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International Trade

  • October 15, 2018

    Gender Disparity At The High Court: How Top Law Firms Measure Up

    For the women at elite law firms, an enduring gender gap among advocates can create a high hurdle for their high court ambitions. Here, Law360 looks at the law firms where women score Supreme Court arguments, and where they don’t. (This article is part of a series examining the gender gap among high court advocates.)

  • October 15, 2018

    Ailing Lobster Poacher Asks 2nd Circ. For New Sentence

    An ailing English lobster poacher who was sentenced to 11 extra months in prison for allegedly hiding assets to avoid restitution urged the Second Circuit on Monday to have him resentenced, saying the new punishment is too harsh.

  • October 15, 2018

    Couple Get Prison, House Arrest For Electronics Smuggling

    An Italian national was slapped Monday in New Jersey federal court with a 22-month prison term and his wife was sentenced to six months of home confinement for their roles in a scheme to smuggle thousands of counterfeit electronics into the U.S., including bogus Apple products and video cameras bearing phony Sony labels.

  • October 15, 2018

    Congress Sends Hezbollah Sanctions Bill To Trump's Desk

    Congress has greenlighted legislation to impose sanctions on foreign people and agencies that give support to Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as part of a bipartisan effort to block funding of the Iranian-backed group, which the U.S. government considers a terrorist organization.

  • October 15, 2018

    Swiss Elevator Co. Seeks Arbitration Against S. Korea

    Swiss elevator company Schindler Holding AG has initiated arbitration against South Korea, potentially seeking more than $300 million, saying the country's regulatory agencies failed to prevent the dilution of its investment in Korea's top-ranked elevator producer and violated a treaty with several European nations.

  • October 15, 2018

    Commerce Finalizes Steel Pipe Duties For Taiwanese Co.

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has finalized a tariff tagged on a Taiwanese producer of steel pipes and tubes, finding in the agency’s final determination that the company has sold its products in the U.S. at prices below fair market value, according to a Federal Register notice set to publish Tuesday.

  • October 15, 2018

    ITC Bans Toshiba Memory Device Imports That Crib US Patent

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has banned Toshiba Corp. from importing certain memory devices that rip off Taiwan-based Macronix International Co. Ltd.’s patented semiconductor technology, reversing an earlier finding by an administrative law judge that the Japanese electronics giant’s imports did not violate tariff laws, according to a Monday notice in the Federal Register.

  • October 12, 2018

    Will The Future Of The Supreme Court Bar Be Female?

    While women have made significant inroads into the elite world of U.S. Supreme Court advocacy, last term the number of women arguing at the court hit a decade low. Was it an off year? Or a sign of progress stalled? (This article is the first in a series examining the gender gap among high court advocates.)

  • October 12, 2018

    Supreme Court Women: A Vet & 1st-Timer Talk Gender Disparity

    In exclusive on-camera interviews with Law360, the most prolific female U.S. Supreme Court advocate of the past decade and a first-timer reflect on the status of women in a field still dominated by men. (This article is part of a series examining the gender gap among high court advocates.)

  • October 12, 2018

    Broadcom Says EU OK'd $18.9B CA Inc. Deal

    Broadcom Inc.'s $18.9 billion buy of New York-based software company CA Inc. got the green light under the European Union's antitrust laws, clearing the way for the deal's closure by Nov. 5., Broadcom told the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

  • October 12, 2018

    Cobalt Investors Seek $147M Deal In Angolan Oil Bribe Row

    A class of Cobalt International Energy investors urged a Texas federal judge Friday to approve a $146.9 million settlement in a securities suit claiming the now-bankrupt company bribed Angolan officials and made misrepresentations that cost the investors billions.

  • October 12, 2018

    Commerce To Probe Beer Keg Imports From 3 Countries

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched investigations into whether imports of steel beer kegs from China, Germany and Mexico are sold in the U.S. at prices below fair value, as well as into whether China’s government is unfairly propping up its keg producers, the agency said Thursday.

  • October 12, 2018

    Treasury Warns US Banks Of Iranian Plots To Evade Sanctions

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury has warned American banks to guard against Iranian schemes to dodge U.S. sanctions, which were recently reinstated against the Middle Eastern country following the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

  • October 12, 2018

    US Sanctions No Bar To Insurers Paying For Theft In Iran

    U.S. sanctions do not prevent nine insurers, including British units of insurers Aegis, Chubb and Markel, from paying out after thieves stole $3.8 million of steel from an Iranian port in 2012, London’s High Court ruled on Friday.

  • October 12, 2018

    Singapore, Indonesia Greenlight $10B Financial Deal

    The leaders of Singapore and Indonesia have agreed to greenlight a $10 billion financial agreement between the two countries’ central banks, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said following a leaders’ retreat between the two nations.

