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On April 29, 2010, in the case of I ZR 69/08,
the German Federal Supreme Court examined whether Google...
Craig Smith , John
E. Kelly , Fatema
Merchant and Rabeha
On May 19, 2011, the United States
Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that Jorge Granados, the former Chief
Palestinian Statehood under International Law
An Analysis and Discussion by John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq.
General Assembly Resolution A/67/L.28 on the Status of Palestine at the United Nations was adopted on November 29, 2012...
Estreicher and Marcus Navin-Jones
The Korean Ministry of the Environment ("MOE")
has released a draft of the "Act on the Registration and Evaluation of
Chemicals" ("Draft Act"), a Korean version of REACH. The...
Under REACH, the European Commission makes the decision
on whether to move substances from the Candidate List to the Annex XIV
(Authorisation List). The Decision is made by the Member State Committee
procedure based on recommendations by the European...
Ready for more of the same? The Green
Paper published by the Commission on corporate governance for European
Companies was published yesterday.
This paper aims to address three key issues... (stop me if you have heard this before)
1. Board of...
By Erik Zietse
In today's global economy, the number of international
transactions increases every year. Unfortunately, so do the number of court
proceedings relating to these cross-border transactions. For example, the VAT
St. Petersburg International Legal Forum is an annual
event that has taken place since 2011. It has already become one of the
largest international debate platforms for legal experts.
Representatives of almost all legal areas of specialization and...
The Third International Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists
"Methodology and Innvoation in Mixed Legal Systems"
June 20-23, 2011 - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Mixed legal systems, both the classical...
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Information that your business believes is confidential,
including foreign product sources and distribution, is not necessarily treated
confidentially at U.S. ports of entry. This article explains how, with a bit of
planning, the confidentiality of...
By: Keith Etherington
Keith Etherington, head of the Litigation Department at Mellor &
Jackson, presented the program, Judicial Appointments: Balancing
Independence, Accountability and Legitimacy, recently at
the ABA Young Lawyers Division...
On February 25, the Obama administration imposed economic
sanctions on the Qadhafi regime, freezing the assets of the Libyan government,
as well as the personal assets of Muammar Qadhafi and his family. Executive
Order (Feb. 25, 2011).
Now that the 2010 Registration deadline for high volume
and high risk substances has passed, the European Commission, the European
Chemicals Agency (ECHA), and the Member State Competent Authorities are gearing
up for Authorisation - the true "Heart...
The State Council of the People's Republic of China
announced the revised Regulation on the Control over Safety of Dangerous
Chemicals  , hereafter referred to as "the
revised Regulation") on March 02, 2011. It will become effective...
Chinese Court Guidance on FIE Disputes
On August 5, 2010, China's Supreme Court published the Provisions
Regarding Hearing Cases of Disputes involving Foreign-invested Enterprises
(Part I) (the "FIE Dispute Guidance"). The FIE Dispute...
The Financial Services Authority in the U.K. has been
aggressively prosecuting insider trading cases as part of its efforts to shed
its lackluster image. Until last week, the regulator had prevailed in four
successive insider trading trials.
By: Stephen C. Tupper
In March 2011, the European Commission published its first annual report, to
the European Council, on trade and investment barriers in third world
countries. This is the latest round in a long...
With this summer's passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer
Protection Act , it's Europe's turn to address financial regulation. This
morning, the European Commission released its Proposal for Regulation on OTC Derivatives...
by Juliana Laurello and Erik Zietse
New European Web Portal on E.U. Customs Procedures
The European Commission has launched the first stage of a
new web portal that is designed to serve as a single Access point for
businesses seeking relevant...
By: Heidi Salow | Erik Vollebregt
In November 2009, the European
Parliament amended the 2003 Privacy and Electronic Communications
("e-Privacy") Directive. These revisions have caused considerable
About a month or so ago I blogged
about an EC conference in Brussels on European
Company Law .
That conference has taken place and a report has been published which can be
found here .
There are also three video links from the three sessions...
Valence Technology (Valence) is an Austin, Texas,
energy storage technology developer that makes lithium iron magnesium phosphate
According to this piece in the Austin Business Journal ,
Valence recently won a four-year patent infringement...