A D.C. federal judge has blocked the U.S. Department of Defense from designating a software firm as a "Communist Chinese military company," saying the DOD had taken too broad a view of what it means to be affiliated with the Chinese government.
Microsoft committed Thursday to allowing businesses and government entities that use its cloud services in the European Union to store all of their data locally, amid lingering uncertainties about how to legally transfer data outside the bloc.
A Washington-based investment firm has sued a Colombian international trading company for more than $1.5 billion based on allegations that the company broke a commission fee agreement for the firm to invest at least $7 billion by signing a secret investment deal with a third party.
Plastic resin imports from five countries escaped anti-dumping duties sought by domestic producers when a federal trade court backed the U.S. International Trade Commission's findings that a domestic supply shortage, and not low prices, caused the surge in imports.
Taxes on online revenue will hurt small and medium-size digital businesses, even if they're not directly affected, a representative of small technology companies said Thursday at hearings held by the U.S. Trade Representative's office.
A lawsuit accusing the United States Steel Corporation of abusing the exceptions-and-objections process for tariffs on foreign steel belongs in Pennsylvania state court, the plaintiff told a federal judge Thursday, arguing there was no federal law governing the question of whether U.S. Steel lied to the Department of Commerce.
The early days of the Biden administration have been relatively quiet on the trade front, but importers have nevertheless found themselves in the throes of a familiar battle: pleading with the government to hold off on tariffs in a heated trade dispute.
The U.S. government should not include liability shields for online content in international trade deals while Congress is working to overhaul websites' legal protections, two lawmakers overseeing telecom issues say.
Two Vietnamese exporters can't escape tariffs on South Korean steel after the U.S. Court of International Trade compared the inadequate data the companies provided for a duty evasion probe to a car salesman's lack of compliance with a murder investigation in the hit film "Fargo."
The leading Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee called on the Biden administration to shore up restrictions on emerging technology by nominating someone with "real national security experience" to oversee export curbs, particularly when it comes to trade with China.
The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it supports a temporary waiver on intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines, a significant boost to an effort led by India and South Africa that proponents say is needed to make the vaccines more widely available.
The U.S. Department of Labor must reconsider a decision denying former AT&T employees access to a program for American workers replaced by foreign labor, after the U.S. Court of International Trade found Tuesday that the department had failed to consider evidence of outsourcing.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai touted the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement's strengthened labor and environmental rules on Tuesday, but said that the deal should serve as a starting point for future accords to address shortfalls.
Defense firm Honeywell agreed to a $13 million fine to resolve claims that it illegally exported technical data for the F-35 joint strike fighter and other military systems to China, according to the U.S. Department of State.
The European Union's executive branch on Tuesday urged the bloc's countries to bar Britain from joining an international legal cooperation agreement, raising the likelihood that U.K. court decisions will face enforcement hurdles across the Channel.
World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Tuesday announced the appointment of four trade experts, including a veteran Capitol Hill adviser and a high-ranking Chinese official, to serve as her deputies in Geneva.
A new International Trade Commission report found that alternative legal service providers, which include legal process outsourcing firms and the Big Four accounting firms, have outpaced the growth of traditional law firms in recent years.
U.S. prosecutors urged a California federal judge not to dismiss the Department of Justice's $330 million forfeiture suit against PetroSaudi, arguing Friday that the DOJ has successfully connected the arbitral award to the 1MDB scandal.
The U.S. Court of International Trade has ordered the government to recalculate duties to a Chinese ribbon producer, questioning whether the company actually received government subsidies to earn a leg up in the U.S. market.
Importer groups implored the Biden administration on Monday to abandon a fleet of proposed tariffs on apparel, footwear, beauty products and other consumer goods in response to digital services taxes imposed by other countries, pushing instead for a negotiated resolution.
The Fifth Circuit has denied a bid seeking jurisdiction over a $287 million suit over a collision between a Japanese ship and a U.S. Navy destroyer, saying that despite the persuasiveness of the plaintiffs' case, the panel is constrained to find the Japanese shipping company can't be sued in the U.S. based on in-circuit precedent.
A proposal to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments left a World Trade Organization IP panel deadlocked again Friday, but proponents said they will revise the plan to find common ground, which the committee's chairman said was cause for "careful optimism."
