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Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

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.
EU Center of Excellence at UI: Outreach and research on EU governance By Michael Nelson International and Immigration Law, July 2013 The European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a source of expertise on the transatlantic relationship and facilitates outreach, research, and teaching on the EU across the Midwest region.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, June 2013 To commemorate the occasion, the Mexican Consulate hosted an all-day event at the Chicago Cultural Center on May 3, 2013 to consider the history of the Convention and what the future might hold.
EU Center of Excellence at UI: A regional resource for EU information and research By Brent Rosenstein International and Immigration Law, June 2013 The goal of the European Union Center at the University of Illinois  is to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of students and faculty to serve as a focal point for research, education, and outreach programs on the European Union.
Recent requirement for registered commercial agents/distributors in Saudi Arabia By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, June 2013 There are some significant implications for foreign companies who now seek to register their commercial agency/distributorship agreements under the Commercial Agency Regulations.
SEC v. A Chicago Convention Center, et al.: A brief introduction By Peter Y. Qiu International and Immigration Law, June 2013 According to a three-count complaint filed by the SEC, the defendants allegedly committed fraud or otherwise made untrue or misleading statements to approximately 261 Chinese investors in the course of soliciting their business in violation of §17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and § 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Taking video depositions of persons in other countries By Ruphene Sidifall International and Immigration Law, June 2013 Taking a deposition in a foreign country can be complicated, and in some cases it may even be illegal to take a deposition in another country if the person is not licensed or otherwise authorized to take evidence in that jurisdiction.
Cental Asians in Chicago May 17 for Silk Road Conference International and Immigration Law, April 2013 Foreign government diplomats and representatives of business, academia, and government, including the United Nations, will converge on Chicago for the 8th Annual Silk Road Conference scheduled at Illinois Institute’s Kent College of Law Auditorium in Chicago on Friday, May 17.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, April 2013 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Introduction to competition law in India By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, February 2013 An overview of India's competition laws.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, February 2013 Recent cases of interest to International and Immigration Law practitioners.