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 Rosa Margarita Santacruz
A few months ago, the Colombian government, by law 1343
of 2009, had approved the "Treaty on the Law of Trademarks" and
"Regulation" 1994-TLT" (adopted on October 27, 1994,
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...
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...
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...
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...
J. Howell and James
In a ground-breaking decision in the case of Jones v
Kaney  delivered on 30 March 2011, the UK Supreme Court abolished the
long-standing common law rule that expert witnesses in UK civil proceedings are
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.
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...
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...
By Louis M. Solomon
We have previously
posted on the significance of the international practice decisions by the Second
and Eleventh Circuits' decisions relating to validation procedures preventing Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
OK, so I am beginning to see the
light at the end of the data mining tunnel. Another two weeks and hopefully it
will be done.
Amid the data mining a recent blog
post from Robert Goddard on Corporate Law
and Governance noted that a report from The...
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...
issue features the following articles:
Direct Investment | State Council Promulgates Regulations on the
Administration of Registrations by Resident Representative Offices of
| State Council Modifies...
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...
By: Louis M.
Tiffany (NJ) LLC, et al. v. QI
Andrew, et al. , 10 Civ. 9471 (S.D.N.Y. July
2011)(Mag. J. Peck) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], addresses international discovery issues and can serve as
by Lawrence Kogan
I. Introduction Part 1 of this article discussed how the various food safety -related provisions of the Hong Kong Code of Marketing and Quality of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants &...
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...
LEGAL ALERT July 2, 2010
orders published today in the Federal Register, the Commodity Futures
Commission (CFTC) designated the Mid-C Financial Peak (MDC) and Mid-C
Off-Peak (OMC) contracts traded on the IntercontinentalExchange...
On June 14, 2010, the Executive Office of the President
released a proposed law intended to "modernize" the existing statute governing authorial
and connected rights in Brazil,
Federal Law No. 9.610 of 1998 (hereinafter, "the Copyright...
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...
The Use of International
Trade Sanctions: Part 1
Congress demonstrate a proclivity to use trade sanctions against foreign
governments as a first resort in responding to pressure to "do something" when
a country is "behaving...
The Canada Consumer Product Safety
Act ("CCPSA"), which received Royal Assent on December 15, 2010, came
into force on June 20, 2011. Health Canada is responsible for administering the
CCPSA, which replaces Schedule I of Canada's...
The EC have published a Green Paper on
the Professional Qualifications Directive ' (COM) 2011. This Green Paper seeks
to modernise professional qualifications within the EU where the service sector
accounts for 70% of GDP whereas...
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