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Summary of the Defense Production Act of 1950

March 19, 2020

On March 18, 2020, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950 (“DPA”) in an effort to mobilize U.S. domestic production of medical and other supplies as the U.S. begins to move against COVID-19. Traditionally, a “war time” measure, the DPA gives a president broad authority to influence and direct private entities to produce…

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Lufthansa: information on flexible rebooking options

March 19, 2020

The Lufthansa Group airlines Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Air Dolomiti would like to assist you during this time of exceptional circumstances by introducing more flexible rebooking options. Our new extensive waiver policies allow for your individual travel plans and make it easy to find the right flight at the right time. You…

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Why do we “leap year”?

February 1, 2020

Leap years are added to the calendar to keep it working properly. The 365 days of the annual calendar are meant to match up with the solar year. A solar year is the time it takes the Earth to complete its orbit around the Sun — about one year. But the actual time it takes…

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Hurricane Season and the Force Majeure

August 12, 2019

It is fall in the Southeast and for many of us that means hurricane season has arrived. Last week’s visit by Hurricane Dorian was a stark reminder of the impact that the weather can have on our businesses and day-to-day operations. Governors in the many of the southern states declared states of emergency and mandatory…

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Brexit: Großbritannien findet keine Ruhe

July 9, 2019

Update :Brexit: Großbritannien findet keine Ruhe   By Andreas Bernstorff Noch immer beschäftigt der Brexit die EU. Allerdings ist inzwischen die Diskussion bei den Briten weniger auf die Inhalte, sondern auf Personalien beschränkt. Dabei rückt das Datum des Brexits am 31. Oktober immer näher. Somit wird im Folgenden ein Überblick über die wesentlichen Ereignisse der…

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Hong Kong vs. China

June 19, 2019

Hong Kong vs. China By Laetitia Arias Law clerk BridgehouseLaw LLP Mrs. Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive since 2017, started pushing a motion in February, that would allow extradition to mainland China to stand trial. The government considered the bill as being necessary because of a murder case that could only be tried in…

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The College Admissions Scandal – Can Money Buy Everything?

April 2, 2019

The College Admissions Scandal – Can Money Buy Everything? By Letitia Aria Law clerk at BridgehouseLaw LLP On March 12, 2019, fifty people were charged in federal court by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts for illicitly gaining admission for their children to highly selective universities, including Georgetown, the University of Southern California,…

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Wanderregeln in Österreich

April 2, 2019

Wanderregeln in Österreich Alpenliebhaber aufgepasst: Sollten Sie einen Wanderurlaub in Österreich geplant haben, gibt es bald besondere Regeln zu beachten. Momentan erarbeitet das Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus für Wanderer in den österreichischen Alpen einen Verhaltenskodex mit dem Namen „Aktionsplan für sicheres Almen“. In diesem soll das Verhalten in der Nähe von Weidetieren, der Mindestabstand…

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BREXIT – What happened in February?

March 7, 2019

BREXIT – What happened in February? By Andreas Bernstoff February 1-13.: In the beginning of February, Prime Minister Theresa May made a few trips to Brussels to fulfill her assignment from British parliament to renegotiate the terms of their deal with the EU. While in Brussels, she insisted that negotiations be reopened, especially with reference…

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