- Russian Trade Sanctions and WTO Law — Now It’s Really Getting Interesting.
- Global Trade & Geopolitics Today — China, Cyberespionage, Sanctions, Bribery ……. Trade is More than Trade.
- Victims of Terrorism — Do They Deserve a Day in a U.S. Court? Of Course.
- Multinationals & Global Taxation — Avoidance or Evasion? — Let’s Get Real.
- Global Economic Sanctions — Many of Them by Many Players — But How Effective?
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Author Archives: Stuart Malawer
Do U.S. trade sanctions imposed on Russia because of its annexation Crimea violate WTO law? The general question of trade sanctions for foreign policy or national security concerns and WTO law has never been litigated by the WTO. Are such sanctions … Continue reading
Global Trade & Geopolitics Today — China, Cyberespionage, Sanctions, Bribery ……. Trade is More than Trade.
Huge issues concerning global trade policy have emerged the last few weeks. They range from new economic sanctions, inequality and trade agreements, foreign investment treaties, global bribery, new WTO panel decisions against China, multinational taxation, and cyberespionage for commercial … Continue reading
Linde v. Arab Bank, a pending S. Ct. case, is a multibillion dollar case. It’s an intricate one involving terrorism, claims on behalf of terrorist victims, bank secrecy laws, tax evasion, foreign policy, diplomacy, and the role of the Executive branch … Continue reading
Taxation and trade are intricately related. More effective taxation of cross-border transactions of multinational corporations is necessary to ensure growth of global trade and national economic development. The recent Congressional hearings concerning Caterpillar and its Swiss subsidiary, once again, raises this issue of … Continue reading
In the last 13 years since 9/11 sanctions for domestic political and foreign policy reasons have exploded worldwide. They include financial sanctions, trade and investment restrictions, sanctions on travel, arms embargos, commodity restrictions, financial controls and disclosures, diplomatic sanctions, sanctions … Continue reading
The U.S. Dept. of Justice should be more aggressive in prosecuting firms for bribing foreign officials. Bribery is illegal under U.S. and foreign law. It’s unethical and counter-productive for economic and political development. Forget the U.S. Chamber of … Continue reading
National Interest, International Relations and International Law — Is Power Politics Dead in this Era of Globalization?
The simple answer is that power politics is not dead in this new era of globalization. Yes, we have new rules for inter-state relations brought about by globalization. But calculations of national interests in foreign policy decision-making is … Continue reading
This week two WTO panels decided the first two cases involving China – U.S. litigation in 2014. These were two major cases. The first case was brought by the United States involving China’s export restriction on rare earths. The second case was … Continue reading
The move by various countries, both developed and developing such as Indonesia, South Africa and Australia, to redraw bilateral treaties providing for investor-state provisions, should be resisted. The EU should continue to negotiate such provisions within the … Continue reading
NSA hacked into the servers and network equipment of Huawei, the private Chinese telecom firm, to determine its ties to Beijing and to exploit those networks and equipment when purchased by third countries or companies in those countries. … Continue reading