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Frederic Borel

Frederic Borel

Summarizes and translates decisions of the US Supreme Court (and occasionally the California Supreme Court) which may be of interest to Swiss legal professionals.

http://fredericborel.blogspot.ch/
  • May 25

    Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, Docket No. 15-1439

    Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, Docket No. 15-1439
    Jurisdiction: Concurrent state court jurisdiction:(Fn. 2) This Court has often applied a “presumption in favor of concurrent state court jurisdiction” when interpreting federal statutes. Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC, 565…
  • May 24

    Texas v. New Mexico, On Exceptions To Report Of Special Master, Docket No. 141, Orig.

    Texas v. New Mexico, On Exceptions To Report Of Special Master, Docket No. 141, Orig.
    Compact clause: Congressional ratification: Original jurisdiction: Foreign affairs: Intervention (proc.):Our analysis begins with the Constitution. Its Compact Clause provides that “no State shall, without the Con­sent of Congress,…
  • May 19

    U.S. Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC, Docket No. 15-1509

    U.S. Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC, Docket No. 15-1509
    Bankruptcy: Chapter 11: Reorganization: Cramdown plan: Clear error:Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code enables a debtor company to reorganize its business under a court-approved plan governing the distribution of assets to creditors. See 11 U.…
Rank this Week: 2

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 18

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality
    National treasure Harold Feld explains why the CRA really would be a means of restoring the net neutrality rule. Strangely, it appears some folks actually doubted this as a theoretical matter. Of course the House won’t likely vote to…
  • May 8

    Worse than Corruption

    Worse than Corruption
    I know people who think that the worst thing about the Trump administration is the corruption: the Trump family lining its pockets in various grifting ways, be it emoluments via hotel; deals in the shadow of official favor; multiple…
  • Apr 25

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)
    The year is young, but Katie Hill has set the bar, er, high, for unusual and arresting campaign ads. Ms. Hill is running for Congress in California’s 25th district. All I know about her besides what is on her issues … Continue…
Rank this Week: 12

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • May 25

    Moving from Paris to The Hague for the PAX MOOT Final

    Moving from Paris to The Hague for the PAX MOOT Final
    Thanks to Horatia Muir Watt and Hélène van Lith (Sciences Po) for this post Moving from Paris to The Hague for the PAX MOOT Finals – Moot Court Conflict of Laws/Droit International Privé – 6th Edition Sciences…
  • May 24

    Private-Public Divide in International Dispute Resolution. A 2017 Hague Lecture, Out Now

    Private-Public Divide in International Dispute Resolution. A 2017 Hague Lecture, Out Now
    The 2017 Hague Lecture of Prof. Burkhard Hess, just published in the Recueil des Cours, addresses dispute resolution in international cases from the classical perspective of the private-public divide. This distinction is known in almost…
  • May 23

    Pluralism or universalism in international copyright law

    Pluralism or universalism in international copyright law
    The International Conference “Pluralism or Universalism in International Copyright Law” is to be held in May 31-June 1, 2018 at the University of Cyprus. The conference is organized by Associate Professor Tatiana Eleni Synodinou.…
Rank this Week: 49

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 25

    Addressing China’s Technology Policies: Beyond the Whiplash of a ZTE Deal

    Addressing China’s Technology Policies: Beyond the Whiplash of a ZTE Deal
    Among the many crises that have defined this last week has been the whiplash over whether or not the United States and China can come to a deal to avert a trade war. Optimism rose last weekend when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced…
  • May 25

    Attacking Our Civic Faith

    Attacking Our Civic Faith
    Former Obama administration solicitor general Don Verrilli gave a commencement address this week. His topic was President Trump. He has it exactly right, and all those conservatives who’ve (as I characterized it at length…
  • May 25

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    North Korea responded to Trump’s cancellation of the previously planned June 12 summit, according to the New York Times. Kim Kye-gwan, a vice foreign minister of North Korea, released a statement saying, “The unilateral…
Rank this Week: 57

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 14

    ABA Reports 1.3 Million Licensed, Active Attorneys in the United State

    ABA Reports 1.3 Million Licensed, Active Attorneys in the United State
    Newly released survey data from the American Bar Association on the nationwide population of lawyers indicates a total of 1,338,678 licensed, active attorneys in the United States. The total represents a 0.2 percent increase since last year…
  • May 8

    ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference

    ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference
    ASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will co-sponsor its fifth annual scholarly works-in-progress conference this year at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) College of Law in Carbondale,…
  • May 8

    ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference: Final Reminder of Deadline to Submit Calls for Presentations or to be a Commentator

    ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference: Final Reminder of Deadline to Submit Calls for Presentations or to be a Commentator
    ASIL-Midwest Works-in-Progress Conference Carbondale, Illinois, September 7-8, 2018 Call for Submissions by July 15, 2018 ASIL-Midwest, an interest group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), will co-sponsor its fifth annual…
Rank this Week: 87

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 103

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • May 25

    Quick Question Friday, Part 61

    Quick Question Friday, Part 61
    One of our China lawyers recently got an email from a friend/former client who spent more than a decade as the China point person for his company. The email asked whether it still makes sense for American companies even to try to do…
  • May 24

    Chinese Companies Investing in American Companies: Meet The Free Look Investment Scheme

    Chinese Companies Investing in American Companies: Meet The Free Look Investment Scheme
    The era of large scale “take over” type Chinese investment in U.S. companies appears to be over. However, our China lawyers still seeing a lot of interest in smaller investments from China in U.S. companies involved in emerging…
  • May 22

    China Employee Vacations and Resignation

    China Employee Vacations and Resignation
    Chinese employment laws require all China employers provide their employees with annual paid leave based on the employee’s total years of service. Employees who have worked more than a year but less than 10 years get 5 days annual…
Rank this Week: 117

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
Rank this Week: 136

China Esquire

China Esquire

Covers Chinese law, business and society. By Tom Chow.

http://www.chinalawandbusiness.com
  • Oct 27

    The Lost Art of Client Relationships and Customer Service

    The Lost Art of Client Relationships and Customer Service
    Two events recently highlighted the decline for customer service and relationships in the services industry–and particularly in mine, which is legal services. First, I was having lunch with one of my outside counsel. He was picking my…
  • Mar 18

    BAC scholarship for Pepperdine LLM

    BAC scholarship for Pepperdine LLM
    Wanted to pass on this information that I received from the Beijing Arbitration Commission (“BAC”): the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law is pleased to announce that BAC is sponsoring a…
  • Oct 8

    Why Good Service Matter

    Why Good Service Matter
    I recently got back from Orlando for the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Annual Meeting 2012, which is the largest gathering of in-house counsel in the world.  I co-presented a session entitled “ A Technology Primer for
Rank this Week: 137

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    UN Audiovisual Library of International Law Podcast Channel

    UN Audiovisual Library of International Law Podcast Channel
    The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs has announced the launch of the podcast channel for the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL). Over five hundred lectures on various topics of…
  • May 25

    New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement

    New Issue: Journal of International Dispute Settlement
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Vol. 9, no. 2, May 2018) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Margin of Appreciation and Democracy: Human Rights and Deference to Political Bodies Shai Dothan, Margin of…
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: Third All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference

    Call for Papers: Third All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference
    The Art-Law Centre of the University of Geneva has issued a call for papers for the third All Art and Cultural Heritage Law conference, to be held November 10, 2018, at the University of Geneva. The theme is: "Works of art qualified as…
Rank this Week: 246

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 21

    Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed?

    Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed?
    Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed? That is the question being considered by the United Nations Commission on Trade Law (UNCITRAL). ISDS provisions are contained in about 3,000 investment treaties and…
  • May 18

    Write On! The New York International Law Review (NYILR)- Call for Submission

    Write On! The New York International Law Review (NYILR)- Call for Submission
    For over 30 years, the New York International Law Review has provided in-depth legal analysis on cutting-edge international law topics. In continuing this tradition, NYILR invites submissions for scholarly papers on international law…
  • May 16

    From memory to justice: addressing sexual violence in Chile 40 years on

    From memory to justice: addressing sexual violence in Chile 40 years on
    In February 2018, authorities in Chile granted historical monument status to a  clandestine detention center formerly located in the basement of Plaza Constitución, in the heart of Santiago’s civic district. Known as Cuartel…
Rank this Week: 294

