War in Ukraine
The continuing war in Ukraine is a humanitarian crisis. Jones Day continues to monitor the situation at every level and is advising clients on protecting their employees and interests affected by the war.
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
As business issues involving climate change, sustainability, human rights, and shareholder activism continue to affect the global marketplace, corporations, investors, and board directors need to understand how these factors may impact their business and how they are driving regulatory and market change.
One of the first multinational law firms to appreciate the significance of the continuing innovations and advancements in financial technology and digital assets, as well as the attendant opportunities and challenges, Jones Day has assembled a global Fintech team of more than 175 experienced lawyers representing at least 17 practices and 32 jurisdictions.
The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
The European Patent with Unitary Effect ("Unitary Patent") and the Unified Patent Court ("UPC") are on track to enter into force and become operational by June 1, 2023. This is the most significant change in European patent law since the creation of the European Patent Office in 1977.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the infection of millions of people worldwide, and is causing substantial disruptions to travel and trade. In addition to its public health and humanitarian dimensions, the pandemic poses numerous complex legal issues.
Autonomous Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
The technology of the future is here today in myriad applications, including intelligent transportation, consumer products, sensing and object detection, product manufacturing and distribution, communications, hardware, machine learning, big data storage and transmission, and software.
International Trade and Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)
Compliance programs, disclosures, advisory opinions, regulations, economic sanctions, export control, customs, trade remedy matters, and license applications are just some of the international trade and investment issues companies face.
Shareholder Activism and Corporate Governance
The recent changes in governance, resulting from sweeping legislation, regulatory zeal, and activist shareholders, are among the most profound in modern corporate history. The result has been unprecedented scrutiny of management, empowered shareholders, and unsettled boards.
A company's trade secrets are targets for hackers, nation-states, disgruntled employees, and other thieves, resulting in the expanded importance of the law of trade secret protection, including significant and diverse forms of criminal or civil exposure as either a victim, plaintiff, or defendant.