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The Hill: Lobbying World

The Hill: Lobbying world By Administrator Andrew Shore, president of Black Swan LLC and a former partner at Mayer Brown, announced the merger of his company with two former Mayer Brown colleagues, Jim Jochum and Marguerite Trossevin. Black Swan will form a division of the company that handles trade, tax and health policy and advocacy.…
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Suite Talk: Moving Up

Suite Talk: Moving up By Aoife McCarthy New Shop in Town Andrew Shore said he got the name for his new firm, Black Swan, from the author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who defines the phrase as a rare event. And, the lawyer added, "It's better than the Shore Group." Shore is going on his own after…
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WUS to Remove Web Gambling from WTO Accords – ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

US to Remove Web Gambling from WTO Accords - ANTIGUA & BARBUDA The US has moved to "clarify" its commitments to the World Trade Organization, saying its ban on offshore Internet gambling isn't part of its trade pledges, reports Bloomberg (May 5, 2007): The US action follows rulings by WTO judges against its ban. Antigua…
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US Plans To Remove Web Gaming from WTO Commitments

US plans to remove web gaming from WTO commitments By Mark Drajem & Warren Giles LONDON -- The US has moved to "clarify" its commitments to the World Trade Organization, saying its ban on offshore Internet gambling isn't part of its trade pledges. The US action follows rulings by WTO judges against its ban. Antigua…
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Peeling Away the Rhetoric Over Shrimp Tariffs

Peeling Away the Rhetoric Over Shrimp Tariffs By Greg Rushford Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a preliminary ruling that a seven-month investigation had determined that China and Vietnam have been "unfairly" dumping cheap shrimp in U.S. markets, thus threatening the jobs of hard-working American shrimpers. To enable the Americans to compete…
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US Mulls WTO Lawsuit to Counter Piracy

US mulls WTO lawsuit to counter piracy By Bloomberg The US' dispute with China over its movie piracy and other copyright infringement may escalate into litigation as early as this month unless Chinese leaders offer an acceptable solution during summits with the US that start next week, people briefed on the matter said. The US…
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When It Comes to Law, China Buys American

When It Comes to Law, China Buys American By Murray Hiebert BEIJING -- Markor International Furniture Manufacture Co., a Chinese company, was charged by U.S. furniture producers in 2003 with harming their businesses by selling products below the fair cost of production. That's when the company hired the respected U.S. law firm of Wilmer Cutler…
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