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • May 1

    Moving my blog site

    Moving my blog site
    Dear readers, Time to put The China Collection in your blog reader. After twelve years (I started in May 2005) and almost a million visits here at the Chinese Law Prof Blog, I'm making some major changes in my blogging....
  • Apr 17

    How to become a China lawyer

    How to become a China lawyer
    Here's a good blog post on that subject by Dan Harris at the China Law Blog. Must reading for students interested in this practice area.
  • Apr 15

    Full Private Land Ownership Returns to China’s Citie

    Full Private Land Ownership Returns to China’s Citie
    Did that headline get your attention? If...
Rank this Week: 222

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria
    Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish…
  • Oct 3

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria
    Turkey’s military struck targets inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s office said in a statement. “Our armed forces…
  • Oct 2

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
Rank this Week: 213

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • May 24

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation
    The GDPR is coming into force soon and I'm trying to sort out the consequences in general and for this blog in particular. With regard to this blog, over 2,000 people have signed up for email notifications, and presumably some...
  • May 24

    EU – PET (Pakistan): The Appellate Body confirms the validity of the traditional "break the causal link" approach

    EU – PET (Pakistan): The Appellate Body confirms the validity of the traditional "break the causal link" approach
    In a previous post, I indicated that Pakistan lodged an appeal regarding the "break the causal link" approach adopted by the European Commission in EU – PET (Pakistan). In this case, the EU Commission began, as usual, its causation…
  • May 23

    Is Trump Backing Off China?

    Is Trump Backing Off China?
    This is from an article in the Washington Post: Even before the overnight developments, Trump supporters — and those cheerleading his get-tough approach to trade with China — began reckoning with the likelihood that the president…
Rank this Week: 387

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    Country of Origin for Dumping Order

    Country of Origin for Dumping Order
    I have trying to get to this one, and now is the time. Bell Supply Co, LLC v. United States is an important decision from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.The issue presented is whether, when making a scope determination, Commerce…
  • May 13

    CBP Sued Over Currency Seizure Practice

    CBP Sued Over Currency Seizure Practice
    [Note: Updated to properly identify the organization supporting the litigation.]I often tell students and other lawyers that the great thing about my practice is the lack of human drama. In most cases, getting to the right result in a dispute…
  • May 12

    Digital Border Searche

    Digital Border Searche
    Sometimes, the most interesting customs cases are not litigated at the Court of International Trade. They are in the U.S. district courts and involve important constitutional and administrative law principles not related to duties and…
Rank this Week: 310

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • May 9

    Real Estate Firms in the Digital Advertising Era: Are You Thinking about the Risks?

    Real Estate Firms in the Digital Advertising Era: Are You Thinking about the Risks?
    Digital advertising is exploding. In just the first six months of 2017 alone, internet advertising revenues exceeded $40 billion. Promoted ads are dominating social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and it is impossible to surf the…
  • May 7

    As Getting Highly Skilled Workers to the U.S. Gets Harder for Service Providers: What Should Customers Be Considering?

    As Getting Highly Skilled Workers to the U.S. Gets Harder for Service Providers: What Should Customers Be Considering?
    Outsourcing service providers have long been in the practice of bringing highly skilled employees from India and other locations to work with local businesses within the United States. Outsourcers such as Wipro, TCS and Infosys are some the…
  • Mar 26

    Oh No, Mr. Robot Just Hacked Our Smart Building…

    Oh No, Mr. Robot Just Hacked Our Smart Building…
    At a recent seminar discussion on smart buildings, I was reminded of the Mr. Robot episode where the general counsel of a multinational corporation, which is being targeted by a hacker group, has her futuristic apartment hacked. In case you…
Rank this Week: 368

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 372

EU Law Blog

EU Law Blog

Covers European Union law, including antitrust, conflicts of law, criminal law, environment, free movement, fundamental rights, privacy, product liability, and trade.

http://eulaw.typepad.com/eulawblog/
  • Mar 19

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09

    Patent Court, National Courts and EU Law: Opinion 1/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down a very significant Opinion in Case Opinion 1/09 on the compatibility with EU law of a draft agreement which aims to set up a new European Patent Court system. We’ve written about that before.
  • Mar 3

