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Service on Foreign Governments in US Lawsuits – Handle with Care, and Avoid the Embassy

Proper service of process is vital in litigation involving foreign sovereigns, including litigation to obtain an enforceable judgment. Recently, the Fourth Circuit held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act does not permit service of process by mail to a foreign government’s embassy in the United States. In Kumar v. Sudan, the Fourth Circuit vacated a … Continue Reading

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Update on Possible CFIUS Reform Legislation

On October 30, 2017, Brian Egan and Alexis Early were featured on Steptoe’s Cyberlaw Podcast to discuss the possible introduction of CFIUS reform legislation.  They discuss the rumored provisions in Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act and what it means for US sellers and foreign buyers.… Continue Reading

The Government Contractor Supply Chain Toolkit 2.0

Notwithstanding the uncertainty associated with the upcoming change in Administration, we decided to push forward with issuing the second edition of Steptoe’s Government Contractor Supply Chain Toolkit. Version 2.0 of the Toolkit (available here) provides an update on various federal rules and developments imposing supply chain requirements on federal contractors and subcontractors. The updated Toolkit … Continue Reading

Steptoe Secures Argentina Win at WTO on Tax Transparency against Backdrop of Panama Papers Leak

On April 14th the WTO issued a decision that will significantly affect multilateral initiatives on tax transparency, including the work of the Global Forum.  In its decision in Argentina – Measures Relating to Trade in Goods and Services, the WTO Appellate Body ruled that a set of defensive tax measures maintained by Argentina are not … Continue Reading
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