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International Trade

  • March 20, 2019

    Law360's International Trade Editorial Advisory Board

    Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2019 International Trade Editorial Advisory Board.

  • March 20, 2019

    Deadlocked May Appeals To EU For 3-Month Brexit Delay

    Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to delay Britain’s departure from the EU for three months until June 30 as she seeks to prevent the country from crashing out of the bloc without a deal next week.

  • March 19, 2019

    ‘In A Timely Manner’: Three Decades Of Judgeship Bills

    Partisanship has played a large role in the small passage rate of new judgeship bills since 1990. New judgeships create new vacancies, and neither party wants to give the other the opportunity to fill them. (This article is part of a series on the lack of new judgeships in the federal judiciary).

  • March 19, 2019

    From Showdowns To Hotlines, Frazzled Judges Get Creative

    Using magistrate hotlines, “showdown” hearings and extra mediation, many courts with heavy dockets have pioneered methods for moving cases along. But not every program succeeds, and the techniques have their detractors. (This article is part of a series on the lack of new judgeships in the federal judiciary).

  • March 19, 2019

    Venezuela’s Oil Co. Hit With Sanctions In Bribery Suit

    A Florida federal judge sanctioned a litigation trust set up by Venezuela’s state-owned oil company Tuesday for failing to make two key witnesses available for deposition in its now-dismissed suit claiming an energy trading firm engaged in a bribery scheme that hurt the oil company.

  • March 19, 2019

    Fruit Grower's Contracts May Be Resold To Pay $32M Award

    A Florida federal judge on Monday ordered one of Costa Rica’s largest pineapple growers to show why the court shouldn’t seize and resell the grower’s contract rights with a fruit importer to satisfy a $32 million arbitration award for Del Monte.

  • March 19, 2019

    French Minister Blasts US For 'Conditional' NATO Support

    A top French defense official on Monday appeared to criticize the Trump administration's support for NATO as related to whether allies buy U.S. military equipment.

  • March 19, 2019

    Steel Importer's Owners Must Face FCA Suit Over Duties

    A revised whistleblower suit accusing a now-defunct Chinese importer and its owners of deliberately skirting duties imposed on certain Chinese steel pipes largely survived a bid to dismiss it Tuesday, despite an Illinois federal judge trimming some claims against the importer.

  • March 19, 2019

    Trump Sees Crucial Trade Ally In Brazil's Bolsonaro

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he hopes to forge a closer relationship with Brazil under the leadership of President Jair Bolsonaro, saying he will look to cooperate with the newly elected leader on Venezuela sanctions, agricultural market access and space projects.

  • March 19, 2019

    Chinese Cos. Hit US With Suits Challenging Tire Tariffs

    A number of Chinese producers have taken issue with the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to set tariffs on imported tires from China, telling the U.S. Court of International Trade that the department erred in various aspects of its investigations.

  • March 19, 2019

    Quinn Emanuel Partner Named Next Ambassador To Mexico

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP appellate partner Christopher Landau has been tapped to serve as the next ambassador to Mexico, the White House said in a statement on Monday.

  • March 19, 2019

    UK's May Will Ask EU For Brexit Delay After Key Vote Blocked

    British Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay the U.K.'s scheduled March 29 departure from the EU after a planned third vote on her negotiated Brexit deal was blocked by the parliamentary speaker, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

  • March 19, 2019

    WTO Will Give Final Word On Boeing Subsidies This Month

    The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body on Tuesday said it will issue its decision in the European Union's case against U.S. subsidies to aircraft giant The Boeing Co. by March 28, nudging the sprawling 15-year legal saga closer to an end.

  • March 18, 2019

    As Judicial Ranks Stagnate, 'Desperation' Hits The Bench

    Litigation’s languishing, judges are burned out and attorneys are avoiding federal courts. While filings have increased 38 percent since 1990, the bench has grown by only 4 percent, thanks to congressional gridlock. How is the legal system coping? (This article is part of a series on the lack of new judgeships in the federal judiciary).

