The last week has seen an Allianz unit sue security outsourcers Serco Group and G4S, BGC Brokers continue its legal war against a rival firm accused of poaching traders and a Guernsey fund administrator drag a London borough into court. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has slapped a Chinese producer of a water treatment compound with triple-digit tariffs after making an early finding that it sold the imports at unfairly low prices, according to a notice to be published Friday in the Federal Register.
Vinson & Elkins LLP has scooped up an expert in cross-border investment from Covington & Burling LLP to head up the firm’s newly minted national security practice, the firm said on Tuesday.
The World Trade Organization on Thursday formally closed the book on four disputes between the U.S. and its North American neighbors that stemmed from the Trump administration's national security tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
A group of House Democrats tasked with securing changes to the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday and said they were making progress on improving the agreement's labor chapter.
Investors in Loma Negra Corp. said Wednesday that the Argentine cement maker was simply forum-shopping by asking that their federal court suit over its $1 billion initial public offering be paused in favor of a state court action.
Heirs of a bank that was seized by Fidel Castro's government in 1960 — and then used as Cuba’s national bank — claimed in Florida federal court Wednesday that Société Générale SA ignored U.S. embargoes, profiting by doing business with the bank, and should pay back $792 million in damages.
The U.S. said Wednesday it had begun investigating France's planned 3% tax on large companies' digital revenue, invoking the same legal rationale as for President Donald Trump's trade and tariff restrictions against China.
As the White House looks to cool its trade tensions with China and return to the negotiating table, President Donald Trump has set his sights on a new foil: India, which has found itself the target of a number of the administration's recent trade power plays.
A senior State Department official on Wednesday defended the Trump administration’s contentious move to push through $8.1 billion in foreign arms sales to the Middle East using "emergency" authority, amid a barrage of bipartisan criticism, but said there were no immediate plans for any similar move.
The U.S. Court of International Trade on Tuesday kicked back the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to impose tariffs on a domestic importer of pencils from China, telling the department to take another look at an unsolicited submission it had previously ignored.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned two Lebanese lawmakers and a security official with ties to the country's terrorist group Hezbollah, warning on Tuesday that there is no distinction between the group’s political and military activities.
The European Union's antitrust watchdog has hit Hello Kitty's intellectual property owner Sanrio with a €6.2 million ($6.95 million) fine for allegedly restricting sales of licensed merchandise among countries within the bloc.
French oil conglomerate TechnipFMC was recently called out by the U.S. Department of Justice for one of its predecessor companies being a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act "recidivist," but the settlement shows that being a repeat offender doesn't block a company from getting cooperation and remediation credit.
A New York federal judge ruled Tuesday that it is too late for investors accusing several big banks of rigging the foreign exchange market to add claims based on foreign credit, debit and ATM card transactions.
American wind tower companies have taken a beating from foreign wind tower producers selling their products in the U.S. at unfairly cheap prices, a coalition of U.S. producers alleged Tuesday, asking the U.S. government in a petition to level the playing field with tariffs.
The U.S. will collect preliminary tariffs on fabricated structural steel imports from Mexico and China after the U.S. Commerce Department found Monday that exporters from these countries have benefited from unfair government subsidies.
Even the most well-intentioned law firms can struggle to build and retain diverse teams. Those at the cutting edge are finding the answers could lie in their own internal data.
Law360 asked lawyers how diverse backgrounds can be an advantage for them and their firms, and the answers poured in. Here are a dozen personal accounts of diversity at work.
The Russian government has brought a World Trade Organization complaint against the U.S. over its tariffs on carbon-quality steel imported from Russia, the WTO said Tuesday.
The Trump administration called on South Korea to even out its antitrust enforcement in a formal discussion Tuesday, as the U.S. contends the Korea Fair Trade Commission doesn't give American companies a fair shake in competition hearings.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's former general counsel, Stephen P. Vaughn, has rejoined King & Spalding in its international trade practice group after spending two years as the USTR's top attorney, the firm announced Tuesday.
