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Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

The continued need for better implementation of consular notification and access By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, March 2015 The recent case of Mordi v. Zeigler demonstrates the continued need for Illinois State Police Officers to provide consular notification and access to a foreign defendant.
How independent civic groups’ reports apply CERD to Japan’s controversy over hate speech aimed at ethnic Koreans By Andrew Macas International and Immigration Law, March 2015 As a party to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (“CERD”), Japan must submit periodic reports to The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Monitoring your USA property while living abroad By Karen A. Yarbrough International and Immigration Law, March 2015 An overview of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds’ Free Property Fraud Alert system.
Navigating the choppy waters of foreign trade—Chraca v. U.S. Battery Manufacturing Company By Hon. Daniel T. Gillespie and Aaron McKerry Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2015 In this recent case, the appellate court held that, under section 2-621, subsection (b)(3) of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure (735 ILCS 5/2-621(b)(3)), a plaintiff is entitled to reinstate an action against a product distributor where he can show the product manufacturer is not subject to the personal jurisdiction of the court.
Practice Tips By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, March 2015 Some advice to consider, provided by the presenters at a January 23, 2015, ABA webinar: International Discovery - Obtaining Foreign evidence for Use in a U.S.Trial.
Legal system of the Republic of Finland By Henri Spehar International and Immigration Law, January 2015 The following primer focuses on the older layers of the legal system that pre-date the EU.
New business opportunities in Cuba By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, January 2015 Many foreign investors are taking advantage of the friendlier business climate in Cuba.
Practice tips By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, January 2015 Next time your case involves intellectual property, surrogacy, or international probate, you may want to consider these ideas.
Illinois international business calendar International and Immigration Law, December 2014 Upcoming events of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.
Reform of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act By Joshua Nygren International and Immigration Law, December 2014 This is the first installment of a two-part series. The next issue of this newsletter will contain the second part.
Illinois international business calendar International and Immigration Law, October 2014 Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.
Opting out of CISG: Always the best approach? By Samuel G. Wieczorek International and Immigration Law, October 2014 This article will explore some of the factors that might be considered in order to make an informed, rather than a reflexive, decision on whether to embrace some or all of the provisions of CISG.
Practice tips By Lynne R. Ostfeld and Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, October 2014 Make sure you're aware of these useful pointers!
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, September 2014 Recent decisions of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.
Silence as acceptance in contract— A brief summary of Arab Middle Eastern law By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, September 2014 In most instances, silence in the face of an offer is not sufficient to constitute such acceptance. However, there are some limited exceptions in which silence can be deemed acceptance.
Save money in international law by performing your own Chinese legal research By Paul Kossof International and Immigration Law, August 2014 This article first provides a general model for how to perform Chinese legal research and discusses each step in the model to enable the reader to perform his or her own research. It then suggests specific legal services, provides other ways of obtaining English-based legal information, and determines when foreign attorneys must rely on Chinese legal counsel
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, June 2014 Recent cases of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.
Recent decisions clarifying the “particular social group” requirement make it easier for former gang members to get asylum By Tania Linare Garcia International and Immigration Law, June 2014 In recent years, asylum claims brought by former gang members have failed because of the development of strict judicially-imposed requirements to asylum and withholding of removal.
Inter-country adoptions and surrogacy: Cautionary tales By Ramsey Senno International and Immigration Law, March 2014 Attorneys practicing in this field should be cognizant of the dangers and the pitfalls associated with intercountry adoption, making sure they perform their due diligence regarding all parties and issues involved.
Inter-country adoptions and surrogacy: Cautionary tales, Part II By Erika Rahden International and Immigration Law, March 2014 Despite the obstacles that adoptive parents can face, international adoption is still a viable alternative for those seeking to adopt and if done correctly can create a loving and lasting family.
Press release International and Immigration Law, March 2014 Sign up now for the 9th Annual Silk Road Conference to be held May 16th in Chicago.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, March 2014 Cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Press release International and Immigration Law, January 2014 Sign up for this fascinating and educational seminar.
Real estate in Israel—Prepare for probate By Deborah Opolion-Elovic International and Immigration Law, January 2014 A look at the Israeli laws and procedures relating to a U.S. citizen who dies leaving real estate in Israel, and practical advice to those who currently hold real estate in Israel to ease the property's future transfer.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, January 2014 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Real estate in Israel—Prepare for probate By Deborah Opolion-Elovic Trusts and Estates, November 2013 A look at the Israeli laws and procedures relating to a U.S. citizen who dies leaving real estate in Israel, and practical advice to those who currently hold real estate in Israel to ease the property's future transfer.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, November 2013 Recent cases of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.
Exploring new marketing opportunities in Central Asia International and Immigration Law, September 2013 Register now for this timely seminar that will take place on October 7th in Chicago.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, September 2013 Recent cases of interest to international and immigration law practitioners.
S. Bill 744: Benefits & limitations for foreign national entrepreneurs By Himani Bhardwaj and Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, September 2013 While current immigration laws include options for entrepreneurs and/or investors through the E-2 visa and the EB-5 permanent residency program, U.S. Senate Bill 744, which recently passed the U.S. Senate, significantly decreases barriers for the founders of new businesses seeking immigration status in the U.S.