Terminated employee of Machine Zone was arrested just before boarding a flight to China after an FBI investigation.
Terminated employee of Machine Zone was arrested just before boarding a flight to China after an FBI investigation.
More than half the countries that signed on to an international bribery law convention haven't ventured beyond their own countries.
A dozen law firms team up to stop human trafficking, and send Congress a signal.
The trial of alleged embezzler Zhao Shilan will be the first U.S. prosecution of a Chinese economic fugitive since China began to hunt for corrupt officials living overseas last year. But difficulties in cooperation between the two countries means a conviction is far from guaranteed.
Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao and Home Box Office Inc. won the first round in the litigation over his highly publicized match against Floyd Mayweather after a federal panel sent more than 40 consumer class actions to a judge in Los Angeles.
A startup backed by a former L.A. Galaxy player accuses Sony of ripping of its idea for a charitable gaming platform.
It's not enough to register a trademark in the normal way. If you want to protect your marks, register them with the country's customs agency.
A federal judge has ordered the general counsel of a Chinese corporation to come to the United States for a deposition in a patent case, despite the attorney's fear of a possible arrest upon entry by U.S. authorities in a criminal investigation into a violation of the embargo against the Iranian regime.
Although bank accounts held outside New York cannot be frozen or seized to satisfy a New York judgment, an information subpoena can be used to determine where the accounts are located within the bank, a unanimous First Department panel has held.
The latest Arbitration Scorecard finds only seven—out of 128—billion-dollar disputes that are being heard in Asia. But Asian arbitral institutes in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and beyond see no shortage of smaller cases.
To be successful, practitioners need to understand the distinct legal paradigms that subsist in the APAC region.
The latest report from Cornerstone Research and Stanford Law School finds that suits against Asian companies—most of them Chinese—account for more than half of shareholder class actions filed in the United States during the first six months of 2015.
Companies facing incidents that might attract international attention must assess whether U.S. litigation is reasonably anticipated, thus triggering the need for a litigation hold.
Sanford Wadler was fired for misconduct, the company's lawyers said, not in retaliation for speaking up about possible corruption in Bio-Rad's business dealings in China.
There is no magic to winning business in Japan. It’s all about careful listening, honest explanations, and patiently waiting for the right decision.
A cyber-security breach at the Permanent Court of Arbitration places at risk any law firm that tracks arbitration in The Hague.
Last week arbitrators in The Hague heard from Foley Hoag's Paul Reichler in the first phase of the world's most misunderstood maritime battle, over the status of a few rocks that form the most controversial dots on the world map.
Twelve Darkode members have been charged with computer fraud conspiracy following an FBI infiltration of the forum.
Companies selling products to Chinese consumers have been avoiding strict consumer laws by selling directly via e-commerce. But that might not be a viable option much longer.
Macquarie Capital appears to have made peace with U.S. regulators over the messy demise of China's Puda Coal. But Macquarie's fight with its former lawyers at Morrison & Foerster is just heating up.
The international arbitrations that resulted in the largest public awards and the largest public settlements, 2013-2014. Plus, the biggest billion-dollar claims that were dismissed in the same period.
Billion-dollar arbitrations that were active in 2013-2014.
Our survey finds more billion-dollar cases than ever—and they’re being heard by the same tiny club of arbitrators.
More than 40 class actions have been filed over last month’s highly publicized fight between Floyd Mayweather and Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, alleging that the boxers, their promoters and the cable networks airing the match misled viewers about the “Fight of the Century.”
Vietnam's 93 million residents, a large percentage of whom are under 40, have money to spend on foreign goods and services.
A senior executive from Takata Corp. appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday to update lawmakers on the recall of nearly 34 million vehicles installed with the company's air bags.
In a battle over foreign oil and gas assets, the Republic of Kazakhstan has won a ruling that the New York office of U.K.-based law firm Clyde & Co must turn over information about the value of an oil and gas plant seized by the republic.
Catalyst Repository Systems' Insight e-discovery platform with technology-assisted review is available in Japan.
A former employee of a U.S. firm that shepherds Chinese companies through reverse mergers claims its owner, Benjamin Wey, sexually harassed her and then used his own online soapbox to defame her.
Lessons for companies abound in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation that arose from BHP Billiton's sponsorship of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
There will be more and more cases involving intellectual property, says a top Chinese lawyer in the practice. Here’s what foreign companies need to know.
Sanford Wadler claims he was blocked from investigating corruption in China as the company worked to nail down its $55 million FCPA settlement with the federal government.
The group, including a former employee of Avago Technologies, allegedly applied for patents and used a Cayman Island shell company for cover.
Federal agents do not have unlimited power to search laptops and other electronic devices without a warrant at the border, including airports, a federal judge in Washington ruled. The decision came in a case involving a Korean businessman whose laptop was seized by the Department of Homeland Security in 2012.
Speaking with The Asian Lawyer, Minister K. Shanmugam outlines his vision of building the city state into the New York of Southeast Asia's legal services.
Remember the stacks of pirated DVDs, the copycat cars, the bogus phones? They still exist, but increasingly at the margins as China gets its intellectual property act together.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released its annual "Special 301 Report" on intellectual property rights.
The Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed dismissal of a Commercial Division case Tuesday, holding that the transaction at issue did not have a "substantial nexus" to the state.
A South Korean company accused of stealing trade secrets from E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. agreed to pay $360 million in restitution and fines on Thursday, settling a long-running dispute over Kevlar brand technology.
An eight-story building that housed garment factories in Bangladesh, collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing more than 1,000 people and injuring many more. This week, the victims and their families filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington against Wal-Mart and other retailers that allegedly sourced products from those factories.
When you're "sick" in France, you might not be "sick" in Germany.
Report concludes governments, businesses and journalists have all been affected by a Chinese cybertheft operation.
A Q&A with Deloitte's Andy Ruckman: Reliance on local counsel is a critical consideration, but evolving technology can streamline international discovery.
Not necessarily, lawyers say. Alibaba and other Chinese newcomers to U.S. exchanges are far different from the companies, like now-defunct Sino Forest, that came before. Here’s why.
The defunct, fraud-addled Chinese company Puda Coal was disaster for its investors, and remains a major litigation headache for its bankers. Now the investment bank Macquarie Group wants the lawyers to share the blame.
Gibson Dunn partner Michael Wong, a former federal prosecutor, was hired to fend off a suit filed by a Delhi woman who claims stronger background checks could have prevented her attack.
The People's Republic of China has introduced highly restrictive technology rules for banks and financial institutions.
The Chinese laptop maker and Valley adware firm are pushing for a throng of suits to be consolidated in the Northern District of California.
A local judge in Las Vegas has ordered the China Sands Ltd. casino to deliver records related to a wrongful termination case, despite the Sands GC's testimony that following the order could send executives in Macau to jail.
A federal judge has ruled that an international arbitration award in favor of a China-based mineral supplier can be enforced upon an American company in a contract dispute.
Emails between Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle and its client, the Republic of Kazakhstan, were posted online in January after that government’s computers were hacked. Kazakhstan’s counsel at Curtis says in a complaint filed Thursday against the alleged hackers that some of the emails contained privileged and confidential attorney-client communications.
The country's reputation for bogging foreign investors down in litigation for years and overturning foreign arbitral awards may start to change if two soon-to-be-introduced laws are passed this year. It's all part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to attract new business to the Indian economy.
The International Trade Commission on Wednesday gave a green light to toymaker Lego A/S to bring a patent and copyright infringement case against three competitors that are seeking to appeal more to girls. Lego says its rivals copied its "Friends" line.
In the name of antiterrorism, China may require all companies to keep their servers and user data within the country, and demand that technology firms turn over encryption keys.
Antitrust/competition regulators are becoming more active and are in increasingly closer contact with each other. It's almost cartel-like.
When it comes to protectionism, China isn't blameless. But the United States wields its trade laws just as aggressively against Chinese companies.
A new personal information law in China aims to protect consumer personal information and clarify the obligations of companies operating in the region.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects that when employees travel overseas, their devices may come back bugged. So into quarantine they go.
The general counsel of the Sands China casino in Macau is caught between Chinese data privacy law and a Nevada judge's order that the casino disclose private information.
The San Diego-based chipmaker will also charge lower patent royalties in China as the result of a 14-month antimonopoly investigation.
Kevin Garratt has been moved to a detention center after months under house arrest for allegedly stealing Chinese state secrets. His wife, who also was being held, has been released on bail.
Four China-based accounting firms affiliated with the "Big Four" on Friday agreed to pay $500,000 each to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that they refused to turn over documents in multiple fraud investigations.
ZTE's legal team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman turned to the U.S. District Court for Delaware to stop an injunction entered last week by a court in Romania.
Over the objections of defense lawyers at Dorsey & Whitney and Squire Patton Boggs, Bank of China was ordered to turn over internal investigation records that could help plaintiffs tie the bank to a 2006 Palestinian terrorist attack.
Lawyers for the woman say Uber performed inadequate checks of drivers and "breached its duty" to protect customers.
Toyota Motor Corp. is in settlement talks with a former translator and self-described whistleblower who was sanctioned last month for posting on a blog internal documents related to its sudden acceleration defects.
Lawyers from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher offered their views on changes to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement in emerging markets.
The embattled air bag manufacturer has enlisted one of the firm's partners, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater, as a special counsel.
American Honda Motor Co. Inc. will pay two fines totaling a record $70 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to report deaths, injuries and certain warranty claims to the federal government.
In his International Environmental Law column, Stephen L. Kass writes that the tension between economists, investors and manufacturers favoring the elimination of most constraints on international trade and environmentalists (and labor advocates) fearful of a "race to the bottom" by countries competing for new factories has once again taken center stage in a struggle that is threatening to derail the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Big Tobacco is fighting plain-packaging regulations in court, in the World Trade Organization, and in international arbitrations.
Big Tobacco is attacking packaging regulations with both trade law and arbitration. Which is the better weapon?
As China cracks down on corruption, international firms with FCPA expertise are gearing up.
A new competition law is creating plenty of work for lawyers. But local moguls needn't panic just yet.
