Democratic Republic of the Congo v
FG Hemisphere Associates LLC (FACV Nos, 5, 6 & 7 of 2010)
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal
(the CFA) recently issued its judgment in Democratic Republic of the Congo v
By: Lori Noguchi* and Shahla Ali**
Foundation. Dr. Lori Noguchi has
twenty years of experience in China. Fluent in Mandarin and Japanese, she has
expertise in developing social and economic development programs and conducting
By: Carmel O'Sullivan
Carmel O'Sullivan is a Ph.D. Candidate at Queensland University
Many thought, no doubt, that the horrors of the Second World War - the camps,
the cruelty, the extermination...
By Astrid Aafjes
Astrid Aafjes is the
founder and executive director of Women Win. She has headed studies on women's
microcredit for the UNDP, worked with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence
Against Women on a global report for the UN Commission...
By: J. Peter Pham
J. Peter Pham is director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. A prolific scholar of African politics and security, Dr. Pham is also editor-in-chief of the refereed Journal of the Middle...
State Media Strategy during Egypt's
January 25 Uprising
By: Alexandra Dunn
Alexandra Dunn is a program
development officer at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and a
social media researcher. She is a research partner in the Tahrir...
Previous Attempts to Create a
Unitary Patent Protection
The proposal was reformulated in
2009, after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, which introduced a new
legal basis for the creation of EU IP rights. According to article...
A. Archer and Sarah
Two circuit courts have recently
addressed the issue of corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute
("ATS"). On July 8, 2011, the United States Court...
The ECJ Judgement in Pfleiderer : A
Tension more Imaginary than real
By Dr. Frank L. Fine
Summary: On June 14, 2011, the European Court of
Justice handed down a ruling which will have negative repercussions for cartel
enforcement for Germany...
DOJ and IRS Pair Up to Target Indian Off-Shore Bank Accounts at HSBC
Anyone with an off-shore bank or
brokerage account in India who has not yet reported the account on his or her
tax return has until August 31, 2011 to take advantage...
Eight international trade associations, including the International
Swaps and Derivatives Association, the European Banking
Federation and the Futures and
Options Association, have sent a
joint letter to Michel Barnier,
the EU Internal...
By: David J. Howell and James Rogers
J.A. Robinson v P.E. Jones (Contractors) Ltd  EWCA Civ 9
A recent decision of the English Court of Appeal has sought to reconcile existing case law concerning the extent to which a...
UK Court of Appeal Rejects Class Treatment of Claims Against British Airways By Matthew L. Berde Esq. and Christine A. Fujita Esq.
Summary: On November 18, 2010,
the U.K. Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court decision rejecting an attempt
by a pair...
Commission opens in-depth
investigations into two proposed acquisitions in the hard disk drive sector
By Amelia Torres Esq. and Marisa Gonzalez Iglesias Esq.
SUMMARY : "Two separate investigations under the EU Merger Regulation were opened...
Ninth Circuit Requires Production of
Foreign Documents Under Per Se Rule that Grand Jury Subpoena Trumps Civil
Protective Order in In re Grand Jury Subpoenas
By Jordan Heller Esq
Summary : The Ninth Circuit's decision in In re Grand Jury...
BY: Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris , Nicola Kelly and Stephen M. McNabb
The increasing number of sanctions imposed on Libya have resulted in
further difficulties for companies conducting business in the embattled
The Bribery Act 2010 (the
"Act") enters into force tomorrow
and with it comes some
of the most
far-reaching anti-bribery laws in the
world, surpassing the previous benchmark
set by the
U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...
China's economic strength continues to attract a growing number of
first-time China investors. This memorandum presents a general introduction to:
investments by foreign investors in China; the various investment structures
G. Pecht , Jeffrey
A. Blount , Stephen
Mark Dollar , Peter
Stokes and Mark
Chinese companies with securities
traded in the United States are facing mounting scrutiny from U.S. regulators, plaintiff's...
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Visa Bulletin; EB-2 for China and India Move Five Months
Court Upholds Arizona's E-Verify Requirement
Court Remands Hazelton Immigration Law Challenge to Third Circuit
Craig Smith , Paul
Simon and Anne
On June 14, 2011, the U.S. House of
Representatives Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism
and Homeland Security, chaired by Congressman...
By Jennifer Morrissey Esq. and
Orlando Vidal Esq.
It is no secret that energy companies frequently find
themselves in the crosshairs of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations.
Energy companies' activities abroad often take place...
Updates on (A) Synthetic ETFs and (B) the Implementation of UCITS IV
A recent Financial Stability Board note ("Potential financial stability issues
arising from recent trends in Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)" ) has raised...
Recently, the Chinese government tightened its policies on
foreign exchange and taxes with respect to cross-border mergers and
acquisitions ("M&A") transactions. Local government authorities with
oversight over foreign...
This memorandum presents an introduction to China's
new state secrets law and other related laws with respect to trade secrets and
bribery. This new law is significant, as it impacts the day-to-day operations of
all foreign companies...