-PANDEMIC MARKET

Those in the construction industry waiting for a return to normalcy from the COVID-19 pandemic still have no end in sight. In the months following the onset of the pandemic, for seemingly the first time ever, the general public began to follow the price of lumber, for example. Although that spike in lumber prices has […]

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Florida Businesses with Federal Contracts Face New Challenges

On November 18, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed new legislation prohibiting private employer COVID-19 vaccine mandates, requiring employers to recognize new exemptions to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, changing how the cost of PPE and COVID-19 testing is shared between businesses and employees, and fining any Florida businesses who violate the new law. Regardless of […]

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New Horizons:

How external counsel can help you explore and secure market entry opportunities

IR Global members offer jurisdiction-specific advice on how external counsel can help you explore & secure market entry opportunities.  The global Covid-19 pandemic may not be over, but business leaders […]

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APPELLATE COURT STAY LEADS TO SUSPENSION OF OSHA’S COVID-19 EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD

Earlier this month, OSHA adopted an Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing (the “ETS”) for large employers. Covered employers that do not comply with the requirements could be subject to OSHA penalties for “Serious” violations, which come with fines potentially in excess of $13,000 for the first violation, but also the connotation that […]

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OFAC ALERT

OFAC Heightens Enforcement of Sanctions In The Virtual Currency Space* Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued its “Sanctions Compliance Guidance for Virtual Currency” (the “Guidance”). The purpose of this Guidance is to promote understanding of, and compliance with, sanctions requirements and due diligence processes by actors in the virtual […]

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Michael Kean Awarded IR Global Gold Member Status

At our recent Annual Conference in London (Oct 2021), we had the pleasure of awarding Michael gold member status as recognition for their ongoing commitment and hard work within the IR Global network. This is a prestigious honour bestowed by IR Global upon members who we consider have made a substantial contribution to the development […]

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Gary Davidson Awarded IR Global Gold Member Status

At our recent Annual Conference in London (Oct 2021), we had the pleasure of awarding Gary gold member status as recognition for his ongoing commitment and hard work within the IR Global network. This is a prestigious honour bestowed by IR Global upon members who we consider have made a substantial contribution to the development of […]

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