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The Rise of Western Protectionism Is Set to Impact Global M&A

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

This year has seen a surge in western protectionist sentiment as a number of countries have sought to introduce legislation to tighten their laws on foreign investment and public interest issues. In Europe, the European...more

Globalization in the Trump Era: A Snapshot at Five Months

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The era of globalization may not be over, but the post-World War II global trading regime is undergoing a period of stress last seen during the demise of the Bretton Woods exchange mechanism in the early 1970s. I. General...more

US CHINA TRADE WAR–DAMAGE CAUSED BY AD ORDERS, TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF TAAF, TPP DEVELOPMENTS, NEW TRADE/CUSTOMS LAW

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Attached is the first half of the December blog post, which covers the collateral damage caused by US Antidumping Orders on downstream US production by the numerous antidumping orders against raw material inputs from China,...more

US China Trade War

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

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

'Protectionism' In M&A: A Mixed Picture

by Allen & Overy LLP on

When a national ‘champion’ is at stake, lively political and media debate often follows, sometimes even where the sector involved is not particularly ‘sensitive’. This is unsurprising in markets facing slow economic growth...more

Resurgence of Protectionism – Can European Member States Really Do Whatever They Want to Foreign Takeovers?

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

EU Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia recently cited the French initiatives to block the GE-Alstom deal as an example of “worrying signals of protectionist threats” in Europe. France is not, however, to be singled out....more

U.S. Government to Investigate India’s Trade and Investment Restrictions

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In response to escalating trade and investment restrictions by the Government of India, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and House Committee on Ways and Means have asked the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to...more

World Trade Organization Rules Against Ontario’s “Buy Local” Program

by Varnum LLP on

The Province of Ontario has imposed a requirement that in order to participate in its feed in tariff program (FIT) for solar energy a project much source at least 60% of the solar project content from within the Province....more

REGULATORY: International Trade: Energy Discrimination And International Rules In Hard Times: What’s New This Time Around, And...

by King & Spalding on

International trade and investment in the energy sector takes place in a framework of treaties based on the conviction that all boats rise on the tide of free trade and underpinned by legal obligations, including the...more

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