China, which has had an up-and-down relationship with the U.S. entertainment industry, became the latest country to offer a key regulatory framework in its first-ever case dealing with NFTs and the copyright violations they are sometimes saddled with.
Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert
The purpose behind the Biden Administration's proposals to seize assets of Russian oligarchs is to punish a specific action by a state actor — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The proposals, however, do not appear to be limited to this conduct alone and would outlast Russia’s invasion. In times of war, it at least arguably may be appropriate to pass laws to expand the executive’s authority to address specific hostile conduct. Such laws, however, should end with the conflict.
Jeff Pade and Lindsey Dieselman
Two recent Chinese laws — the Data Security Law (DSL) and the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) — include provisions aimed at restricting the cross-border transfer of China-based data foreign enforcement and judicial authorities. U.S. courts have not yet addressed whether these data protection and privacy laws could bar the production of documents in civil contexts involving governmental litigants or in criminal proceedings.
After a raft of debilitating Western sanctions on Russia and the exodus of global firms from Moscow, Russia-originating cyber attacks are a growing concern among law firms, as the war delivers the loudest reminder yet to both firms and their clients that they must be prepared.
Harry Sandick and George Carotenuto
In recent years, mostly due to the well-publicized prosecution of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, FARA has become more of a focus for federal prosecutors. As a result, white-collar attorneys have been consulted more often about whether particular conduct requires registration under the Act.
This article addresses some issues to consider, including foreign arrest procedures, contesting extradition, and engaging with prosecutors before a defendant arrives in the United States.
Francis J. Lawall and Patrick M. Ryan
At first glance, Chapter 15 might appear to have the relatively minor role of staying actions against U.S. assets while the main foreign proceeding moves forward. However, as one recent case out of the Southern District of New York demonstrates, Chapter 15 carries the potential to significantly impact not only the main foreign bankruptcy, but civil litigation in the United States as well.
Devin Chwastyk and Christian Wolgemuth
The Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (PIPL) went into effect on Nov. 1 and brought with it a suite of new requirements and lingering questions.
Lanier Saperstein and Samuel Hickey
One provision of the AMLA was added with little fanfare and minimal discussion, yet it could have a significant impact on foreign financial institutions doing business in the United States.
Nyana Abreu Miller and Raul Torrao
After years of debate, Brazil recently enacted legislation amending its bankruptcy statute and modernizing the Brazilian insolvency system.