Facebook Inc. received one of its biggest regulatory slaps last week when European antitrust regulators fined it $122 million for providing misleading statements about its 2014 purchase of WhatsApp.
Facebook Inc. received one of its biggest regulatory slaps last week when European antitrust regulators fined it $122 million for providing misleading statements about its 2014 purchase of WhatsApp.
A pair of recent filings in U.S. litigation over alleged foreign exchange rate manipulation has revealed a dispute that pits Quinn Emanuel against Hausfeld and Scott + Scott. The dispute, which revolves around foreign exchange rate antitrust litigation, takes on added import because all three firms are eyeing key roles in similar litigation overseas.
Even as legal technology professionals prepare for the EU GDPR, do not disregard important data transfer and protection changes afoot in Asia.
The United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office received a ruling on May 8 from the High Court of Justice in London that it can breach attorney-client privilege to see materials gathered as part of a company's internal investigation.
Affidavits from former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and ex-U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, who represent a Turkish gold trader accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, "appear surprisingly disingenuous" for failing to mention Iran, a federal judge said.
The settlement stems from the 2011 case against Magyar Telekom and three of its former executives.
The judge in the case against a Turkish gold trader represented by former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said he will appoint independent counsel in the hearing to make sure the defendant understands the possible conflicts involved with his choice of counsel.
The full judgment in the case—which also saw three Clydes partners fined 10,000 pounds—raps Clydes for allowing its name to be “unintentionally lent to what appeared to have been a fraudulent financial scheme."
Fintech could pose a threat to traditional banks in the United Kingdom, according to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. But that doesn't mean he thinks they should be subject to tougher regulation.
Weighing the risks of self-reporting a bribery violation, or hiding it, has always been a thorny issue for companies. That's the dilemma at the heart of the U.S. Justice Department's pilot program for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
In 2003 Chiquita Brands general counsel Robert Olson had to advise the company on whether to keep making "security payments" to known terrorists in Colombia. He told executives to keep paying.
A defense lawyer for Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader charged with helping Iran avoid U.S. sanctions, confirmed the attorneys' involvement in response to a court order but said that details of the representation are confidential.
"Although the firm has been around for 180 years, we only elected our first litigation partner in 1971,” says Michael Bennett, the head of Linklaters’ dispute resolution division.
Henry Weisburg, Christopher Ryan and Daniel Purisch of Shearman & Sterling discuss the Second Circuit's 2016 decision in Brown v. Lockheed Martin, which provides guidance as to how the principles established in the Daimler precedent should be applied to business registration statutes and illustrates why New York courts should not be able to exercise personal jurisdiction over an award debtor solely on the basis of business registration.
An indictment unveiled in San Francisco Wednesday includes two Russian Federal Security Service officers.
Depending on the court's ruling, the legal mechanism most companies rely on to transfer personal data outside the European Union could start to unravel.
Winning is great—but not if your client can’t collect. Faced with a defendant who tried just about every trick to hide assets, including a bankruptcy filing, off-shore fund maneuvering and dissolution of the business, a team from Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo wouldn’t take no for an answer.
A government spokesperson says Canadian businesses have expressed concerns over how they may be affected by China’s recent cybersecurity law.
Inside the billion-dollar plea agreement between the U.S. government and the Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. sits a tale of lawyers gone bad. And at least one who didn't. U.S. authorities pointed fingers at in-house lawyers for their alleged roles in a scheme to violate trade sanctions.
Federal trade regulators have dropped their investigation into Target Corp. over pillows that were advertised as "Made in USA" but were, in fact, manufactured in China. Target pulled the mislabeled products from store shelves, corrected the country-of-origin information for its own-branded pillows and took steps to prevent further consumer deception.
A prosecutor and a defense lawyer gave a federal appeals court starkly different views on just how far the U.S. Congress intended the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to reach in pursuing bribery abroad.
