EPA Proposes New Federal Plan for Power Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has continued its efforts to regulate power plants, previewing a series of wide-ranging rules that it plans to impose on power plant operators in the near future. Even though the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions is currently in doubt, the agency continues to press forward and has served […]

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Negligent Exposure Claims on the Rise for Hotels in the Wake of COVID-19

Personal injury plaintiffs’ lawyers have found a new niche market in the wake of the global pandemic. They are filing lawsuits against hotels and other establishments for negligent exposure to COVID-19 when customers claim they contracted the virus while on their property. Although it is too early to know how these claims will play out […]

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Incursion and World Trade, Part 2: How to Commit Economic Suicide for Your Country in the Year 2022

From my perspective, as well as what seems to be many others in the west and around the globe, the incredibly long table that Vladimir Putin sits behind separating himself from his minions, as well as other country’s visiting diplomats, whom he is ignoring, has gotten a lot longer, and it’s not a covid related […]

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Russian Sanction Updates and Reporting Requirements: What are your Responsibilities under OFAC?

In response to the Russian Federations’ (“Russia”) invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Government has recently announced expansive economic sanctions against Russia and its economy. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) imposed sanctions against multiple parties in Russia to deplete Russian resources for purposes of ending the war. These actions […]

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Critical Updates from the U.S. Trade Representative – The U.S.-China Trade Relationship

Since taking office as the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”), Katherine Tai has prioritized trade policies focused on protecting American workers’ rights and promoting sustainable environmental practices through trade agreements. On top of that, the USTR is now taking on the task of re-aligning the U.S.-China Trade Relationship. Earlier this year, the USTR released its policy […]

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IR Global Member Spotlight – Why tireless tax specialist Don Looper spent decades crisscrossing the globe to sign off deals

Donald Looper is a tax lawyer whose practice focuses on project finance, project development, and structuring partnership, corporate, and international transactions. Don’s skills for structuring and managing international business transactions have resulted in his being selected by clients to manage international projects negotiated in 36 foreign countries and across the United States. U.S. clients utilize […]

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WEBINAR INVITATION: How to Keep Your Business Entity Clients Out of Jail

Chris M. Goodrich, LL.M of Crady, Jewett, McCulley & Houren, LLP, US – Texas invites you to this webinar. Date: 21st April 2022Time: 8:00 CDT / 14:00 GMT A review and discussion of upcoming U.S. Treasury Dept. regulations mandating reports about beneficial owners and management of U.S. business entities, and non-U.S. business entities registering or registered to do business […]

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Rise of technology in industrial and manufacturing sectors provides big opportunities for acquirers and investors

The pace of technological change in the industrial and manufacturing sectors is set to increase in the coming years – and this will provide plenty of opportunities for investors and dealmakers. COVID-19 is set to have a long-lasting impact on the US economy and, perhaps surprisingly to many, it’s not wholly negative. One of the […]

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