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Harris Sliwoski Names Three Attorneys to Partnership

We are proud to announce three new partners in our litigation, corporate, and regulatory practice groups.   Harris Sliwoski’s New Partners  Jonathan Bench (Salt Lake City – Partner) Jonathan chairs the firm’s international transactions group and is the managing attorney of the Salt Lake City office. Jonathan was for three straight years awarded a Corporate

Vietnam international lawyers
China Law Blog

China’s Loss is Vietnam’s Gain

The international lawyers at my law firm have been increasingly fielding inquiries from companies looking to diversify their supply chains away from China. Many of these companies are looking to move their China manufacturing to Southeast Asia. To help our clients moving to or already in Southeast Asia, I recently went to Vietnam, Indonesia, and

China versus India for IT outsourcing
China Law Blog

Emerging Market Outsourcing: The Basics

About a decade ago, I gave a speech on software outsourcing at a major software event. Last week, I found my outline for that speech and this post is based on that outline, revised and updated. It is largely based on my experiences and what I have learned from talking with clients and other businesses

Asia Politics. China. Singapore.
China Law Blog

Lessons from Singapore’s First Ambassador Tommy Koh

I recently returned from a World Trade Center Utah delegation to Singapore, where I attended a briefing with Singapore’s first ambassador, Tommy Koh. Koh is a legendary diplomat and international law professor who humbly describes himself as a “founding servant” of Singapore. His list of accolades and professional accomplishments is significant, as well as his

Moving your manufacturing from China to Mexico
China Law Blog

Nearshoring to Mexico: The Key Questions to Ask

Issue Orientation As the US relationship with China deteriorates across the political, military, economic, and trade dimensions, US companies with manufacturing operations in China are increasingly seeking out strategies to diversify supply chains, mitigate compliance risk, minimize duty exposure, reduce costs, and manage uncertainty. Though several approaches have been pursued since the inception of the

China trademark lawyer
China Law Blog

Russia, The Wagner Group and the CCP’s Demise

I am lately getting a ton of calls from reporters wanting examples of companies leaving China because of its increasingly oppressive cybersecurity, data security and counter-espionage laws. When I tell them I have no such examples, they are surprised. I then explain how companies tend to believe they are capable of navigating such things and

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Canna Law Blog

Florida Supreme Court Weighs Adult-Use Cannabis Measure

The Florida Supreme Court will consider the legality of an initiative to get adult-use cannabis legalization on the 2024 ballot. Per Florida law, the state’s attorney general must request an advisory opinion from the Florida Supreme Court on whether the proposed measure complies with certain legal requirements. One of the issues is whether the initiative

The Difference Between B-1 and H-1B Visas
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$9.9 Million Settlement: An Expensive Lesson in B-1 Visa Limitations

Introduction In a recent development, L&T Technology Services (LTTS), an India-based company with U.S. offices, has agreed to pay over $9.9 million to settle allegations of visa fraud. The company was accused by the U.S. Department of Justice of underpaying visa fees by acquiring cheaper B-1 visas instead of the more expensive H-1B visas, which

ketamine telehealth
Psychedelics Law Blog

Updates for Ketamine Telehealth

A few weeks ago, we held a webinar about ketamine regulation and the future of psychedelic medicine (for a recording, click here). At the time, there were big changes on the horizon for ketamine telehealth. In the last few weeks, there have been a few pretty significant developments that merit some attention. For some background,