Agricultural liens: A comparison of Chinese secured transactions law and UCC Article 9By Liu XinSeptember 2006The American Regulations of secured transactions as they relate to agriculture, set forth under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code [hereinafter UCC-9], have been deemed the most revolutionary and important article in the entire UCC. One of the most prominent characteristics of UCC-9 is that it unifies many sorts of similar transactions, which otherwise belong to different legal regimes, including agriculture.
Algeria—Retention of intermediaries for sales to the public sectorBy Michael L. Coleman & Celine van ZeebroeckAugust 2006This article discusses the removal of what is thought to be the last statutory hurdle pertaining to the retention of intermediaries for sales to the Algerian public sector following the adoption of Law 06-01 of February 20, 2006 regarding the prevention and fight against corruption (the “Anti-corruption Law”).
China placed on the Priority Watch ListBy Jeffrey V. SokMay 2006On January 13, 2005, Wu Yi, Vice Premier of the State Council (PRC), addressed the attendees of the China-US Intellectual Property Rights Roundtable.
China watchBy John T. BaunSeptember 2006Three recent articles in the English language edition of the Xinhua News Agency are notable to changes in the legal structure in China and could be important to lawyers whose clients have, or may have in the future, business dealings in China.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichNovember 2006In this issue of The Globe, Shannon Jackson has provided her “Message from the Chair” and Section Council member Scott D. Pollock has provided his fourth “Immigration Consultation Corner,” this one dealing with the B-2 overstay dilemma.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichSeptember 2006It is a pleasure to be an editor of a newsletter when you have a Section Council and many other interested individuals who are willing to provide material on a regular basis.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichAugust 2006As the summer moves into August, we are already publishing the second issue of The Globe for the current Illinois State Bar Association year.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichJuly 2006Welcome to the new ISBA year with the first issue of The Globe. It is impossible to adequately express my gratitude to all the contributors who made it possible to produce seven issues again in the July 2005 through June 2006 ISBA year.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichMay 2006Welcome to the seventh issue of The Globe for the current ISBA year.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichMarch 2006Welcome to the sixth issue of The Globe of the International and Immigration Law Section Counsel. Scott Pollock, Vice Chair of the International and Immigration Law Section Counsel, has provided his third “Immigration Consultation Corner.”
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichJanuary 2006While international and immigration law practices are often viewed as narrow and not affecting the vast majority of Illinois practicing attorneys, the Illinois State Bar Association’s own List Serve provides evidence to the contrary.
Foreign law resources: Government Gazettes OnlineBy Caitlyn McEvoyAugust 2006Government Gazettes Online (found at http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/gazettes/) stemmed from a project at the Dag Hammersköld Library at the United Nations in which two University of Michigan students searched for foreign gazettes published online.
IBA comes to ChicagoJuly 2006The International Bar Association is holding its 2006 Annual Conference in Chicago September 17-22, 2006.
Illinois International Business CalendarNovember 2006The Illinois International Business Calendar is a collaborative effort among the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, the Office of Trade and Investment of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the Illinois District Export Council, on behalf of the U.S. Export Assistance Center Chicago.
Immigration strategies: Getting the U.S. off the dimeBy John T. BaunNovember 2006In a recent National Law Journal article, reporter Sheri Quarters detailed a tack of how an immigration lawyer may get bureaucracy off the dime when immigration application processing is delayed or non-existent.
International commercial arbitration: An introductionBy Jason B. McGaryJanuary 2006The landscape in which international disputes are resolved is changing rapidly. The once generally held belief that the adversarial judicial process was vastly superior to the superficial and unpragmatic “inquisitorial” process that is alternative dispute resolution is being abandoned on a large scale
Investor-State disputesBy Mark E. WojcikAugust 2006Investors have choices. They can put their money into businesses in their home countries, or they can invest abroad.
Law Library of Congress: Global Legal MonitorBy Caitlyn McEvoySeptember 2006A new addition to the Law Library of Congress is the Global Legal Monitor. Available as a PDF document, the Global Legal Monitor can be found at http://www.loc.gov/law/public/reports/GLM.pdf or by clicking the Global Legal Monitor link displayed on the Law Library of Congress main page.