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USTR Completes Section 301 Investigation of Vietnam's Currency Practices

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On July 23, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced the conclusion of its investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (“the Trade Act”) into Vietnam’s practices related to currency...more

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10 Things You Need To Know About…Structuring a repackaging transaction using a Cayman Islands SPV

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Special purpose vehicles (SPVs) are commonly employed as a structuring tool in many cross-border and structured finance transactions, and repackaging transactions are no exception....more

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Department of Commerce Issues First-Ever Determination That Currency Undervaluation Is a Countervailable Subsidy

On November 4, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued its preliminary determination that passenger vehicle and light truck tires from Vietnam benefited from a range of government subsidies, including subsidies based on...more

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Additional measures to promote an orderly behavior in the financial markets

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Additional measures to promote an orderly behavior in the financial markets strengthen credit granting channels and provide liquidity for the sound development of the financial system in Mexico....more

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COVID-19 Economic Crisis: Protecting International Banking and Finance Investors and their Investments

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The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an “impending global recession” as governments have been forced to suspend much economic activity in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Economic and political uncertainty, coupled...more

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Venezuela Update: February, 2020 (Spanish)

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Holland & Knight's Venezuela Focus Team invites you to read our Venezuela Update, in which we discuss the latest news, trends and developments in Venezuela that impact the interests of businesses across all industry sectors....more

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Venezuela Update: February, 2020

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Holland & Knight's Venezuela Focus Team invites you to read our Venezuela Update, in which we discuss the latest news, trends and developments in Venezuela that impact the interests of businesses across all industry sectors....more

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Department of Commerce Publishes Regulations Allowing it to Impose Punitive Duties on Products from Countries with Undervalued...

On February 3, 2020, the Department of Commerce published a final rule that amends the regulations for countervailing duty investigations to allow the imposition of duties on countries that undervalue their currencies....more

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US Department of Commerce Publishes Final Rule on Treatment of Alleged "Currency Undervaluation" in Countervailing Duty...

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On February 4, 2020, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) published a final rule establishing a process by which DOC may treat a foreign country's "currency undervaluation" as a countervailable subsidy for purposes of US...more

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U.S.-China Phase One Trade Deal: A Recap

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After months of anticipation, President Donald Trump signed an interim “Phase One” trade agreement (“the Agreement”) with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House on January 15, 2020. Under the Agreement reached after...more

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Five Tips for Dealing with Cryptocurrency in Your Divorce

Do you or your spouse have cryptocurrency? Did it exist during the marriage? Do you know how the cryptocurrency will be addressed in your divorce? Is it income? Is it an asset?...more

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President Trump to Restore Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel Imports from Brazil and Argentina

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While China commands the media spotlight in the global war on trade, new trade battles are being waged south of the equator. On Monday December 2, 2019, President Trump announced that he would reinstate tariffs on aluminum...more

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US Treasury Department Designates China as a "Currency Manipulator" Under 1988 Statute

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On August 5, 2019, the US Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") announced that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, "under the auspices of President Trump," has determined that China is a "currency manipulator" pursuant to...more

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Payment Services: Countdown to new Principles-based regime in August

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New Principles for Business and conduct rules for payment services and connected activities will apply from 1 August. Affected firms will need to have in place a business-wide strategy for complying with the Principles for...more

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U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Announced

On Sunday, September 30, President Trump reached an agreement with the governments of Canada and Mexico to revise and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Publishing the text of the new agreement just...more

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SIDRU Judgment: Hedging Transaction Not Rendered Speculative Even if It Exposes Party to Unlimited Risk

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The Context: In the wake of the Saint-Leu-la-Forêt decision of May 28, 2018, France's Court of Cassation issued an important decision on structured swaps concerning legal actions brought by public authorities against banks...more

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What to Expect From NAFTA Renegotiations

On July 17, 2017, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a report on U.S. goals to modify the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The report provides insight into the issues that will be...more

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SEC Disclosure Trends Related to Brexit and the Trump Administration

The Brexit vote and President Donald Trump’s election and proposed regulatory and other reforms have led to worldwide geopolitical uncertainty. We expect reporting companies will continue to disclose risk factors relating to...more

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Grappling with severe exchange rate fluctuations in assessing the costs of litigation

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The English High Court has recently provided guidance on a novel but practical point, allowing a party benefiting from a costs order to recover additional sums to account for expenditure incurred as a result of exchange rate...more

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China Strengthens Supervision on Offshore Chinese Yuan (RMB) Lending

In 2016 stabilizing the exchange rate of Chinese yuan (also known as RMB, the legal currency of China) was a critical challenge for Chinese government. Due to the recent staggering devaluation of RMB, the People’s Bank of...more

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Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code

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On December 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgment in Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. v Attorney General of Canada (2016 SCC 55) along with its companion case Canada (Attorney General) v Fairmont Hotels Inc....more

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The World in US Courts: Orrick's Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law to Global Business and Cross-Border Activities

Alien Tort Statute (ATS)/Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA)/Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) - District Court Dismisses ATS Claim Where Alleged Conduct in US Was Not Directly Linked to Injuries Claimed in Other Countries - ...more

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Fashion Retailer Zara Hit With Pricing Disclosure Lawsuit

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Zara USA, Inc., the affiliate of the Spanish fashion retailer, has been hit with a class action lawsuit in federal court in California advancing a relatively simple and novel set of theories. Rose v. Zara USA, Inc....more

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Currency fluctuations and Part 36 offers to settle

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Novus Aviation Ltd v Alubaf Arab International Bank BSC(c) [2016] EWHC 1937 (Comm) is relevant when unforeseen fluctuations in the currency exchange rate between the time of a Part 36 offer and the time of judgment affect...more

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Bennett Jones Spring 2016 Economic Outlook

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This Spring Outlook has three sections. The first section sets out our view of the economic outlook commencing with a very short summary of recent world economy dynamics, followed by a review of the outlook for global growth...more

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