Eight partners who quit Herbert Smith Freehills last year to launch White & Case’s new Australia practice will be unable to solicit clients or staff from their former firm until September, according to a decision handed down in the Australian courts earlier today.
Phil Ivey has been granted permission by the U.K. Supreme Court to challenge a decision by the Court of Appeal. He is trying to recover 7.8 million pounds ($9.6 million) in winnings that have been withheld by a London casino after he was caught cheating.
The Cayman Islands' new centralized platform, only available to law enforcement, could be at odds with the current trend of greater control over personal data.
Ten years on the run in Namibia to avoid charges for his role in a stock options backdating scheme will cost Jacob "Kobi" Alexander 30 months in prison.
A unanimous court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, ruling that shipping a single component cannot trigger a provision of the Patent Act that applies extraterritorially.
The owners and operators of a luxury resort on the Caribbean island of Anguilla cannot be held liable for an attack on a guest family's 12-year-old child for which a gardener at the resort was arrested, a state judge has ruled.
Richard Swallow, investigations co-head and City disputes partner at Slaughter and May, has spent the past year advising Rolls-Royce on the Serious Fraud Office’s probe into allegations of bribery and corruption at the company.
Less than a year after suing Germany’s Stolmár & Partner over a failed combination, Philadelphia area intellectual property boutique RatnerPrestia has settled breach of contract, fraud and other claims against the Munich-based patent firm.
About 200 former King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) European and Middle East (EUME) employees, including lawyers, have turn to employment law firm Herrington Carmichael to handle their claim that KWM failed to enter a formal consultation process of 45 days prior to making layoffs.
Eight Australian partners at Herbert Smith Freehills have been named as defendants in a case over their en masse defection to the U.S. firm.
Ultrapetrol Bahamas Ltd., a company that floats energy boats throughout South America, filed for bankruptcy in New York on Feb. 6. Zirinsky Law Partners, a firm formed last year by a former top bankruptcy partner at three Am Law 100 firms, is advising Ultrapetrol along with Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Seward & Kissel.
The torrent of drastic changes to U.S. immigration law—including a draft proposal of an executive order to restructure and possibly rescind entire worker visa programs—has sent Silicon Valley tech companies into a frenzy, seeking legal help for a multitude of questions.
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. chief financial officer Christine Tsingos added a new claim to the company's case against fired general counsel Sanford Wadler in court Tuesday: Wadler allegedly once became openly hostile in a meeting, pounding his fists and yelling at the room.
Half of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's 2016 enforcement actions were brought against companies in the gaming industry. And U.S. Department of Justice efforts in 2016 added greater specifics on the potential benefits of corporate self-disclosure. And want to know how broker-dealers can rely on investment advisers to verify the identity of shared customers? Read on.
More than 4,000 lawyers had signed up to volunteer legal services across the United States by Sunday in response to the Trump administration’s swift move to restrict immigration travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Two decades after retailers got blowback for their labor practices abroad, more top lawyers are stepping into business-focused roles and tackling sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts.
Covington & Burling has secured a $6.31 million contract to represent Ukraine's state-run oil company Naftogaz in an arbitration dispute against the Russian government over its 2014 incursion into Crimea.
Anti-corruption efforts made strides during the Obama years. Will the momentum cease?
The obstruction of justice charge filed against Volkswagen AG pertains not only to lies by employees to federal regulators, but also to actions by VW's in-house legal team, according to statements attached to the plea agreement.
International usage can lead to problems through data collection, disclosure and more.
DLA Piper continues to profit from its role advising the administrators on the collapse of British high street retailer BHS, with a leaked document revealing that professional advisors racked up another million pounds in fees in less than six weeks.
In the latest development in Uber Technologies' long-running workers' rights battle in Europe, a Swiss insurance agency has ruled that its drivers are employees for whom the company must pay social security contributions.
The Appellate Division found "insufficient evidence presented to pierce the corporate veil and impute Dishman USA's New Jersey contacts to" Dishman Pharmaceuticals, which is based in India.
