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Life after Brexit - how the UK and China can both benefit from the new global regime on jurisdiction agreements and judgments

by DLA Piper on

On 12 September 2017 China signed the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005 ('Hague'). This ensures not only that a country's exclusive jurisdiction agreements are respected in all other contracting states, but...more

US Department of State Releases December 2017 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

EB-1 remains current; “Dates for Filing” chart remains stagnant. The US Department of State has released its December 2017 Visa Bulletin, setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa...more

Trade and Manufacturing Alert - November 2017

by King & Spalding on

KORUS Renegotiation Update - As we have reported previously, United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer formally notified Korea in July that the U.S. requested a special Joint Committee meeting under the...more

Federal Circuit Review - October 2017

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing in Mentor Graphics v. EVE-USA - In Mentor Graphics Corp. v. Eve-USA, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2015-1470, 2015-1554, 2015-1556, the Federal Circuit denied Synopsys’ and EVE’s petition for...more

Anti-Money Laundering Update: FinCEN Makes Small Texas Bank Pay Big Fine

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

This Post at a Glance: - FinCEN imposes $2 million penalty against community bank - Bank failed to conduct appropriate due diligence related to Mexican customer - Small banks, other financial institutions...more

NAFTA Renegotiation Status Update: Fourth Round Of Talks Conclude In Ottawa, With Little Progress, Fifth Round Begins In Mexico...

by King & Spalding on

The fourth round of talks regarding renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were held in Arlington, Virginia, during October 11-17, 2017. According to a Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of the...more

3 Top Takeaways: Anti-Corruption in Mexico

Kilpatrick Townsend partner Adria Perez recently spoke on a panel with other thought leaders at the annual “Doing Business in Mexico” seminar which was offered by the Association of Corporate Counsel and Kilpatrick Townsend....more

Report Exposes Mexico's Anti-Corruption Flaws

by Holland & Knight LLP on

A new report shows that Mexico did the right thing by passing a new national anti-corruption legal regime (the National Anti-Corruption System) in 2016. The new report, from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF, aka GAFI),...more

FinCEN Fines Texas Bank $2M for Alleged Failure to Vet and Monitor Mexican Correspondent Banking Relationship – But Touts Bank’s...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

FinCEN recentlty announced entry of a $2 million assessment against Lone Star National Bank, a private bank operating out of Texas, for the bank’s allegedly willful violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) and inadequate...more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 9 - NAFTA Renegotiation Part 3: A Pro-American Agenda or a “Troubling” Approach?

by Benesch on

This publication is our ninth installment in a series designed to provide our clients in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and related industries with monthly updates on any action taken by the Trump...more

3 Key Takeaways: Doing Business in Mexico – NAFTA Renegotiations

Kilpatrick Townsend partner Marc Lieberstein recently moderated a panel at the annual “Doing Business in Mexico” seminar which was offered by the Association of Corporate Counsel and Kilpatrick Townsend. Marc, joined by...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Latin America continues to progress toward environmental sustainability goals as 2017 nears its end. Argentina proposes potable water and sanitation as legal human rights. Brazil moves forward on a number of waste...more

Más de 20 Años Después, Continúa la Lucha Transfronteriza de Trasportes de Carga Bajo el TLCAN

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Los principales grupos de la industria de transportes de carga están presionando al Representante de Comercio de los Estados Unidos respecto del programa existente que permite que los camiones de carga mexicanos operen en...more

More than 20 Years Later, Cross-Border Trucking Fight under NAFTA Continues

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Major industry groups are lobbying the U.S. Trade Representative with respect to existing program that allows Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S under NAFTA. It is unclear what the cost to the U.S. would be if it were to...more

NAFTA Talks Will Continue Into 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

The time frame for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks has been extended and will now continue into 2018. The fourth round of talks between the U.S., Canada and Mexico took place October 11-17....more

A closer look at round four of the NAFTA negotiations

by Dentons on

Round four of the NAFTA negotiations in Arlington, Virginia concluded on October 17, 2017. This round has been marked by significantly more tension now that the United States has formally released demands and tabled proposed...more

For US Employers Operating in Mexico, Anti-Corruption Compliance Now is a Multi-Jurisdictional Obligation

by Fisher Phillips on

For several decades, US employers operating in Mexico (or anywhere else around the globe, for that matter) have been subject to – and, therefore, should be aware of – the tenets of the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more

As “Significant Conceptual Gaps” Persist, NAFTA Talks Extended to 2018

by Baker Donelson on

On October 17, 2017, trade representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico wrapped up the fourth round of negotiations concerning the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington D.C. The latest round...more

NAFTA Termination and its Immigration Impact

The Trump Administration’s threats to terminate the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are causing concern at companies across the United States that have long used NAFTA to recruit professional employees from Canada...more

New Obstacles Emerge in NAFTA Negotiations

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations were completed in Washington on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, significant new obstacles to the trade talks are emerging. As a result, the fifth round of talks has been postponed until...more

Proposed E&P Unitization Guidelines

by Dentons on

Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (Secretaría de Energía) (“SENER”) has sent for notice and comments a proposed draft of the Guidelines establishing the procedure to instruct the unitization of shared reservoirs and approve the...more

US Department of State Releases November 2017 Visa Bulletin

by Morgan Lewis on

EB-1 remains current, minimal advancement in other categories. The US Department of State has released its November 2017 Visa Bulletin, setting out per-country priority date cutoffs that regulate immigrant visa...more

Challenges for Establishing Businesses South of the Border

Mexico is already a large player in the world economy, and it’s economic might is growing. Many manufacturers in Europe and the U.S. already have or are considering operations there, especially original equipment...more

Draft Fintech Law bill introduced in Mexico

by White & Case LLP on

On September 18, 2017, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) submitted to the Mexican Federal Commission for Regulatory Efficiency (Comisión Federal de Mejora Regulatoria, COFEMER) the draft bill of the Law...more

Update: Third Round of NAFTA Negotiations Concludes - Compromise Possible?

by Snell & Wilmer on

The third round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations among the United States, Canada, and Mexico concluded at the end of September. Similar to the position taken after the second round of...more

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