Autores Elise Groulx y Lew H. Diggs
La globalización puede ser una
fuente de violaciones a los derechos humanos y al medio ambiente que
desencadenan la responsabilidad penal y civil de las empresas y sus ejecutivos.
En zonas afectadas por...
For the past year or two,
foreign cloud providers -- particularly some based in the EU -- have been
making claims and insinuations about the scope and use of the Patriot Act in an
attempt to secure a marketing advantage over their US competitors. This...
Concerning bribery, focus is on laws with international reach (the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK's Bribery Act 2010), local laws are often overlooked. One is a Saudi Council of Ministers Resolution on the defense industry. One can run afoul...
by William H. Byrnes IV, Robert J. Munro, and Amy
The United Kingdom is is ranked
as the 3rd largest economy in Europe and 7th worldwide. It ties New York in
rank as the largest financial hub in the world. Despite extensive anti-money...
By Chrysthia Papacleovoulou
Cyprus offers tax benefits, tax
efficiency, and administrative ease for companies doing business in and with
the country. These attributes make Cyprus an attractive and favorable
jurisdiction for cross border transactions...
by Lawrence A. Kogan
This article questions the
extent to which U.S. continental shelf seabed mining policy, as reflected in
the U.S. administration's recently issued five-year OCS development plan and
accompanying agency regulations...
by Lawrence A. Kogan
The International Tribunal for
the Law of the Sea ("ITLOS") in ARA Libertad found grounds to expand
its compulsory subject matter jurisdiction to review international law concepts
not expressly incorporated within...
by Alicia Sánchez
On 1 August 2011, Spain amended
its companies law (Ley de Sociedades de Capital) to accord with European Union
law. EU Directives aim to strengthen shareholder's rights in listed companies
and to ensure cross border...
by Gabriela Anton
The 2011 Romanian Civil Code
(Civil Code) institutionalized two new mechanisms that may function as security
instruments using transfer of title: the sale with an option to repurchase and
the retention of title. Under...
by Esteban Ropolo
For the last few years,
Argentina's government has been serially violating its commitments to a rules
based multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization (WTO). The
recently introduced non-automatic...
by Michael V. Pergamenshik
The introduction of narrower
timeframes, online notification of potential creditors, electronic bidding,
creditor substitution and a roughly sketched mechanism of cooperation in cross-border
bankruptcy proceedings in Ukraine's...
by Arne Ots and Sander Kärson
The concept of the first demand
guarantee has been well accepted and recognized in Estonia. This contract
security has been a widely used and irreplaceable tool to secure the immediate
Last Spring, Canada decided to
follow the US and added an exception to its State Immunity Act, removing
jurisdictional immunity for states that support terrorism. The government
issued a list of foreign states that support terrorism. Iran and Syria...
Le printemps dernier, le Canada
a decide d'ajouter une nouvelle exception dans sa Loi sur l'Immunite des Etats
en privant de l'immunite juridictionnelle les etats qui supportent le
terrorisme. Le gouvernement etablit une liste d'etats...
by Richard A. Cevallos
When El Salvador's new Codigo
Procesal Civil y Mercantil (Civil and Commercial Procedure Code, or CCPC)
went into effect on July 1, 2010, it dramatically changed the rules of the
procedural game. These rules...
by Carlos de Sousa e Brito
There is a major sea change
ahead for the registration of vessels, as some European legislation is being
prepared to convince ship owners to register their vessels in the European
Union (EU). Germany, for example...
by Leonardo Rocha e Silva and Jose Alexandre Buaiz Neto
On 29 May 2012, the new
Brazilian Competition Act (Law No. 12529, enacted on 30 November 2011) (Act)
became effective, replacing the former law enacted in 1994. The new Act will...
Opening its markets, Colombia
has become an attractive alternative to foreign investors. Recent procedural
regulatory changes that will affect national and cross border transactions. The
country is busy promoting investment frameworks and revamping...
by Hamud M. Balfas
On 22 November 2011, Indonesian
President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono finally signed the Financial Services
Authority bill ( Otoritas Jasa Keuangan , or the OJK), enacting Law No.
21/2011 (Law 21). Law 21 was enacted to...
by Jeff Simser
Money laundering has generally
been defined as a process under which "dirty money" produced by
criminal activity is turned into "clean money" and moved into the
economy in places less likely to attract the attention...
We often hear about how China's merger review "diverges" from other jurisdictions, most recently in reaction to conditional approvals of the Seagate/Samsung and Western Digital/Hitachi mergers. But China's MOFCOM is merely...
Unlike other jurisdictions
where antitrust enforcement is centralized, in China three agencies enforce the
Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"). The AML has been in effect since
August 2008 and continues to evolve as these three agencies adopt...
by Brittany Prelogar, Laura Ardito and Jeanne
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum
Co. is before the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue is whether corporations can be
held liable under the Alien Tort Statute which permits aliens to file suit in
by Joseph Lookofsky
In light of the decision by the
Belgian Supreme Court in Scafom International v. Lorrain Tubes (2009), American
contract law practitioners need to be aware of the relationship between an
exemption from liability for non-performance...
Cette mise-a-jour n'affecte que la Province de Quebec. La conclusion que la prescription n'est interrompue que par le depot d'une demande en justice aupres d'une cour du Quebec etait basee sur une decision...