A look at the GDPR “tidal wave,” FTC authority clarification and more security and privacy challenges to watch for next year.
The United States trails other nations when it comes to attorneys' anti-money laundering requirements.
Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. has agreed to pay more than $283 million to resolve criminal charges and fines over bribes to government officials in Russia, Ukraine and Mexico, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
In international arbitration, relevant codified procedural rules are scarce. How, then, does one manage procedures concerning experts in international arbitrations? And what about all of the tactical decisions that would routinely follow from such rules?
Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to violate provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a sweeping deal with U.S. prosecutors and authorities in Brazil and Switzerland.
President-elect Donald Trump once called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act a "horrible law." Will the U.S. continue to play the role of global corporate corruption cop?
The U.K. government has appealed a landmark High Court ruling that parliament must be allowed to vote on the triggering of Article 50, which starts a two-year deadline for a European Union member to complete its withdrawal from the political bloc.
Legal technology providers are leveraging automation to help global organizations bring their data storage and organization processes in line with Privacy Shield and GDPR regulations.
China's top court has ruled that former NBA star Michael Jordan owns the trademark rights to his name in Chinese characters.
A decade-old case alleging that Chiquita Brand International financed Colombian death squads will move forward in U.S. courts after a federal judge on Tuesday rejected the company's argument that lawsuits filed against it by thousands of victims of Colombia's violent paramilitary groups should be heard in Colombia.
Lawyers for Russia’s state-controlled oil giant Rosneft manipulated court rulings in order to help it seize hundreds of millions of dollars in assets belonging to the now-defunct private oil major Yukos, the Financial Times reports.
Uber Technologies Inc. has chosen Cani Fernández, an attorney with experience in antitrust, mergers and acquisitions and European Union affairs at Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira, to argue on its behalf in a European Court of Justice hearing that could determine how Uber should be regulated within the European Union.
A federal judge in Albany ruled Nov. 21 that a woman who unknowingly married a Cuban spy cannot collect a Florida default judgment of $7.17 million against the Cuban government and the former spouse from accounts held as abandoned property by New York state using the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
A Pennsylvania federal judge declined to uproot a judgment against an in-state greenhouse stemming from a Dutch bulb grower's lawsuit filed in the Netherlands.
New York's highest court ruled Nov. 22 that the state's long-arm statute gives its courts jurisdiction to hear a Saudi businessman's claim that a Swiss bank with accounts in the state should be held liable for a bribery, kickback and money laundering scheme involving some of his former employees.
A federal appeals court swiftly rejected a bid for a new trial by convicted Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout.
When the U.S. International Trade Commission waded into a legal issue it hadn’t touched in almost 40 years--how to handle allegations of price-fixing--a Covington & Burling team rose to the challenge
On Friday the English Court of Appeal issued a landmark ruling affecting litigation funders who financed an unsuccessful $1.6 billion case against two U.S. oil companies. The court ruled that the funders, under the U.K.’s “loser pays” rule, could be forced to pay more than $24.7 million in legal costs for defendants in the case.
A new arbitration center in the British Virgin Islands has formally opened for business. And some high-profile figures in the arbitration world are getting behind the effort.
A subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co. ran a nepotism program on a grand scale in China, Justice Department officials said Thursday, as the bank agreed to pay $264.4 million to settle allegations it hired the sons and daughters of government officials to bribe its way to investment deals.
State Administration for Industry and Commerce headed down its largest antitrust fine to the Swedish packaging giant, ending a nearly four-year-long probe.
A look at how the integrated courtroom and related technologies have evolved in the city-nation.
China passed a controversial internet security law on Monday despite strong opposition from foreign companies.
Addleshaw Goddard has brought arbitration proceedings against its former head of real estate Mark Haywood.
Facebook denied insurance company Admiral’s plan to scan potential customers’ posts on the social network to gather information used in setting their individual prices.
