Senior European Union officials warned on Friday that the uncertainty arising from Prime Minister Theresa May's lost majority in the U.K. Parliament is threatening the planned June 19 starting date for Brexit negotiations and lengthens the odds of a successful deal before the March 2019 deadline.
Theresa May's Conservative Party has lost its parliamentary majority in Thursday's elections, a surprise outcome that plunges the U.K. into political instability and casts new doubt on the country's plans to leave the European Union.
Senate Democrats are pushing for tougher sanctions on Russia in the wake of former FBI director James Comey’s bombshell testimony Thursday on his interactions with President Donald Trump, arguing the penalties should be added to a bill on Iran sanctions and potentially holding off a vote on that bill.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is expected to issue its findings in a rare national security-focused investigation of steel imports “in the next couple weeks,” an agency spokesman told Law360 on Thursday, continuing the probe’s fast-tracked trajectory.
The Department of Commerce must justify its determination that a subset of polyethylene terephthalate film imported by a Brazilian company falls outside the scope of a 2013 anti-dumping duty order, the U.S. Court of International Trade ruled Thursday.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday said that the U.S. will be active in helping to keep the World Trade Organization functioning effectively, striking a markedly warmer tone toward the Geneva-based trade forum than the Trump administration has in the past.
North American business leaders urged the governments of Mexico, Canada and the U.S. on Wednesday to avoid adding trade barriers to the North American Free Trade Agreement as the three countries look to modernize the 1994 pact.
Flash memory card direct purchasers urged the Federal Circuit in oral arguments Thursday to revive their antitrust class action accusing SanDisk Corp. of fraudulently hoarding patents in order to monopolize the memory card market, arguing a lower court wrongly disregarded an executive branch invalidity finding.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday upheld duties imposed on imports from a Chinese garlic producer, rejecting the company’s claim that the U.S. Department of Commerce relied on “aberrational values” in calculating the tariffs.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday upheld a subsidy rate the U.S. Department of Commerce had calculated for Chinese solar panels, finding the agency had explained why it changed its methodology when reviewing the initial rate.
A Japanese steel plate manufacturer on Tuesday asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to nix anti-dumping and countervailing duties on tool steel, claiming it is a specialty class of merchandise that was improperly included in a broader investigation into carbon and alloy steel plate.
Two prominent arbitrators have laid out core issues facing an effort to establish a new multilateral investment court amid increasing frustration with current frameworks for resolving investor-state disputes, part of a broader push for a system that supplants bilateral investment treaties.
The Trump administration and its Mexican counterparts touted a new preliminary agreement to restore order to bilateral sugar trade Tuesday, but U.S. producers and refiners were reluctant to embrace the deal in light of a "loophole" they fear could leave them with the short end of the stick.
Manhattan U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest on Wednesday rejected a mistrial motion lodged by the Alavi Foundation, an Iran-linked charity seeking to stave off a billion-dollar U.S. real estate asset seizure effort tied to alleged sanctions violations.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Wednesday said that although congressional Republicans and the White House are generally in agreement on a tax overhaul plan, he isn’t ruling out one of the more controversial aspects — a proposal to exempt exports, but not imports, from taxation.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to proceed with a bill to impose new sanctions on Iran after recent ballistic missile tests, legislation that lawmakers said is also likely to include further sanctions against Russia for its efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
Russia and the European Union have agreed on a compliance deadline in their World Trade Organization spat over Russia’s food-safety hurdles on pork imports, giving Moscow until Dec. 6 to remove its restrictive trade measures, according to a WTO document circulated Wednesday.
A Syngenta executive testified at trial Tuesday that Chinese regulatory approval was not on the company's to-do list before the launch of a seed that later triggered a wholesale rejection of U.S. corn at Chinese ports, saying the biotech industry kept close tabs on which countries were important, and China wasn’t one of them.
The U.S. Department of State on Monday announced that it has signed off on $1.4 billion in proposed sales of radar systems, support and air force training to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, saying that the transactions will support U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives.
A group of Canadian retail mutual funds is liable for CA$44.7 million ($33.2 million) in goods and services tax after the Tax Court of Canada ruled that a financial transaction they entered into with Citibank gave rise to taxable imported management services.
President Donald Trump has begun the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, fulfilling one of his bedrock campaign promises. As the administration prepares to reopen the agreement for the first time in 23 years, catch up on all of Law360’s latest coverage of NAFTA and what lies ahead for the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Though the future of the bilateral income tax treaty between the United States and Chile remains in limbo largely due to Sen. Rand Paul’s objections, another issue taking time and attention away from ratifying such treaties is the debate in the U.S. over comprehensive tax reform, say Brandon Roman and Eugenia Mize of Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
Scams resulting in access to confidential information are probably a lawyer’s greatest technology and cybersecurity risk. But hackers are more likely to gain access to a lawyer’s computer systems through human error, usually responding to a scam, than a brute force attack, says J. S. Christie Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
In part 3 of this series, Justin Tschoepe and William Wood of Norton Rose Fulbright discuss disputes brought on behalf of the U.S. government under the federal False Claims Act and suits against foreign sovereigns related to the scaling back of state benefits for renewable energy companies.
Many law firms use public-facing websites for business development and to streamline operational processes. While these sites are great for maximizing information-sharing, they could unknowingly be an unlocked gateway into a firm’s most confidential data, says Jeff Schilling of Armor Defense Inc.
Lawmakers were able to avert a shutdown on Friday by passing a one-week stopgap funding bill to keep the government operational. This week, they are looking to finalize a broader spending package, as well as tackle other long-term legislative business, say Richard Hertling and Kaitlyn McClure of Covington & Burling LLP.
Mediators’ proposals, which call for an unconditional and confidential acceptance or rejection, are resolving high-value disputes on a regular basis. Dennis Klein of Critical Matter Mediation examines why this is happening and the tactical implications for litigants in anticipating that a mediator’s proposal could resolve litigation.
Since the presidential election, there has been uncertainty about the future of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement. The Trump administration's first 100 days have given some clues, say Meghan Hansen and Carolyn Wald of Latham & Watkins LLP.
In its first 100 days, the Trump administration has had mixed results and may be behind where it wants to be. The biggest threat to President Donald Trump’s domestic policy agenda beyond the first 100 days is the difficulty of reconciling the Freedom Caucus Republicans, moderate Republicans and Democrats, say Jim Flood and Cari Stinebower of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Out of 94 district courts, the Eastern District of Virginia has been the fastest civil trial docket in the country for nine straight years. Without micromanaging the process, the EDVA's judges, magistrate judges, and clerks and staff continue to perform at a stunningly efficient level, says Bob Tata of Hunton & Williams LLP.
Allowing attorneys to telecommute may seem like a great fix for law firms. But without significant changes to the firm's culture, telecommuting is just a patch applied to the problem of attrition, says Michael Moradzadeh, founding partner of Rimon PC.