Articles on International Law

Content Restrictions in Arab Press and Publications Laws By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, February 2022 An overview of local press and publication laws—many of which have recently been supplemented by other laws addressing electronic media and websites—in the Middle East.
Recent Case Law Supports the Granting of Asylum Depending on the Facts to Victims of Domestic Abuse By Ralph E. Guderian International and Immigration Law, February 2022 A look at recent caselaw supporting the granting of asylum to victims of domestic abuse.
Comments on Immigration By John Rottier International and Immigration Law, December 2021 Excerpts from John Rottier’s blog were he frequently comments on immigration related issues.
‘Made in China’: Part 3 By Ralph Guderian International and Immigration Law, December 2021 The third and final installation of a three-part series doing a deep dive into the People's Republic of China.
‘Made in China’: Part 2 By Ralph E. Guderian International and Immigration Law, November 2021 The second installation of a three-part series doing a deep dive into the People's Republic of China.
‘Made in China’ By Ralph E. Guderian International and Immigration Law, May 2021 An extensive discussion of the People's Republic of China.
An Overview of Islamic Marriage Contracts and Enforceability in Divorce Proceedings By Stephanie L. Tang Family Law, May 2021 How Islamic marriage contracts are handled in divorce proceedings in the U.S.
Decennial Liability in Egypt: A Brief Summary By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, March 2021 Under the Egyptian Civil Code, architects and contractors generally face strict liability for the collapse of a building they erected, for a period of 10 years from the date of delivery.
Administrative Agencies Must Disclose Ex Parte Communications Used in the Decision-Making Process: JSW Steel (USA), Inc. v. United States By Hannah Kreinik International and Immigration Law, December 2020 In JSW Steel (USA) Inc., v. United States, the Court of International Trade held that any necessary ex parte communications must be compiled to create a complete record in order to explain the government’s actions and decisions.
Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Enforcement of International Arbitration Agreements by or Against Nonsignatories By Jay Schleppenbach Alternative Dispute Resolution, August 2020 In June, the U.S. Supreme Court stated in a unanimous opinion that international arbitration agreements may be enforced against non-parties on a theory of equitable estoppel.
Habitual Residence Under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction By Ashanti Madlock Henderson General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2020 In Monasky v. Taglieri, the U.S. Supreme Court answered two questions. First, what is the standard for determining a child’s “habitual residence” under the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Second, what is the standard of review for these determinations?
Jurisdiction Stripping and the Presumption of Judicial Review: Who Gets to Make the Call in 2020 By Patrick M. Kinnally Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, April 2020 A look at issues of congressional authority as we head into 2020.
Jurisdiction Stripping and the Presumption of Judicial Review: Who Gets to Make the Call in 2020 By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, February 2020 A look at issues of congressional authority as we head into 2020.
Summary of Key Differences Between NAFTA and USMCA By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, February 2020 A summary of the main changes the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will bring once fully ratified.
Execution of U.S. Pre-Trial Discovery Orders in Switzerland By Mirco Ceregato International and Immigration Law, January 2020 In cases where jurisdictional discovery is granted by a U.S. court against a defendant who resides in Switzerland, all involved parties must follow the Swiss Criminal Code.
Pleading Guilty in Illinois Courts: A New Judicial Admonition Rule By Patrick M. Kinnally & Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, November 2019 An explanation of the background and intent of the August 2019 amendment to the Judicial Admonition Statute.
Student Outreach at the UIC John Marshall School of Law By David W. Aubrey International and Immigration Law, November 2019 On October 21, 2019, members of the International & Immigration Law Section Council met with law students at the UIC John Marshall School of Law to present on careers in international and immigration law.
Recent changes to commercial agency law in the Arab Middle East By Howard L. Stovall International and Immigration Law, February 2019 A summary of important developments in commercial agency and distributorship law in the Arab Middle East.
Foreign service of process: A foreign procedure to some By Amber L. Bishop International and Immigration Law, July 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.
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.

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