  • October 12, 2018

    UK To Enforce EU Sanctions Even Without Brexit Deal

    Britain will continue to enforce European Union sanctions, including financial restrictions against countries and individuals, even if the U.K. leaves the bloc in March 2019 without a deal, the government said on Friday as it commits to ensuring that asset-freezing can continue.

  • October 11, 2018

    S. Korean Steel Getting Dumped In US, Commerce Says

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily determined that Hyundai, Posco and other South Korean companies are dumping certain cold rolled steel flat products in the United States at unlawfully low prices, the department plans to announce on Friday.

  • October 11, 2018

    ITC Lifts Vizio Import Ban After Graphics Patent Settlement

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to spare TV maker Vizio Inc. from a set of orders barring the company from importing graphics systems found to infringe a U.S. patent in light of a recent licensing agreement between Vizio and the patent owner, according to a Thursday notice in the Federal Register.

  • October 11, 2018

    Commerce Signals Duties In Early Look At Turkish Oil Pipes

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has set early tariffs on steel tubing imports from Turkey after finding that a Turkish producer received unfair government subsidies, according to a filing published Thursday in the Federal Register.

  • October 11, 2018

    CIT Affirms Commerce's Calculation Methods For Nail Duties

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday upheld the decision-making and methodology used by the U.S. Department of Commerce in determining that Stanley Black & Decker and a related entity should pay anti-dumping duties on nails originating from China.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Trade Wars: Anti-Dumping And Countervailing Duty Trends

    Shelby Anderson

    In the first article of this special series on the Trump administration's trade policies, attorneys from Covington & Burling LLP explore how a notable increase in U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duty enforcement actions is creating significant compliance challenges for foreign companies and U.S. importers.

  • Industry Takeaways From The Defense Industrial Base Report

    Zach Mears

    While the long-awaited interagency assessment of the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base does not incorporate detailed policy solutions, it does identify current actions and potential future efforts and recommendations. Attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP draw some initial conclusions.

  • The Side Effects Of Policing 'Speech Monopolies'

    Hartley West

    Are companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google stifling free speech on their platforms? If the answer top antitrust regulators arrive at is “yes,” then significant new risks could be coming for not only these tech behemoths, but any businesses that utilize their platforms — in the U.S. or abroad, say attorneys at Kobre & Kim LLP.

  • CFIUS Pilot Program: Immediate Investment Implications

    Ama Adams

    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has announced a pilot program to review noncontrolling foreign investments in certain U.S. industries that were formerly outside the scope of its jurisdiction. This is a rapid assertion of CFIUS' new powers under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • Opinion

    The ABA Was Dead Wrong About Model Rule 8.4(g)

    Bradley Abramson

    In the two years since the American Bar Association's controversial anti-discrimination and harassment rule, only one state has adopted it, while numerous state supreme courts, state attorneys general and legal groups have correctly rejected Model Rule 8.4(g) as a threat to lawyers' First Amendment rights, says Bradley Abramson, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.

  • Opinion

    The Supreme Court Should Become Boring

    Alexander Klein

    In the aftermath of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, the U.S. Supreme Court should decline review of the nation's most polarizing political questions unless and until the questions become time-sensitive, says Alexander Klein, head of the commercial litigation group at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco LLP.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: BC's Kent Greenfield Talks Corporate Law

    Kent Greenfield

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Boston College Law School professor Kent Greenfield reflects on his corporate law theories, his legal battle with the Pentagon over free speech and gay rights, and important constitutional law issues to watch out for.

  • 10 Years Of Inaction On US-Flag Cargo Preference

    Jeff Vogel

    The 2009 National Defense Authorization Act granted the U.S. Maritime Administration increased authority to enforce the requirement that at least half of government-impelled cargoes be carried on U.S.-flag vessels. But in the intervening decade, regulatory efforts toward this goal have failed. If Congress wishes to preserve the U.S.-flag fleet, it must take further action, says Jeff Vogel of Cozen O’Connor.

  • How FIRRMA Changes The Game For Tech Cos. And Investors

    Steven Croley

    The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, signed into law in August, will significantly alter how the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States conducts its work. Emerging technology companies, and their prospective investors, must be mindful of whether investments are now subject to CFIUS jurisdiction, say attorneys at Latham & Watkins LLP.

  • Inside The Petrobras FCPA Resolution

    Gayle Littleton

    The Operation Car Wash investigation that began in 2008 brought down numerous Brazilian politicians and Petrobras officials and led to one of the largest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements last month. The resolution highlights the myriad ways in which Petrobras failed to implement a robust anti-corruption compliance program, say attorneys with Jenner & Block LLP.