China’s One Belt One Road Could Disrupt U.S. Legal Dominance

On May 14, 2017, President Xi Jinping of China outlined plans to fund China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. If successful, OBOR would alter the global trade landscape and, secondarily, likely curtail the global reach of U.S. law. The potential legal effects of the OBOR and other non-U.S. dollar- and Bretton Woods system-centric trade and Read More ...

An “America First” Electronics Ban?

March 28, 2017 Getting to “America First” Recent Administration Actions Suggest That U.S. Laws Might Be Blurred and Leveraged to Advance “Nationalist” Trade Objectives (excerpted from a recent MassPoint publication) Related: #ElectronicsBan Timeline  Two Trump Administration actions taken this month suggest that U.S. laws and legal authority might be leveraged in unconventional ways to advance trade Read More ...

After Election 2016: 5 Legal and Business Issues to Watch in 2017

Download Infographic The dismantling of Obama-era laws and regulations, broader deregulation, and economic and political nationalism were and remain themes of the 2016 U.S. Election and presidential transition period. Donald Trump and members of the incoming Republican-controlled Congress have singled out for repeal or significant modification the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) and the Dodd-Frank Read More ...