Hong Kong’s law reform commission called for legalizing arbitration finance on Oct. 12. If the past is any guide, Singapore’s law ministry, which reviewed guidelines for third-party funding this summer, will swiftly make a matching move.
U.K. drivers for mobile cab-hailing app company Uber have won the right to be classed as workers rather than self-employed after succeeding in a landmark legal challenge.
A historic legal challenge designed to block Britain’s exit from the European Union has failed after a U.K. court rejected it as “not viable.”
The Second Circuit said that Baker & Hostetler partner John Moscow's nine-month representation in 2008 of investment advisory firm Hermitage, a putative victim of a $230 million fraud on the Russian Treasury, disqualified the firm from defending the Prevezon real estate companies, accused of laundering the fraud's proceeds, on a civil forfeiture action.
Dentons Europe LLP is the target of a negligence suit filed by more than 200 plaintiffs seeking to recoup investments they made in a gold-trading scheme whose owners were advised by legacy Salans.
The e-discovery managed services firm noted that it will take a "wait-and-see" attitude to opening an additional center outside of the U.K., given the country's impending Brexit.
The Eleventh Circuit awards a Venezuelan hospital a $21 million judgment against a group that the court found conspired to deceive it.
In case after case, the bogeymen of arbitration are going up in smoke, The Global Lawyer writes. But do critics rejoice when bad things happen to bad companies? No. Rather than celebrate good arbitral judgment, they insist the system remains broken.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer S.A. has agreed to pay more than $205 million under an agreement with U.S. regulators over allegations it bribed officials in the Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia and Mozambique to win government contracts.
King & Wood Mallesons is suing former co-head of corporate Richard Lever and his new firm Goodwin Procter, following a series of partner moves to the US firm.
Indian firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has taken legal action against its former Chennai office head over allegations relating to confidentiality and noncompete clauses.
Recent media reports regarding a potential multibillion-dollar settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Deutsche Bank have breathed new life into the debate regarding whether major financial institutions can be 'too big to jail.'
In "East West Street," Philippe Sands weaves the stories of three lawyers who passed through Lviv into a grand history of international criminal law culminating at Nuremberg, then folds it into a family mystery-cum-memoir of the Holocaust.
In a lawsuit challenging the U.K. prime minister's right to initiate the country's withdrawal from the European Union, a goverment lawyer said Tuesday it was “very likely” that Parliament would be able to vote on the Brexit process. But a lawyer representing the plaintiffs says that's not enough.
Finance has a long history of creative expansion. Financing lawsuits is proving to be no exception.
Criminal penalties for violating trade sanctions against the Iranian regime apply to the actions of a foreign national outside of the United States, a federal judge ruled Monday.
A group of Slater and Gordon shareholders have launched a class action against the Australian personal injury law firm following a catastrophic U.K. acquisition that led to its share price crashing 95 percent in less than a year.
Serving on international ADR panels is nice work if you can get it. But those selected as arbitrators are almost always men, predominantly white and disproportionately from wealthy nations.
On Sept. 30, a Washington, D.C., federal court stayed U.S. confirmation proceedings pending the claimants’ appeals in the Dutch courts, which in the first instance vacated the $50 billion awards rendered by international arbitrators against Russia for seizing OAO Yukos Oil Co. from its controlling shareholders.
When foreign states engage in commercial transactions in the United States, they are subject to the limitations on their sovereign immunity set out in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. How have courts dealt with the most frequently invoked commercial activity exceptions?
When a Chinese company escaped a U.S. price-fixing judgment on the grounds of international comity, some were outraged. But changes in China's antitrust laws mean that such a victory is unlikely to be repeated.
A pair of district court rulings reinforce plaintiffs lawyers' ability to sue foreign companies over claims that they fixed prices, even when the transactions at issue took place overseas.
British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline will pay $20 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges of bribing Chinese doctors and officials in order to boost sales.