    Court Statistics for 2010

    Court Statistics for 2010
    The Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal have published a summary of their case statistics for 2010. There's good news and bad news. The good news first: The average time for dealing with cases before the Court…
  • Dec 28

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09

    Cannabis, Coffee Shops, Non-Discrimination and Public Policy: Case C-137/09
    The Court of Justice has handed down an intriguing judgment in Case C-137/09 Marc Michel Josemans v. Burgemeester van Maastricht about the right to restrict the access of non-residents to places called "coffee shops" which sell dope legally…
Rank this Week: 373

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • May 25

    A “festival of mendacity”; telling the truth no more than a “lifestyle choice”

    A “festival of mendacity”; telling the truth no more than a “lifestyle choice”
    Rashid v. Munir et al, Turner J, High Court, Leeds, 22 May 2018 – read judgment here I promise you that this post will be entirely GDPR-free, despite its date. Judges go about saying people are lying in different ways, from the…
  • May 23

    Womb for living?

    Womb for living?
    This week Irish voters will decide whether there should be a continuing constitutional protection for the ‘unborn’. Novelist Sally Rooney’s article this week’s edition of the London Review of Books is short, but very…
  • May 22

    Can the Grenfell Inquiry be a truly modern public inquiry?

    Can the Grenfell Inquiry be a truly modern public inquiry?
    The wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle and the start of the first phase of hearings in the Grenfell Inquiry occurred within hours of each other but could not have been more different in terms of how they were received by the British…
Rank this Week: 795

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 1066

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

Provides updates on EU and Italian international tax matters. By Marco Rossi.

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
Rank this Week: 482

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    The NIS Directive EU Cybersecurity

    The NIS Directive EU Cybersecurity
    The Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive) requires transposition into European Union Member's domestic law by May 9, 2018 (definition of an EU Directive). The NIS Directive, adopted in July 2016,…
  • Dec 13

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) maintains a web guide to prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect throughout the UK in 2018.  The guide provides links to relevant GDPR…
  • Dec 13

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) maintains a web guide to prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect throughout the UK in 2018.  The guide provides links to relevant GDPR…
Rank this Week: 676

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
Rank this Week: 860

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 894

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Dec 2

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice
    In response to the growing phenomenon of domestic drones and legal/regulatory issues surrounding their use, the Florida-based international law firm of Diaz Reus announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice. Headed by…
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
Rank this Week: 827

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

https://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com
Rank this Week: 859

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 528

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 1082

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 998

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4190

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
Rank this Week: 1341

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • May 24

    Anticipating the UN Report on Extreme Poverty in the United State

    Anticipating the UN Report on Extreme Poverty in the United State
    A democracy cannot sustain itself when millions live in extreme poverty. UN Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Alston is expected to release his report in early June, having conducted a tour of the United States. As…
  • May 23

    ICE Delivers Extreme Child Abuse at The Border

    ICE Delivers Extreme Child Abuse at The Border
    The separation of families at our borders is distressing and inflicts multiple trauma on already traumatized people. Even more distressing is the abuse of unaccompanied minors. Many find the topic too distressing to discuss. But the abuse of…
  • May 22

    US Ambassador to Netherlands Acknowledges His Fake New

    US Ambassador to Netherlands Acknowledges His Fake New
    In 2015 Pete Hoekstra lied. He said that the Islamic movement was causing chaos in Europe and was responsible for burning politicians and cars in the Netherlands. Hoekstra acnowledged that this report was fake news. Now Hoekstra is the US...
Rank this Week: 2214

Regulating for Globalization

Regulating for Globalization

Covers the rules of international business, especially (1) trade law, (2) EU law, and (3) labor law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://regulatingforglobalization.com/
Rank this Week: 1942

The International Enforcement Law…

The International Enforcement Law Reporter Blog

Analyzes the substantive and procedural aspects of international enforcement law.

http://ielrblog.com/
  • May 23

    U.S. and Brazil Start Permanent Forum on Security

    U.S. and Brazil Start Permanent Forum on Security
      On May 22, 2018, the United States and Brazilian governments issued a joint statement following the start of the U.S.-Brazil Permanent Forum on Security. The initiative arose during a meeting in Brasilia at which U.S. Deputy Secretary…
  • May 17

    Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Bank Officials with Ties to Hezbollah

    Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Bank Officials with Ties to Hezbollah
    On May 15th, the Treasury Department placed sanctions on an Iranian bank, three bank officials, and a key Hezbollah official, in the Trump administration’s first step towards re-imposing economic pressures on Iran since President Trump…
  • May 11

    DC Circuit Appeals Court Rules that U.S. Government Cannot Forcibly Transfer U.S. ISIS Suspect

    DC Circuit Appeals Court Rules that U.S. Government Cannot Forcibly Transfer U.S. ISIS Suspect
    On May 7, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the United States cannot forcibly transfer an American ISIS suspect being held in Iraq to another country without first proving that he is an…
Rank this Week: 1877

The International Enforcement Law…

The International Enforcement Law Reporter Blog

Companion blog of the the International Enforcement Law Reporter, which analyzes the premier developments in both the substantive and procedural aspects of international enforcement law.

http://ielrblog.com
  • May 23

    U.S. and Brazil Start Permanent Forum on Security

    U.S. and Brazil Start Permanent Forum on Security
      On May 22, 2018, the United States and Brazilian governments issued a joint statement following the start of the U.S.-Brazil Permanent Forum on Security. The initiative arose during a meeting in Brasilia at which U.S. Deputy Secretary…
  • May 17

    Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Bank Officials with Ties to Hezbollah

    Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Bank Officials with Ties to Hezbollah
    On May 15th, the Treasury Department placed sanctions on an Iranian bank, three bank officials, and a key Hezbollah official, in the Trump administration’s first step towards re-imposing economic pressures on Iran since President Trump…
  • May 11

    DC Circuit Appeals Court Rules that U.S. Government Cannot Forcibly Transfer U.S. ISIS Suspect

    DC Circuit Appeals Court Rules that U.S. Government Cannot Forcibly Transfer U.S. ISIS Suspect
    On May 7, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the United States cannot forcibly transfer an American ISIS suspect being held in Iraq to another country without first proving that he is an…
Rank this Week: 1880

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

Covers Middle East banking and finance law. By Latham & Watkins LLP.

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • May 23

    UAE Free Zone Navigator

    UAE Free Zone Navigator
    United Arab Emirates (UAE) free zones are attractive jurisdictions for early and growth-stage companies. Free zones are designed to encourage startups and foreign investors through simpler processes and procedures, permiting 100% foreign…
  • Nov 2

    Dubai Health Authority Issues New Telehealth Regulation

    Dubai Health Authority Issues New Telehealth Regulation
    International and local health providers in the UAE are increasingly looking to provide telemedicine services in the region. While the regulation of telemedicine remains inconsistent across the country, Dubai seems to be leading the way with…
  • Jun 1

    Key Considerations for Middle East Entities Looking to Invest in US Technology Companie

    Key Considerations for Middle East Entities Looking to Invest in US Technology Companie
    Four of Latham & Watkins’ leading emerging company partners in Silicon Valley, Luke Bergstrom, Tad Freese, Jim Morrone and JD Marple, recently hosted a webinar titled “Achieving Successful Outcomes as a Non-US Company…
Rank this Week: 3610

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Secured Credit in Europe. From Conflicts to Compatibility

    Secured Credit in Europe. From Conflicts to Compatibility
    Secured Credit in Europe From Conflicts to Compatibility by Teemu JuutilainenThis monograph seeks the optimal way to promote compatibility between systems of proprietary security rights in Europe, focusing on security rights over…
  • Apr 15

    THE LAW OF THE SOMALIS: A Stable Foundation for Economic Development in the Horn of Africa

    THE LAW OF THE SOMALIS: A Stable Foundation for Economic Development in the Horn of Africa
    THE LAW OF THE SOMALIS: A Stable Foundation for Economic Development in the Horn of Africa by Michael van Notten, Edited by Spencer Heath MacCallumWritten by a trained and sympathetic observer, this book shows how Somali customary law differs…
  • Mar 10

