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Section Newsletter Articles on International Law

Foreign service of process: A foreign procedure to some By Amber L. Bishop Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, April 2018 Service of process on individuals in a foreign country may seem difficult at first blush, but there is a clear process for getting service accomplished. You just have to know where to look to find the answers.
A trip to Israel By Hon. Patrick J. Leston, (ret.) International and Immigration Law, March 2018 As lawyers enter the “senior” phase of their professional careers, many start enjoying a few more personal days and looking forward to a bit more vacation time. But if you still crave a bit of adventure, consider an ISBA or IJA tour.
Updates in Swiss business law By Florian S. Jörg International and Immigration Law, March 2018 A look at the significant changes to Swiss business law during the period from July 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018.
What is GDPR? By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, March 2018 The European Union adopted the General Data Protection Regulation, effective May 2018. It is designed to protect the identifiable information of all individuals within the European Union.
What is GDPR? By Lewis F. Matuszewich Intellectual Property, March 2018 The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective May 2018. If you have customers, clients, or EU-defined personal data in the EU or EU-defined personal data of EU residents in the USA, EU compliance and USA ethics may require your review of your data procedures and adjustments to be compliant.
Brexit: Exiting the European Union, entering jurisdictional questions By Mark J. Collins, Jr. International and Immigration Law, January 2018 One of the UK’s concerns moving forward and out of the EU is the level of control which the European Court of Justice will exercise over it as a practical matter.
Liability for exporting to Iran does not require proof that the exports actually arrived in Iran By Mark E. Wojcik International and Immigration Law, January 2018 If a company does not investigate where its products end up, even a company that sells a product as simple as a car stereo system might unexpectedly face a civil penalty of more than $4 million
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, January 2018 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Student outreach program By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, January 2018 The International and Immigration Law Section has implemented a Law Student Outreach Program by providing attorneys the chance to visit a law school and explain to law students the professional opportunities in the areas of immigration and international law.
Challenges litigators face serving discovery in Europe By David W. Aubrey International and Immigration Law, December 2017 This article will discuss a few examples of the various European Blocking Statutes, specifically those of France, Germany, and Switzerland.
Summary of ‘revolving door’ restrictions in the Arab middle east By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, December 2017 Although many Arab countries have enacted civil service regulations that place restrictions on the outside commercial activities of current government employees, these restrictions do not extend beyond the employee’s term in government service.
Important External Resources for a Trade Compliance Paralegal By Claudia Petcu International and Immigration Law, November 2017 As the world of trade compliance is constantly changing, it is important to keep up with changing regulations.
Updates in Swiss business law By Florian S. Jörg International and Immigration Law, November 2017 Significant changes in Swiss business law during the period between January 1st and July 1st, 2017.
Why use the U.S. Commercial Service By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, November 2017 The United States Commercial Service offers a wide range of resources for you and for your clients who are interested in international trade.
John Marshall Law School Professor Mark Wojcik helps open first law school in Bhutan International and Immigration Law, October 2017 The Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law is the first law school in the history of the Kingdom of Bhutan, a country of 750,000 people located between China and India.
Tools for international discovery By David W. Aubrey International and Immigration Law, October 2017 A brief summary of the mechanisms provided by "The Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters."
What is the Jones Act? By Lauren Evans DeJong Law Related Education for the Public, October 2017 The Jones Act has been in the news lately, most particularly with calls for waiver of the Act. But what is the Jones Act?
The people’s court in the island across the pond By Hon. Jesse G. Reyes Bench and Bar, September 2017 Judge Jesse Reyes describes his recent tour of the United Kingdom's Supreme Court. 
Former Chair Lynne Ostfeld honored with the Medal of Knight of the French National Order of Merit International and Immigration Law, August 2017 Chicago attorney Lynne R. Ostfeld was honored Thursday, June 29, by the government of France during a reception and ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago.
International legal education: A scholar’s journey By Sheena L. Hart International and Immigration Law, August 2017 Law student Sheena Hart has found that the best way to learn international law is to have a passion for understanding how the United States legal system interacts with foreign legal systems.
Recent cases International and Immigration Law, August 2017 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
International legal education: A scholar’s journey By Sheena L. Hart Law Related Education for the Public, July 2017 Law student Sheena Hart has found that the best way to learn international law is to have a passion for understanding how the United States legal system interacts with foreign legal systems.
Updates in Swiss business law By Florian S. JÖrg International and Immigration Law, May 2017 A look at the recent changes to Swiss business law.
Multi-party contract and multi-party arbitration proceedings in Switzerland: What commercial users should know By Lukas Wyss International and Immigration Law, March 2017 This article discusses the features of multi-contract and multi-party arbitration proceedings primarily under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and gives an overview of the corresponding ICC Arbitration Rules for arbitration proceedings having their seat in Switzerland.
Saudi Arabia: Final step towards Regional Trademark Law International and Immigration Law, March 2017 The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) Trademark Law, unlike the GCC Patent Law, is a unifying, not a unitary law.It stipulates a set of uniform provisions for all GCC countries, but does not offer a unitary registration system. New GCC Trademark Law and Implementing Regulations were published in the Saudi Official Gazette 1 July 2016, and are expected to become effective 90 days thereafter.
Judicial review of arbitral awards in Switzerland: Balancing procedural flexibility and compliance with fundamental procedural rights By Lukas Wyss International and Immigration Law, February 2017 Arbitration is widely acclaimed as an efficient way of resolving commercial disputes, in particular in international settings. Besides enhanced international enforcement, one of its key features is its flexibility, in particular its ability to adapt to the differing 
needs and expectations of parties from diverse legal backgrounds and cultures, neutrality, expertise of the decision-makers.
South Korea violated the Convention to Eliminate Race Discrimination by requiring HIV and drug testing of only non-Korean teachers By Mark E. Wojcik International and Immigration Law, February 2017 The case of L.G. v. Republic of Korea involved a national of New Zealand who, at the time she filed her petition, had been forced to leave South Korea and was residing in the United States.
Foreign participation in Malaysian construction projects: A practical introduction By Jihong Wang and Paul Kossof International and Immigration Law, November 2016 One of the most developed, open and strongest Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia has exhibited an increasing need for various forms of infrastructure including energy, water and transportation. Based on our experience performing due diligence for a large-scale water works project, this short article seeks to provide a practical introduction to foreign participation in Malaysian construction projects.
Twinning Project update By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, November 2016 The Illinois State Bar Association entered into a Twinning Agreement with the National Bar Association of Poland more than 25 years ago.
Announcement – Russian Law Students Project International and Immigration Law, October 2016 The Russian Law Students Project is seeking volunteer presenters for the 2016-17 academic year.

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