Authors: John Parkerson

Written by: John E. Parkerson, Jr., Esq. Force majeure clauses often are ignored as simple boilerplate of little importance relative to the underlying “business deal.”  Not to unduly alarm, but a force majeure clause is important, especially during times like those we are experiencing.  This clause generally includes language that defines the kinds of occurrences that constitute instances where performance is excused or temporarily impossible.   Our contracts generally include

John Parkerson, Hall Booth Smith, P.C. international business attorney and Honorary Consul General of Hungary in Atlanta, will be a panel participant on the topic “From Budapest to the World” in Budapest on November 28 at the Budapest Enterprise Agency’s (BEA) fifth annual “Startup Night 2019.” The day-long event will include, among other activities, the award ceremony for the 10th BE SMART startup competition and Startup Europe Awards

HBS international business attorney John Parkerson attended an informative program this week, organized by Global Atlanta and the Government of Mexico to highlight "Georgia and Mexico: Navigating the New NAFTA."  By “New NAFTA,” one refers to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) that President Trump signed last year with Mexico and Canada to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Mexico already has ratified the new agreement, but it

Last Friday, May 3, was World Trade Day  and HBS international business attorney John Parkerson, past President and current Member of the Board of the World Trade Center Atlanta, is shown there with fellow WTC Atlanta board members

International business attorney John Parkerson spoke as a panelist covering the international practice perspective on the attorney-client privilege at last Thursday’s Atlanta Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section CLE program.

Hall Booth Smith attorneys with the international practice group attended the formal opening of the new Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Atlanta on March 27th at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. The Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce Southeastern United States hosted the event, which was attended by Governor Brian Kemp, H.E. Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Trade and International Cooperation of the Netherlands Government and H.E. Henne Schuwer,

Written by: John Parkerson, Esq. Note the interesting recent “reminder” about the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) enforcement of laws prohibiting doing business with certain countries, entities and persons: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20190131.aspx . Be careful about what you import, and ensure that your company has an internal program to prevent OFAC regulations violations. In this case, a U.S. cosmetics company imported from China false eyelashes kits that contained

Written by: Mina Zhan CFIUS stands for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. It is a federal interagency committee chaired by the U.S. Treasury Department that is authorized to review any transactions that may result in foreign control of a U.S. company. Its purpose is to assist the President in overseeing the national security aspects of direct foreign investment in the U.S. market.  The committee may

HBS international business attorney John Parkerson will speak to the monthly meeting of the International Women’s Association on October 11 about business and politics in Hungary.  The IWA is a non-profit, non-political organization that seeks to bring women together from all countries to build friendship and help international newcomers become oriented to life in Atlanta through a network of support and activities.  It falls under the umbrella of

John Parkerson, member of the International and China practice groups, recently participated in the two following business events:  “Georgia Tech CIBER-USA India Business Summit” at Georgia Tech on August 28; and the “Belt and Road Initiative: Luncheon on Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies from Asia to Middle East” at the Carter Center on September 19