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Read our Article in Chief Executive Magazine!

Increasingly, companies are finding the need for increased executive monitoring of their supply chain operations.  Frequently, however, chief executives don’t know how much attention they should be giving their supply chains, or how to get relevant information.  We had the opportunity a couple weeks ago to sit down with Chief Executive magazine to discuss how … Continue Reading

Legal Blacksmith: How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes, featured on SupplyChainBrain podcast

Sarah Rathke and Rosemary Coates were guests on a recent podcast episode with SupplyChainBrain discussing their new book Legal Blacksmith: How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes.  Sarah and Rosemary chatted about key points found in their helpful guide to understanding supply chain operations and the law that applies, including building the relationships between … Continue Reading

The Long and Winding “Driverless” Road: Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Technologies of Today…and Tomorrow

We have recently written the attached thought leadership piece on some of the legal issues arising from the development of Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies.  It is primarily written from a UK legal perspective, but this technology is already being developed and tested globally.  Emerging CAV technologies is an exciting, cutting edge and potentially … Continue Reading

The Big Manufacturing Debate for the West Midlands

Recently Squire Patton Boggs, in collaboration with TheBusinessDesk.com, hosted The Big Manufacturing Debate for the West Midlands where businesses took part in discussions on, amongst other things, the UK’s EU referendum.  Discussions amongst panellists included whether they thought the UK would be better or worse off as a result of being in the EU and … Continue Reading

Pre-Publication Book Review of Legal Blacksmith: How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes in SCM World (Book Available in 3-5 Days!!)

As many who follow this blog know, Squire Patton Boggs  attorney Sarah Rathke and supply chain consultant Rosemary Coates  are scheduled to release a book on supply chain disputes and litigation in the very near term.  Entitled, Legal Blacksmith: How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes, Sarah and Rosemary’s book aims to educate in-house counsel … Continue Reading

See Our Article in the January/February Edition of ACC Docket, Written With Anza D’Antonio

As supply chain and procurement professionals are well aware, the past five years have seen a dramatic increase in supply chain transparency laws and regulations.  Motivated largely by a desire to provide consumers with more information about corporate operations, these laws require manufacturers and retailers to know more than ever about what goes on at … Continue Reading

Traceability of Supply Chain for Government Contractors

The US Department of Defense recently announced a new proposed rule addressing the issue of counterfeit electronic parts in government contractor supply chains.  The proposed rule would require contractors to utilize trusted suppliers to obtain electronic parts and maintain traceability of the electronic parts back to the original manufacturer.  The objective of the proposed rule is … Continue Reading

Read our Article in Compliance Week Regarding Compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015

We have posted before on the newly-enacted UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (see here and here).  We were honored recently to be interviewed by Compliance Week concerning compliance with this new law.  As the article notes, we are all still awaiting further guidance, anticipated this month, regarding what companies need to do to comply. One point … Continue Reading

Manufacturing Report: Levels of Confidence within UK Manufacturing Sector

As previously posted, Squire Patton Boggs and TheBusinessDesk.com surveyed the UK’s manufacturing sector and conducted a series of roundtables to determine what the industry needs in order to stay competitive in the global market.  The resulting manufacturing report gauges levels of confidence within the manufacturing sector and what businesses want to see from the government … Continue Reading

Results of Roundtables: UK Manufacturing Sector’s Views on the EU Referendum

Earlier this year, Squire Patton Boggs teamed up with TheBusinessDesk.com to gauge levels of confidence within the UK’s manufacturing sector and to determine what businesses need in order to stay competitive in the global market.  At issue were the implications of a referendum on the UK’s membership with the EU.  A survey was set up … Continue Reading

Riding the Reshoring Wave

Much has been written in recent times about reshoring: the practice of bringing manufacturing and services back to the US, the UK and other originating countries for a variety of reasons after “off-shoring” and extending supply chains for decades, but primarily for the cost play, and often leading to the “hollowing out” of the local … Continue Reading

Welcome to the Global Supply Chain Law Blog!

Hello!  And welcome to the Global Supply Chain Law Blog! We are attorneys whose practice focuses on supply chain legal issues.  Principally, we litigate complex supply chain disputes, but we also enjoy advising companies as to how their supply chain agreements, policies, and practices could be more robust and effective.  We bring both a US … Continue Reading