Sometimes litigation slips into self-parody. We may have just reached that point in the Yukos case, with Russia’s “reply to opposition to motion re motion for leave to file a sur-reply in opposition to petitioners’ motion to stay.”
Volkswagen’s legal troubles have extended to Australia, where the country’s competition regulator has filed a lawsuit against the German automaker over the company’s emissions scandal.
International brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to pay $6 million to settle claims that its joint venture in India used third-party promoters to bribe government officials, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced.
As business disputes grow in size and complexity, would a specialized court with judges who are experts in the matters, and who could speed up rulings and appeals, be a good idea in the United States? That was among the topics at a discussion given last week by The Hon. Mr. Justice Blair at the Times Square offices of Brown Rudnick.
When foreign plaintiffs requested copies of all the documents—20 million pages—that Volkswagen has produced as part of multi-district litigation in San Francisco federal court, my initial reaction was 'Sure, hand ‘em over.' Except it's not that simple.
The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, passed both houses of Congress unanimously. Some version of it is highly likely to become law this year. What will then unfold in the courts?
Provo, Utah-based cosmetic maker Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. has agreed to pay $765,688 to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into a questionable charity donation the company made in China in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
In an unsatisfying decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday let a Chinese vitamin C maker off the hook for price fixing.
Chinese vitamin C sellers are off the hook for violating U.S. antitrust law because they were compelled by the Chinese government to set prices and reduce quantities for the vitamin.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Latham & Watkins are said to be advising the German financial services giant as it copes with a reported $14 billion demand by U.S. regulators to pay for its role in the 2008 financial crisis.
An arbitration stemming from Chile's 1973 expropriation of a newspaper during the coup d'etat that toppled then-Chilean President Salvador Allende has concluded with an arbitral tribunal siding with the current Chilean government.
In Miami, the integrated courtroom was used for international litigation, with witnesses in different time zones and language barriers.
In his Corporate Securities column, John C. Coffee Jr. of Columbia Law School discusses the spread of "entrepreneurial litigation" to Europe, where major securities class actions have recently settled, and he writes that the most striking fact about those actions is the key organizational role in structuring them played by traditional American plaintiff law firms.
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced its first guilty plea in its probe of Volkswagen's scheme to cheat U.S. emissions tests.
There was good and not so good legal news this week for Cisco Systems Inc.
Continental Breakfast: Your Daily Update on What's Happening in Europe.
A sham. A disaster. A disgrace. That’s how opponents describe the legal process for resolving disputes under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Apple Inc. general counsel Bruce Sewell has joined the company's chief executive in speaking out against the European Commission's demand that Apple pay a staggering bill for back taxes of $14.5 billion.
When you're the head of a company with a market cap that's bigger than the GDP of Sweden, perhaps you don't need to worry about being diplomatic.
The Daimler ruling was a car bomb waiting to detonate.
AstraZeneca agreed Tuesday to pay $5.5 million in penalties and interest to settle claims that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act through improper payments to health care providers in China and Russia.
A $655 million award against the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority for attacks that killed or wounded members of 11 American families in Israel has been thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Everyone thought that the U.S. indicted Chinese hackers merely for show. Everyone was wrong, writes The Global Lawyer.
New rules would force online services such as Google News and Yahoo News to negotiate deals with news organizations for showing their articles.
The Lanham Act can stretch across the U.S. border to reach a Canadian man selling Trader Joe's merchandise at a store he calls Pirate Joe's in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Victims of Hezbollah rocket attacks in Israel in 2006 cannot sue a Lebanese bank in U.S. courts simply because the bank allegedly used a New York account to transfer several million dollars, the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday.
As countries vie for control over information infrastructure and data stream regulation, Jablonski says we may see an increase in international arbitration.
RD Legal Capital, facing a fraud investigation, is challenging administrative enforcement proceedings by Securities and Exchange Commission against unregulated parties.
