DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world.

Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology.

Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Christine Daya, Thomas M DeButts, Danish Hamid, Sarah E. Kahn, Richard Newcomb, Ignacio E. Sanchez, Lawrence E. Levinson and Dana Zelman; originally published here: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2020/01/new-regulations-reinforce-cfius-expanded-role/. On January 13, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury released two sets of new regulations that comprehensively implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) – a law that strengthens the…
The Big Data Challenge Earlier this month, we highlighted that there will be an increased focus by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland on ensuring privacy by design and default during 2020. From the regulator’s perspective innovation is encouraged, provided it is done in an accountable, ethical and fair way. Already, with the codification of Privacy Impact Assessments and accountability under the GDPR, we are seeing clients realise that key decision makers in the…
The US Department of Transportation and the White House have released a new federal government automated vehicle policy guide, “Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0.” The report describes research, policy, funding and other efforts by 38 different federal government agencies in support of the development and deployment of automated vehicles in the United States. While it primarily focuses on providing general descriptions of the activities of agencies that have responsibility for…
Just a reminder to those who have Delaware corporations: your annual report and franchise tax payment are both due by March 1 (which is a Sunday, so plan accordingly). At this point, you have likely already received from Delaware your notification of annual report and franchise tax due, which is sent to a corporation’s registered agent in December or January of each year. Delaware requires these reports to be filed electronically. There are two…