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United States: North America: COVID-19 and courts – Are we ready for the new...

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The US legal system is not virtual. As the Supreme Court has stated, the right to in-person confrontation has "a lineage that traces back to the beginnings of Western legal culture." Reminders of the importance of physical presence in the courtroom are everywhere: the Constitution guarantees the right to trial by jury, the Supreme Court has held that there is a qualified First Amendment right to attend court proceedings, and out-of-court statements are generally inadmissible. These are only a few examples. But what happens when these important rights collide with equally important public health considerations? Are virtual solutions legally permissible/technically possible/strategically desirable? Will today's temporary work-arounds become tomorrow's best practices? Is remote litigation the wave of the future? What risks and opportunities does it present?

US: Buying Distressed Tech Start-ups

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For the past few years, Silicon Valley has anticipated a period where plentiful venture capital funding dries up and startups with not-yet-profitable businesses must...

US: The Reopening Playbook – What US Employers Should be Thinking About Right Now...

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This webinar recording covers government orders, creating a timeline, workplace safety and prevention strategies, testing and health screening, labor agreements, workforce communication, managing employee...

United States: Managing supply chain disruption – Recorded webinar

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ContentsGlobal supply chains across many industries have suffered significant supply chain interruption.  There are many business, legal, tax, treasury and other implications resulting from...

United States: Securities Claims and Government Investigations Relating to COVID-19 – D&O Coverage Considerations

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While businesses have struggled most immediately with loss of revenue and threats to supply chains stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, financial and other uncertainties...

United States: State and Local Tax Responses to COVID-19: Corporate Income Tax and Sales...

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Numerous states have provided tax relief in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, often in the form of tax filing and payment deadline extensions. At...

US: Federal Reserve Releases Details of Lending Programs in Response to COVID-19

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United States: Federal Reserve releases details of lending programs in response to COVID-19 pandemic, including Main Street lending program for mid-sized businessesOverview On 9 April...

Global Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) Guide

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Our Global PIPE Guide sets out a comparison of the key features and requirements applicable to PIPE deals in a number of jurisdictions around...

United States: Asked and answered, IRS expands medical condition exception to include US days...

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In brief Up until now, the medical exception to the substantial presence test has been limited only to medical conditions arising while such individual was...

United States: FTC Sends Warning Letters to US and Foreign Companies Regarding Unsupported COVID-19...

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In brief The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") sent warning letters to ten companies in recent days, instructing them to cease making any claims that their...
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