Resources from Considerations for Cross-Border M&A: Canada, the U.K. & the U.S. – Trends in Antitrust & National Security Merger Review

This panel discussion focused on developments in the national security review processes in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States over the past year and how investors should anticipate and plan for their impact on cross-border deals in 2021.

Presenters:

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Resources from Impact of the 2020 Election on U.S. Trade Policy: Trump Transformation to Biden Restoration?

President Trump transformed decades of U.S. trade policy by weaponizing tariffs, ramping up enforcement and focusing on bilateral trade in goods. Will President-elect Biden continue any of these policies or attempt to restore the multilateral trade approach of past presidential administrations?

Presenters:

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Resources from China’s New Export Control Law: Impact on Global Businesses

The passage of the ECL and recent release of implementing regulations establishes a comprehensive framework that could spark an important shift in the global export control paradigm. We discussed ECL basics and provided guidance on steps that companies should take to ensure compliance.

Presenters:

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Resources from Avoiding Forced Labor in International Supply Chains

We provided an overview of forced labor in the context of international labor standards and an increasingly complex international regulatory structure of hard and soft law frameworks addressing responsible business conduct, as well as best practices to reduce the risk of encountering forced labor in a company’s supply chain.

Panelists:

  • Lisa Gelsomino, President/CEO Avalon Risk Management; Customs and Border Protection Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Member
  • Francesca Guerrero, Partner, International Trade, Thompson Hine LLP
  • Gabriella Herzog, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs, United States Council for International Business
  • Scott Young, Partner, Labor & Employment, Thompson Hine LLP

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Resources from Global Trends in Anti-Corruption Enforcement

Increased international coordination between U.S. and non-U.S. government entities has led to noteworthy prosecutions of non-U.S. actors. This program focused on these recent prosecutions, emerging market issues in Asia and South America, red flag issues in distribution and supply chains, and the intersection between government enforcement and politics.

Panelists: 

  • Rebecca Rohr, Vice President, Anti-Corruption and Global Trade, Ethics & Compliance Office, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Mara Senn, Director & Senior Counsel, Global Compliance Investigations, Zimmer Biomet
  • Joan Meyer, Partner, White-Collar Criminal Practice, Internal Investigations & Government Enforcement, Thompson Hine LLP
  • Samir D. Varma, Partner, International Trade, Thompson Hine LLP

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Resources from Beyond NAFTA: Navigating the Impact of USMCA

On July 1, 2020, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This trilateral free trade agreement affects many facets of the North American economy. Please see the links below to access recordings of the webinars from our four-part virtual roundtable series designed to help companies navigate the USMCA provisions and understand the rights and obligations of the member countries. Our discussions included counsel from law firms in the United States, Mexico and Canada and representatives from companies addressing these issues firsthand.


Session 1 – June 10, 2020: Labor & Environmental Protections

Moderator: David M. Schwartz, Partner, Thompson Hine

Panelists: Juan Carlos de la Vega, Partner, Santamarina + Steta; M. Scott Young, Partner, Thompson Hine; and Joel D. Eagle, Partner, Thompson Hine

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Session 2 – June 17, 2020: New Government Procurement Commitments

Moderator: Samir Varma, Partner, Thompson Hine

Panelists: Tom Mason, Partner, Thompson Hine and Marcia Mills, Counsel, Fasken Martineau

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Session 3 – June 24, 2020: What Happens at the Border: Trade Facilitation and Practical Questions

Moderator: Brent Connor, Senior Counsel, Thompson Hine

Panelists: Clifford Sosnow, Partner, Fasken Martineau and Alejandro Luna, Partner, Santamarina + Steta

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Session 4 – July 1, 2020: Supply Chains: Issue-Spotting, Tips and Best Practices for Maximizing USMCA Benefits

Moderator: Francesca M.S. Guerrero, Partner, Thompson Hine

Panelists: Alejandro Luna, Partner, Santamarina + Steta; Aasha Wanless, Director, Global Trade Compliance, Polaris; and Steve Gardon, Vice-President, Global Indirect Taxes & Customs, Lear Corporation

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These materials are intended to inform clients about legal matters of current interest. They are not intended as legal advice. Readers should not act upon the information contained in them without professional counsel.