Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

Spain—Year in review By Richard Silberstein International and Immigration Law, June 2011 Changes in Spanish law.
Switzerland—Year in review By 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. Jörg 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.
New regulation on security zones restrictions in Argentina By Laura Lavia Haidempergher International and Immigration Law, December 2010 Argentine law states that real estate located in security areas must belong to native Argentine citizens, on the basis of national interest.
Chinese culture and communications By Shannon M. Shepherd and Peter Y. Qiu International and Immigration Law, October 2010 When trying to cultivate relationships with any client, it is of the utmost importance to remain culturally adaptable, patient, flexible, and tolerant.
CLE on cross-cultural communication By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, October 2010 A recap of the program presented at the ISBA's Annual Meeting in June, intended to raise awareness about the need for cultural sensitivity when interviewing clients and how that will make you a more effective lawyer.
Developments in Swiss business law in the first half of 2010 By Florian S. Jörg International and Immigration Law, October 2010 A look at recent Swiss legislation affecting businesses.
ISBA E-clips International and Immigration Law, October 2010 Recent cases, culled from ISBA's E-clips service, relating to international & immigration law.
Latino cultural communications By Michelle J. Rozovics International and Immigration Law, October 2010 Lawyers who are unaware of their client’s ethnicity, or make assumptions based upon ethnic stereotypes, may experience frustrating client relationships, or may even find their attempts at doing business thwarted.
Anti-suit injunctions in the context of international commercial arbitration, Part III By Ricardo Quass Duarte Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, September 2010 The third installment in this analysis of the different legal issues involving the granting of anti-suit injunctions in the context of international commercial arbitration.
Dispute resolution precautions in India By Sonia Baldia and Violeta I. Balan International and Immigration Law, August 2010 A few practical considerations to keep in mind when drafting contractual dispute resolution provisions involving India.
ISBA E-clips International and Immigration Law, August 2010 The ISBA's E-clips often references a case from the 7th Circuit U.S. District Court concerning immigration or Visa issues. If you're not signed up for E-clips already, you're missing out on important legal updates!
Non-Precluded Measures clauses and their effect on foreign investment By Gabriela A. Grinblat International and Immigration Law, August 2010 Many Bilateral Investment Treaties include a Non-Precluded Measures clause, meant to limit a country’s liability in certain exceptional circumstances.
U.S. charities and international philanthropy: What you need to know By Stephanie J. Bagot International and Immigration Law, August 2010 U.S. charities should carefully evaluate their policies and procedures to ensure they comply with IRS and Federal counter-terrorism regulations.
Meet the Section Council International and Immigration Law, July 2010 Get to know Council members Gwendolyn Thomas and Scott D. Pollock.
ADR and international trade conventions By Thomas D. Cavenagh Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2010 ADR processes are desirable in international agreements as they encourage party participation, eliminate some of the rule-driven formality of litigation and focus more heavily on negotiated outcomes.
Anti-suit injunctions in the context of international commercial arbitration, Part II By Ricardo Quass Duarte Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, June 2010 An analysis of the different legal issues involving the granting of anti-suit injunctions in the context of international commercial arbitration.
International arbitration By Kate Oscarson Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2010 ADR updates from around the world.
Commercial arbitration in the People’s Republic of China By R. Terence Tung International and Immigration Law, May 2010 The People’s Republic of China (PRC) now conducts more arbitrations than any other country in the world.