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International Trade

  • July 2, 2018

    Beam Suntory To Pay SEC $8.2M To Kill FCPA Charges

    Distilled-spirits maker Beam Suntory Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $8.2 million to end Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges levied by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, stemming from allegations of bribery payments made by its Indian subsidiary, the SEC announced Monday.

  • July 2, 2018

    The Funniest Moments Of The Supreme Court Term

    From a raucous house party to the often-disappointing taste of wedding cake, the justices found plenty to laugh about in the latest term. Here are the top moments of legal levity.

  • July 2, 2018

    Trade Enforcement Springs Eternal: 2018 Midyear Report

    The first half of 2018 has seen the Trump administration make full use of its trade enforcement arsenal as it picks fights with allies and opponents alike, igniting the most dramatic escalation of global trade barriers in many decades. Here, Law360 will walk you through the last six months’ worth of developments stemming from the administration’s bold enforcement missives.

  • July 2, 2018

    Australia Spent $28M To Defend Philip Morris Case, Sen. Says

    The Australian government incurred approximately $28.6 million in costs defending itself from an ultimately unsuccessful multibillion-dollar arbitration in which Philip Morris challenged the country's plain-packaging legislation for cigarettes, an Australian senator said on Monday.

  • July 2, 2018

    Trump Plows Ahead With Supreme Court Selection Process

    President Donald Trump is ramping up the process of replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, interviewing four candidates Monday and revealing the White House staffers who are leading the selection effort.

  • July 2, 2018

    Mexican Pipe Co. Slams Duties In International Trade Suit

    A Mexican pipe producer and exporter slapped the federal government with a suit in the U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday, accusing the U.S. Department of Commerce of making a decision in an anti-dumping duty review that was “unsupported by substantial evidence.”

  • July 2, 2018

    Russia Joins WTO Fray Against Trump's Metal Tariffs

    Russia is the latest country to challenge the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum before the World Trade Organization, alleging that the duties violate global trade rules.

  • July 2, 2018

    Seafood Co. Sues French Shipper Over Spoiled Crabmeat

    A Virginia seafood wholesaler accused French shipping company CMA CGM SA in Virginia federal court Friday of breaching its contract after allegedly spoiling more than $500,000 worth of crabmeat by storing it at a too high temperature.

  • July 2, 2018

    The Biggest M&A Moments Of 2018’s First Half

    The first half of 2018 featured a hostile takeover bid halted by a presidential decision, a major antitrust win for media tie-ups, and a shareholder activism campaign that sent a deal into a fatal tailspin. Here, Law360 recaps the most headline-worthy M&A moments of the first six months of the year.

  • June 29, 2018

    The Most Talkative Justices Of The Term

    Once again, Justice Stephen Breyer was the most talkative member of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments, but another member of the court turned heads by speaking out 50 percent more than she did in the prior term.

  • June 29, 2018

    The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

    A handful of law firms argued multiple cases during the latest high court term — with varying degrees of success. Here’s how the familiar law firms fared in some of the most high-profile cases of the year.

  • June 29, 2018

    The Supreme Court Term By The Numbers

    Back at full strength, the justices worked their way through a docket full of blockbusters. Here’s our data-driven look at the term that was.

  • June 29, 2018

    Justice Kennedy Leaves Mixed Record On Civil Rights

    Over three decades on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy perhaps became best known for upholding the constitutional right to abortions and to same-sex marriage, but his deference to states’ rights and his inclination to take a race-blind approach to legal analysis have complicated his civil rights legacy.

  • June 29, 2018

    Guard Mulls Plea In Zarrab $45K Contraband-For-Cash Payout

    The guard who allegedly brought Turkish-Iranian gold trader and infamous sanctions-buster Reza Zarrab contraband in exchange for cash while he was in a New York City federal detention center is working on a plea deal, according to a Friday letter.

  • June 29, 2018

    4 Ways The Apple-Samsung Case Shaped Patent Law

    Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have reached a settlement in their epic smartphone patent feud, but several rulings during the seven-year dispute will have a lasting legacy. Here’s a look back at some key decisions in the case and their influence on patent law.

  • June 29, 2018

    Trump Says He Will Announce Supreme Court Nominee July 9

    President Donald Trump said Friday he will announce his nominee to take Justice Anthony Kennedy’s place on the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9, and that he has narrowed down the pool of candidates to “around” five people, including two women.

