International relations

Bennett Jones Appointed to UK Government's Post-Brexit Trade Law Panel

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 3:47pm

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bennett Jones has been appointed to the UK Government's new Trade Law Panel together with Linklaters LLP.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bennett Jones has been appointed to the UK Government's new Trade Law Panel together with Linklaters LLP.
  • The Trade Law Panel was established to assist the UK government in international trade disputes at the WTO and in connection with disputes brought under the UK's trade and investment treaties.
  • "Our appointment reflects our extensive experience in WTO dispute settlement as well as our deep expertise in international investment litigation," said Darrel Pearson, head of Bennett Jones' International Trade and Investment Team.
  • Bennett Jones' International Trade and Investment team brings diverse perspectives to bear in advising governments, businesses and business associations on broad and complex investment treaty and WTO legal and policy issues.

Bennett Jones Appointed to UK Government's Post-Brexit Trade Law Panel

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 3:28pm

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -Bennett Jones has been appointed to the UK Government's new Trade Law Panel together with Linklaters LLP.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -Bennett Jones has been appointed to the UK Government's new Trade Law Panel together with Linklaters LLP.
  • The Trade Law Panel was established to assist the UK government in international trade disputes at the WTO and in connection with disputes brought under the UK's trade and investment treaties.
  • "Our appointment reflects our extensive experience in WTO dispute settlement as well as our deep expertise in international investment litigation," said Darrel Pearson, head of Bennett Jones' International Trade and Investment Team.
  • Bennett Jones' International Trade and Investment team brings diverse perspectives to bear in advising governments, businesses and business associations on broad and complex investment treaty and WTO legal and policy issues.

The Freedonia Group: Global Brick and Tile Siding Sales Projected to Reach $24 Billion by 2024 Lead by Demand in Asia and Africa

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 6:50pm

This is according to leading market research publisher The Freedonia Group in the recent report Global Brick & Tile Siding .

Key Points: 
  • This is according to leading market research publisher The Freedonia Group in the recent report Global Brick & Tile Siding .
  • Global demand for brick and tile siding is forecast to rise 1.8% annually through 2024 to 1.9 billion square meters valued at $24.1 billion.
  • The Asia/Pacific region is expected to account for 71% of global brick and tile siding market gains through 2024.
  • A broader perspective on competition among various siding products can be found in our comprehensive report Global Siding .

Council adopts conclusions on climate and energy diplomacy

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:05am

The Council today adopted conclusions on Climate and Energy Diplomacy - Delivering on the external dimension of the European Green Deal.

Key Points: 
  • The Council today adopted conclusions on Climate and Energy Diplomacy - Delivering on the external dimension of the European Green Deal.
  • In its conclusions the Council recognises that climate change is an existential threat to humanity.
  • The Council stresses that EU energy diplomacy will aim, as its primary goal, to accelerate the global energy transition, promoting energy efficiency and renewable technologies, amongst other things.
  • EU energy diplomacy will continue to play a key role in maintaining and strengthening the energy security and resilience of the EU and its partners.

CGTN: Hand in Hand: China calls for multilateralism to tackle global crises

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 6:45pm

China has said that it hopes Xi's speech this year will help reach global consensus, rebuild global trust, and boost global cooperation, and together find solutions for urgent global problems the international community is facing.

Key Points: 
  • China has said that it hopes Xi's speech this year will help reach global consensus, rebuild global trust, and boost global cooperation, and together find solutions for urgent global problems the international community is facing.
  • Xi said that global cooperation is the best way to defeat the pandemic as well as other global crises.
  • "There should be global action, global response and global cooperation," he said.
  • China has always been a firm defender and active practitioner of multilateralism, joining or building multilateral platforms.

Media advisory - Press briefing ahead of Foreign Affairs Council of 25 January 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:06am

The off the record press briefing ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council will take place on Friday, 22 January 2021 at 15.00.

Key Points: 
  • The off the record press briefing ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council will take place on Friday, 22 January 2021 at 15.00.
  • The briefing will be given by a senior EEAS official.
  • Please note that this press briefing will take place remotely.
  • Those who already registered for previous press briefings on Foreign Affairs Council meetings do not need to do it again.

Flexpoint Ford Expands Senior Investment Team with Promotions to Managing Director and Principal

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 1:30pm

Michael Fazekas joined the Flexpoint Ford healthcare team in 2007 as an Associate.

Key Points: 
  • Michael Fazekas joined the Flexpoint Ford healthcare team in 2007 as an Associate.
  • Dominic Hood joined the Flexpoint Ford financial services team in 2010 as an Associate.
  • Thomas Shi joined the Flexpoint Ford financial services team in 2016 as a Vice President.
  • Since the firm's formation in 2005, Flexpoint Ford has completed investments in more than 30 companies across a broad range of investment sizes, structures and asset classes.

New Software Solves Decades of Importing and Customs Challenges

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Haifa based company, eezyimport launched in the final quarter of 2019 as a software solution to end the problems associated with importing and customs for businesses of all sizes.

Key Points: 
  • RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Haifa based company, eezyimport launched in the final quarter of 2019 as a software solution to end the problems associated with importing and customs for businesses of all sizes.
  • E-commerce businesses of all types often state that the most confusing, expensive, and frustrating part of their journey is importing.
  • From not knowing who to trust, to navigating complicated terminology, fees, and laws, importing can feel overwhelming to even the more experienced entrepreneurs.
  • Qualified American importers can be assigned with a filer code by the US customs regulator (CBP), making them completely independent.

Federprivacy Data Protection Research: In 2020 Fines Reach €307 Million in Europe

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 9:30am

Then the Italian data protectionauthority with 35 fines, and the Romanian authority (ANSPDCP) with 26 sanctions.

Key Points: 
  • Then the Italian data protectionauthority with 35 fines, and the Romanian authority (ANSPDCP) with 26 sanctions.
  • There is a different perspective if we consider the economic value of the sanctions instead of their number.
  • These are only some of the different figures that are itemized in the Federprivacy report.
  • Telecommunications has been the second in this list with 62,400,000, and business the third with 38,100,000.

Federprivacy Data Protection Research: In 2020 Fines Reach €307 Million in Europe

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 9:30am

Then the Italian data protectionauthority with 35 fines, and the Romanian authority (ANSPDCP) with 26 sanctions.

Key Points: 
  • Then the Italian data protectionauthority with 35 fines, and the Romanian authority (ANSPDCP) with 26 sanctions.
  • There is a different perspective if we consider the economic value of the sanctions instead of their number.
  • These are only some of the different figures that are itemized in the Federprivacy report.
  • Telecommunications has been the second in this list with 62,400,000, and business the third with 38,100,000.