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UK Judgment On London Market's Standard Insurance Sanctions Clause
On 12 October 2018, the UK Commercial Court handed down its judgment in Mamancochet Mining Ltd v Aegis Managing Agency Ltd & Others [2018] EWHC 2643 (Comm).
UK
8 Nov 2018
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Regulation Round Up (June 2017)
The ESMA published its final report on guidelines on product governance requirements under the MiFID II Directive (2004/65/EU). The guidelines (set out in Annex IV) to the final report aim to promote greater convergence in the implementation and application of the MiFID II requirements on product governance.
UK
6 Jul 2017
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Second Circuit Finds Use Of "Who's On First" Routine Not Transformative And Not Fair
Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a consequential opinion on the meaning and scope of what has become the "transformative use" factor of the fair use defense to copyright infringement.
United States
3 Nov 2016
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International Comity And Deference: A Foreign Government With Final Say When Interpreting Its Own Laws
On Tuesday, the Second Circuit in In Re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation vacated a $147 million award against two Chinese companies for engaging in anti-competitive behavior
United States
26 Sep 2016
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A Month In UK Employment Law
We could not write a roundup of news stories from the UK without referencing the UK's vote to leave the EU.
European Union
3 Aug 2016
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Hague Court Finds Arbitration Panel Has No Jurisdiction Against Russia Pursuant To Unratified Treaty
The District Court of the Hague overturned a record $50 billion in damages awards issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration ("PCA"), to the former controlling shareholders of the Yukos Oil Company...
Worldwide
5 May 2016
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Dueling Forums: New York Court Rejects Australian Court's Effort To Disregard New York Forum Selection Clause
A producer and a distributor entered into an agreement to sell shoes in Australia. The contract contained broad New York choice of law and venue provisions.
United States
8 Apr 2016
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Louis Berger International Pays $17 Million Penalty For FCPA Violation
According to the DPA, from 1998 through 2010, the company paid approximately $3.9 million in bribes to officials in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Kuwait to win construction management contracts.
United States
21 Jul 2015
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DOJ Announces First FCPA Enforcement Action Of 2015
The Department of Justice announced the first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action of 2015, against Dmitrij Harder, the former owner and president of the Chestnut Consulting Group.
United States
13 Jan 2015
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An Overseas Sea Change For U.S. Antitrust Laws? New Developments In The Interpretation Of The Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act
Did it just get easier for plaintiffs to apply U.S. antitrust laws to foreign conduct? Quite possibly, yes. In a recent, thorough opinion, the Third Circuit lowered the bar for plaintiffs seeking recovery for anticompetitive behavior that occurs overseas but affects U.S. commerce.
United States
13 Sep 2011
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President Obama Signs Act Enhancing Iran Sanctions
Last week, President Obama signed into law enhanced energy and financial sanctions against Iran. The new law, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (the "Act"), imposes tough new penalties aimed at persuading Iran to stop its illicit nuclear program.
United States
16 Jul 2010
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Non-U.S. Successors Can Be Bound To U.S. Forum Selection Clauses
On October 23, 2009, the Second Circuit definitively ruled in “Aguas Lenders Recovery Group LLC v. Suez, S.A (ALRG)” that U.S. forum selection clauses are enforceable against successors in interest under ordinary principles of contract law – even when the successor is a non-U.S. entity.
United States
4 Nov 2009
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EU Data Privacy Agency Adopts Recommendations On Reconciling EU Data Privacy Requirements With U.S. Litigation Rules
In an effort to bridge the divide between European data protection laws and U.S. pre-trial discovery rules, an advisory body established under the European Data Privacy Directive adopted on February 11, 2009 a set of recommendations for dealing with “pre-trial discovery for cross-border civil litigation.”
European Union
4 Mar 2009
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Global Companies Faced With An Increasing Role Of The European Works Council
After four years of discussions and negotiation between the European labor and management stakeholders, the EU Parliament adopted an agreement on a revised European Works Council Directive, aimed at improving the role of the European Works Councils in representing employees of European-scale companies.
European Union
2 Feb 2009
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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear New Sovereign Immunity Case: Key Issues For Military Contractors And Sovereign/Private Ventures In Iraq And Beyond
As discussed in Proskauer’s report, “2009 Trends and Developments in International Legal Practice,” some of the top Trends affecting international businesses are the legal and practical challenges that arise in dealing with sovereign entities in deals and in litigation.
United States
16 Jan 2009
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European Union Adopts Legislation Mandating Equal Treatment For Temporary Agency Workers
At any time, there are approximately 3 million temporary agency workers in the member states of the European Union, about a third of them in the UK.
Worldwide
10 Nov 2008
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Offsides: Can Nationally Mandated Efforts To Develop Talent Run Afoul Of EU Antidiscrimination Laws?
For those of you concerned about discrimination in any form, this next item will be of particular interest ….
United States
27 Jun 2008
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U.S. Companies With Operations In Europe Must Comply With Data Protection Laws
The European Union’s approach to data privacy is completely alien to American companies. But, as a recent decision from the French data protection agency makes clear, an American company with operations in Europe that does not learn how to play by European rules runs a serious risk of getting slapped with a hefty fine.
United States
3 Jan 2008
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