Countering the Crisis
Price Gouging in Europe: Excessive pricing in and beyond the pandemic era

Price Gouging in Europe: Excessive pricing in and beyond the pandemic era

September 17, 2020

Reed Smith antitrust lawyers focus on the situation around price gouging (excessive pricing) in the EU, France, Germany and the UK. Max Seuster, Lucile Chneiweiss, Ross Mackenzie and Tilman Siebert from our Brussels, Paris, London, and Munich offices (respectively), give an overview of the laws and explain what the rules are. They will discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has changed enforcement by authorities and describe what businesses can do to protect themselves against such practices. This is the last of a three-part podcast series relating to price gouging.

Part 1 discussed U.S. price gouging laws and Part 2 addressed price gouging rules in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.  

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Regulatory & Investigations page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Leadership in a Crisis: A Q&A with San Francisco Partner and Army Colonel, Jesse Miller

Leadership in a Crisis: A Q&A with San Francisco Partner and Army Colonel, Jesse Miller

September 3, 2020

In a crisis situation, there are often many eyes on leadership at every level.  Developing a well thought out strategy and concrete, actionable next steps to address the crisis are keys to combatting problems and mitigating future risk.  In this Q&A, hear about San Francisco partner and California National Guard Colonel, Jesse Miller’s leadership role during his current deployment conducting humanitarian assistance operations to protect California’s most vulnerable population at food banks, hospitals, nursing homes and more.  Jesse will discuss how his experiences crossover to his work as a trial lawyer.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

APAC Price Gouging: Navigating through a changing regulatory landscape in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

APAC Price Gouging: Navigating through a changing regulatory landscape in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

August 27, 2020

Reed Smith regulatory enforcement lawyers Dora Wang and Asha Sharma discuss the regulatory landscape in light of COVID-19 and the impact it may be having on your business. This episode analyses rules and regulations designed to tackle price gouging in the People’s Republic of China, and to deal with anti-competitive conduct in Hong Kong. It considers how one can report price gouging/anti-competitive conduct as well as defend oneself against antitrust risks or price gouging claims. The team also discusses penalties.

This is the second of a three-part podcast series relating to price gouging. Part 1 discussed U.S. price gouging laws and part 3 will consider the EU position where no specific price gouging laws exist.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Regulatory & Investigations page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

U.S. Price Gouging: What companies really need to know before raising prices during a pandemic

U.S. Price Gouging: What companies really need to know before raising prices during a pandemic

August 13, 2020

Reed Smith regulatory enforcement lawyers Danielle Stewart, Michelle Mantine and Jennifer Driscoll provide an overview of the U.S. laws around price gouging in light of COVID-19. This episode addresses various ways to spot and report alleged price gouging, as well as ways to protect against price gouging claims. The team also shares their thoughts on pending legislation and what to expect next in today’s unpredictable landscape. This is the first of a three-part podcast series relating to price gouging. Parts 2 and 3 will focus on non-U.S. pricing developments.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Regulatory & Investigations page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Americans with Disabilities Act in the time of COVID-19: Accommodating the Virus

Americans with Disabilities Act in the time of COVID-19: Accommodating the Virus

August 6, 2020

COVID-19 has transformed the accommodations landscape, and employers must be flexible in order remain compliant and support their employees in meaningful and compassionate ways. Reed Smith partner Betty Graumlich and associate Mark Passero address some of the challenges employers face, including testing, mask-wearing, privacy considerations, and the interactive process.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Labor, Employment & Benefits page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Insurance coverage for damage due to riots, civil commotion and vandalism

Insurance coverage for damage due to riots, civil commotion and vandalism

July 23, 2020

Businesses that suffered looting, damaged property, stolen inventory, and other destruction in recent civil unrest may be entitled to insurance compensation. Insurance recovery lawyers Shruti Engstrom, Adrienne Kitchen and Anthony Crawford discuss commercial insurance policies that cover such damages and describe how businesses can ensure claims get paid.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Insurance Recovery page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Virtual interviews during internal investigations: Practical tips

Virtual interviews during internal investigations: Practical tips

July 9, 2020

Reed Smith regulatory enforcement lawyers Rosanne Kay and Christina Nitsche share practical tips about conducting virtual interviews for internal investigations, now that the COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person interviews impossible. Among other topics, they discuss the different platforms they have used, tips for arranging the interview and the confidentiality issues that should be considered.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Business & Commercial Disputes page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Contract negotiations in the recovery phase: Practical considerations and risk mitigation

Contract negotiations in the recovery phase: Practical considerations and risk mitigation

July 2, 2020

Reed Smith commercial disputes lawyers Daniel Kadar and Daja Apetz-Dreier (based in Paris and Munich respectively) explain how the “recovery” phase of the COVID-19 pandemic may affect contract negotiations. They outline approaches being taken in France and Germany and discuss what tools are available to change existing contract clauses and draft new ones. They also discuss advantages, risks and other consequences of various ways to adapt ongoing contract negotiations.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Business & Commercial Disputes page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Masks, Temperatures and Travel: Returning employees to the workplace (Part 2)

Masks, Temperatures and Travel: Returning employees to the workplace (Part 2)

June 25, 2020

As employers bring people back to work, many are putting into place guidelines related to wearing masks and taking temperatures, as well as managing issues with employees traveling to work and elsewhere. Members of our Labor & Employment Group discuss challenges employers might face as they implement these new regulations and what to do about employees who may not want to adhere to them.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Labor, Employment & Benefits page or contact Jennifer TerryJill VorobievLori Armstrong Halber and Michael Correll.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Emerging from lockdown: Lessons learned from Asia

Emerging from lockdown: Lessons learned from Asia

June 18, 2020

As the United States and other countries begin to reopen after several months of COVID-19-induced sheltering in place, they can look at how countries in Asia approached reopening and returning to work. Reed Smith partners Dora Wang, who works in our Shanghai and New York offices, and Mark Phillips, in our Los Angeles office, examine lessons learned and best practices from that region.

For more information please visit Reed Smith's Labor, Employment & Benefits page.

For more information on the legal and business implications of COVID-19, visit the Reed Smith Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

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