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Japan Legal Update - Volume 24 | April 2017

by Jones Day on

Labor - Japan's Action Plan for the Realization of Work Style Reform - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently held 10 meetings of the "Council for the Realization of Work Style Reform," to discuss reforms to Japan's...more

The National Bank of Ukraine continues to reform currency controls

by DLA Piper on

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) relaxed a number of currency control restrictions and facilitated the acceleration of certain foreign trade operations related to the recent Resolution No. 30 "On Amendments to the NBU Board...more

Trade a Key Issue in Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s and Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau’s Visits to the United States

by King & Spalding on

In February, the prime ministers of Japan and Canada visited Washington and met with President Trump. Trade was a key issue in both meetings....more

Boletín Mensual de Comercio Internacional: Diciembre - Información con Énfasis en la Regulación Comercial y el Arbitraje...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Durante el mes de diciembre destacan los siguientes temas: Prácticas Desleales, Competencia Económica, Acceso, Comercio, Aduanero, Propiedad Intelectual, Inversión, Solución de Diferencias, Arbitraje....more

Boletín Mensual de Comercio Internacional: Noviembre Información con Énfasis en la Regulación Comercial y de Arbitraje...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Durante el mes de noviembre destacan los siguientes temas: Comercio, Prácticas Desleales, Competencia Económica, Compras de Gobierno, Subsidios, Solución de Diferencias, Comercio Electrónico....more

Second Circuit: International Comity Precludes Antitrust Liability of Chinese Manufacturers for Conduct Mandated by Chinese Law

On September 30, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-4791-cv, reversing a $147 million judgment against Chinese vitamin C manufacturers on...more

The German Investment Clearance Procedure

by McDermott Will & Emery on

When acquiring a German business, foreign investors must consider the impact of the Foreign Trade and Payments Act. ...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Spring 2016 Edition: Acquisitions by Non-EU Buyers of German Targets May Require Special...

by Dechert LLP on

Regulatory filing and pre clearance requirements under merger control laws are well understood and, except where the merger parties have significant business overlap, rarely impede closing. However, another German regulatory...more

EU Customs Developments - January 2016

by White & Case LLP on

EU Customs Policy - Union Customs Code Developments - In January 2016, the draft Transitional Delegated Act (TDA) for the Union Customs Code (UCC) was discussed at committee/working party level in the European...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - December 2015

by King & Spalding on

The WTO Reaches 500 Requests for Dispute Settlement - The World Trade Organization (WTO) reached a milestone on November 10 when Pakistan filed the 500th request for trade consultation since the organization’s inception...more

Russia: News on foreign trade with Turkey

by DLA Piper on

In view of the recent events Russia has strengthened control in sphere of foreign trade with Turkey. Below you will find an overview of effective measures as well as possible sanctions to be introduced... ...more

CJEU Sends Clear Warning to “Cartel Facilitators”

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 22 October 2015, the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) handed down a seminal judgment holding for the first time that companies facilitating the implementation of a cartel can be sanctioned under EU competition law....more

Canada's New Political Landscape: Implications for Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review

After an unprecedented 78-day election campaign, the Canadian federal election results were announced late in the night of October 19. Canadians awoke to a new prime minister-designate and a Liberal majority government,...more

Africa Update - October 2015

Leading the News - Burkina Faso: On October 1st, authorities in Burkina Faso said General Gilbert Diendere, the leader behind a recent coup attempt in the country, was in the custody of security forces. According to...more

Shipping Act Antitrust Exemption Held for the First Time to Preempt State Antitrust Laws

by K&L Gates LLP on

For the first time, a federal court has held that the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. §§ 40101–41309 (Shipping Act), preempts state-law antitrust claims. The federal district court in New Jersey applied conflict preemption...more

Africa Update - September 2015

Leading the News: South Sudan - On August 27th, emergency relief teams from the United Nations (U.N.) Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) reached more than 27,000 people in the town of Wau...more

Unpacking the Australian OTC Derivative Reporting Regime

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Australian government has released draft regulations implementing a single sided exemption from the trade reporting regime for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. Consultation on the regulations closed in late June and...more

Sanctions Relief to Expect from the Nuclear Deal with Iran

On July 14, 2015, Iran and the P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States), with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, finalized...more

USTR Receives Its Marching Orders

by King & Spalding on

On June 26, King & Spalding reported on the trio of bills—the Trade Act of 2015, the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, and the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015—that comprise the first large-scale...more

Congress Sends Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill to the President, Invigorating Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After several weeks of legislative wrangling, congressional leaders will send a bill to President Obama this week to give him fast-track authority to negotiate a trade deal that will potentially govern 40 percent of U.S....more

Congress Still Debating Fast Track Trade Authority for Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Congressional leaders are working to find a way to pass legislation that would give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a trade deal that will potentially govern 40 percent of U.S. imports and exports. The Trade...more

Clarity Put on Hold as FTAIA Conflict/Confusion Continues

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA) was enacted in 1982 to help achieve clarity in the application of U.S antitrust laws to international trade. More than 30 years since that effort, the FTAIA has not...more

What happens if Greece defaults to the IMF?

by Dentons on

The prospect of Greece's potential default to the International Monetary Fund and European Union lenders and de facto exit from the EU single currency looms larger day by day. The next week—until the June 30 repayment due...more

Antitrust Update: The Aggressive Global Enforcement Network

by Michael Volkov on

Companies face lots of risks – the soup du jour has been anti-corruption enforcement and compliance. Like any consistent restaurant you might visit regularly, one risk continues to grow, quietly and significantly –...more

President’s Bid for Fast-Track Trade Authority Fails, Stalling Trans-Pacific Partnership Efforts

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On June 12, the House derailed legislation that would have given President Obama authority to negotiate, with limited interference from Congress, a trade deal that will potentially govern 40 percent of U.S. imports and...more

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