Legal Updates

Deal Update: ClanConnect.ai raises 5 Cr in the Seed Round

We are pleased to announce that our client, Delhi-based self-serve influencer marketing startup, ClanConnect.ai (Irida Interactive Private Limited) has raised INR 5 crore in a seed round led by Venture Catalysts. Ahlawat & Associates acted as the legal counsel for ClanConnect.ai which was led by its Managing Partner Uday Singh Ahlawat, along with Senior Associate Sheena Ogra, Associate Amrita Mehridatta and Company Secretary Shweta Singh.

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Connecticut Extends Deadline to Conduct Sexual Harassment Training Until January 1, 2021

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (“CHRO”) recently extended the deadline for employers to provide sexual harassment training for their employees, from October 1, 2020, to January 1, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CHRO announcement is available here.

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Video: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Leaves Behind a Legacy – Employment Law This Week

As featured on #WorkforceWednesday:  Like many of you, this week, we are honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and reflecting on her employment law legacy. See the video below.

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Implications of the Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election on Chinese Tariffs and Other Section 301 Tariff Updates

If you have not noticed, 2020 is a U.S. presidential election year. If you missed that fact, you may also not realize that the United States is in the midst of a years-long trade war with China. The convergence of these two circumstances has caught the attention of the business community, particularly as relates to trade policy. Read more…

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Avoid Costly Errors: The Basics (and Beyond) of ITAR and EAR Controlled Item Marking Requirements

Is your company accurately marking its import- and export-controlled items and technology? If you have not recently reviewed the controlled item marking practices of the company, or have not yet adopted a formal marking policy or procedure, now is the time to make sure the company is following applicable regulations. Read more…

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A Glimpse of Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List

On September 19, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC (MOFCOM) issued the Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List (Order of the MOFCOM 2020 No. 4, hereinafter referred to as the Provisions), which provides legal basis for MOFCOMs earlier announcement to establish the Unreliable Entity List on May 31, 2019. Although the Provisions contains only fourteen articles and lacks details on implementation, it is clear response to domestic and foreign enterprises concerns on the Chinese version of Control List, and it provides institutional guarantee for preventing major risks posed to Chinese entities such as supply cut-off or economic blockade. Read more…

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Roszdravnadzor has defined criteria for blocking websites selling medicines

4 September 2020 the Russian Ministry of Justice registered the Order No. 5527 of Roszdravnadzor dd. 29 June 2020, approving criteria for evaluating the information, publication of which may result in a website inclusion in the register of prohibited websites and its blocking. The Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor) renders such a decision.

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Commerce Issues Notice on “Foundational Technologies” – What You Need to Know

The long-awaited, Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPRM”) soliciting comments on the definition of, and criteria for, identifying “foundational technologies” (“the Notice”) was finally issued on August 27, 2020, by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”). The deadline to submit comments is October 26, 2020. Read more…

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CFIUS REVIEW OF CHINESE INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

Now more than ever Chinese investment in the United States is facing barriers stemming from the strict reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”). After several high-profile cases, which our law firm has covered in previous articles and are summarized below, the general consensus is that Chinese investment will be greatly scrutinized – and in many cases completely blocked – to satisfy the U.S. government’s national security concerns. Read more…

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A Necessary Update–The Amendments to the FIFA Eligibility Rules

What is the biggest dream of a football fan? Notwithstanding the predominance of club competitions in the last decades, the first answer in the social imaginary would still be to represent the national team of his/her own country in international competitions, such as the FIFA World Cup – or the AFC Cup/UEFA Euro Cup. Read more…

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