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  • COVID-19 ("Corona Virus"), Working Remotely & Bankruptcy Law

    First and foremost, to those reading this blog entry, I hope that you and yours are well.

    In the wake of the global outbreak of COVID-19 (the "Corona Virus") and associated restrictions on travel and assembly, I thought it pertinent to pen this brief note.

    In addition to personal concerns associated with the global pandemic and sensible precautions being taken to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus, business considerations impacting the economy at nearly every level (local, national and international) - from the consumption of/ demand for energy, to the production of goods (including basic necessities) and disruption of supply chains and wholesale distribution of finished products, to price volatility, to debt maintenance, to personnel matters, to government policy/ action and the suspension of some governmental services, to the accessibility of medical care, to the availability of professional services and more - will vex companies great and small and give rise to a variety of legal questions.

    (As an aside, current events have prompted me to explore the possibility of opening a US federal bankruptcy practice area.)

    Pandemics are paralyzing.  But, human beings are a resilient species and we will endure.

    Many companies, including law firms, are exploring "telework" (or, working remotely) to mitigate the disruption of their capabilities that sensible precautions designed to halt the spread of the Corona Virus have produced.

    If there are upsides to every crisis, one of them in the instant matter may be an accelerated trend toward working remotely.  Communications technologies are increasingly amazing, improving exponentially in recent times.  The use of them can accentuate several efficiencies.

    I have made use of these technologies for quite a while, working remotely from the United States with the Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (KSA) office, as well as other service providers in the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere, for years.  Keeping close touch with clients, associates and third parties via email, Skype and the like has been standard operating procedure under my practice's business model.

    While precautions taken to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus and the associated work-arounds do not yet seem to have generated a rise in the price of tech stocks, I can say one thing with confidence:   we're still here (wherever "here" is) for you.  The Jeddah, KSA team and I have had no cause to change our interactions and the work flow is as smooth as always.  And, of course, clients and third parties can continue to avail themselves of the tech tools we employ - we've been utilizing these tools for a long time, and do not anticipate any hiccups.

    The telephone number and reception email are clearly displayed on the website, and my Skype is available upon request (I stopped bothering with a fax line some time ago).  Reach out if you think we can help - especially if your company is experiencing difficulties with contractual obligations related to doing business in Saudi Arabia.  


     - R. Jason Huf
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    New Jersey, USA
  • K.A.E.C. (Pronounced "Cake")

    For reasons both personal and professional, 2019 has been an extraordinary year so far.  Thus, the lack of recent blog postings.  I have not disappeared, though.  I have just been out and about.

    One interesting item I am happy to share is my participation in a roundtable featuring officials from Saudi Arabia (KSA), representing King Abdullah's Economic City (KAEC, pronounced "cake") and discussing KAEC's efforts to attract greater investment by the pharmaceutical industry.

    Sultan Masoom, KSA ECA & Jason Huf, JHI, KAEC Pharma & BioTech Roundtable, New Brunswick, NJ, USA (Sultan Masoom, Director General of Investments, Saudi Arabian           
                                                           Economic Cities Authority & Jason Huf - not an endorsement of JHI)

    "Localize Your Business in the Middle East" (a theme very near and dear to my professional heart for years) was staged for the benefit of the Pharma and BioTech industries in New Brunswick, New Jersey on a very humid July 18.  As a US-based attorney with an office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, I was honored to be the only lawyer admitted to this rather exclusive gathering.

    To summarize the discussion with the Saudi delegation and American industry leaders:  by establishing research, development and manufacturing in the expansive facilties housed in KAEC's Industrial Valley district, Pharmaceutical and Bio Tech companies may significantly reduce costs.  They would also be able to avail themselves of distribution via King Abdullah Port.  Set to become the second-largest port in the world (as measured by container capacity), KAEC's King Abdullah Port is well-situated to distribute products to East Africa, India and South East Asia.

    Consensus among the participants was that new drugs approved by the US FDA and/ or European authorities would be likely be approved by the regulatory authorities in the Kingdom for sale there (and, possibly, to the smaller Gulf states via the Gulf Cooperation Council regime), and that further research and development would be encouraged.  And, Intellectual Property protections in Saudi Arabia have been strengthened in recent years.

    On the subject of entity establishment, much can be done online, and a government office has been established to assist with bureacratic snags that may sometimes be encountered with the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority during the licensing process (and other matters, such as obtaining the necessary permits and visas for resident laborers and business travellers).

    And, of course, JHI stands ready to assist with entity establishment matters in the KSA as well.

    The net effect of reduced costs and greater access to large markets with high demand, such as India, could be to bring down the price of cutting-edge, life-saving drugs (particularly those not always covered by insurance), making them more generally available (economically) right here in the United States.

    There are days when I could not be more enthusiastic about what I do for a living.  July 18, 2019 was one of them.


     - Jason Huf
    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    New Jersey, USA