by Walter Stuber
Brasil recently adopted new
laws on taxation to implement many of the OECD guidelines to provide for
transparency and assure revenue collection. Brazilian law now defines many new
terms for tax purposes, and its recently updated...
by Emma Davies, Ninette Dodoo and Jiajia Gao
In just one year, China's new
Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) has been scrutinised, analysed and criticised. In
parallel, the fortunes of China's companies in international transactions have
In this Emerging Issues commentary, Jonathan Drimmer, a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C., discusses a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 621 F.3d 111 (2d Cir. 2010)...
Ten years ago, the European
Commission sought to promote electronic commerce ("e-commerce") by
adopting a directive addressing certain legal aspects of information society
services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal...
The Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement
Network (FinCEN) division recently issued final rules regarding the reporting
of foreign bank and financial accounts (commonly known as FBAR filings). The
final FBAR regulations...
We are pleased to share this book review of our recent publication, International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives by Horacio A. Grigera Naon and Paul E Mason.
This article was first published in the Global Arbitration Review...
par Jean G.
Le delai de prescription d'un jugement rendu par un
tribunal quebecois est de 10 ans et dans la plupart des Etats, c'est le meme.
Dans certains Etats, le delai pourrait etre plus court. Selon l'article 3131 C.
by Jean G. Robert
In Quebec, Civil Code article
3131 provides that the shorter limitation period of a lex causae is applied
when enforcing a foreign judgment. Limitation constitutes a powerful and often
lethal defense which can be raised at the...
by Kit Chaskin and Noel Paul
As companies expand their
operations in emerging markets, they are facing a new security threat to their
employees: the growing risk of kidnapping for ransom. Kidnapping and Ransom
insurance generally provides the services...
By Germn Marin
The commercial agency contract in Colombia is one of the
most controversial contracts in Colombia, for the obligations that the
entrepreneur is forced to pay to the agent at the time of its termination. The
novelty of some new approaches...