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International Trade

  • December 6, 2018

    Trump May Get Rude Awakening In China Trade Talks

    President Donald Trump has been taking a victory lap in the wake of his summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping by promising to deliver a bounty of new concessions to U.S. businesses, but the two sides are still far apart on a concrete agreement, and bridging that gap may prove more difficult than Trump anticipates.

  • December 6, 2018

    Odebrecht Says Bond Fraud Suit Can’t Continue Further

    Brazilian engineering conglomerate Odebrecht SA and two subsidiaries on Wednesday urged a New York federal judge to toss a fraud suit related to a far-reaching bribery scheme, arguing that the investment firm and funds suing them have not remedied defects that plagued the suit’s previous iterations.

  • December 6, 2018

    Bic Seeks To Put Out Knockoff Lighters At ITC, NY Court

    Bic Corp. has taken aim at several rivals accused of selling knockoff pocket lighters that infringe on its designs, urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to block imports from China and launching a trademark suit in New York federal court.

  • December 6, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Ogletree's Evan Moses

    Ogletree's Evan Moses uses unconventional strategies to boost the firepower of his class action practice, including a homegrown Monte Carlo algorithm, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 6, 2018

    Commercial Insurer Gets Court OK For Brexit Restructuring

    A leading specialist commercial insurer said that it has received approval from a London court to transfer its European business to its new Luxembourg subsidiary, adding to the list of insurers reorganizing their business ahead of Brexit.

  • December 6, 2018

    MVP: Hogan Lovells' Jonathan T. Stoel

    Jonathan T. Stoel of Hogan Lovells has been at the forefront of disputes over President Donald Trump’s trade agenda, taking a challenge to tariffs imposed on Canadian solar products to the Federal Circuit and scoring a victory scrapping metal duties for Australia's only silicon producer, making him one of Law360’s 2018 International Trade MVPs.

  • December 5, 2018

    Huawei Executive Sought By US Is Detained In Canada

    The chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies is in Canadian custody at the request of the United States, Canadian authorities said Wednesday.

  • December 5, 2018

    Senate May Target Saudi Arms Sales In Sanctions Bill

    Senators said Wednesday they're crafting sanctions that could target United States arms sales to Saudi Arabia, following briefings on the crown prince's alleged involvement in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • December 5, 2018

    Yacht Co. Blasts Comerica Sanctions Bid In $4.4B Suit

    An attorney and a Canadian yacht-building company accused by Comerica Bank of pursuing a "scurrilous" $4.4 billion racketeering lawsuit sought to sink the bank's sanctions bid in Florida federal court Tuesday, labeling it a "ludicrous submission" that plays with facts that pushed the company to seek bankruptcy protection.

  • December 5, 2018

    Argentina Drags Peru To WTO Over Biodiesel Tariffs

    Argentina brought a new World Trade Organization case against Peru on Wednesday, alleging the country violated a number of international rules when it applied remedial tariffs on Argentina's biodiesel imports in 2016.

  • December 5, 2018

    China Breaks Silence, Intends To Move Fast On Trade Talks

    The Chinese government on Wednesday broke its relative silence regarding the handshake agreement between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping last week, vowing to quickly make policy changes in areas in which it reaches consensus with U.S. negotiators.

  • December 5, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Kilpatrick Townsend's Kate Gaudry

    Kilpatrick Townsend’s Kate Gaudry has used data analytics to supercharge her patent prosecution practice, uncover winning strategies for portfolio management and expose a secretive U.S. Patent and Trademark Office program, earning her a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 5, 2018

    MVP: Covington's Shara Aranoff

    Shara Aranoff, a partner in Covington & Burling LLP’s international trade practice, helped her Canadian clients secure victories before the U.S. International Trade Commission in investigations over imported aircraft jets and newsprint, earning her a spot as one of Law360’s 2018 International Trade MVPs.

  • December 5, 2018

    Insurer Wins UK Court Nod To Transfer Policies To EU

    RSA Insurance Group PLC said it has gained approval at a court in London to transfer European policies written in its U.K. subsidiary to its newly established hub in Luxembourg as it prepares to avoid Brexit disruption.

