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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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GovCon Trade Blog: The United States Lifts Arms Embargoes Against Vietnam and Other Countries

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June 1, 2016

May was a busy month in the world of U.S. defense exports. Perhaps most controversial was President Obama's decision to terminate the arms embargo against Vietnam. The embargo, in place since 1975, was partially lifted in 2014 to provide Vietnam with greater maritime surveillance and improved security systems. Since then, the United States has contributed $46 million to strengthening Vietnam's maritime security. 

Separately, the U.S. State Department announced that it would begin reviewing applications for licenses to export defense articles and defense services to Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sri Lanka on a case-by-case basis. Those announcements followed three U.N. Security Council Resolutions terminating the U.N. arms embargoes against those nations. image


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