Australia on Thursday cautioned BHP Billiton against ending its dual-listing amid pressure from activist investor Elliott Management, noting that delisting the mining and petroleum giant from the Australian exchange may be a criminal offense and could lead to civil penalties.
A former saleswoman connected to a $30 million Russian export scheme was granted a new trial on Wednesday when a New York federal judge said there was not enough evidence for two of the three jury convictions.
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a call for industry comments on softwood lumber subsidies Wednesday, a traditionally rote request that takes on added significance given the Trump administration’s recent installation of preliminary duties on Canadian producers.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP has brought on a former legal adviser to then-Secretary of State John Kerry and former deputy counsel to then-President Barack Obama as a partner working for the firm on issues related to economic sanctions, export controls, international dispute resolution and public international law, the firm announced Monday.
While the Trump administration may be more willing to consider a broader range of foreign military sales deals than its predecessor, its efforts to drive a hard bargain may also turn some potential customers off, making it uncertain whether it will top the record sales under the Obama administration.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday opened a pair of new investigations focused on global digital trade, focusing on trade barriers currently hampering companies from selling both to individual customers as well as other firms.
California federal prosecutors on Tuesday asked for a couple convicted of a scheme to sell counterfeit 5-Hour Energy drinks to serve more than five years in prison each, with the husband in turn asking for three years and his wife for time served.
A Florida federal judge Tuesday confirmed Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.’s $32 million arbitration award won against one of its fruit suppliers, a Costa Rican pineapple plantation, rejecting the supplier’s argument that the tribunal’s decision was based on a fraudulent sales agreement.
A Chinese hardwood plywood company hit back Tuesday in the U.S. Court of International Trade at a 111 percent countervailing duty placed on its products by the Department of Commerce, saying the department did not afford the company sufficient opportunity to dispute the findings of the preliminary determination.
A Manhattan federal jury needed little more than five hours Wednesday to find a former Guinea mining minister guilty of taking $8.5 million in bribes in exchange for valuable mineral rights in the West African nation and then lying to banks about the money.
World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo said Wednesday that the debate among members looking to craft new trade rules is more “dynamic” than it has been in years, but that there is still considerable work to be done in order to reach a deal by the end of the year.
A Chinese billionaire set to go on trial for bribing United Nations officials argued on Monday that payments to the family of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., who pled guilty to campaign finance fraud in 2013, weren't illegal and prosecutors therefore can't bring them up at trial.
A New York federal judge slammed legal titans Michael Mukasey and Rudy Giuliani at a hearing Tuesday, saying they seemed “dismissive” of the serious nature of the charges against their client who is accused of helping Iran dodge U.S. sanctions.
The U.S. Department of Commerce notified Mexico on Monday that the agency would reinstate anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Mexican sugar on June 5 if stalled negotiations regarding a current suspension of the levy do not produce an agreement.
With rare national security-based trade investigations of aluminum and steel now underway, President Donald Trump has boasted about his new enforcement actions in a way that experts say may open the door for a previously unforeseen legal challenge at the World Trade Organization.
Another suit against Chiquita Brands International Inc. was moved Monday to Florida federal court in sprawling multidistrict litigation that has relatives of people allegedly tortured and killed by a Colombian paramilitary group saying Chiquita paid off the terrorist group.
Former Guinea minister Mahmoud Thiam doggedly sought Tuesday to disavow charges that he took $8.5 million from Chinese moneymen in exchange for mining rights in the West African nation, but Manhattan prosecutors forced Thiam to admit to jurors that he lied to banks and the IRS about his paydays.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP said Monday it has added Dentons’ former national security team of Giovanna Cinelli and Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp as partners in the firm’s international trade, national security and economic sanctions practice.
A lawsuit filed recently by battery maker Duracell put a spotlight on so-called gray market goods — products that are genuine but are resold without the authorization of the brand owner. To help clients tackle the nuanced problem, here are a few tips from experts on how to police the gray market effectively.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday said it is opening an investigation into commercial aircraft imports from Canada, following allegations by U.S.-based The Boeing Co. that rival jet company Bombardier Inc. is dumping its C Series jets in the U.S. market with the help of government subsidies.
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.
What is the mood of the nation’s in-house lawyers? Aric Press — a partner at Bernero & Press LLC and former editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer — shares the findings of a recent survey of more than 800 in-house counsel.
Why did minor mechanical issues bring down two airplanes, while a catastrophic engine explosion did not bring down a third? The answers lie, in part, in research conducted by NASA in the wake of those crashes and, more recently, by Google. And those answers can help organizations build better teams to meet today’s legal industry challenges, says Nicholas Cheolas of Zelle LLP.
Like everything else, the art of negotiation starts by having a conversation. It’s about being respectful, finding common ground, knowing what you want and, most importantly, listening. A conversation between two lawyers can be complicated at best, but by employing a few techniques and tactics, it doesn’t have to be that way, says Marc Siegel of Siegel & Dolan Ltd.
Lawyers make hundreds of decisions during the course of advising a client, consummating a transaction or litigating a case. In this new column, dispute resolution experts Bob Creo and Selina Shultz explore the theory, science and practical aspects of how decisions are made in the legal community.
What we don’t know is whether the teaching and practice of law are undergoing massive structural changes or we’re still digging out from the worst economic collapse since the Depression. But what we do know is that the missions of the most forward-looking law schools and law firms are converging in ways that were unimaginable 10 years ago, says Randy Gordon, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP and executive professor of law at Te... (continued)
While the European Union and U.S. regulatory regimes are similar in some respects, there are notable differences in terms of their applicability to companies, geographic scope, and due diligence requirements. Attorneys at Miller & Chevalier Chtd. and Stephenson Harwood LLP highlight three key ways the new EU conflict minerals regulation differs from the U.S. approach.
The polarized reaction to H.R. 985 indicates that class action and multidistrict cases are in trouble. It was a good idea to revise Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and to create the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in the 1960s, but now these mechanisms are exceeding their limits and should be reined in, says Alexander Dahl of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
Congress is trying to kill class actions again. H.R. 985 would impose a host of impossible requirements on the certification of class members, and close the courtroom doors to countless victims of serious fraud, negligence and other abuses. But it would also cause well-behaving companies to lose market share, profits and sales to cheaters who aren’t policed, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
The importance of authenticity is magnified when trying a case outside your home jurisdiction. While using references to local landmarks or history can help make arguments relatable, adopting local expressions or style in an attempt to ingratiate oneself with the judge and jury almost always backfires, say William Oxley and Meghan Rohling Kelly of Dechert LLP.
In addition to steep cuts to foreign aid and other forms of “soft power,” the Trump administration's budget blueprint proposes dramatic shifts to trade and investment priorities that — if enacted by Congress — could impact U.S. stature abroad and change the landscape for American businesses operating around the world, say attorneys with Squire Patton Boggs LLP.