Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in cross-border corporate investigations and prosecutions involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), and it has become critical for companies and executives involved in any investigation to understand...
The ECJ Judgement in Pfleiderer : A
Tension more Imaginary than real
By Dr. Frank L. Fine
Summary: On June 14, 2011, the European Court of
Justice handed down a ruling which will have negative repercussions for cartel
enforcement for Germany...
In this Emerging Issues commentary, Jonathan Drimmer, a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C., discusses a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 621 F.3d 111 (2d Cir. 2010)...
As "quasi-states" continue to emerge as relevant and common entities, uncertainty over their boundaries, especially those that seem likely to be accepted by the international community, can create substantial economic and political instabilities...
The recent decision in Khulumani v. Barclay Nat'l Bank, LTD, 2007 U.S. App. Lexis 24370 (Oct. 12, 2007), underscores the need for multinational corporations and their executive officers to focus closely on Alien Tort Claims Act-compliance issues....
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In the United States, 28 U.S.C. § 1782 is a federal statute that allows an interested...