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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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 &...
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...
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...
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...
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
issue features the following articles:
Direct Investment | State Council Promulgates Regulations on the
Administration of Registrations by Resident Representative Offices of
| State Council Modifies...
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...
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...
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.
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: 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...
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...
by Brittany Prelogar and Laura Ardito
The Court limited Alien Tort claims for human rights violations on non-U.S. soil. Nigerians alleged Royal Dutch Petroleum and Shell Transport & Trading Company, of Holland and UK respectively, operating...
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...
The following is an excerpt from a law student note by Chelsea Swanson, 2015 J.D. candidate at the University of Georgia. Footnotes have been omitted. A .pdf version of the entire note, including footnotes, can be downloaded from the link below the post...
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...
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...
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...