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October 31, 2014

Nadia Crisan Quoted on the Development of Romania's Agribusiness Sector

Building on its mission to support effective and transparent communication between the public and private sector, McGuireWoods Romania can always be counted on to clarify matters of specific interest to stakeholders and the general public. In a recent interview with the Romanian National Press Agency (AGERPRES), Managing Director Nadia Crisan walked through the fundamental provisions of the 2014-2020 National Plan for Rural Development (NPRD), a strategic document aimed at long-term growth of the Romanian agribusiness sector.
October 31, 2014

Nadia Crisan Speaks at Bursa-Organized Conference on Romanian Agriculture

Managing Director Nadia Crisan recently spoke on important agribusiness issues at the \"AGRI-BUSINESS PE PROFIT: Common Agriculture Policy - 2014-2020\" conference organized by Bursa publication, a well-respected Romanian business publication with international reach. The event focused on the main issues hindering the agribusiness sector and their impact on local markets and consumers in the context of the upcoming EU budget allocation for 2014 -2020. Nadia focused her input on highlighting the main challenges faced by foreign investors in Romania and recommendations the government should consider in order to have a competitive, profitable and sustainable agriculture industry.
October 31, 2014

Bucharest Office Supports Development of Civil Society in Romania

On October 7, 2014, Government Relations Associate Robert Bogdanffy addressed a group of top students at the Babes-Bolyai University in ClujNapoca, Romania, as a speaker for the launch of the RomaniaOne civil society platform.
October 31, 2014

Bob Skunda Joins McGuireWoods Consulting

RICHMOND - McGuireWoods Consulting today announced that Robert T. Skunda has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant of Infrastructure & Economic Development. Skunda recently retired as the President and C.E.O. of the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park (VBRP) in Richmond and is a former Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
October 31, 2014

McGuireWoods Promotes Foreign Investments in Romania at Annual Summit

The annual Foreign Investors Summit organized by the Business Review publication was held in Bucharest in mid-October, bringing together business leaders from all of major industries operating in Romania. The summit included both panels and workshops that focused on the most relevant topics for industry executives, foreign investors and business associations. McGuireWoods Romania was invited to play the speaker-moderator role for two of the Summit's most popular panels, bringing forward the expertise of our Bucharest office in key sectors such as agribusiness and automotive.
October 27, 2014

Tax Policy Update

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 2. The number of new corporate tax inversion deals announced since the U.S. Treasury Department issued new regulations Sept. 22 to make the deals more difficult and less financially appealing. Ohio-based Steris Corp. offered to buy UK's Synergy Health Plc in a deal that would shift Steris' tax domicile to Britain, and Houston-based oilfield housing supplier Civeo Corp said it will redomicile in Canada for tax purposes.
October 27, 2014

NC Politics in the News - October 27, 2014

Your weekly North Carolina political news bulletin.
October 27, 2014

Washington Healthcare Update

This Week: CMS Makes Agreements with Health Insurers over Potential Loss of ACA Subsidies... DeSalvo Leaves Post at ONC to Assist HHS Ebola Response Team... 2015 Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA): Increase of 1.7 Percent
October 21, 2014

Tax Policy Update

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: $1.64 Billion. The \"break-up fee\" that Illinois-based pharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. must pay Ireland-based Shire Plc. for backing out of the $54 billion cross-border merger deal that was called off last week due to the U.S. Treasury Department's recently released anti-inversion regulations. But, this breakup has a silver (or gold) lining -- it's tax deductible. \r\n
October 20, 2014

NC Politics in the News - October 20, 2014

Your weekly North Carolina political news bulletin.
October 20, 2014

Washington Healthcare Update

This Week: Energy and Commerce Committee holds hearing on Ebola... CMS \r\npublishes 2015 Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Rx drug \r\nplans... CMS releases proposal on home health agency conditions of participation\r\n
October 14, 2014

Despite big job promises, incentives often fail to deliver

Chris Lloyd was quoted in a WRAL.com article regarding incentives and grants from North Carolina.
October 13, 2014

NC Politics in the News - October 13, 2014

Your weekly North Carolina political news bulletin.
October 13, 2014

Tax Policy Update

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 53. George Clooney's age -- can you believe that? More importantly, it's the percentage of Americans who disapprove of the job President Obama is doing according to the latest Gallup poll. With 21 days left until the midterm elections, Obama's low approval rating continues to be a liability for Democrats in competitive races across the country. All eyes are on the Senate races in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alaska. Democrats must eke out a victory in at least one of these states in order to maintain control of the Senate. \r\n
October 06, 2014

McGuireWoods Romania Director Speaks on the Future of Energy Consumption

Bucharest, Romania - Public Affairs Director Danut Nicolae spoke on important energy issues at a conference organized by \"The Diplomat,\" a respected Romanian business magazine with international reach. The event focused on the continuous decline in energy consumption and its impact on local market and consumers. Danut spoke about different approaches to this trend, as well as national policies and guidelines for the Romanian energy sector in the present global context.
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