Britain and the European Union could revive stalled trade talks by keeping their regulatory standards aligned after December and until they replace them with a new trade regime, an influential parliamentary committee said Friday.
A Polish supplier of animal products could be subject to Hungary's higher value-added tax rate on shipments after Europe's top court decided Thursday that third parties supply goods on a company's behalf when the supplier makes key shipping decisions.
An Italian business owner at the heart of a conspiracy to export an American-made turbine to Russia has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
A group of bipartisan senators led by Ohio Republican Rob Portman announced Thursday that it was introducing a bill to prevent China and other foreign governments from stealing intellectual property developed at U.S. colleges and universities.
The U.S. Court of International Trade has ordered the U.S. Department of Commerce to explain why it ignored an Indian producer's home market sales when calculating its final tariff, which ultimately drove down its anti-dumping duty.
A Chinese electronic device manufacturer has been charged with selling 140,400 falsely labeled and defective KN95 respirator masks to a New Jersey company, the U.S. Department of Justice announced, marking the latest charges against purported profiteers exploiting the coronavirus pandemic.
The European Union will move forward with a proposal to tax digital giants such as Apple and Facebook if talks to reform the international tax system break down because the U.S. withdraws its support, the European Commission's tax chief said Thursday.
The U.S. Department of State has approved an estimated $862.3 million deal to upgrade Canada's F-18 Hornet fighter jets, extending their service life while the Canadian government decides on a replacement for its aging fleet.
The U.S. has pulled away from negotiations at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to overhaul the global digital tax system, according to top officials at the Treasury Department and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
A group of federal agencies known as "Team Telecom" on Wednesday recommended that the Federal Communications Commission block Google and Facebook's proposal seeking an undersea direct connection cable between the U.S. and Hong Kong, citing national security concerns.
The Trump administration expects China to increase its purchases of U.S. agricultural products as required by the two countries' January trade deal, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told lawmakers Wednesday, waving away data that showed Beijing falling behind.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that it will move forward with duties on lawn mower engines from China after a preliminary investigation found that the government has unfairly subsidized the imported machinery.
The European Commission is seeking comments on how to keep distortion from arising in the European Union when governments outside the bloc give subsidies to companies within it, according to a paper released Wednesday.
The U.S. sanctioned dozens of Syrian officials and companies on Wednesday, including President Bashar al-Assad, in a move intended to force the Syrian government into negotiations to end its long-running civil war.
President Donald Trump illegally claimed power that is reserved for Congress when he rescinded a fishing ban in a New England marine monument that was established by former President Barack Obama, environmental groups said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Wednesday that the Trump administration will seriously consider new legal challenges against Mexico covering issues like biotechnology approvals and labor rights once a revised North American trade accord takes effect in July.
Prosecutors in Paris appointed an investigative judge to examine whether France's government illegally gave Société Générale SA a €2.2 billion ($2.5 billion) tax credit in the wake of a historic trading scandal inside the investment bank.
A U.S. Court of International Trade panel raised questions about President Donald Trump's efforts to adjust his national security duties on imported steel Tuesday, pressing the government on the limits of presidential tariff authority.
The World Trade Organization rejected national security-based trade restrictions for the first time ever on Tuesday in a case over Saudi Arabia's failure to prosecute a broadcaster for stealing a Qatari media company's content.
The federal government on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Montana federal judge's order partially banning the use of a nationwide Clean Water Act permit while the government appeals the ruling.
The original owner of a port seized by Cuba's communist government says a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer and companies it worked with owe $291 million for using its confiscated property to deliver products to the island's largest wind power project.
Cypriot lender Lamesa Investments urged the Court of Appeal on Tuesday to overturn a decision allowing Cynergy Bank to hold back millions of pounds of interest payments on a £30 million ($37.8 million) loan while U.S. sanctions targeting the lender's Russian owner remain in place.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to take up a challenge to a Federal Circuit ruling over when patent infringement can be found under the doctrine of equivalents.
