Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

Recent cases International and Immigration Law, September 2012 Recent cases of interest to immigrational and immigration law attorneys.
Cubanism: Cuba in commerce with the world By Joseph F. Locallo Jr. International and Immigration Law, July 2012 Is Cuba what it now appears to be, a country relinquishing some of its ideals imbedded in Communism and Socialism in order to prosper in a new world economy?
Is reform a reality for women in Saudi Arabia? By Cindy G. Buys and Stephanie Macuiba International and Immigration Law, July 2012 This article provides some background on the Saudi Arabian political and legal systems and on the possibilities for future reforms to expand women’s rights.
Wave of change: Chicago-Kent’s commitment to assisting and educating judges and attorneys in Mexico By Jasmine V. Hernandez Bench and Bar, July 2012 Representatives from Chicago Kent College of Law have worked closely with those at one of Mexico's leading private universities to develop a curriculum designed to train Mexican judges, attorneys, law professors, and law students in criminal law, criminal procedure, and trial advocacy as necessitated by recent amendments to Mexico’s Constitution. 
Is reform a reality for women in Saudi Arabia? By Cindy G. Buys and Stephanie Macuiba Women and the Law, June 2012 This article provides some background on the Saudi Arabian political and legal systems and on the possibilities for future reforms to expand women’s rights.
Thin ice: Avoiding missteps with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act By Marlene Fuentes and Gregory G. Thiess Corporate Law Departments, June 2012 A brief overview of the pertinent provisions of the FCPA used as part of FCPA enforcement efforts, a summary of some of the most recent enforcement cases and results, and some tips for companies and their counsel to assure that their day-to-day business activities will not become the subject of a future investigation or prosecution.
The world is watching and emulating By Hon. Jesse G. Reyes Bench and Bar, June 2012 We should be cognizant of the fact that when our Founding Fathers established our system of justice, they indeed created a city upon a hill which has been admired and emulated throughout the years by countries seeking to have the same rule of law we are privileged to work in every day.
Cubanism: Cuba in commerce with the world By Joseph F. Locallo Jr. Corporate Law Departments, May 2012 Is Cuba what it now appears to be, a country relinquishing some of its ideals imbedded in Communism and Socialism in order to prosper in a new world economy?
International contracts—Things to think about By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, April 2012 A few items to keep in mind when dealing with international contracts.
Seventh Circuit holds that women at risk of trafficking are not a “social group By Chris Cardona International and Immigration Law, April 2012 According to the recent decision in Cece v. Holderyoung women at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery are not members of a social group for purposes of seeking asylum under U.S. law.
Small and medium enterprises considering exporting to China should be mindful of protecting their intellectual property rights By John J. Tufano Business and Securities Law, April 2012 For small and medium enterprises considering exporting to China, understanding how to protect intellectual property rights abroad is a key component to due diligence.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, March 2012 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration attorneys.
Setting up in Flanders—Part 3 By Ian Robberechts International and Immigration Law, March 2012 Some points for a foreign investor to consider when starting commercial operations in Belgium.
International Internet jurisdiction under the Convention on the Use of Electronic Communication in International Contracts By Kitsuron Sangsuvan International and Immigration Law, January 2012 When two states claim jurisdiction over transactions, international jurisdictional conflict arises: Where can the plaintiff sue? Which country’s laws apply?
ISBA Section on International and Immigration Law sponsors “Careers in International and Immigration Law” panels at Chicago-area law schools By Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, January 2012 A summary of the recent panels, "Careers in International and Immigration Law," held at three law schools in Chicago and sponsored by the ISBA's International & Immigration Law Section.
Canadian Federal Court of Appeal provides direction for patentability of business methods in Canada By Kent Daniels, Brett Slaney, and Anil Bhole Intellectual Property, December 2011 While Canada's Federal Court of Appeals declined to determine the patentability of the “one-click” technique used by Amazon.com, Inc., it held that “there is no basis to determine conclusively that a business method should not be patentable subject matter.”
Energy from renewable sources in Bulgaria: Embracing the feed-in-tariff By Elena Sabkova International and Immigration Law, December 2011 The new Bulgarian Law on Energy from Renewable Sources was expected to set a new stage for the players in this sector: its target was to increase the consumption of energy from renewables by creating predictable scenarios for the operators and the investors and guaranteeing government funding and support for the generators.
New INCOTERMS 2010 By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, December 2011 The word INCOTERMS is an abbreviation for International Commercial Terms. These are commercial terms drafted and published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in Paris. First published in 1936, the terms were just updated in 2010 and are often referred to as INCOTERMS 2010.
Registration of commercial agency and distributor agreements in the Arab Middle East By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, December 2011 Your company has just entered into a commercial agency or distributorship agreement with a local party in the Arab Middle East. The local party is now claiming that the agreement must be registered with local government authorities. Is this true? If so, what are the implications of such registration?
Setting up in Flanders—Part 2 By Ian Robberechts International and Immigration Law, December 2011 Some points for a foreign investor to consider when starting commercial operations in Belgium.  
Maximize your profits and minimize your risks by understanding your sourcing agreements By Caroline Berube and Michelle J. Rozovics International and Immigration Law, November 2011 A look at the different issues surrounding sourcing in China.
Recent developments in Swiss business law By Florian S. Jörg International and Immigration Law, November 2011 A list of changes to note when doing business in Switzerland.
Can corporations be held liable for international torts under the Alien Tort Statute? By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, October 2011 The Seventh Circuit recently answered this question in the affirmative in Flomo v. Firestone Natural Rubber Co. But because the Second Circuit reached the opposite conclusion, it'll be up to the U.S. Supreme Court to ultimately resolve the issue.
International issues are everywhere International and Immigration Law, October 2011 Recent international law-related questions posted to the ISBA's General Transactional listserv. 
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, October 2011 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Setting up in Flanders By Ian Robberechts International and Immigration Law, October 2011 Some points for a foreign investor to consider when starting commercial operations in Belgium.
Anticipating 7,000,000,000: How do we feed them all? A brief glimpse at Food Aid By Ross R. Alexander International and Immigration Law, September 2011 This year, on October 31, the world is anticipating seven billion people on the planet.
Canada Consumer Product Safety Act went into effect June 20, 2011—What retailers need to know By Douglas F. Harrison International and Immigration Law, September 2011 Retailers operating in Canada began facing significant new obligations under the new Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, which went into effect on June 20, 2011.
Discovery in international arbitration International and Immigration Law, September 2011 Learn about discovery in international arbitration at this seminar on October 4th.
An Egyptian’s right to know: The need for freedom of information laws in Egypt By Engy Abdelkader International and Immigration Law, September 2011 Enabling Egyptians to obtain accurate data about their government facilitates their active and informed participation in the political process and equips them to set the public agenda.