Now that the Second Circuit has fully embraced Chevron Corp.’s view—that the $9.5 billion Ecuadorean judgment against it was rotten with fraud—is there any chance that either side will give up their case? Don't hold your breath.
OPINION: The candidate could potentially use the act to advance his national security plan.
In their Antitrust Trade and Practice column, Shepard Goldfein and James Keyte write: As China's political and economic impact continues to grow around the world, U.S. regulators have been forced to grapple with how to protect U.S. interests in a system sprung from a very different government ideology. This clash has played out in the antitrust context in the drafting, implementation and subsequent reaction to China's Anti-Monopoly Law.
When the Securities and Exchange Commission approached Key Energy Services Inc. about bribery allegations in Mexico, the company went into high gear. It launched a major internal investigation and reformed its compliance efforts, including shaking up its legal department.
The global mining and commodities producer has begun arbitration proceedings against Bolivia for its nationalization of properties since 2007.
Under a proposal from HM Revenue & Customs, advisers whose tax avoidance schemes are defeated in court may have to pay fines of up to 100 percent of the tax avoided.
For Latham & Watkins, defending a Middle Eastern bank accused of stealing trade secrets from a plucky American entrepreneur could have been a tough sell to a federal jury in Orange County, California. How did firm lawyers come out on top?
A federal judge Wednesday dismissed a suit against Twitter Inc. that seeks to hold the social media platform liable for a 2015 terrorist attack in Jordan that left two Americans dead and was linked to the Islamic State.
On Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit laid it out with admirable clarity. Steven Donziger lied and cheated his way to a multibillion-dollar Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron.
Venezuela's central bank has withdrawn its appeal of a lawsuit it filed against an online publication that publishes the Venezuelan black market exchange rate.
The United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office announced Monday that it has opened a criminal investigation into possible fraud, bribery and corruption in the company's civil aviation business, which is based in France.
The appeals court on Monday affirmed the trial judge’s finding that a 10-figure judgment against Chevron was tainted by fraud and judicial corruption in Ecuador.
The appeals court on Monday affirmed the trial judge's finding that a 10-figure judgment against Chevron was tainted by fraud and judicial corruption in Ecuador.
Recent studies have shown some promising win rates for international companies' China patent litigation. But problems remain.
The Second Circuit has upheld a $406 million arbitration award that had been set aside by a Mexican court.
U.S. citizens get relatively few mentions in the Panama Papers. The explanation might be aggressive American tax enforcement—or inadequate U.S. measures to counter money laundering.
Ruling in a wide-ranging investigation into a 2008 global tax scandal involving a financial institution owned by the royal family of Liechtenstein, the Second Circuit said Steven Greenfield's Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination would be violated by enforcement of an IRS summons.
Treating the domains for Iran, Syria and North Korea—.ir, .sy and .kp, respectively—like government property could trigger a response that would destabilize the internet, Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson wrote.
The auto maker argues that the case does not belong in an American court.
Darryl Lewis was working as a security advisor for Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi when he was arrested and then tortured by a DRC intelligence agency that accused him of attempting to overthrow the Congolese government, his suit claims.
Rights holders should still consider the possible impacts that the U.K.'s departure will have on their patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights.
The Chinese government said it will legalize online car-hailing applications such as Uber and its domestic rival Didi Chuxing.
A new pilot program that offers leniency to corporations that self-report Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations requires certain conduct by corporations to prove their commitment to cooperation with the government. But the cooperation contemplated by the program moves corporations closer to, and perhaps over, the line at which they become state actors.
A 3 billion euro fine against Europe's truck cartel doubles the old record. But civil damages are what really terrify the truck industry.
At first glance, the complaint looks like your average drunk driving negligence suit. Except defense contracting giant AECOM argues Afghan law should apply.
Four months after reporting record annual earnings, U.K.-based litigation funder Burford Capital LLC once again announced that it has topped last year's first-half earnings and new investments by wide margins in early 2016. Simpson Thacher is one firm benefiting from Burford's largesse.