  • June 29, 2018

    Canada Will Fire Back At US For Steel, Aluminum Duties

    The Canadian government will answer the Trump administration’s hotly contested steel and aluminum tariffs with retaliatory measures of its own, targeting $12 billion worth of U.S. metals, food products and other items with duties slated to take effect on Sunday.

  • June 29, 2018

    Commerce Preps Tariffs For Chinese Cast-Iron Soil Pipes

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has greenlighted early tariffs on cast-iron soil pipes imported from China after finding that the imports have been unfairly subsidized by the Chinese government, according to a notice to be published in the Federal Register on Monday.

  • June 29, 2018

    USTR Leaves Door Open For African Trade Pacts

    Trade between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa totaled nearly 40 billion between 2015 and 2017, the Office of U.S. Trade Representative announced on Friday, and suggested that the success of a program enacted in 2000 could pave the way for future trade pacts with African countries.

  • June 29, 2018

    Kennedy's Retirement: Legacy, Fallout & The Battle Ahead

    Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the longest-serving active member of the U.S. Supreme Court, announced his retirement Wednesday after three decades on the high court. Here, Law360 analyzes his immense impact and what his departure means for the future of the court.

Expert Analysis

  • The State Of Creditor Recovery Efforts In Venezuela: Part 1

    Richard Cooper

    There is a large pool of creditor claims against Venezuela and its state-owned oil company PDVSA that are not yet in litigation. Until recently, creditors had little incentive to litigate, but that may be changing for two reasons, say Richard Cooper and Boaz Morag of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. 

  • Opinion

    Why Widespread Use Of Live Video Testimony Is Not Justified

    Geoffrey Wyatt

    Despite the partiality some courts have shown to live video testimony, it provides no advantages — and several disadvantages — over the tried-and-true method of videotaped depositions, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Wallach Reviews 'Uncivil Warriors'

    Judge Evan Wallach

    "Uncivil Warriors: The Lawyers' Civil War," by Peter Hoffer, is a new book about the involvement of lawyers on both sides in the American Civil War. The discussion is enlightening and often fascinating, but falls short in several key areas, says Federal Circuit Judge Evan Wallach.

  • 2 Gambling Issues That May Change After Sports Bet Ruling

    David Jacoby

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Murphy is just the latest flip in America’s roller-coaster treatment of gambling. This particular twist is likely to impact directly the fortunes of two groups somewhat improbably linked by their relationship to gambling — Native American tribes and the tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, says David Jacoby of Culhane Meadows PLLC.

  • BigLaw Blogs In A Post-GDPR Marketing Universe

    Stephan Roussan

    Connecting with potential prospects is now more challenging due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, meaning that law firm microsites, blogs and social media will become more valuable than ever. The firms that deploy them strategically will increase their relative visibility and accelerate the rebuilding of their opt-in distribution lists, says Stephan Roussan of ICVM Group.

  • What The EU's Iran Sanctions 'Blocking' Means For Cos.

    Guy Soussan

    In response to the reimposed U.S. sanctions on Iran, the European Union is updating its law designed to block companies from complying with certain sanctions imposed by other countries. But whether European companies want to continue with or disengage from Iran-related activities, they may be caught between a rock and a hard place, say attorneys with Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

  • Lessons From Panasonic FCPA, Accounting Fraud Settlement

    Gayle Littleton

    Panasonic recently agreed to pay over $280 million in penalties, disgorgement and prejudgment interest to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and accounting fraud violation allegations, making it the largest FCPA settlement so far this year. The resolution reaffirms the importance of internal controls to identify the location of corporate funds, say attorneys with Jenner & Block LLP.

  • Takeaways From Senate 'Buy American' School Lunch Bill

    Justin Ganderson

    Even if the bipartisan American Food for American Schools Act fails to make it out of committee, it signals a continued trend to strengthen the “Buy American” requirement under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, say Justin Ganderson and Jennifer Plitsch of Covington & Burling LLP.

  • How We Got Here: A Look Back At Trailblazing Women In Law

    Jill Norgren

    Today's female lawyers stand on the shoulders of several generations of pioneers. Here, historian Jill Norgren explains how the status of women in the legal profession has changed since the 1870s.

  • Opinion

    OFAC Digital Currency Plan Will Hurt Business, Not Terrorists

    Clif Burns

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control's plan to add digital currency addresses to the specially designated nationals list will do little to advance OFAC's goals. However, it will impose additional and pointless screening duties on digital currency transactions for both U.S. and non-U.S. companies and financial institutions, says Clif Burns of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.