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By Louis M.
v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al. , 03-cv-1197 (RCL) (D.D.C. Mar. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], provides a recent example of how
choice of law can inform and in some respects determine...
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Direct Investment | State Council Promulgates Regulations on the
Administration of Registrations by Resident Representative Offices of
| State Council Modifies...
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
By Louis M. Solomon
First Investment Corp of the
Marshall Islands v. Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, Ltd. et al. , Civil Action No. 09-3663 (E.D. La. June 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], addresses the interesting international...
By Louis M. Solomon
No Specific or General Jurisdiction Over Non-U.S. Affiliates of Goodyear
Last year's end-of-Term Supreme Court international practice case, Morrison
v. National Australia Bank, No. 08-1191 (S. Ct. June 2010...
I was recently browsing through discussions and postings
on LinkedIn groups and found an interesting article that I would like to share
with you. It was posted on FizzLaw group's bulletin, a group dedicated to
providing small businesses with access...
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
High levels of fraud by trademark
agencies and applicants have prompted the PRC Trademark Office (TMO) to
impose new requirements for both domestic and foreign parties filing
trademark applications, oppositions, non-use cancellations, renewals and...
The Foreign, Comparative and International Law-Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2011 FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians. The FCIL Schaffer Grant for the...
Against the backdrop of a huge amount of domestic
liquidity from both state-owned and non-state enterprises, the launch of the
long-awaited Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) in Shenzhen at the end of 2009 and
the continued growth of private equity investment...
On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed into law the
“Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act” (the “HIRE Act”). The HIRE Act included
the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which enacts new information
We need your vote to help us win the 2nd Annual Stay Classy
Awards' "Most Effective Awareness Campaign" in New York City. The
Award will provide us with much needed funds to further our Campaign and its
Starting October 9th...
When I saw there was a press release from the UK's Ministry
of Justice, I was expecting an announcement of what it meant for a commercial
organization to have "adequate procedures" to prevent bribery. That being the
only affirmative defense...
Subject turned over to Rwandan authorities on
international arrest warrant
CHICAGO - An alleged human rights violator, wanted by
Rwandan authorities on charges he committed crimes against humanity during the
1994 genocide, was deported to Rwanda...
First 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 control law and requires that companies...
& Co . published results at the beginning of the year that evidenced
company executives do not feel the company strategies will lead to success. A
staggering 52% of those surveyed were of this opinion. The full survey and
results can be found...
The European Securities and Markets Authority has published data
on the amount of approved, sent and received prospectuses throughout the EU
between 1 Jul 10-31st Dec 10.
The last data (CESR/07-225) collected was between
the period 1st July 05...
Last month the Chancery Division
used the power under s306 of the Companies Act 2006 to order a meeting of the
company. s306 states:
(1) This section applies if for any
reason it is impracticable-
(a) to call a meeting of the company in any...
The United Kingdom's new laws for Web cookies and e-commerce come into force on
Thursday, 26 May 2011.
The new laws were announced in April
after a consultation in which Duane Morris participated. The consultation was
triggered by a new European...
On 14 December 2010, the European Commission (the " Commission ")
adopted a new suite of rules governing co-operation between actual or potential
competitors, consisting of (i) guidelines on the applicability of EU
competition law to horizontal...
Fashion design is finally getting the protection it
deserves. In April, the European Union
renewed a selective distribution regulation,  set to
expire in May, which will allow makers of brand name goods to decide how their
products are distributed...
By Louis M. Solomon
Our immediately prior posting addressed
the issue of how a single case in a multiparty, multidistrict litigation raising
industry-wide antitrust claims was plucked out and sent to arbitration.
How a plaintiff manages around...
With the end of the 30 November 2010 registration
deadline under REACH for high volume and high risk substances, there is now
available in Europe an unprecedented level of information about the hazards and
risks associated with chemicals. The information...
By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
On June 27, 2011, the United States
Supreme Court issued two decisions that limit the ability of U.S. courts to
assert jurisdiction against foreign manufacturers if their contacts...