Chicago's McDermott Will & Emery extends its Chinese alliance into discovery and data analysis as demand for investigations and compliance work grows.
Thomas Kwok and Rafael Hui will each spend five and seven-and-a-half years in prison as Hong Kong vows to build corruption-free government and business community.
The plaintiffs had sued the U.S. affiliates of various Australia Catholic orders in the Southern District of New York in 2009, alleging violations of customary international law, including slavery and involuntary servitude, child trafficking, forced child labor and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
An immigrant seeking asylum after being fined for resisting China's coercive population control program has to show the fine "actually deprived him of the basic necessities of life or reduced him to an impoverished existence" in asserting a claim of past persecution, the Second Circuit said Friday.
The Federal Circuit hears Samsung's appeal of Apple's nearly $1 billion trial verdict in the companies first showdown over the look and feel of their rival smartphones and tablets. Judges Chen, Prost and O'Malley are on the panel. Big issues is must Samsung disgorge all profits over design patents.
Wick twice persuaded the Seventh Circuit to throw out $3.5 billion in price-fixing claims against Asia-based LCD panel manufacturers, winning a decision last week with important implications for other foreign and U.S. companies.
In his second public appearance on Capitol Hill in three weeks, senior vice president for global quality assurance Hiroshi Shimizu told lawmakers that the most recent information his company has on the problem shows that the Japanese manufacturer doesn't need to expand recalls beyond the 7.8 million U.S. cars and trucks in the hot and humid climates of many Southern states.
A federal judge has tentatively sanctioned a former translator and subcontractor for Toyota who posted dozens of confidential documents relating to its sudden-acceleration recalls on her blog.
Auto companies that recalled 7.8 million U.S. cars and trucks over exploding air bags linked to injuries and deaths have retained counsel amid mounting legal pressure.
Democratic Sens. Bill Nelson of Florida and Jay Rockefeller IV of West Virginia have demanded numerous internal documents from the Japanese auto parts maker about its deadly air bag safety defect, saying a top executive at Takata left them with "many significant questions" about the problem.
The first known lawsuit in federal court over a death linked to Takata Corp.'s recalls has been filed by the brother of a South Carolina woman who died after her air bag deployed during an automobile accident in 2008.
The Japanese auto parts company is under pressure by politicians to initiate an independent investigation into a deadly air bag safety defect, following a news report that it covered up the problem.
The embattled Japanese auto parts company has retained a high-powered defense team from Dechert to handle a criminal probe, congressional inquiry and class action litigation related to a growing scandal into defective airbags.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a nationwide recall of cars and trucks with air bags made by the Japanese company. The recall, limited to vehicles with Takata air bags on the driver's side, came after an air bag ruptured in an incident outside a region of high humidity. The previous Takata recalls of 7.8 million vehicles were limited to those states in hot and humid climates.
Senators plan to put Takata Corp. under the microscope, holding a hearing on the Japanese company's air bag safety defect that allegedly caused five deaths and prompted a U.S. criminal investigation and class action lawsuits.
A company’s brands are among its most important assets. But a new survey shows that corporate executives and legal departments charged with protecting those assets consider their brands to be most vulnerable in China, India and Russia.
The Southeast Asian neighbors both agreed to accept the decision and proceed with the development delayed for 20 years.
North Korea's removal from a list of state sponsors of terrorism while a case claiming it provided the weapons used in a 1972 attack was pending has led the Second Circuit to refuse to allow the attachment of $378 million in funds recovered in a default judgment.
in the last two years, four major international arbitral institutions—the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre—have overhauled their procedures to try to improve functionality and make their institutions more attractive to users.
Since becoming President and General Secretary of China's Communist Party in 2012, Xi Jinping has made fighting corruption—both in the government and in commerce—a national priority. As recent events demonstrate, a foreign passport will not deter Chinese authorities in their fight against corruption.
Amid claims that its client was unfairly bullied by protectionist Chinese courts, a team from Covington won a key victory at the U.S. International Trade Commission in an intercontinental patent feud involving mobile device technology.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has begun its “out-of-cycle review” of India’s intellectual property practices. Such a review could in theory lead to U.S. sanctions against India if the USTR concludes that India’s policies impede protection of intellectual property.
ABS-CBN Corp. has secured a $10 million U.S. judgment against a copyright and trademark infringer as an early victory in a broader court campaign against Internet pirates.
In a wire fraud case against a onetime investment banker connected to a now-deposed regime in the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan, a judge has ruled the prosecution's inability to identify exactly who the money was stolen from has made the task of restitution impossible.
Allegations that Avon bribed its way into the Chinese market sparked a massive internal probe and a criminal settlement. But a judge sent a proposed securities class action over the scandal back to the drawing board on Monday, dealing a defeat to plaintiffs lawyers at Motley Rice.
Indonesian citizens suing Exxon Mobil Corp. over the deaths, injuries or disappearances of their family members—allegedly at the hands of soldiers hired by the oil company—can move forward with their case, a federal judge in Washington ruled on Wednesday. The lawsuit centers on Exxon’s development of a natural gas field in an Indonesian province beginning in the 1970s.