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International Trade

  • November 19, 2018

    'Emerging' Technologies Targeted For New Export Curbs

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday began the process of identifying “emerging” technologies with national security implications that may be subject to tighter export restrictions, opening a new front in the Trump administration’s trade crackdown against China.

  • November 19, 2018

    Former Chiquita Exec Looks To Exit Terror Funding MDL

    A former executive at produce distributor Chiquita International Brands Inc. has urged a Florida federal court presiding over multidistrict litigation to toss tort claims that he was involved in a scheme to fund a Colombian terrorist group, asserting he had no knowledge of any such alleged payments.

  • November 19, 2018

    EU Ready To Negotiate Brexit Trade Deal, Barnier Says

    Trading relations after Brexit between the U.K. and the European Union, including in the key financial services sector, will be the bloc's new focus in talks about Britain's departure from the bloc, the EU's top negotiator said on Monday.

  • November 16, 2018

    5th Circ. Nixes Daewoo Bid To Revise Shipment Row Question

    The Fifth Circuit has declined a bid by Posco Daewoo Corp. to rephrase a question the appeals court panel put to Louisiana's highest court, despite the Korean trading giant's arguments that the question as stated would not help determine whether it could seize an iron shipment as security for a future arbitration award.

  • November 16, 2018

    ITC To Revoke Cease And Desist Orders Against Toshiba

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to rescind a ban it imposed last month preventing Toshiba from importing certain memory devices that rip off a semiconductor patent after the company and the intellectual property’s owner struck a licensing deal.

  • November 16, 2018

    Tech Groups Eager For NAFTA's Modern Face-Lift

    A throng of tech sector business associations gave mostly high marks to the Trump administration’s revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Friday, stressing the need for the deal to catch up with a business climate that has changed drastically since the agreement's 1994 implementation.

  • November 16, 2018

    Trump Rebuffs Chinese Offer To Calm Trade Tensions

    President Donald Trump said Friday that the Chinese government recently presented an offer of policy changes it would make to cool the two governments’ escalating trade battle, but dismissed the proposal as “not acceptable.”

  • November 16, 2018

    Tariffs Could Throw Advance Pricing Agreements Into Doubt

    Tariffs imposed on U.S. imports by the Trump administration beginning in 2018 are raising questions about the validity of transfer pricing agreements that predetermine the tax treatment of those materials and products for future years.

  • November 16, 2018

    Sen. Grassley Sets Sights On Senate Finance Chairmanship

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced Friday that he will seek the chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee at the start of Congress’ 116th session, which begins in January.

  • November 16, 2018

    Keep Brexit Question Out Of ECJ, UK Urges Supreme Court

    The British government has urged the U.K. Supreme Court to prevent six pro-Remain lawmakers and an attorney from asking Europe’s top court whether Britain can unilaterally reverse the process of exiting the European Union.

  • November 15, 2018

    Suniva Says Deal Reached Over Creditor Dispute In Del. Ch. 11

    Bankrupt solar cell maker Suniva Inc. said a deal was reached late Wednesday with prepetition lenders it has been engaged in disputes with over production equipment at the debtor's Georgia facility that should clear the way for more post-petition financing and the company's Chapter 11 plan to move forward in Delaware.

  • November 15, 2018

    Chinese Quartz Countertops Tagged With Steep Early Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce proposed preliminary duties stretching as high as over 340 percent on imports of Chinese quartz used in countertops and other household surfacing on Thursday after determining that the goods were sold at unfairly low prices on the U.S. market.

  • November 15, 2018

    DOD Reaches $23B Deal With Lockheed For More F-35s

    The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin Corp. have reached a preliminary deal for 255 F-35 fighter jets for the U.S. and foreign partners worth up to $22.7 billion, the largest order yet for the aircraft, the DOD has announced.

