JONES DAY TALKS®: Helms-Burton Risks Continue for Companies with Investments and Operations in Cuba



The uncertainty continues for companies potentially at risk since the Trump Administration lifted the suspension on Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, a provision that empowers U.S. nationals with claims to confiscated property in Cuba to file suit in U.S. courts against entities “trafficking” in those assets.

Rick Puente and Chris Pace review recent case developments, discuss the appointment of new National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, and talk about what parties possibly affected by Helms-Burton should expect next.


Scandalous Matter at Supreme Court

Women in IP: Reviewing a “Scandalous Matter” at the Supreme Court



The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Mission Product Holdings v. Tempnology, LLC  holds interesting implications for both trademark law and bankruptcy law. Also, in Iancu v. Brunetti, the Court confirmed that trademarks cannot be refused registration on the basis that they constitute “immoral” or “scandalous” matter. Meredith Wilkes, Jennifer Swize, and Anna Raimer review the ramifications of these decisions and preview two additional trademark cases the Court will hear next session.


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.