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Jonathan Drimmer on Cross-Border Corporate Investigations and Prosecutions Involving the Department of Justice

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 what lies beneath the formal legal mechanisms...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Drimmer on Khulumani v. Barclay Nat'l Bank, LTD.

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. This commentary, written by Jonathan Drimmer, an attorney...

US Discovery in Foreign Proceedings

NOTE: The case and statute links below may be accessed by lexis.com subscribers. Non-subscribers may obtain research packages by the day, week, or month at lexisONE In the United States, 28 U.S.C. § 1782 is a federal statute that allows an interested or named party to foreign proceedings to...

Resolution of International Boundary Disputes Involving Quasi-States

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. This commentary, written by Jonathan Drimmer...

Jonathan Drimmer on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum Co. and the Alien Tort Statute

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) . The decision deals with whether the Alien Tort Statute...

Service Of Process Through Facebook

Foreign courts are increasingly willing to accept service through Facebook when other methods fail. Australia Rule 116(1) of the Australian Uniform Civil Procedure Rules permit substituted service "where, in effect, there is a practical impossibility of personal service and that the...

Pfleiderer Decision: Potentially Grave Impact on EU Cartel Enforcement

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 and for the EU as a whole. Pfleiderer dealt with the...

DLA Piper: Tougher Product Liability Provisions Following The Release Of Long-awaited Amendments To Consumer Rights And Interests Protection Law In China

By Sammy Fang and Moore Lu Download PDF The rise of consumerism in China over the past ten years, accompanied by huge increases in domestic consumption, has spurred greater regulatory enforcement in the area of product liability, as well as greater willingness by consumers to seek legal remedies in...