The Trump administration announced Monday that companies will be allowed to work with the blacklisted Chinese telecom giant Huawei on the fifth generation of cellular networks, saying the U.S. can't be left out of this development.
The U.S. Court of International Trade approved the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to lower solar panel exporters' dumping duties, ruling Monday that domestic producers had missed their opportunity to challenge the reduced tariff earlier.
A Florida federal judge's recent order dismissing allegations that Amazon trafficked in property previously confiscated by the Cuban government in violation of the Helms-Burton Act reiterates a plain-language limitation of the act's Title III, say Pedro Freyre and Lolita Sosa at Akerman.
The U.K. is planning a revamped national security review regime that will present a number of challenges for foreign investors — including U.S.-based private equity sponsors and American operating companies — that seek to purchase or invest in target companies with operations in the U.K., say attorneys at Kirkland.
Those seeking resolution in commercial disputes that are stuck in an unavoidable but lengthy court backlog due to the pandemic must consider the advantages of arbitration and mediation over court proceedings, says former U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin now at Stroock.
The Minnesota Supreme Court's Maslowski v. Prospect Funding Partners decision this week reaffirms that the doctrine of champerty is archaic, impedes important litigation finance activity, and should be abolished in the handful of states where it remains alive, says Andrew Cohen at Burford Capital.
A significant challenge in practicing law remotely is the use and handling of documents without paper, because common digital tools such as email or even secure file transfer applications are problematic, say attorneys at Baker McKenzie.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's recent orders revising its methods to estimate electric, natural gas and oil utilities' returns on equity lay out significantly different approaches for electric utilities and pipelines, raising questions as to whether such deviations are actually supported by each industry's risks, say attorneys at Sheppard Mullin.
The legal industry is uniquely positioned, and indeed obligated, to respond to the racial disparities made clear by the recent killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, but lawyers must be willing to be uncomfortable, says Tiffani Lee at Holland & Knight.
The current decrease in formality and increase in common ground due to the work-from-home environment can make it easier to have a networking conversation, says Megan Burke Roudebush at Keepwith.
One mistake that attorneys commonly make when presenting a case to a third-party funder is focusing almost exclusively on liability and giving short shrift to the damages analysis — resulting in an aspirational damages estimate that falls apart under scrutiny, say Cindy Ahn and Justin Maleson at Longford Capital and Casey Grabenstein at Saul Ewing.
Companies that bid on projects financed wholly or in part by multilateral development banks to combat the crises caused by the pandemic must have appropriate anti-corruption mechanisms in place to limit the risks of sanctions investigations several years down the road, say Lauren Muldoon and Spencer Bruck at Orrick.
Attorneys at WilmerHale highlight recent developments in privilege law, the significant challenges raised by nontraditional working arrangements popularized during the pandemic, and ways to avoid waiving attorney-client privilege when using electronic communications.
Expansion of the Anti-Terrorism Act to include secondary aiding and abetting claims, in conjunction with a stream of pro-plaintiff legislation, is increasing both liability and loss-of-reputation risk for private companies and banks operating in troubled foreign regions, say attorneys at Skadden.
As the U.S. Department of Justice continues to focus on prosecuting trade secret theft by China, U.S. companies are also filing private civil lawsuits against Chinese companies in federal courts, relying on both the Defend Trade Secrets Act and state trade secret laws, say attorneys at Wiggin and Dana.
A Montana federal judge's recent ruling revoking water permits for the Keystone XL pipeline and imposing a nationwide moratorium on dredging and filling operations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seriously undermines a tried and true regulatory process, say Tom Magness at Grow America's Infrastructure Now and Patrice Douglas at Spencer Fane.
While pulling off an effective summer associate program this year will be no easy feat, law firms' investments in their future attorneys should be considered necessary even during this difficult time, says Summer Eberhard at Major Lindsey.