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Managing Multijurisdictional M&A

Jones Day Talks: Managing Multijurisdictional M&A – ENCORE PRESENTATION

In this Encore Presentation: Jones Day Talks podcast on foreign direct investment, Randi Lesnick and Chase Kaniecki discuss the current global M&A landscape, the challenges of multijurisdictional deal making, the impact of geopolitical issues, and why investors can benefit from contingency planning.

France's FDI Regulations Target Sensitive Industries

France’s FDI Regulations Target Sensitive Industries

France remains a vibrant market for investors. But as is the case in many countries, France is establishing regulations to oversee and control foreign investment in certain industries and sectors. Jones Day’s Audrey Bontemps, Nicolas Brice, and Chase Kaniecki talk about the country’s foreign direct investment regulations and explain how parties to possible transactions subject to these rules should proceed.

Jones Day Talks: Italy Embraces Foreign investment but Maintains Oversight

Italy is ranked one of the top destinations for investment in the European union. Still, the Italian government wields the authority to review, and even prevent, investments by foreign entities seeking assets in certain sectors and industries.

Jones Day’s Stefano Crosio and Chase Kaniecki talk about recent developments in Italy’s foreign direct investment regulations and discuss strategic considerations for parties to potential transactions.

Oversight of Foreign Direct Investment in the UK

Jones Day Talks: Oversight of Foreign Direct Investment in the UK

The United Kingdom is taking a careful look at potential direct investments by foreign entities. While the UK certainly works hard to attract investor interest, concerns relating to certain sectors can trigger government scrutiny and oversight.

Jones Day’s Matt Evans and Chase Kaniecki discuss the U.K.’s review process, the role of the Competition and Markets Authority, the sectors subject to examination, and the importance of “managing the message.”

EU's New Foreign Direct Investment Regulations Eye Specific Sectors

EU’s New Foreign Direct Investment Regulations Eye Specific Sectors

In step with a global trend, the European Union has enacted a framework, effective October 11, 2020, for screening foreign direct investment into EU states.

Jones Day’s Renato Antonini, Eva Monard, and Chase Kaniecki discuss the industries and sectors affected, the impact on investment deal flow, and other likely effects of the new EU-wide provisions.

Trump's Artificial Intelligence Initiative: Implications, Impact, and Industry Reactions

Trump’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative: Implications, Impact, and Industry Reactions

President Trump’s American AI Initiative is a far-reaching plan designed to ensure the United States remains a world leader in artificial intelligence research, development, and deployment. Jones Day’s Emily TaitSamir Jain, and Chase Kaniecki discuss the focus areas defined by the Initiative, the government agencies involved, and the short-term and long-term implications of the President’s actions.

Trump Administration Allows Private Parties to Sue Under Helms-Burton Act for Assets Seized in Cuba

Trump Administration Allows Private Parties to Sue Under Helms-Burton Act for Assets Seized in Cuba

Breaking more than two decades of precedent, the Trump Administration has allowed the suspension of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act to lapse, thereby enabling eligible individuals and companies to file lawsuits in U.S. courts seeking compensation for assets expropriated by the Cuban government since 1959.

Jones Day’s Chris Pace and Rick Puente discuss the circumstances leading to Title III, how companies can evaluate claims they may have under Title III or exposure they may face under Title III, and potential defenses to Title III lawsuits.

PTAB's Busy Docket and What's Changed After SAS Institute

Jones Day Talks: PTAB’s Busy Docket and What’s Changed After SAS Institute

Jones Day’s Dave Cochran and Matt Johnson discuss recent developments in patent litigation and appeals, including the continuing importance of the PTAB as a jurisdiction of first choice for patent disputes in the United States, and the impact of the Precedential Opinion Panel (“POP”) introduced late last year.

They also describe how filing strategies, as well as preliminary response strategies, should be altered as we mark one year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in SAS Institute v.  Iancu.

Jones Day Talks: Aktuelle Entwicklungen im deutschen Windenergierecht

Am 21. Dezember 2018 ist das sog. Energiesammelgesetz in Kraft getreten, mit dem u.a. das EEG geändert wurde. Hierbei handelt es sich um die siebte Änderung des EEG 2017 seit dessen Inkrafttreten vor etwas mehr als zwei Jahren. Eingeführt wurde u.a. eine Pflicht zur Ausrüstung von Windenergieanlagen mit einer bedarfsgesteuerten Nachtkennzeichnung ab dem 1. Juli 2020. Diese Pflicht gilt auch für Bestandsanlagen; schätzungsweise 18.000 Windenergieanlagen in Deutschland müssen daher nachgerüstet werden.

Aus der aktuellen Rechtsprechung ist ein Beschluss des Bayerischen Verwaltungsgerichtshofs vom 3. April 2019 zur Anwendbarkeit der sog. 10 H-Regelung insbesondere für Planer und Betreiber von Windenergieanlagen in Bayern relevant. Danach ist die 10 H-Regelung (Art. 82 BayBO) auch dann bei der Erteilung von Änderungsgenehmigungen nach § 16 BImSchG zu beachten, wenn bereits eine bestandskräftige BImSchG-Genehmigung vorliegt und sich weder die Standorte noch die Höhe der Anlagen ändern.

Diese aktuellen Themen im Bereich Windrecht erläutert Kerstin Henrich von Jones Day.

Developments in Germany's Wind Power Regulations

Jones Day Talks: Developments in Germany’s Wind Power Regulations

On December 21, 2018, the so-called Energy Collective Law came into force, amending, inter alia, the German Renewable Energies Act (“EEG”). This is the seventh amendment to the EEG 2017 since it came into force on January 1, 2017. Among other things, an obligation was introduced to equip wind turbines with need-controlled night-time identification from July 1, 2020. This obligation also applies to existing turbines; an estimated 18,000 wind turbines in Germany will therefore have to be retrofitted.

From the current case law, a decision of the Bavarian Higher Administrative Court of April 3, 2019, on the applicability of the so-called 10 H regulation is relevant in particular for planners and operators of wind farms in Bavaria. According to this decision, the 10 H regulation must also be observed when granting amendment permits in accordance with the German Federal Emission Control Act if a valid and binding permit for the wind farm already exists and neither the locations nor the height of the turbines change.

Jones Day’s Kerstin Henrich explains these current topics in the field of wind energy law.