A vendor for Hewlett Packard has shot back at allegations that it forged invoices to smuggle electronic equipment into certain Latin American countries to avoid duties on the exports, telling a Florida federal judge that sanctions are warranted in light of the "objectively frivolous" claims.
Chinese telecom giant Huawei remains on a U.S. government blacklist more than a week after President Donald Trump announced that concessions would be made for the company, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday as the U.S. and China prepared to relaunch their formal trade negotiations.
Eight judges dissented in a split Ninth Circuit ruling that declined an en banc rehearing of a panel’s revival of a proposed class action brought by alleged victims of human trafficking who accuse Nestle and Cargill of abetting child slavery on African cocoa farms by paying off slave owners.
Through the first half of 2019, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control strengthened country-based sanctions programs, including those targeting Venezuela and Cuba, and brought a string of aggressive enforcement actions that suggest enhanced compliance program expectations going forward, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
In the final installment of this monthly series, legal recruiting expert Carlos Pauling from Major Lindsey & Africa talks with Virginia Essandoh about the trends and challenges she sees as chief diversity officer at Ballard Spahr.
In "Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense," authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher meticulously chronicle the forgotten high-profile 1915 libel trial of Teddy Roosevelt, capturing the interesting legal customs of an era before things like notice pleading and pretrial discovery, says Chief U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York.
Walmart's agreement last week with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations provides the most meaningful example yet of how the agency intends to implement its new policy on corporate monitors, say attorneys at Vinson & Elkins.
In D.C. federal court, Atchley v. AstraZeneca could expand liability under the Anti-Terrorist Act in a novel and far-reaching way, based on the plaintiffs' theory that corporations' transactions with foreign governments help finance terrorist attacks, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
The Trump administration recently launched an unprecedented regulatory blitz designed to further protect domestic information and communications technology and services from what it considers Chinese threats. These steps will constrain transactions that could expand China’s access to the U.S. market and to U.S. technology — and some have an immediate effect, say attorneys at Kirkland.
The bribes a Miami businessman recently admitted paying to executives of gasoline retailer Citgo violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, because Citgo is owned by the Venezuelan government. But there is scant case law for the U.S. Department of Justice to rely on in a case against Citgo itself, says Timothy Belevetz of Ice Miller.
When evaluating potential new hires, law firms should utilize structured interviews in order to create a consistent rating system that accurately and effectively assesses candidates' skills and competencies, says Jennifer Henderson of Major Lindsey.
When I was growing up, my mother was always the more mild-mannered parent. But during a trans-Atlantic phone call in 1991, when I told her I wanted to go to culinary school instead of law school, she started yelling — at a volume I had never heard from her, says Jason Brookner of Gray Reed.
There are a few practical, proactive steps law firms can take to create a mentoring program that pays dividends — instead of creating a mediocre program that both parties see as an obligation, says Kate Sheikh of Major Lindsey & Africa.
This spring, there was some noteworthy news in white collar government investigations impacting executives, including the first successful prosecution in the opioid bribery scheme and the first criminal charges for failure to report under the Consumer Product Safety Act, say attorneys at Miller & Chevalier.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia “rocket docket” is still the fastest federal civil trial court in the country despite some recent trends causing its median time to trial to grow to 13.2 months, says Robert Tata of Hunton.
What support is there for the government’s recent theories of criminal liability under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? There are two possibilities, neither of which stands up to scrutiny, says Jay Nanavati of Kostelanetz & Fink.
There is a growing trend of governmental agencies contracting and leasing viable operating transportation infrastructure assets. Such opportunities for the private sector may exist in connection with any contemplated upgrade, extension or other modification of an asset that a governmental entity needs to finance, say José Morán and Juan Gonzalez of Baker McKenzie.
China's recently amended Foreign Investment Law promises outside investors a more stable, transparent and predictable investment environment in China. But concerns remain that the law was rushed through to ease trade tensions, and that some of its provisions are not clearly defined, says Yuanyou Yang of Duane Morris.