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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting government contractors now, so it will take time for COVID-19 related contract claims to be prepared, submitted, and adjudicated.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

May 27, 2020
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V&E’s Government Contracts practice authored the US procurement law section of Chambers’ 2020 Global Practice Guide on Public Procurement, which was released April 6, 2020.

First Published in Chambers’ 2020 Global Practice Guide on Public Procurement & Government Contracts, April 6, 2020

May 8, 2020
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Does five against two make for a fair fight? The respondents in a recent arbitration didn’t think so. Catic USA (“Catic”) is an aviation-focused California corporation owned by a Chinese parent company. After an arbitration panel handed an unfavorable opinion to Catic following a dispute with its investors, the corporation sought relief in court. The…

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April 23, 2020
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How do you win over a jury in a $100 million case centered on the world of natural gas pipelines? Just ask V&E partners Jim Thompson and Phillip Dye. Last summer, Thompson and Dye notched an impressive victory on behalf of longtime and significant V&E client Antero Resources in a contract dispute case against gas…

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April 3, 2020
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What looks like a courtroom and also happens to be one of the most popular arbitration venues in Houston? It can be found on the 24th floor of Vinson & Elkin’s headquarters: a 5,500-square-foot space complete with a mock courtroom, smaller breakout rooms, a food service area, and a reception area. The unique space, which…

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March 31, 2020
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Business interruption (BI) insurance can cover companies for losses for business disruptions that relate to events like fires and power outages. But will it protect your company from losses stemming from the COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic? The answer, explained V&E partner Michael Charlson, likely depends on the particulars of your specific policy. Charlson says that…

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March 25, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 25, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Energy companies often find themselves in business with the federal government—selling natural gas and electricity to federal facilities, providing energy savings services, supplying jet fuel, furnishing renewable power, and privatizing federally-owned energy facilities, among other activities…

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 12, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

To date, COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) has infected more than 105,000 people and killed approximately 3,500 — with numbers increasing worldwide…

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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 9, 2020
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What did antitrust enforcement look like in the energy sector in 2019? It was limited to the Federal Trade Commission seeking relief in a single transaction and the Department of Justice obtaining two additional guilty pleas in a previously announced investigation. But make no mistake, antitrust enforcement activity in the sector is as high as…

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March 9, 2020
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How deeply ingrained is corruption within Latin America’s economy? Headlines paint an alarming picture: In recent years, business and government officials from Mexico to Peru to Brazil have been implicated in high-profile bribery scandals. A survey last year by the watchdog group Transparency International found that 53% of people surveyed in the region believed that…

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February 28, 2020
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Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion substantially clarifying how supplies delivered to the Government can qualify as “U.S.-made end products” under the contract clauses implementing the Trade Agreements Act (“TAA”)…

V&E Government Contracts Update

February 20, 2020