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A Sovereign Thumb on the Scale: Appeals Court Defers to China’s Interpretation of Its Own Laws To Dismiss Antitrust Suit

The Second Circuit recently set aside a $147 million verdict against two Chinese companies accused of conspiring to fix the price and supply of vitamin C sold to U.S. buyers. In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation. The panel...more

WSGR Persuades Second Circuit to Overturn $150 Million Judgment Against Chinese Vitamin C Manufacturers

On September 20, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in a closely watched dispute over the question of whether foreign companies may be held liable under U.S. antitrust law for price...more

Comity Over Competition in Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation

Forced to choose between the competing concerns of international comity and United States antitrust law in In re: Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation, a unanimous panel of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided this...more

English High Court Rejects Challenge to Arbitral Award on Basis of Apparent Bias

A recent case raised an interesting issue regarding the relationship between English law, which suggested there was no apparent bias, and the International Bar Association Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International...more

A Quick Take on Justice Scalia’s Legacy on Antitrust Law

The late Justice Antonin Scalia was not the biggest fan of antitrust law. As he famously quipped during his Senate confirmation hearing: “In law school, I never understood [antitrust law]. I later found out, in reading the...more

Is This the End for Global Classes? Foreign Class Claimants and the Real and Substantial Connection Test

On August 26, 2015, Justice Leitch held that the Ontario court does not have jurisdiction over foreign class members in Airia Brands Inc v Air Canada. Counsel on both sides of the class action bar should take note. For...more

Facts are chiels that winna ding*

I. Introduction - This essay reflects on how facts are established for purposes of European competition cases, how these facts are tested when they are inconsistent or disputed, and what improvements might be made. After...more

Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act is Not a Jurisdictional Bar to Antitrust Suit

In Animal Science Products, Inc. v. China Minmetals Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overturned its prior decisions in Turicentro, S.A. v. Am. Airlines Inc. and Carpet Group Int’l v. Oriental Rug...more

Empresa Cubana v. U.S.(Havana ClubTrademark Dispute)

Decision on Havana Club Trademark Dispute Between Bacardi and PernodD.C.

A divided appeals court in Washington ruled in favor of the U.S. Treasury Department's refusal to renew a Cuban company's trademark for "Havana Club" rum. The decision is the latest development in a long and bitter dispute...more

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu -"Romanian Lottery Looks For Lion’s Share Of Online Play"

In this article written by Daniel Macadam, GabmlingCompliance(R) journalist, Mararu & Mararu partner Bogdan Mararu is interviewed on the draft of the secondary legislation regulating online gambling in Romania, namely the...more

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu - "Romania Backs Updated Internet Gambling Bill"

In this article written by Daniel Macadam, GabmlingCompliance(R) journalist, Mararu & Mararu partner Bogdan Mararu is interviewed on the draft of the primary legislation regulating online gambling in Romania notified to the...more

ONLINE GAMBLING ROMANIA: GamblingCompliance interview with Bogdan Mararu - "Online Reforms at Stake as Romania Weighs EU Concerns"

In this article written by Daniel Macadam, GabmlingCompliance(R) journalist, Mararu & Mararu partner Bogdan Mararu is interviewed on the draft of the primary legislation regulating online gambling in Romania notified to the...more

Proposed US Defence Control Changes Aim to Resolve Conflicts with Canadian Human Rights Law

Canadian companies dealing in aerospace and military goods and technology have long struggled with requirements under the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITARs) that prohibit employees of certain nationalities...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *France Approves Pulling Plug on Online Pirates *Google to Permit Trademark Terms in Search Ads *California Courts Shut Out Spam Suits *American Apparel to Pay Woody Allen $5 Million Over Ad Spat...more

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