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Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018 #3

Trump Budget Seeks 23 Percent Cut at EPA, Eliminating Dozens of Programs - "The fiscal 2019 proposal released marks the Trump administration's latest attempt to shrink the reach of an agency the president once promised to...more

New Tax Bulletin Will Change the Tax Landscape for Many Foreign Universities in China

by Hogan Lovells on

As U.S. colleges and universities rapidly internationalize, it's unsurprising that institutions are increasingly entering the Asian market, especially in China where the student demand for international programs is especially...more

New Regulations on Withholding Income Tax for Overseas Investors in China

by McDermott Will & Emery on

To promote the growth of foreign investment, the “Notice on Policies concerning Temporarily Not Levying Withholding Tax on Distributed Profit used for Direct Investment by Overseas Investors” was jointly issued on December...more

President’s decision on imported solar cells and modules takes effect

On January 23, 2018, the White House released its long-awaited decision on safeguard measures to limit imports of solar cells and modules. The President’s decision follows the US International Trade Commission’s (ITC)...more

Enforcing IP Rights in the Chinese E-Commerce Marketplace

In the last few years, China has become the world’s the largest e-commerce marketplace. On November 11, 2017 alone — a shopping holiday known as “single day” created by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba — Alibaba subsidiary...more

Time to Consider Patent Protection in China

In the past decade, the Chinese government has made substantial policy changes regarding protection for intellectual property, both for obtaining rights and enforcing rights. These policies are generally favorable to patent...more

US Department of State Releases March 2018 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

Cutoff dates for all employment-based categories show minimal advancement. The US Department of State has released its March 2018 Visa Bulletin setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. a...more

CFIUS and China: Separating Fact from Fiction

No, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has not put a halt to acquisitions of U.S. companies by China-based purchasers. ??????????????????????????????????? Three recently cleared transactions...more

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Proposes Raising Whitewash Approval Threshold

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The high level of certainty of obtaining shareholders' approval for whitewash waivers could lead to potential abuse by parties looking to obtain or consolidate control through whitewash transactions in Hong...more

China Launches AD/CVD Investigations Of U.S. Sorghum Imports

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Ministry of Commerce of China has opened antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) investigations against imports of sorghum from the United States. The action comes in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s...more

Africa Focus: Spring 2018: "Belt and Road" in Africa

by White & Case LLP on

Chinese engagement, investment and trade with Africa. China has a very long association with Africa. Historical records in China, confirmed by archaeological traces in East Africa, show that Admiral Zheng visited Africa...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018 #2

Oil World Turns Upside Down as U.S. Sells Oil in Middle East - "Yet, in a trade that illustrates how the rise of the American shale industry is upending energy markets across the globe, the U.A.E. bought oil directly from...more

Green Wall of China Disrupts Waste Trade, Spurs Waste Policy Reform

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On January 16, 2018, the European Commission unveiled the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy (the “Strategy”). The Strategy responds to a redirection in global waste trade and management spurred by China’s...more

China Has a #MeToo Moment, But Still Lacks Anti-Harassment Enforcement

The #MeToo movement may have spread to China, but the legal landscape still does not provide significant protections to potential victims. On January 1, 2018, a former doctoral student at Beijing’s Beihang University, Luo...more

Trade & Manufacturing - February 2018

by King & Spalding on

Trump Administration Imposes Tariffs On Imported Large Residential Washing Machines And Imported Solar Cells And Modules - On January 22, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - February 2018

by King & Spalding on

Could Looming Virtual Private Network Rule Changes In China Further Stimulate “Reshoring” Of American Manufacturing? - Starting March 31, 2018, China will only allow companies to use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) from a...more

Red Notice Newsletter - January 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. Fined $29 Million - On January 17, 2018, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board assessed Taiwan based bank Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Airbnb announces first outside board member; California litigation against Airbnb not over yet;...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and features a number of stories on Airbnb and its many recent announcements. There seems to be no end to the news coming out of Airbnb these days as it prepares for an...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018

Trump Official Tells Coal Group He's 'an Advocate for the Coal Industry' "'The good news is I'm with the federal government and I'm here to help,' Doug Matheney, a special adviser in the Energy Department's Office of...more

Petition Summary: Rubber Bands From Thailand, China, And Sri Lanka

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On January 30, 2018, Alliance Rubber Company filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Rubber Bands from Thailand, China, and Sri Lanka. SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION The...more

IP Rights in Shining Armour

In the wake of high-profile victories for Under Armour, New Balance, and Michael Jordan, courts in China have signaled a willingness to move quickly and decisively against infringers, including issuing preliminary injunctive...more

More Plus than Minus: Examining the NHL’s Decision to Skip the Winter Olympics

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

To repurpose a quote attributed to the late Olympic ice hockey player and head coach Herb Brooks for the 2018 Olympic ice hockey tournament, the name on the front of the jersey is definitely going to be more important or at...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Peaks, valleys and plateaus: The US M&A landscape in 2017

by White & Case LLP on

Overall deal value declined in 2017, yet it was higher than all other post-crisis years from 2008 to 2013. HEADLINES - Overall M&A fell 14.3 percent by value compared to 2016, while the number of deals edged ahead by...more

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