Litigation and Arbitration

On March 31, 2020, a group of U.S. mattress producers, Brooklyn Bedding, Corsican Mattress Company, Elite Comfort Solutions, FXI, Inc., Innocor, Inc., Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., Leggett & Platt, Inc., and union workers (Petitioners) filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Mattresses from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Under U.S. trade

China employment lawyers

China’s economy is moribund and foreign businesses are paying the price. In an effort to minimize further losses, they are looking to cut costs. For many, this means reducing their workforce and reducing the hours of those who remain. But as Grace Yang, our lead China employment lawyer has written, the Chinese government is

China bank scam fraud

The China bank switch scam has been a constant for about a decade. This scam involves criminals breaking into email accounts and changing bank-account information to capture payments intended for Chinese suppliers. The criminals are sometimes from outside the Chinese company (oftentimes outside China as well), from inside the Chinese company (like an employee) or

Duties on products from China

On January 15, 2020, the Coalition of American Vertical Engine Producers (Petitioner), consisting of Kohler Co. and Briggs & Stratton Corp., filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Vertical Shaft Engines between 225 – 999 cc from China.  These engines are typically used for riding lawn mowers and other non-hand held outdoor power

Customs lawyers

The US and China may be signing a Phase One trade agreement next week, but the antidumping and countervailing duty claims against Chinese products are not missing a beat.

This January 8, 2020, filing against wood mouldings and millwork products is just another in a long line of anti-dumping/countervailing duty cases brought against Chinese products

California IoT law A few days ago, California passed the first U.S. information security law specifically targeting the Internet of Things (or IoT). We wrote about the lawSB-327, about a year ago when it first passed. SB-327 has gotten relatively little press compared to California’s other pioneering data protection statute, the California Consumer Privacy Act

Illegal country of origin transshipping trade lawyers

Earlier this year, “Univar USA Inc. paid  U.S. $62.5 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Evaded $36 Million in Antidumping Duties on Imported Chinese Saccharin.”  My law firm profited handsomely from this case because we brought it to the government’s attention and then assisted on it.

The United States Department of Justice describes

China trademark lawyers

In yesterday’s post, Mathew Alderson wrote about how Beijing IP Court statistics released during the UK-China IP Symposium he attended in Beijing on November 1st. Mathew concluded his post by noting the following:

These statistics and the underlying cases on which these statistics are based tell us that foreign companies can prevail in intellectual property

China IP lawyers

Many foreign IP owners doing business in or with China do not believe the Chinese court system works. They or their foreign lawyers therefore tend to choose foreign law and jurisdiction in their contracts. When this results in contracts that are unenforceable against a Chinese party, everyone blames the Chinese. The prophesy about the lack