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International Trade

  • September 11, 2018

    CIT Sides With Commerce In S. Korean Steel Duty Challenge

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday sustained determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce for how the agency calculated a countervailing duty rate for a South Korean producer of cold-rolled steel, holding that the company failed to adequately challenge the government’s decisions.

  • September 11, 2018

    ResMed Rival Returns Fire In Sleep Aid Patent Battle At ITC

    Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd. announced Tuesday that it has filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against rival ResMed Inc., the latest salvo in the pair’s ongoing legal battle over breathing mask technologies related to a sleep apnea therapy.

  • September 11, 2018

    Jailed Chinese Billionaire Gets Back Most Of $20M Cash Bail

    The U.S. government returned $17.2 million to imprisoned billionaire Ng Lap Seng on Tuesday, cutting a check for most of the $20 million the Chinese real estate magnate pledged in 2015 as part of a massive bail package in the run-up to his bribery conviction.

  • September 10, 2018

    Can BigLaw Avoid Another Associate Purge?

    The legal industry has shown some caution in rebuilding its pool of associates after the dramatic layoffs of thousands during the last recession. But have firms done enough to survive the next?

  • September 10, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Volvo Cars, EQT Partners, SABIC

    Volvo Cars has reportedly put its plans to go public in Stockholm on hold indefinitely, EQT Partners is mulling going public, and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has tapped Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and M. Klein & Co. related to a SABIC stake sale.

  • September 10, 2018

    China Tells 2nd Circ. Vitamin C Exporters Followed Law

    China's Ministry of Commerce told the Second Circuit on Friday that it can still rely on the Chinese government's interpretation of its own law in a vitamin C price-fixing case, despite a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that found it doesn't have to.

  • September 10, 2018

    Fed. Circ. Affirms Chinese Honey Co.'s Duty Calculation

    The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed the U.S. Court of International Trade’s decision to uphold anti-dumping duties on a Chinese honey exporter, rejecting the exporter’s challenge of the math behind the duties.

  • September 10, 2018

    Opposition Prompts Tweaks To Metal Tariff Exclusion Process

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday announced a series of changes meant to improve the process for companies looking to avoid the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs in the face of widespread complaints about the agency’s handling of exclusion requests.

  • September 10, 2018

    ITC To Probe Licensing Co.'s IP Allegations Against Emerson

    The U.S. International Trade Commission plans to investigate whether certain Emerson Electric wireless mesh networking products infringe the asserted claims of four patents related to the technology that are held by a patent licensing company, the agency announced on Monday.

  • September 10, 2018

    Commodities Supplier Wants $650K Emergency Award Axed

    Commodities supplier Tradiverse Corp. urged a New York federal court Friday to vacate an interim emergency arbitral award that requires the company to pay a $650,000 bond in proceedings initiated by a Venezuelan commodities merchant, saying it was not treated fairly by the arbitrator.

  • September 10, 2018

    Bolton Says International Criminal Court 'Illegitimate'

    National Security Adviser John Bolton launched a withering attack on the International Criminal Court Monday, saying the “illegitimate” court is “dead to us,” and threatening sanctions against court officials if it moves forward with a pending investigation into alleged U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan.

  • September 10, 2018

    US, EU Eyeing Smaller Wins Ahead Of Broader Trade Talks

    The top trade officials for the U.S. and the European Union wrapped up a meeting in Brussels on Monday with a commitment to strike a smaller-scale agreement on technical issues in the fall before launching full-bore free trade agreement negotiations.

  • September 7, 2018

    Measuring The Recession’s Toll On The Legal Industry

    For starting attorneys, the financial crisis casts a long shadow, even though the worst is past. Here’s our breakdown of the data showing its impact and where the industry’s headed.

  • September 7, 2018

    Too Small To Fail?

    It’s been almost 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed — kicking off a global recession and putting two Skadden partners on a path to building a firm that would weather the storm. Here's how upstarts and their larger rivals are positioning themselves for the next downturn.

  • September 7, 2018

    ITC Judge Who Presided Over IP Probes Retires

    A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge who oversaw intellectual property-related investigations involving unfair trade practices has left the enforcement agency after nearly seven years, the ITC said on Friday.

  • September 7, 2018

    As Biz Opposes China Tariffs, Trump Says More On The Way

    With companies across a litany of sectors fiercely pushing back against the White House’s looming tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, President Donald Trump said Friday that he has a new wave of duties in the wings that would cover an additional $267 billion.

  • September 7, 2018

    Citgo, Shell, Others Lose CIT Bid To Nix Taxes On Oil Goods

    The U.S. Court of International Trade on Thursday tossed a case in which Shell, Citgo and other oil companies sought to secure drawbacks on several taxes and fees imposed on petroleum products they aimed to import into the United States, finding their claims are time-barred.

  • September 7, 2018

    China Tech Tariffs Threaten US Internet Edge, Group Says

    The Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will raise the costs of building data centers and providing cloud services in the U.S., hurting America’s chances of becoming a world leader in the internet of things, according to a software industry group.

  • September 7, 2018

    Brazil's New GDPR-Inspired Law Could Spur EU Data Deal

    Brazil's first-ever national privacy regime could set up South America's biggest economy to work out a lucrative data-sharing pact with the European Union, despite a presidential veto that axed the agency intended to enforce it, attorneys say.

  • September 7, 2018

    EU Open To US-Style Equivalence Deal For UK Finance Firms

    The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator has indicated that Britain could be granted a regulatory equivalence deal on financial services similar to arrangements already enjoyed by the U.S., according to minutes of a meeting released on Friday.

Expert Analysis

  • How FIRRMA Will Change National Security Reviews: Part 1

    Jeffrey Bialos

    The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act empowers the U.S. government to review a far broader group of transactions than ever before to determine if they threaten national security. FIRRMA's expansive new coverage includes oversight of real estate investments and transfers of "emerging and foundational technologies," say Jeffrey Bialos and Mark Herlach of Eversheds Sutherland LLP.

  • Distributors Expose Health, Life Sci Cos. To FCPA Risks

    Mimi Yang

    All companies operating abroad should be aware of potential liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, but health care and life sciences companies are at greater risk due to the nature of their products and their reliance on third-party distributors in international markets, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • An Update, Not A Transformation, Of CFIUS Review Process

    Scott Flicker

    The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, a reform of the review process overseen by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, has just been signed into law. But to a great extent, it merely codifies CFIUS’ current practice of expansively interpreting its jurisdiction, stretching review timelines and taking a broad view of national security, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.

  • Interview Essentials For Attorneys On The Move

    Eileen Decker

    Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.

  • Roundup

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 3 Surprises

    David Post

    It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.

  • What Cos. Must Know About The Return Of Iran Sanctions

    F. Amanda DeBusk

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 6 formally re-imposing certain sanctions with respect to Iran. Given the administration’s rapidly shifting approach to international trade and national security issues, businesses should plan for the worst — while continuing to advocate for a more pragmatic approach, say attorneys with Dechert LLP.

  • How Taxpayers Are Taking To Tax Reform So Far

    Nickolas Gianou

    The effects of last year’s tax overhaul, the most significant since 1986, have not been as drastic as some expected. Still, taxpayers have begun to adjust and a number of significant trends are emerging, say Nickolas Gianou and Sally Thurston of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • Blockchains: A Better Tool For Supply Chain Management

    James Ton-that

    Although commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology can also be implemented to modernize international supply chains, which currently suffer from voluminous documentary requirements, layers of middlemen and immense regulation, say James Ton-that and Ravi Soopramanien of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.