Foreign Courts and Rulings

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Chinese Company Charged with Stealing Motorola Technology

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a federal indictment against the Chinese company Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd based on an allegation of "conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets."

Canadian Court Rules Against China Mobile Challenge To Divestment Order

In September, we wrote about a legal challenge by telecom company China Mobile to a Canadian government order, issued on the basis of national security concerns, that it sell off or wind down its Canadian investments. Last month, a Canadian court rejected this challenge. This piece summarizes some of the

Government Contractors Agree To Pay Close to $1 Million to U.S. Government To Resolve Allegations They Illegally Used Chinese Containers and Steel

The U.S. federal government reached a settlement last week with two government contractors accused of fraudulently using Chinese containers and steel in their contracts with the Department of Defense. The settlement involves a monetary payment as well as training and reporting requirements.

Chinese Purchase of Korean Semiconductor Company Rejected in CFIUS Review

In mid-September, we wrote about a CFIUS review of a proposed purchase of a South Korean semiconductor company by a Chinese equity fund. The purchase has now been cancelled, as it could not obtain approval from CFIUS. In March of this year, the South Korean company Magnachip announced its sale

Hong Kong Textile Company Fights Inclusion on "Entity List"

A Hong Kong textile company has gone to U.S. court to challenge its inclusion on the "Entity List" maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce. While its request for a preliminary injunction was recently rejected by a U.S. judge, the company's complaint will continue as it protests

At WTO Meeting, China Raises Concerns over Sweden's 5G Construction

At the March 31 and April 1 meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Goods, for which minutes have just recently been circulated by the WTO, China raised an issue related to "concerns over Sweden's measure prohibiting China's companies from participating in Sweden's 5G construction," under which Huawei and

CFIUS and Korean Government Finishing up Security Review of Chinese Purchase of Korean Semiconductor Company

Based on a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), President Biden may soon issue a decision to block the purchase of a South Korean semiconductor company by a Chinese equity fund due to national security concerns, although the outcome is still uncertain at this
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