G. Hest and Joseph
In response to the global financial
crisis, financial regulators have expanded their surveillance of the global
economy, in part through the collection of more frequent and...
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By: Mahsa Aliaskari
Arizona initiated state-led
immigration enforcement measures in 2008 with a law mandating the use of
E-verify and establishing licensing penalties for employers who hire
unauthorized workers. On May...
On May 17, 2011, the SEC and the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced their agreements with Tenaris S.A.
(Tenaris) regarding alleged FCPA violations by Tenaris. Tenaris agreed to pay
more than $5.4 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest...
Japan's New Chemical Reporting Requirements
Reports Due in June 2011
On April 1, 2011, a new reporting
requirement for chemicals came into effect in Japan. This new requirement
originated in the 2009 amendment to Japan's chemical...
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...
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 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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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
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 Luisa Fernanda Mantilla Verdooren
Every day there are more
reasons for foreign investors to pay attention to Latin America. Colombia
illustrates the present trend toward modern corporate models, demonstrated by
its recent regulations...
by Vladimir Biriulin
Russian law now has the
trappings of adequate protection for intellectual property (IP), from
registration to protection of rights. IP rights are protected by the police,
the customs authorities at the borders, and...
by Alon Kaplan, Lyat Eyal and Susanna von
The recent economic crisis left
many countries with an immense "hole" in their treasury. Many states
were looking for ways to fill their economic gaps and many increased their...
by Christina Koliatsi
Following the European
Commission's 20 per cent target for the overall share of renewable energy
sources (RES) for the EU by 2020, Greece has made strides to meet that goal.
Greece has harmonized Directive 2001/77/EC on...
Rapid political changes in
Ukraine after the presidential campaign of January 2010 resulted in the
adoption of a number of laws and regulations, which might significantly impact
the business environment in Ukraine. These recent legislative developments...
Dr. Mohd Altaf Hussein Ahangar
The cyber age signifies the age of high technology. Its
evolution at the global level has affected every aspect of our lives. In
relation to the law of defamation, the new trends of anonymous defamer...
by Sigit Ardianto, Gita Syahrani and Ahmad
Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has
not received enough priority within Indonesia's legislation after its Kyoto
Protocol ratification in 2004. Despite the "Bali Action Plan" and the...
by Şebnem Işık
The Turkish Commercial Code
(TCC) has been in force since 1957, while most European countries have adopted
new codes or amended their regulations in accordance with economic developments
throughout the world. Because the...
By Milos Vuckovic and Patrick Callinan
Badly damaged energy
infrastructure from the Yugoslav conflicts of the 1990s was one factor that
contributed to the breakdown of a once integrated energy system stretching from
the Adriatic to the Aegean seas...
by European Commission Press Office
The EU Press Room announced that the European Commission approved the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation. After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission concluded that this acquisition...
Once a book, song or artwork
falls into the public domain, it becomes forever available for use by members
of the public, who need not worry about the author's intellectual property
rights. Such is the bargain between artists and the...