The U.S. Kleptocracy Initiative says "f--- you" to kleptocrats. What about their lawyers?
The agreement resolves parallel SEC and DOJ investigations into a $1.15 million payment that the agencies said went to bribe union leaders in Argentina.
Brexit's effects will vary. Expect delays for the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court. Other IP protection mechanisms may be less affected.
The Eighth Circuit on Friday sided with the mega-retailer and shut the door on a shareholder class action.
At issue in the case are 30,000 clay tablets from the ancient city of Persepolis. The three-judge panel's decision conflicts with one from the Ninth Circuit in another case earlier this year, setting the stage for possible review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Latin American countries may be more emboldened to enact bolder anti-tobacco legislation after Uruguay succesfully defends itself against tobacco company investment lawsuit.
Lawyers hoping to sue Volkswagen in Europe face a host of challenges.
The first of several potential Brexit-related disputes enters court today. The claim, brought on behalf of London-based hairdresser Deir Dos Santos, seeks a judicial review of how Article 50—the procedure by which a member state leaves the EU—can be triggered.
A new database from Stanford Law School offers unique insight on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements.
German computer software company Bitmanagement Software is suing for the U.S. government for $596 million, accusing the U.S. Navy of installing hundreds of thousands of unlicensed copies of Bitmanagement's virtual reality software.
A Delaware federal judge has allowed a contractual suit against a German airplane-parts manufacturer to proceed, finding the court maintained personal jurisdiction over the company under Delaware's long-arm statute.
Paul Reichler has been dubbed Mr. World Court for his dominance at the seat of public international law. But in the past week Mr. World Court became Mr. Arbitration. It was a great week for public health and maritime borders. And a terrible week for international bullies.
Microsoft and other U.S.-based internet service providers won a major victory when the Second Circuit found that the company is not required to comply with a U.S. warrant for customer emails stored on a server in Ireland.
The European Union is not doing enough to safeguard personal data and privacy rights in trade agreements, a new study warns.
Families of five victims killed in attacks in Israel have filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Facebook in the Southern District, claiming the social network allows Hamas to recruit and radicalize potential terrorists and raise funds despite widespread criticism.
Tainted testimony compelled in London tarnished the trial of the first two people convicted in the United States of manipulating a benchmark interest rate, lawyers for the defendants told a federal appeals court.
For the lawyers who filed suit Saturday seeking to hold Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government responsible for the death of veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, the work was intensely personal.
The agreement's approval comes after final negotiations concluded on the eve of the Brexit vote.
Vulture fund Elliott Associates is testing the viability of Panama Papers prosecution.
The case, which promises to be the largest yet under the U.K.'s retooled competition law, marks the largest non-U.S. investment by Chicago-based litigation funder Gerchen Keller Capital LLC.
The U.S. Department of Justice is asking for a court order forcing Facebook Inc. to provide information to the IRS related to its transfer of many of its global assets to its Irish holding company.
When will the Second Circuit rule in Chevron v. Donziger? The appeals court is taking its time with some big, divisive cases.
The U.S.-Cuba rapprochement adds a wrinkle to the Havana Club trademark saga.
The court ruled the Belgian Privacy Commission cannot stop Facebook from tracking non-Facebook users that visit its pages.
The Supreme Court's ruling further limits the ability to seek redress for wrongs occurring abroad.
While industry slept, the European Union blew up its investor-state arbitration system. Will a new court replace it?
The EU insists that member states must discard the nearly 200 investment treaties between EU nations. But what comes next?
The release of the Panama Papers shines a light on dirty money overseas.
A federal judge has thrown out a human rights lawsuit against Fethullah Gülen, an exiled Turkish cleric and head of a of multibillion-dollar network of businesses and nongovernmental organizations.
The world’s largest law firm by headcount is accused of dumping an alleged police brutality victim client, then taking on the police as a client in the same case.
