Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

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.
Two new procedural options for trade mark infringement claims in the Federal Court of Canada By Joshua W. Spicer Intellectual Property, September 2011 Two recent decisions of the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal offer new procedural options to pursue trade mark infringers in Canada. Typically an action, protreacted discovery and interlocutory motions and a trial were required to seek an injunction, damages, lost profits, or other substantive relief. However, in Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Singga Enterprises (Canada June 2011) the Federal Court for the first time granted judgment under new summary trial provisions of the Federal Court Rules, setting a meaningful precedent for the expedited procedure. In BBM Canada v. Research in Motion Limited the Federal Court of Appeal held that an application—a summary procedure akin to a motion with no discovery—may be used to pursue an injunction and damages for trade mark infringement and that such claims are not confined to proceeding as an action.
The European Union Center: A nationally recognized resource center serving the State of Illinois on European Union matters By Reneé Gordon Holley International and Immigration Law, August 2011 Over the years, the European Union Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a strong reputation as a leading provider of technical expertise and programming that highlighting topics relevant to the European Union and the EU’s role in the global marketplace.  
My U.S. Export Story – Finding customers around the world International and Immigration Law, August 2011 In order to recognize successful small exporters and increase awareness toward federal assistance for exporters, the U.S. Small Business Administration is sponsoring the SBA Export Video Contest.
Canada Consumer Product Safety Act went into effect June 20, 2011—What retailers need to know By Douglas F. Harrison Corporate Law Departments, July 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.
France—Year in review By Dany Khayat and Jose Caicedo International and Immigration Law, July 2011 A review of how the legal landscape in France has changed in the past year.
Further information on Section Council Chairs International and Immigration Law, July 2011 A nearly complete list of Section Chairs of The Globe since 1966.
Meet the Section Council International and Immigration Law, July 2011 Get to know Council members Tejas Shah and Maura McKeever.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, July 2011 Recent cases affecting international & immigration law practitioners.
Thank you to our authors International and Immigration Law, July 2011 A list of the authors who contributed to The Globe last year.
Germany—Year in review By Dr. Mark C. Hilgard, Dr. Jan Kraayvanger, and Till Feldmann International and Immigration Law, June 2011 A review of how the legal landscape in Germany has changed over the past year.
Hazards of failure to register as a foreign corporation By Stephen M. Proctor Corporate Law Departments, June 2011 Although registering as a foreign corporation will subject the corporation to the state’s jurisdiction and taxation, some consequences, as shown in Centralia Mining Co., v. Deneen Crawford, could be even more severe.
Spain—Year in review By Richard Silberstein International and Immigration Law, June 2011 Changes in Spanish law.
Switzerland—Year in review By Dr. Florian S. Jörg International and Immigration Law, June 2011 Updates in Swiss law.
Obtaining documents abroad: A primer for Illinois attorneys By Timothy J. Chorvat and Matthew A. Wlodarczyk Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2011 A look at the law relating to obtaining documents from sources abroad, and some suggestions on how to maximize the likelihood of obtaining useful information.
Recent developments in Swiss business law By Florian S. Jorg International and Immigration Law, May 2011 Developments of particular interest to international business law practitioners.
Internet gambling under the GATS and International Law By Kitsuron Sangsuvan International and Immigration Law, April 2011 Even though the U.S. may apply the Federal Anti-Internet gambling regulations to its nationals operating online gambling in other countries on the grounds of the nationality principle, the country cannot enforce the regulations on the U.S. nationals in other countries.
China’s recent regulations on price-related monopolistic conduct By Ying Deng Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, February 2011 Firms doing business in China should be cautious that agreements executed outside of China may still be subject to the Antimonopoly Law of the People's Republic of China, provided that the activities could have some effect on the Chinese market.
Dr. Liu Xiaobo: I have no enemies By Peter Y. Qiu International and Immigration Law, January 2011 Last month Dr. Liu Xiaobo, currently incarcerated as a political prisoner, became the first Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Important developments in the Bulgarian law on European Union funding By Elena Sabkova International and Immigration Law, January 2011 One of the most notorious cases to reach Bulgaria's courts was the misappropriation of funds from the EU’s Special Accession Program for Agriculture and Rural Development. The court's decision was handed down this past summer.
ISBA General Assembly votes in favor of two measures involving international law By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, January 2011 The two measures are the Proposed Legislation on Consular Notification and the Resolution Urging U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. The sentiments of the ISBA will now be conveyed to appropriate members of the Congress and the President.
Moldovan investor claims illegal expropriation by Kazakhstan By Victoria Popova International and Immigration Law, January 2011 A Moldovan investor recently filed a $1 billion investment arbitration against Kazakhstan.
Swiss banking secrecy By Romeo Juri International and Immigration Law, January 2011 In April 2010, in response to a decision by the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, the Swiss government enabled Swiss authorities to hand over to the IRS the names of 4,450 American bank account holders.
Acquiring real estate in different jurisdictions: Common practice By Silvia Alcoverro and Gerard Hernandez International and Immigration Law, December 2010 A look at the main concerns and worries of transnational investors and operators in their real estate transactions.
ISBA E-clips International and Immigration Law, December 2010 A list of recent cases affecting international & immigration law attorneys.
Meet the Section Council International and Immigration Law, December 2010 Get to know International & Immigration Law Section Council members Juliet Boyd and Lynne Ostfeld.