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I used to say – if your business operates in China, you are likely violating the FCPA in one way or another. Permit me to revise my admonition: if your business operates in India, you are likely violating the FCPA in one...more
The Republic of Guinea is home to substantial reserves of mineral resources, notably in bauxite and iron ore, and is widely considered in the mining and metals sector as a key jurisdiction to watch for significant growth in...more
Antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) actions in the United States against foreign companies have increased markedly in recent years. The US Government has prioritized the protection of domestic industries impacted...more
Originally published in Law 360 on October 23, 2012.
Units of Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. picked up leases in Colombia's latest oil auction on Wednesday, growing their footprints...more
Originally published in Law 360 on August 24, 2012.
Imagine a corporation in the business of building and leasing warehouses to manufacturers, in particular, manufacturers that import raw materials to be manufactured...more
New law gives the RK government additional control over new trunk pipeline projects.
After many changes, extensive negotiations, and numerous interim drafts, the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) has enacted a Trunk Pipeline...more
Amendments to the Subsoil Law, Licensing Law, and Administrative Code affect subsoil users.
As part of the Republic of Kazakhstan government's efforts to establish greater control over essential elements of the Kazakh...more
Imagine a corporation in the business of building and leasing warehouses to manufacturers, in particular, manufacturers that import raw materials to be manufactured here in Arizona. The hypothetical corporation owns a large...more
Can you imagine the discussions inside Target, The Gap, Levi’s and other global retailers the day after the New York Times story broke? I would love to have been an observer of meetings and conversations among top brass at...more
A recent letter from Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) created expectations that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) had drafted and circulated its long-awaited final rule on conflict minerals. These expectations...more
In recent years the Republic of Cyprus (“Cyprus”) has taken great strides in its attempt to develop its hydrocarbon resources. In particular it has concluded a number of bilateral agreements with Egypt,...more
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