Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP said on Thursday that it has added two partners and three associates to the law firm’s international trade practice in Mexico City as it expands its presence in Latin America.
Accused international bank fraudster Reza Zarrab said Thursday he wants to keep a Kirkland & Ellis LLP team to support his defense despite conflicts the megafirm has with eight banks — even astonishingly agreeing to allow HSBC, a Kirkland client in a similar case, to examine his defense filings before they are made public.
The Department of Commerce determined Wednesday that off-road tire manufacturers in India and Sri Lanka receive unfair government subsidies, setting them up to face tariffs of between 2 and 5 percent if it’s determined that U.S. businesses are harmed by the underpriced tires.
Canada and Japan on Thursday decided to keep a closer eye on China’s World Trade Organization case challenging the U.S. and European Union’s failure to consider Beijing a “market economy,” citing the dispute’s potential to drastically alter the course of global anti-dumping policy.
The U.S. International Trade Commission said Wednesday it has launched an investigation into whether Chinese companies are selling arrowheads that infringe a U.S. company’s patents.
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Thursday warned against the dangers of withdrawing from the global economy and opening the door for a China-dominated trading system, offering a firm rebuke of the sort of policy proposals offered by President-elect Donald Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump’s recent tweets threatening import taxes on U.S. companies that manufacture their products overseas has raised the ire of retail groups, and experts say the proposal may violate international treaties while ultimately failing to achieve the stated goal of creating domestic jobs.
An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a mass action brought by a group of farmers against Archer Daniels Midland and several other companies over an export snafu that led to a decline in corn prices, saying the bulk of their claims were preempted by federal law.
Container companies told a New Jersey bankruptcy judge Wednesday that Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.’s “retaliatory” subpoenas and document requests are examples of discovery abuse and should be shut down, as the companies continue to fight to get paid as the collapsed carrier starts selling off its assets.
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday agreed to allow foreign ownership of Univision Holdings Inc. beyond the usual 25 percent limit, permitting business partner Grupo Televisa S.A.B. a larger stake and finding that the ruling won’t hurt the public interest.
New Zealand has approved the import of U.S. turkey meat after two years of negotiation, U.S. poultry growers associations announced Tuesday.
An Ontario judge has refused a request by a Lloyd’s insurer to send a Canadian trade financier’s lawsuit against it to London arbitration, saying an endorsement to the base policy meant to make it comport with Canadian laws opened the door to lawsuits and outweighed an arbitration clause.
The U.S. Department of Commerce will grant a five-year extension to a popular steel import monitoring program, the agency revealed Wednesday, keeping in place a valuable tool for a domestic industry that is fiercely at odds with its overseas competitors.
A split panel of judges on the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court's toss of a suit accusing Kellogg Brown & Root Inc. of violating the Alien Tort Statute and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, citing Supreme Court precedent that they do not apply “extraterritorially.”
Current World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo will have no challengers in his effort to secure a second term as the top man in Geneva, the WTO revealed Wednesday.
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Sullivan & Cromwell LLP partner Jay Clayton, a mergers and acquisitions partner with experience in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement, to replace Mary Jo White as chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Trump’s transition team announced Wednesday.
Texas sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in federal court Tuesday over delays in receiving a drug crucial to administering lethal injections, claiming the FDA has unnecessarily and improperly refused to clear a drug shipment the agency stopped at the border in 2015.
The Department of Commerce is placing restrictions on five Russian entities deemed current or potential threats to U.S. national security due to their suspected involvement in hacking operations intended to effect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
General Motors Co. became the latest target of President-elect Donald Trump’s online missives Tuesday when he singled out the automotive company for manufacturing vehicles in Mexico and threatened a “big border tax” against imports by the company.
The U.S. Court of International Trade told the U.S. Department of Commerce to reconsider part of its countervailing duty determination with respect to solar panels from China, ruling Friday that the agency made a determination using adverse facts available without the requisite evidence.
While we do not know what approach the Trump administration will actually take toward the FCPA, there is for the first time at least a reasonable chance that the long-standing upward trajectory of FCPA enforcement, and the industry that has grown around it, is at the top of a roller coaster, say Michael Shepard and Gejaa Gobena of Hogan Lovells.
What makes a product “Made in USA?” The Federal Trade Commission has a set of standards governing such claims, and has stepped up enforcement in recent years. But courts have disagreed on how to interpret the FTC's rules, and state statutes complicate the picture further, say Annie Cai Larson and Mitchell Morris of McGuireWoods LLP.
Many speculate that President-elect Donald Trump's protectionist policies could ignite trade wars in which nations such as Mexico and China subsequently enact retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. This would cause prices to climb and could discourage foreign direct investment in the U.S., say Jeff Haidet and Catherine Dallas of Dentons.
The World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency's recently released annual report is a helpful document that provides parties participating in contracts involving World Bank financing with insight into the types of investigations handled by the bank, the investigation and sanctions process, and investigation and enforcement priorities for the coming year, say attorneys with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
As law firms and clients conduct more business on a regional or national scale, multijurisdictional practice is becoming more prevalent for practicing attorneys. Attorneys engaged in both private practice and as in-house counsel need to be aware of the ethical risks of practicing across jurisdictions — including the implications of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, say Melinda Gentile and Monique Cardenas of Peckar & Abramson PC.
There are several mechanisms available to the new Trump administration that could alter the scope and approach of reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or even reopen previously cleared foreign investment transactions. The CFIUS could also expand its reviews to areas beyond national security, such as food safety and labor and employment, say attorneys with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Negotiated, signed and ratified during the Reagan administration, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is widely viewed as the world’s most successful environmental agreement. However, with the recent election in the United States, it is an open question whether the incoming administration will be inclined to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the agreement and implement it domestically, says James Losey of ... (continued)
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President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA and scrap the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But there has been virtually no discussion of how his administration would use the False Claims Act and anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders to protect U.S. companies from illegal dumping practices, particularly for products coming from China, say Mary Carter Andrues, Nancy Noonan and Karen Van Essen of Arent Fox LLP.
Attorneys with Miller & Chevalier Chtd. highlight the third quarter’s most significant cases and government investigations impacting corporate executives.