  • March 18, 2019

    These Are The Nation's 27 Most Overworked District Courts

    The Judicial Conference of the United States has recommended Congress add 73 permanent federal district judgeships to 27 districts in 18 states. They include courts with high caseloads, stopgap judgeship positions and yearslong vacancies. (This article is part of a series on the lack of new judgeships in the federal judiciary).

  • March 18, 2019

    Malaysian Co.'s US Steel Nail Imports Hit With Duties

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday imposed tariffs on a Malaysian company that it determined had benefited from steel nails being imported into the U.S. at less than fair value.

  • March 18, 2019

    Venezuela Adds Trump's Oil Giant Sanctions To WTO Tussle

    The Venezuelan government has beefed up its challenge of U.S. sanctions at the World Trade Organization to include the Trump administration's bombshell decision to sanction the country's state-owned oil corporation, according to a WTO document published late Friday.

  • March 18, 2019

    Baker Donelson Nabs Maynard Cooper Immigration, Trade Pro

    Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has snatched an experienced trade and immigration attorney from Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, boosting the firm’s international law practice and expertise working with clients abroad.

  • March 18, 2019

    Commerce Investigating Steel Rods From 4 Asian Countries

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched probes into steel threaded rod from China, India, Taiwan and Thailand to determine whether imports are being dumped in the U.S. at less than fair value and whether Chinese and Indian producers are receiving unfair subsidies.

  • March 18, 2019

    Lawmakers Urged To Check Trump's Security Tariff Powers

    A fleet of business organizations, conservative advocates and other groups pushed the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee on Monday to quickly pass legislation limiting President Donald Trump's authority to impose tariffs under a Cold War-era national security law.

Expert Analysis

  • How China's Version Of CFIUS Will Expand Security Reviews

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    China's foreign investment security review regime shares many characteristics with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. And as tensions rise between the two countries, China, like the U.S., is set to scrutinize more deals, says Guogang Li of the Tahota Law Firm.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Bashant Reviews 'Doing Justice'

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    My initial reaction to "Doing Justice" was that author Preet Bharara may have bitten off more than he could chew — an accusation leveled against him when he served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York — but I found the book full of helpful gems, says U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California.

  • Firms Can Leverage Communications When Economy Is Slow

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    Though most experts believe that an imminent recession is unlikely, slowdown fears are increasing. Now is the time for firms to consider how to best leverage their communications and marketing teams to lessen impacts from a potential economic slowdown, says Tom Orewyler of Tom Orewyler Communications LLC.

  • Opinion

    FTC Must Step Up Policies On False 'Made In USA' Claims

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    While the Federal Trade Commission is mandated to defend the integrity of "made in USA" labels, settlements in recent years have established a trend of failing to punish even the most egregious of fraudulent claims, says Anson Smuts of O'Keefe.

  • The Future Of The USMCA: 3 Possible Scenarios

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    The Trump administration would like Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement by June, but progress has been slow. The deal's fate will depend on cooperation from Democrats, support from Republicans and the strategy pursued by the president, says Robert Kyle of Hogan Lovells.

  • An Emerging Road Map For FCPA Compliance, Cooperation

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    Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has firmly entered a new era of transparency under U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, says Kevin Feldis of Perkins Coie LLP.

  • Ethical Social Media Marketing For Lawyers

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    Social media presents rich opportunities to reach prospective clients. Attorneys should not let those opportunities pass them by, but they should keep their ethical obligations in mind as they post, says Cort Sylvester of Nilan Johnson Lewis PA.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Norton Rose Diversity Director Nina Godiwalla

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    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 Nina Godiwalla, director of diversity and inclusion at Norton Rose Fulbright.

  • What EU Investment Screening Will Mean For Dealmakers

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    Last week, the European Council approved a regulation to screen foreign direct investment into European Union member states on national security grounds. Dealmakers considering near-term transactions with a nexus to the EU will need to evaluate how the new regulations may impact deal timelines, disclosures, certainty and costs, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

  • 5 Mistakes Law Firms Make When Responding To RFPs

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    More and more corporations are now using requests for proposals to make data-driven decisions about which law firms to work with, so it is more important than ever for law firms to avoid common RFP mistakes, says Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group.