  • December 4, 2018

    RV Gear Firm Sues Dometic For $8.4M Merger Escrow In Del.

    The former parent of a U.S. recreational vehicle equipment supplier acquired by an affiliate of a larger Swedish firm in 2014 sued buyer Dometic Corporation in Delaware's Chancery Court late Monday, saying that Dometic unjustifiably refused to release an $8.4 million deal escrow.

  • December 4, 2018

    Sens. Sour On Saudi Arms Sales After Khashoggi Briefing

    Several key senators said they want to crack down on arms deals with Saudi Arabia after a Tuesday briefing on the Saudi crown prince's alleged involvement in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • December 4, 2018

    'Tariff Man' Trump Holds Open Extension Of China Truce

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday raised the possibility that his 90-day tariff ceasefire with China could be extended to allow for further negotiation while at the same declaring himself a “Tariff Man” who views the imposition of duties as a central component of his economic philosophy.

  • December 4, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Littler's Scott Forman

    Littler Mendelson PC shareholder Scott Forman's innovative case management platform helps his firm analyze litigation data, craft defense strategies, predict outcomes and greatly reduce client costs, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 4, 2018

    CIT Backs Chinese Fiber Co.'s Zero-Tariff Win After Remand

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has upheld the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision not to set anti-dumping duties for a Chinese polyester staple fiber exporter after the department was accused of double-counting certain energy costs and unfairly inflating the dumping margin.

  • December 4, 2018

    MasterCard Facing $650M Fine In EU Swipe Fee Probe

    MasterCard Inc. said Tuesday it expects to see a $650 million fine from Europe's antitrust enforcer as it nears a deal to wrap up the watchdog's investigation over fees charged to European-area retailers that accept tourists' credit and debit cards.

Expert Analysis

  • The Future Of Intellectual Property Imports In China

    Holly White

    As China's intellectual property enforcement system is strengthened, and its consumer market grows in size and sophistication, there are increasingly more and better opportunities for foreign businesses to bring their IP into the country, says Holly White, a technology consultant at Rouse & Co.

  • FCPA Compliance 1 Year After DOJ Revised Policy

    Jack Sharman

    It has been a year since the U.S. Department of Justice made its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pilot program permanent. The policy and the government's expectations indicate that the FCPA doesn't always connote mystery and complexity, say attorneys with Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC​​​​​​​.

  • Jurors Should Ask More Questions During Trials

    Matthew Wright

    Permitting jurors to submit written questions, or even to pose questions orally to witnesses on the stand, advances several important goals and promotes both fairness and efficiency, says Matthew Wright of McCarter & English LLP.

  • Calif. Ruling Dings Engagement Letter Arbitration Clauses

    Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer

    The California Supreme Court's recent decision in Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing has cast doubt on arbitration clauses in attorney engagement agreements, jeopardizing the efficient resolution of malpractice claims and fee disputes, say Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer and Mark Drooks of Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow PC.

  • 10 Things We Wish We Were Told When Going In-House

    Dana Lee

    Attorneys at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Perkins Coie LLP and the Healthcare Association of New York State reflect on lessons they learned the hard way when transitioning to in-house counsel positions.

  • The Virtual Law Team: Advantages For Litigants And Lawyers

    Jessica Cox

    The virtual law team was created as a necessary response to mass tort litigation — however, with advances in technology and ever-increasing specialization of the legal practice, the model should be considered in multiplaintiff litigation of any size, say attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • 5 Business Takeaways From The Midterms

    Mary Moore Hamrick

    Now that the midterms are over, business leaders have a little insight into the future of taxes, trade and other policy issues affecting the economy. Still, companies should remain agile as, come January, a new and divided Congress will begin to chart its course, says Mary Moore Hamrick of Grant Thornton LLP.

  • Emerging Cybersecurity Threats In The Legal Industry

    Michael Hall

    Predicting how the cybersecurity landscape will develop is critical for any organization wanting to mitigate the risk of the inevitable future attack. Michael Hall of HighQ Solutions Ltd. discusses five threats to look out for in the next 12 months.

  • 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.