The specter of competition among international regulators makes it essential for these entities to develop and pursue a coordinated strategy for all such matters.
When the jury foreman says “Not guilty,” that’s a defense win. When the judge dismisses a case on summary judgment, that’s a defense win. When your client agrees to a $14.7 billion settlement? For Sullivan & Cromwell and Volkswagen AG, yes, that’s a defense win too.
Given the late stages of Privacy Shield negotiations, and the long process of a Brexit, experts see little change to data privacy and transfer laws until Britain leaves.
Fangda Partners, a large China-based law firm headquartered in Shanghai with a strong intellectual property disputes practice, is representing Apple in its fight to reverse a recent ruling that threatens to ban sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing.
While the ultimate impact of the UK's exit from the European Union remains unclear, attorneys are beginning to wade through the regulatory challenges that come in Brexit's wake
In her Distress Mergers and Acquisitions column, Corinne Ball of Jones Day writes: Defaults on onshore and offshore obligations by companies in Greater China, as well as other Emerging Markets, have been increasing. Restructuring of this debt via a scheme of arrangement in tandem with a U.S. bankruptcy case may present an effective restructuring mechanism for Emerging Market enterprises.
Foreign Companies based in China face a host of social and legal challenges in discovery and corporate governance.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his friends once paid the Russian state roughly half a billion dollars for Yukos Oil Co., which was publicly valued at $6 billion in 1997. Russia then took back those assets. The controlling shareholders have fought Russia in arbitration ever since.
It would have seemed routine in many places: A defendant accused of illegally possessing a gun sat across a gleaming courtroom from the judge who accepted his guilty plea and would pronounce his sentence. For Mexico, though, it was a remarkable change from a century-old judicial system of paper-shuffling court cases in which defendants rarely actually testified before the judge ruling on their fate from within a cramped, bureaucrat's office. As of Saturday, the open, oral trial will be the norm nationwide as part of a sweeping judicial reform.
A Brazilian state governor's declaration of a state of emergency and request for federal money to meet obligations in hosting the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is being questioned on constitutional grounds and may lead to lawsuits, lawyers say.
The nation's chief law against racketeering applies to some activities outside of the United States, but private plaintiffs must claim a domestic injury, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a closely watched business case involving a major American cigarette and food producer.
A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a clause in a contract that mandates that any dispute by resolved by Russians courts is enforceable, even though there is little likelihood that one of the parties will return to Russia to resolve the dispute.
As many companies have already realized, the same technology used for e-discovery in litigation is equally adept at discovering evidence in compliance matters.
In recent years, Canadian authorities have been cracking down on counterfeiting by using information from victims to close the bank accounts of the merchants selling counterfeit goods.
In this article, the twelfth in Allen & Overy's weekly columns on political law issues designed to help in-house legal and compliance personnel manage risks, we turn to lobbying regulation in the European Union.
The Justice Department revealed how it reached decisions under its new pilot enforcement program.
The 2016 Global Business Ethics Survey, released Thursday by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative , revealed that more workers in Brazil, India and Russia reported seeing misconduct and experiencing pressure to compromise standards than their counterparts in 10 other countries.
The location and cause of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's disappearance two years ago continues to prove elusive, but that hasn't stopped plaintiffs lawyers from pursuing novel and, at times conflicting, legal theories in U.S. courts on behalf of the families of the deceased.
The twin sister rental car companies Aviscar Inc. and Budgetcar Inc. were handed a $3.25 million penalty on June 2 by the Canadian Competition Bureau for alleged deceptive pricing practices in Canada.
Experts in the U.S. see many of the recommendations, which focus on mass surveillance, data rights and enforcement, as too far-reaching.
The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that an Australian businessman has standing to sue DLA Piper, giving him a shot at recovering a $1.29 million jury verdict he won against the huge multinational law firm after the judgment was thrown out by an intermediate court of appeals.