  • November 15, 2018

    US State Dept. Adds 16 Hotels To Cuba Restricted List

    The U.S. Department of State has announced that it is adding 16 hotels to its “restricted list” of subentities under Cuban control, saying it added the names as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to prevent funds from reaching the Caribbean nation’s military, intelligence and security services.

  • November 15, 2018

    NAFTA Rewrite Causes Angst In Auto Sector

    The Trump administration’s changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement’s automotive rules were made with an eye toward boosting production in the region, but both corporate and labor interests in the car sector on Thursday voiced skepticism as to whether the deal could deliver on its promise.

  • November 15, 2018

    Chinese Sawblade Maker Ducking Duties, Commerce Says

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily determined that a Chinese sawblade producer is directing its merchandise through Thailand to avoid hefty tariffs that have been placed on its products, the agency announced Thursday.

  • November 15, 2018

    Financial Services Hopeful After UK Reaches Brexit Deal

    The U.K. financial services sector believes that a smooth regulatory transition is more likely after Prime Minister Theresa May secured a breakthrough draft Brexit agreement, as an attorney said Thursday the deal is "probably as much as we could hope for."

  • November 14, 2018

    Ex-UN Boss Bribe Plans Are Fair Game In FCPA Trial

    A New York federal judge on Wednesday said the government may introduce evidence in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act trial of the head of a Chinese nongovernmental organization that he planned to bribe the same United Nations official at the center of Chinese real estate billionaire Ng Lap Seng’s bribery case.

  • November 14, 2018

    9th Circ. Judge Doubts Bio-Rad Appeal Of Ex-GC's $11M Win

    A Ninth Circuit judge appeared skeptical Wednesday of Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.'s arguments in favor of overturning an $11 million whistleblower judgment against the company, repeatedly questioning its counsel during a hearing on how an erroneous jury instruction would change the outcome of the verdict.

  • November 14, 2018

    Tariff Exclusion Process Still Drawing Fire From All Sides

    The Trump administration’s scramble to adjust the process it has set up for companies to obtain exclusions from its steel and aluminum tariffs has continued to attract criticism from importers and domestic producers alike, according to documents published by the government Wednesday.

Expert Analysis

  • Rise Of The CMOs

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    Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.

  • Prospects For Tax Policy In The 116th Congress

    Evan Migdail

    Now that the results of the 2018 election are (mostly) in, Evan Migdail and Melissa Gierach at DLA Piper LLP consider what a Democratic House, Republican Senate and Trump administration may be able to accomplish in the way of tax policy during the lame-duck session and the upcoming 116th Congress.

  • Planning For The UK Nuclear Industry Beyond Brexit

    Ian Truman

    The government of the United Kingdom recently issued its proposal for nuclear trade and collaboration with the European Union after Brexit. But future arrangements for the supply of nuclear fuel may not be finalized until after the U.K. leaves the EU, says Ian Truman of Burges Salmon LLP.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Bryan Cave Innovation Chief Katie DeBord

    Katie DeBord

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

  • When International Arbitration Becomes Domestic

    Claudia Salomon

    Many global companies prefer to enter into contracts with foreign counterparties through a locally incorporated affiliate. This approach might help streamline business relationships and confer certain tax advantages, but the validity of the arbitration clauses in such contracts rarely has been tested, say Claudia Salomon and Irina Sivachenko of Latham & Watkins LLP.

  • Simple Secrets For Improving Your CLE

    Daniel Karon

    With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.

  • It’s Time For Law Firms To Start Talking About Gen Z

    Eliza Stoker

    Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Top 10 Snap Observations From The 2018 Midterm Elections

    Frank Donatelli

    The just-completed midterm elections could be called the “cafeteria midterms,” because there was something for everyone. The results offered both encouragement and warnings for Democrats and Republicans looking to 2020, says Frank Donatelli of McGuireWoods Consulting LLC.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Yale's Linda Greenhouse Talks Journalism

    Linda Greenhouse

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game and trends in journalism.

  • Opinion

    Celebrate Veterans By Improving Their Access To Justice

    Linda Klein

    Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.