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Ballard Spahr LLP

Another Sprawling Money Laundering and Bribery Scheme Involving Venezuela: Currency Exchange Rate Manipulation, Rewarded By...

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The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) continues to pursue Venezuelan nationals through high-dollar and high-profile money laundering and foreign bribery charges....more

Hogan Lovells

AFTA NAFTA: USMCA and the path forward

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On 30 September, after an intensive, last-minute flurry of negotiations, Canada joined the United States and Mexico in a new trilateral agreement to replace the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA 1.0)....more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The Federal Reserve bank released the minutes from its September meeting yesterday. Among other things, we learned that the Fed Governors moved largely in lockstep on September’s rate hike, even as the crew was less unanimous...more

WilmerHale

U.S., Mexico, Canada Agree to Update NAFTA

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After more than a year of sometimes contentious negotiations, the United States, Mexico, and Canada (the “Parties”) reached an agreement late Sunday night to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”)—renaming...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Anbang Insurance founder Wu Xiahoui’s fall from grace now includes an 18-year prison sentence for his conviction by a Shanghai court for using Anbang to “cheat investors out of more than $10 billion”....more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Treasury Declines to Name China a Currency Manipulator

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On April 13, 2018, the Treasury Department released its biannual report to Congress on the Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States, which declined to formally label China a...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Federal Judge Adopts CFTC Position That Cryptocurrencies Are Commodities

• A New York federal judge held that virtual currencies are commodities within the meaning of the Commodity Exchange Act. • This marks the first court decision to assess and to adopt the CFTC’s position that virtual...more

Dechert LLP

SEC Staff Seeks Industry Engagement on Questions Regarding Development of Funds Holding Cryptocurrency-Related Products

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The Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Investment Management has outlined concerns of the SEC Staff (Staff) with respect to the registration of funds that hold cryptocurrencies and...more

Snell & Wilmer

CFIUS’s Report and the Year Ahead for Foreign Natural Resource Investment

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On September 21, 2017, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) issued a public version of its most recent classified annual report to Congress on covered transactions for CY 2015. CFIUS is the...more

Alston & Bird

Night Note: The 1st 100 Days

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The Trump Administration is exploring new strategies to counter currency manipulation in international trade. One approach being discussed is to consider the practice of currency manipulation to be a...more

Perkins Coie

Key Trade Appointees and President Trump’s Approach to International Trade Policy

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President Trump has now appointed the senior members of his administration (some of whom remain subject to U.S. Senate confirmation) who will help him develop, coordinate and enforce U.S. trade policy. Examining the...more

Alston & Bird

Previewing Trade Policy in the Trump Administration - Part 2: China

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Throughout Donald Trump’s campaign, a prominent theme was the candidate’s willingness to address perceived shortcomings in the United States’ trade policies and dealings with foreign countries. These...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.21.16

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The Treasury Dept’s Office of Financial Research has found that money-market funds are increasingly entering into direct repurchase loans with large investors and insurers—another sign that “participants in short-term lending...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

US CHINA TRADE WAR–Trump, Trade Policy, NME, TPP, Trade, Customs, False Claims, Products Liability, Antitrust and Securities

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Dear Friends, After returning from a two week trip to China to work on the Solar Cells case, this March blog post will cover trade policy, including Trump’s impact on Trade Policy, trade, Customs, False Claims Act, the...more

King & Spalding

Senate Passes Trade Facilitation And Trade Enforcement Act - Comprehensive Customs bill addresses several key topics

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On February 11, 2016, the Senate passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644) by a 75-20 vote. Today’s action constitutes acceptance by the Senate of a conference agreement reached by House and...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

US China Trade War

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The October blog post will be broken up into two parts. This October 15th post will comment on the TPP Agreement signed today and well as President Xi Jinping’s recent trip to the US and my impressions from Beijing, China...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

TPP accord faces uncertain future in Congress

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It was reported Monday that in a marathon 100-hour negotiating session the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reached agreement on the TPP trade pact. The TPP was negotiated in secret, i.e., only the diplomatic...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Pacific Rim Countries Reach Historic Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, But Will Congress Approve It?

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Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries announced, on October 5, 2015, that they had reached an agreement in principle on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP would arguably be the largest free trade agreement...more

King & Spalding

Forex Dealer Members—The Times, They Are A-changing

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On January 15, 2015, two days after the Swiss National Bank reaffirmed its commitment to a three-year peg on the franc, and less than a month after stating that the cap was “absolutely central,” and it would continue to...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Will China's Currency Devaluation Complicate the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

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As trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries continue to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, China’s recent currency devaluation has sparked a debate over the inclusion of currency manipulation controls in...more

Proskauer - Corporate Defense and Disputes

UK Regulators Address Manipulation of Trading Benchmarks and Other Misconduct

Concluding a year-long review, UK regulators issued the final report of the Fair and Effective Markets Review Committee last week, making a number of recommendations intended to restore confidence in the trading markets for...more

King & Spalding

Trade Promotion Authority Update: It's Halftime and Still Anyone's Ballgame

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Like a football team scoring a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (the Trade Act of 2015) at 8:51 p.m. on Friday,...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

US China Trade War — TPA Passes Senate–Developments in Trade, Customs, IP/337, Antitrust and Securities

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The major trade issue is Trade Promotion Authority (“TPA”) and the Trans Pacific Partnership. On May 22, 2015, after another close cloture vote, the TPA bill passed the Senate by a majority vote of 62 to 37 votes. The...more

King & Spalding

Foreign Currency Manipulation Front and Center in U.S. Trade Talks

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As the Obama Administration vigorously pursues its trade agenda, bipartisan groups in the House and Senate have brought the issue of currency manipulation to the forefront of the trade policy debate. On February 10,...more

McDermott Will & Emery

DOJ Makes Headway in Fight Against Financial Fraud

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On August 18, 2014, following a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation and criminal indictment, Paul Robson became the second former Rabobank employee to plead guilty for his participation in a scheme to manipulate the...more

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