Trump on Trade: What New US Steel and Aluminum Duties Mean For Businesses

On 8 March, President Trump signed two proclamations – one on steel imports and one on aluminum imports. As expected, the president is imposing, as from 23 March 2018, an additional 25% duty on steel, and an additional 10% duty on aluminum, imported from all countries except Canada and Mexico.

Brief Review of the Newly Revised Chinese Anti-Unfair Competition Law

Since announcing the proposed revision of the AUCL, there have been heated discussions, especially within and amongst intellectual property related industries and professionals.

UK: “Adequate procedures” and self reporting under the spotlight as jury rejects Section 7...

A UK refurbishment contractor has been found guilty under Section 7 of the UK Bribery Act 2010 for failure to prevent bribery. The case represents the first time that a jury has considered an "adequate procedures" defence under the UKBA.

UK Product Recall Code of Practice Launched

7 March 2018 saw the long-awaited public launch of the UK Government’s new Code of practice on consumer product safety related recalls and other corrective actions.

Argentina: New Law on Corporate Criminal Liability approved

Since 2 March 2018, corporate criminal liability law (Law 27,401) is in force. Legal entities will be subject to sanctions in these offenses against the Public Administration and/or corruption: (i) national and transnational bribery and influence peddling; (ii) improper and unlawful transactions of public officials; (iii) illegal exaction committed by a public official; (iv) illicit enrichment of public officials and employees; and (v) forgery of balance sheets and reports to conceal a corruption offense.

Indonesian Competition Commission Forced to Announce Shut Down of its Operation

In the last couple of days, we have been seeing extraordinary developments in the long-running process of the appointment of new members of the Indonesian Competition Commission

UK: Privilege in Internal Investigations

Our Compliance & Investigations team identified six aspects of any investigation that you will need to consider carefully in light of the recent Bilta judgment

South Africa: Catch me if you can

“You can’t fire me, I resign!” sounds like something one of Harvey Spectre’s clients might say. But if your employment relationship is not in Hollywood, but South Africa, what would the legal position be in respect of resignation to avoid dismissal?

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