In the fourth installment in our series of programs on the private enforcement of competition law in European jurisdictions, Jones Day partners Mario Todino and Lamberto Schiona discuss how private enforcement has evolved in Italy in recent years, the types of actions available, recent precedents, and the advantages and disadvantages of legal action in Italy.
Health care providers hold a unique position in the fight against human trafficking. To help them understand their reporting and education obligations related to anti-human trafficking activities, Jones Day has prepared “Human Trafficking and Health Care Providers: Legal Requirements for Reporting and Education.”
Jones Day’s Alexis Gilroy, Curt Kirschner, and Taylor Goodspeed, along with Dr. Hanni Stoklosa of HEAL Trafficking and Claire Zangerle of the American Hospital Association, explain how hospitals and providers should use the tool, Talk about how providers can overcome barriers to identifying and reporting trafficking incidents, and discuss the significant role of telemedicine.
Takeaways from this discussion:
- Green bond issues are surging worldwide, eclipsing US$257 billion in 2019.
- Major corporates, including many not usually associated with climate initiatives, are bringing green bonds to market, spanning the investment grade and high-yield spectrum and including more exotic instruments as convertibles and covered bonds.
- Green bond qualifying standards in Europe differ from those in the United States. An EU Green Bond Standard may be adopted as early as Q4 2020.
- First-time issuers should plan time to calibrate their green bond framework and prepare for reporting requirements, enhanced investor outreach, and potential for liability.
- “Greenwashing” remains a concern.
Jones Day’s Meredith Wilkes and Anna Raimer discuss 2020’s most significant developments in trademark law and preview what’s to come in 2021, including possible progress in Washington on the highly anticipated Trademark Modernization Act.
In the third installment in our series of programs on the private enforcement of competition law in European jurisdictions, partner Gerjanne te Winkel and associate Sophie van de Graaff discuss developments in the Netherlands, with particular attention to the effects of the 2014 EU Damages Directive, the actions available to victims of cartel activities, the passing-on defense, and other issues relevant to parties to these matters.
Jones Day partners Jürgen Beninca and Dieter Strubenhoff discuss how private litigation relating to antitrust and competition enforcement in Germany has changed in recent years, what factors claimants should consider when preparing to file an action, how these proceedings often play out, and what parties to these actions most need to understand.
In May of 2019, the Trump Administration lifted the suspension of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act. This cleared the way for U.S. nationals with claims to property in Cuba that was confiscated under the Castro regime to file suit in U.S. courts against persons that may be “trafficking” in that property. Jones Day Miami-based partners Rick Puente and Chris Pace discuss the most recent court actions and decisions related to Title III matters.
Private enforcement actions relating to antitrust matters has increased dramatically across Europe in recent years, both as follow-on damages claims in reaction to governmental enforcement actions, or as standalone competition claims pursued in litigation and arbitration by private parties. Jones Day partners Jürgen Beninca and Nicholas Cotter discuss what is behind the escalation in cases, including the effects of the European Union’s 2014 Damages Directive.
Long before ESG caught the attention of corporate boardrooms, Wall Street, and the investing public, socially responsible investing thrived in the form of tax credit investments, often in the form of incentives implemented by the federal and state governments to encourage the development of real estate projects beneficial to a specific community. Jones Day’s Jeff Gaulin, Patrick Cronin, Doug Banghart, and John Kelley explain how these programs work and the potential impact on the areas they are designed to help, as well as how they have expanded and can help investors of all kinds meet their ESG objectives. For more information on other ESG topics that may be relevant for your organization, please see our ESG insights page.
A federal appeals court has overturned Tiffany & Co’s $21 million judgment against Costco Wholesale over the retail chain’s sale of diamond engagement rings with the “Tiffany” name. Jones Day partners Meredith Wilkes and Jessica Bradley explain why the decision is illustrative of the treatment of evidence at the summary judgment stage, while also providing clarification on differences between trademark infringement and counterfeiting.