The U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday hit Chinese steel companies with duties ranging from 64 percent to 191 percent, in the latest round of anti-dumping and countervailing duties.
The Trump administration began flexing its sanctions enforcement muscles on Friday by imposing an asset freeze and commercial ban on 13 individuals and 12 companies in connection with the Iranian government’s reported ballistic missile test earlier this week.
The U.S. Senate early Friday morning voted to disapprove a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring oil and gas extraction companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments, leaving it one step away from being fully repealed.
The likely repeal of a regulation that requires oil and gas extraction companies to disclose their payments to governments will make it easier for those firms to hide potentially corrupt payments from their investors and allow them to continue greasing the palms of foreign officials, anti-corruption activists say.
Businesses are splitting into camps over a proposed GOP tax overhaul that would dramatically change how corporations are taxed in the U.S., with advocacy groups claiming dozens of members have rallied in support and in opposition to the plan in the past two days.
A unit of Japan-based Panasonic Corp. that makes in-flight entertainment systems for airlines is under investigation by federal authorities for possible violations of a law against bribing foreign officials, the company said Thursday.
The Mexican government said Wednesday it has begun a 90-day comment process required to enact revisions to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP partner hired to investigate possible corruption by Bio-Rad’s sales team in China testified before a California federal jury Thursday that the company’s general counsel — who alleges he was fired for whistleblowing — had trouble clearly articulating the basis of his allegations, which her team found meritless.
The U.K. will need a new method of dispute resolution for trade and other international disputes following its exit from the European Union that "should not be constrained by precedent," the British government wrote in a paper published on Thursday.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday made a small modification to its Russia sanctions by allowing U.S. companies to obtain licenses from Moscow’s intelligence service in order to sell information technology products there.
A coalition of small-government think tanks and advocacy groups on Thursday threw their weight behind a bill from Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, that would scale back the White House’s trade authority, subjecting any new unilateral tariff increases to congressional review.
A year of success for the steel industry and a launch into the waters of the World Trade Organization helped win Wiley Rein LLP’s trade team its seventh consecutive sport as one of Law360’s International Trade Groups of the Year.
The U.K. will push to seal cooperation arrangements with European Union financial market regulators after severing its 43-year relationship with the bloc's institutions, according to a government policy paper published Thursday.
Vowing to forge ahead at a time when protectionist sentiments are on the rise and support for trade liberalization is lagging, the European Union and Mexico said Wednesday that they're moving up talks to upgrade their sweeping free trade agreement.
During his tenure on the Tenth Circuit, Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote more than 30 playful, witty dissents that both entertain the reader and give clear insight to his legal thinking. Here, Law360 looks at the best of the bunch and what they say about his thoughts on legislating from the bench, prepositional phrases and everything in between.
Never one to pass up the chance to spin a good yarn, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s body of rulings during a decade at the Tenth Circuit casts him as a fervent storyteller. A look at some of his best opening passages reveals a narrative writing style that’s light on legalese and heavy on plot, setting and characters.
A California federal jury heard Wednesday from a parade of Bio-Rad witnesses who said the former general counsel suing for retaliation became hostile during the final months of his tenure, as well as an economist who testified the attorney's claim for $2 million in lost stock options relied on faulty calculations.
The Senate fight over Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court could soon “go nuclear,” as less than a day after President Donald Trump put Gorsuch up for the court, political discussion has already turned to breaking a likely Democratic filibuster and pushing him through without any bipartisan support.
If confirmed by the Senate, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch would bring to the bench a strikingly similar judicial philosophy to that of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, but former clerks and colleagues say the Tenth Circuit judge and Colorado native’s congenial temperament couldn’t be more different from the fiery Scalia's.
President Donald Trump nominated Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday to become the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, aiming to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Here, attorneys tell Law360 what they think about the nomination.
As President-elect Donald Trump continues to assemble his cabinet and develop strategies for his first 100 days in office, U.S. employers with temporary foreign workers contemplate an uncertain future. Despite Trump’s prediction that he will in time be regarded as the country’s “greatest jobs president,” many in the international business community remain apprehensive, say Brian Coughlin and David Iannella of Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP.
Teva's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement last month — the largest-ever FCPA resolution involving a pharmaceutical company — was the capstone to a year of many significant FCPA settlements and resolutions with drug companies. This year, it is likely that enforcement will change given the new administration, say Melissa Jampol and Elena Quattrone of Epstein Becker & Green PC.
Change is coming to the health care and pharmaceutical industries under Trump's administration, presenting both benefits and challenges. Conventional wisdom says that Trump's administration will permit greater flexibility in drug pricing, but Trump has expressed support for competition in the marketplace, which could lower the price of some drugs, say attorneys from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
As critical as lawyers are to society, they are reported to be the most frequently depressed occupational group in the United States. In response to the inherently stressful nature of the practice of law, more and more lawyers are turning to an ancient contemplative practice called “mindfulness,” says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
Blockchain is essentially a computerized public ledger that can apply to almost anything that a person might save into a database or spreadsheet. This versatile technology may enhance the legal industry by providing an improved record keeping system, setting up "smart contracts" and tracking intellectual property and land records, say R. Douglas Vaughn and Anna Outzen of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP.
The New York courts’ interpretation of the pari passu clause in Argentine bonds to provide a basis for a powerful injunctive remedy was widely viewed as novel. But a new ruling out of the Southern District of New York will likely limit the precedential effect of the earlier rulings on sovereign debt restructurings for the large number of still-outstanding securities that contain pari passu clauses, say attorneys with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
Everyone is predicting major changes in the U.S. Department of Justice's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement. I do not share this view. Frankly, FCPA enforcement is more bipartisan than other controversial enforcement programs, and the DOJ’s FCPA program is very profitable, says Michael Volkov, CEO of The Volkov Law Group LLC and a former federal prosecutor.
Looking ahead, it seems likely that the U.S. International Trade Commission will designate more cases for early disposition under the 100-day program, as the program gained increased popularity and visibility in 2016, say David Scannell and Daniel Muino of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision has been invoked in hundreds of cases over the last two years but has had relatively little impact at the U.S. International Trade Commission — until recently, say Eric Schweibenz and John Presper of Oblon McClelland Maier & Neustadt LLP.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in RJR Nabisco v. European Union last year, courts have grappled with the ruling's articulation of the “domestic injury” requirement for private claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and their analyses and conclusions as to where an “injury” has occurred are all over the map, say attorneys at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.