A group of Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would block weapon sales from the United States to nations engaged in genocide and war crimes, while requiring the return of any U.S. weapons used by foreign countries to violate international humanitarian law.
The Federal Circuit upheld a 40.52% anti-dumping duty on a Mexican steel wire producer Friday, finding that the U.S. Department of Commerce was correct to set a higher rate after the company failed to cooperate with the agency's investigation.
WilmerHale has tapped the former chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit to join its white collar defense and investigations group, the firm announced Friday.
The Trump administration implemented the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act in a way that critics felt benefited chemical companies, but the Biden administration can be expected to use the amendments to broaden risk reviews and impose new requirements on the regulated community, say attorneys at Kilpatrick.
As Latin America pivots toward renewable energy, governments should reshape bilateral investment treaties to allow incentives for new technologies and improve dispute settlement mechanisms, while also providing both new and established energy companies with certainty and fair treatment, say attorneys at GST.
Recent rulings shed light on how courts and international arbitration tribunals decide if litigation funding materials are discoverable and reaffirm best practices that attorneys should follow when communicating with funders, say Justin Maleson at Longford Capital and Michele Slachetka and Christian Plummer at Jenner & Block.
The Federal Circuit's recent holding in Bio-Rad v. International Trade Commission, that an assignment clause wasn’t enough to claim patent ownership where the conception date followed former inventors’ employment, shows companies and workers the importance of specificity in drafting contractual limitations, say Bryan Vogel and Derrick Carman at Robins Kaplan.
This year's law graduates and other young attorneys must recognize that the practice of law tests and rewards different skills and characteristics than law school, and that what makes a lawyer valuable changes over time, says Vernon Winters, retired partner at Sidley.
The recent uncovering of THC-laced, knock-off candies in Florida illustrates why U.S. Patent and Trademark Office registration of cannabis trademarks would protect the public by providing companies with quality and safety incentives and empowering them to pursue counterfeiters, says Frederic Rocafort at Harris Bricken.
If recent talks for the U.S. to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal pan out, financial activity between formerly sanctioned entities and European counterparties will likely increase, and demand for certain types of legal work may shift, say Kartik Mittal and Stephanie Limaco at Zaiwalla.
In recent settlements with banks, U.S. authorities have taken the position that providing a job or even an unpaid internship to relatives or friends of foreign officials is a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, but it is worth assessing how this theory would fare in individual prosecutions, say attorneys at Debevoise.
Instead of imposing tariffs on goods produced where foreign governments have assisted in cleaning up the environment, the U.S. should make trade policy green by helping industries reduce their environmental impact and encouraging every foreign government to do the same, say Elliot Feldman and Michael Snarr at BakerHostetler.
Wendy Cheng and Lauren Ralls at Kilpatrick break down what international trademark developments — such as significant amendments to China's law, the impact of Brexit on U.K. filing programs, enforcement strategies and budgets, and changes in the Mexican examination practice — mean for U.S. brand owners and their counsel.
Attorneys at Paul Hastings examine how an unprecedented standing subgroup recently created by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to monitor Brazil's anti-corruption efforts reflects significant uncertainty regarding the country's commitment to enforcement, and what companies can do to address foreign bribery risk and strengthen compliance programs.
As red-hot special purpose acquisition companies hungry for de-SPAC transactions set their sites on Asia, practitioners can look to the failed Chinese reverse mergers of the early 2000s for lessons about regulation, due diligence and misrepresentation, say attorneys at Baker McKenzie.
The Biden administration may see enacting a border carbon adjustment system as a good way to advance climate goals and protect domestic industries and jobs, but any such plan must take into account the need to respect existing international trade agreements, say attorneys at Akin Gump.
The COVID-19 crisis has allowed lawyers to hone remote advocacy strategies and effectively represent clients with minimal travel — abilities that have benefited working parents and should be utilized long after the pandemic is over, says Chelsea Loughran at Wolf Greenfield.
Pandemic-prompted changes to international trade are highlighting novel legal issues related to the health care industry's reliance on an international supply chain, the proliferation of counterfeit supplies, and risks associated with offshoring administrative support, say Brett Johnson and Claudia Stedman at Snell & Wilmer.