British Parliament late Monday cleared the final hurdle for Britain's government to formally launch talks to leave the European Union, amid growing unease that future Brexit negotiations may not produce a deal giving U.K. banks and businesses free access to the EU single market.
The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have promised renewed efforts to hammer out a broad free trade agreement between the two regions, in addition to the one-country-at-a-time approach pursued since wider talks stalled nearly a decade ago.
A group of investors in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that says the company lied to shareholders about bribery at its Mexican unit asked an Arkansas federal judge on Friday to slap the company with sanctions for refusing to provide investigatory documents it was ordered to turn over.
The Government Accountability Office revealed Monday that the U.S. has opened its public procurement markets to foreign competition at a greater clip than many of its partners and stressed that much of the recordkeeping surrounding such government contracts must be dramatically improved.
The U.S. International Trade Commission responded to an industry petition Monday with new investigations into allegations that Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan and Norway illegally subsidize their silicon metal industry or that companies from those countries are selling their wares into the United States at below fair market value.
U.S. furniture manufacturers cannot compel the U.S. Department of Commerce to reopen an anti-dumping investigation to deliver findings that could impose additional penalties on a Chinese importer, the U.S. Court of International Trade found Monday, saying the manufacturers lack standing to bring the case.
China will soon take its World Trade Organization case over the European Union’s refusal to label Beijing a “market economy” in dumping probes to the next phase, documents released Friday show, and a nearly identical row with the U.S. may soon proceed on the same track.
The European Union’s strong link between open access for U.K. financial services to the EU market and the free movement of people will give the bloc's negotiators the upper hand in upcoming Brexit talks, a former senior European Commission trade official warned in a report published Sunday.
The Department of Commerce International Trade Administration has revised dumping margins for imports of South Korean large power transformers, according to a notice scheduled for publication in Monday's Federal Register.
In a bid to resuscitate his bribery suit against two Venezuelan businessmen, an attorney for a former U.S. ambassador argued before a Second Circuit panel on Friday that the defendants had enough links to New York for the case to proceed.
A Chinese producer of xanthan gum complained Thursday to the U.S. Court of International Trade that the U.S. Commerce Department unfairly ruled it had used a mirage of a middle man to skirt a higher anti-dumping duty on the food and cosmetics additive.
Officials from the U.S. and Mexico announced Friday that they have renewed their efforts to resolve issues with sugar trade agreements between the two countries after U.S. companies raised red flags over alleged flaws in a deal that halted U.S. trade probes into Mexican sugar imports.
A Manhattan federal judge has denied a bid by Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng to restrict evidence that has yet to be produced by federal prosecutors looking to convict the real estate developer of bribing United Nations officials, following weeks of both sides trading barbs.
A testy dispute between South Korea and Japan over Seoul’s tariffs on Japanese pneumatic transmission valves used in cars and certain electronics will be decided later this year, according to a World Trade Organization document circulated on Thursday.
As the likelihood of a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement looms large and the scope of any new talks remains up in the air, former Mexican official Antonio Ortiz-Mena told Law360 that Mexico will most likely push for an update of the current deal rather than a complete teardown.
A U.S. Department of Justice official said on Friday that the agency's pilot program that encourages companies to proactively disclose and remediate potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations will not expire in April but will continue while the agency considers the program's record and how it could be tweaked.
An audio coding patent licenser suing ZTE Corp. for patent infringement urged a Texas federal judge Thursday not to impose a cone of silence around the Chinese telecommunications giant's $892 million settlement with the Trump administration for violating U.S. sanctions, arguing the company's lies must be shown at trial.
The White House has voiced its opposition to a rule requiring a congressional waiver to confirm Robert Lighthizer as the next U.S. trade representative, reaching back to a 1996 Office of Legal Counsel opinion declaring the rule unconstitutional.
Japan has requested a dispute resolution panel before the World Trade Organization over its challenge against safeguard duty measures that India imposed on steel imports, media reports said Thursday.
The U.S.-based Aluminum Association is stepping up its criticism of Chinese government aluminum foil imports that undercut American competitors with an announcement Thursday that the trade organization has made its first ever formal request for new duties to counter China's allegedly illegal subsidies to its domestic industry.
The case against Vice President Teodorin Nguema Obiang is severing diplomatic relations between France and Equatorial Guinea for no benefit to the Equatorial Guinea people. Along the way, France seems to be lecturing the rulers of a formal colonial country, while not cleaning its own house, says Stéphane Bonifassi of Bonifassi Avocats.
On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump attacked the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program. But he suggested that rather than tearing the deal up, he would seek to improve it. One possible approach would be to engage in brinksmanship related to the statutory sanctions waivers President Obama issued in implementing the deal, says Anthony Rapa of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
The increasing number of foreign entities with U.S.-based wholly owned subsidiaries virtually guarantees that issues of personal jurisdiction are not going away anytime soon. When a party seeks to support its jurisdictional argument against a foreign entity on grounds that the U.S. subsidiary is the alter ego of its parent, it presents a new wrinkle to an already complicated issue, says Beth Rose of Sills Cummis & Gross PC.
Fred Korematsu’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order that led to the incarceration of approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry may sound like ancient history. However, Feb. 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the order's signing, and that it’s celebrating its diamond anniversary now is breathtaking timing, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
General counsels face the challenging task of understanding how companies can navigate the rules surrounding uses of artificial intelligence. To get smart on AI, general counsels must ask the right questions about areas such as human resources, intellectual property, liability and insurance, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
Though the Trump administration has yet to make an official statement regarding artificial intelligence, support for AI is consistent with its expressed desire to promote American business. As such, general counsel will inevitably have to navigate what big data and AI mean for compliance with current and future laws and regulations, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
It is not unreasonable to fear a possible investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice regardless of the nationality, location or business of a company or individual. The DOJ not only has the determination and resources to pursue white collar cases worldwide, but it has the benefit of increasing international cooperation, says Lara Kroop Delamarre of Cohen & Gresser LLP.
Lawyers are likely turning to alcohol to lessen stress and anxiety, to socialize, and even to sleep better. Unfortunately, many are unaware that their nightly pour could be causing or exacerbating the anxiety that is plaguing the legal profession, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
This is not the first time that a president has criticized the judiciary. But what is unique about President Donald Trump's attacks is that they target not just a specific decision, but the judiciary and its decision-making power altogether. Every lawyer, regardless of political persuasion, must speak up, says Alexandra Wald of Cohen & Gresser LLP.
There is no question that solo practitioners and small law firms need to spend the majority of time on legal work, but in order to achieve sustainable growth, marketing should not be a secondary task “put-off” until you have some free time, says Matthew Horn, founder of Legal Services Link LLC.