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Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

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.
Setting up in Flanders—Part 4 By Ian Robberechts International and Immigration Law, February 2013 Some points for a foreign investor to consider when starting commercial operations in Belgium.
Introduction to competition law in India By Tejas Shah Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, January 2013 An overview of India's competition laws.
Authentication of documents: Apostilles By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, November 2012 The Hague Conference is currently conducting a pilot project to develop procedures for the issuance and use of electronic Apostilles, or e-Apostilles. 
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.