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Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

Professor David J. Gerber elected president of the American Society of Comparative Law International and Immigration Law, February 2016 Professor David J. Gerber, co-director of the Program in International and Comparative Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology, was elected president of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) at the organization’s annual meeting in October in Dallas.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, February 2016 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Use of foreign governing law and arbitration clauses in Arab commercial agency and distributorship agreements By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, February 2016 This article summarizes certain contractual drafting issues that confront Western (e.g., U.S. or European) companies that do business through commercial agents or distributors in the Arab Middle East.
Updates in Swiss business law By Florian S. Jörg International and Immigration Law, November 2015 Between January 1, 2015 and August 1, 2015, only one significant change has become effective from the perspective of Swiss business law.
Illinois adopts new law to better implement consular notification and access By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, October 2015 Public Act 099-0190 clarifies who is responsible in the Illinois criminal justice system to provide consular notice to foreigners who are arrested or detained in Illinois, when such notice must be given, and what happens if notice is not given.
Court upholds consular non-reviewability 5-4 By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, September 2015 For the first time in over 40 years, the Supreme Court revisited the seemingly well-settled doctrinal issue of consular non-reviewability in Kerry v. Din.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, September 2015 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Case update—Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S.Ct. 746 (2014) By David W. Aubrey International and Immigration Law, June 2015 The author predicts that the Daimler opinion will create substantial litigation over where corporations are “at home” and whether corporations can be “at home” in more than one jurisdiction contemporaneously.
The Lady in Gold: Jurisdictional and other legal issues in its recovery, part II By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, June 2015 Part II of the article about the recovery of the famous Gustav Klimt painting of Adele-Bloch-Bauer, known as the Lady in Gold.
The Lady in Gold: Jurisdictional and other legal issues in its recovery By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, April 2015 The first in a two-part look at the legal difficulties one family faced as they tried to recover artwork stolen from them during World War II.
Practice tips By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, April 2015 The latest in this regular feature from Chair Lynne Ostfeld.
Reform of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Part IV By Joshua Nygren International and Immigration Law, April 2015 The fourth and final installment in this series.
Updates in Swiss business law By Florian S. Jörg International and Immigration Law, April 2015 Significant changes that became effective between July 2014 and January 1st of this year.
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.