Author Archives: Stuart Malawer

About Stuart Malawer

Distinguished Service Professor of Law & International Trade at George Mason University (School of Public Policy).

Law, International Transactions & Federal Courts — Forex, Trade Sanctions, Corruption (FCPA) & Alien Torts.

                                                          This summer has not proven to be dull in international legal cases from the federal courts impacting international transactions and issues concerning China, Cuba, Iran and others. These cases and issues involve, among others, foreign corruption (FCPA), foreign antitrust … Continue reading

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Trade Developments on the Federal & State Levels — Growing Criticism, But Some Success.

                                                                     Major developments in global trade last month, on the federal level, include the enactment of the ‘Fast Track’ legislation and trade adjustment assistance. On the state level, state incentives for economic development focusing on export promotion and foreign … Continue reading

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Does U.S. Law Bring Order to Global Commerce? Yes, in Many Cases.

                                          Trade and international legal developments concerning corruption, price-fixing conspiracies, the TPP debate, international accounting and tax rules continue to illustrate the importance of global trade and U.S. law over the last few weeks. Most interesting is  the application … Continue reading

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U.S. & Global Trade — U.S. Global Leadership Role at Issue.

     Most important trade news the last few weeks have concerned TPA and Congress and the recent  blocking of TPA on procedural grounds in the Senate. This is extremely unfortunate for a broad range of reasons  including economic, geopolitical and … Continue reading

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Ever-Expanding Topics within Global Trade — A Dynamic and Critical Aspect of Global Politics.

                                             A broad range of trade actions have occurred within the last few weeks impacting areas not recently addressed. They include among others: cyber espionage and new U.S. asset controls relating  to cyber espionage, new EU antitrust cases … Continue reading

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Growing Importance of Many Factors to Global Trade & of Trade to Global Policy.

     There have been several interesting developments in global trade the last few weeks reflecting the greater role it has to play in the global system and the broad factors influencing trade policy. They include the emergence of the Chinese initiative concerning … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Trade Offensive Against China Really Helping? Are China’s Newer Actions a Mirror of Ours?

     A recent article in the American Lawyer (March 12, 2015) entitled “The U.S. Offensive in the China Trade War” argues the case that the U.S. WTO litigation and domestic actions are not justified. They amount to protectionism and are counter-productive. It makes … Continue reading

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