    Race, Criminal Justice, and Migration Control

    Race, Criminal Justice, and Migration Control
    Race, Criminal Justice, and Migration Control.  Enforcing the Boundaries of Belonging Edited by Mary Bosworth, Alpa Parmar, and Yolanda VazquezA collection of essays that considers how societal practices, laws, and…
Rank this Week: 4294

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • May 21

    Gender Diversity in IP and Technology Policy: A New Resource and Way to get Noticed

    Gender Diversity in IP and Technology Policy: A New Resource and Way to get Noticed
    The most recent WIPO Magazine is devoted to women and IP.  There are a number of fascinating articles concerning women involved in creating in various technology and artistic spaces.  One interesting story involves Sybilla…
  • May 21

    Solutions in Search of a Problem: The Trademark Register Clogged?

    Solutions in Search of a Problem: The Trademark Register Clogged?
    Commentators have debated the question of whether there are too many trademarks.  Are we going to end up in a situation where there just are not enough good trademarks left, particularly wordmarks?  Some would argue that there is an…
  • May 4

    Trump Administration Releases Annual IP Report to Congre

    Trump Administration Releases Annual IP Report to Congre
    The White House U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator has released its Annual Intellectual Property Report (Report) to Congress (around 170 pages!).  The Report outlines the Trump Administration’s approach to…
Rank this Week: 1772

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4310

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Focuses on China's highest court. By Susan Finder.

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • May 21

    Signals in Supreme People’s Court President Zhou Qiang’s 2018 report to NPC (part 2)

    Signals in Supreme People’s Court President Zhou Qiang’s 2018 report to NPC (part 2)
    For those with the ability (or at least the patience) to decode Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang’s March, 2018 report to the National People’s Congress, it provides insights into the Chinese courts, economy,…
  • May 9

    Signals in Supreme People’s Court President Zhou Qiang’s 2018 report to NPC (part 1)

    Signals in Supreme People’s Court President Zhou Qiang’s 2018 report to NPC (part 1)
    For those with the ability (or at least the patience) to decode Supreme People’s Court (SPC) President Zhou Qiang’s March, 2018 report to the National People’s Congress, it provides insights into the Chinese courts, economy,…
  • Apr 28

    Some quick thoughts on Shanghai’s financial court

    Some quick thoughts on Shanghai’s financial court
    Recently the Wall Street Journal ran a story on the proposed Shanghai financial court, which was approved on 27 April.  The topic of the Shanghai financial court deserves a greater drill down than media reports are able to provide. …
Rank this Week: 2610

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

Covers US tax laws for American expatriates living and working overseas, US-dual (or multi-)national families, green card holders, those wishing to expatriate, foreign investors into the US market or other foreign persons having any US connections.

https://www.angloinfo.com/blogs/global/us-tax/
  • May 21

    Can You Claim a Refund of Your “Willful” FBAR Penalty?

    Can You Claim a Refund of Your “Willful” FBAR Penalty?
    We had a very interesting case decided May 16 2018 when a district court in Texas granted Dominique Colliot’s motion for summary judgment (United States, v. Dominique G. [...]Read More...
  • May 15

    Foreign Individuals: No Help From US Estate Tax Reform (Part I)

    Foreign Individuals: No Help From US Estate Tax Reform (Part I)
    Prior to the actual passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA) on December 22 2017, there were some high expectations that the disparity in the US [...]Read More...
  • May 8

    Expatriate’s Foreign Housing Exclusion – Being Chipped Away

    Expatriate’s Foreign Housing Exclusion – Being Chipped Away
    Overview A foreign housing exclusion is available for certain overseas housing expenses that exceed a “base housing amount”.  Self-employed persons cannot claim the foreign housing exclusion.  Self-employed taxpayers…
Rank this Week: 1773

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Covers the intersection of customs law and asset seizures, with a particular focus on reporting on news of U.S. Customs & Border Protection currency seizures from international travelers for failure to report, bulk cash smuggling, or structuring.

http://greatlakescustomslaw.com/blog/
  • May 16

    Class Action and CBP’s Hold Harmless and Release Agreement

    Class Action and CBP’s Hold Harmless and Release Agreement
    An interesting cash seizure issue has been percolating across the Internet that arises from the class action (lawsuit) filed by ... The post Class Action and CBP’s Hold Harmless and Release Agreement appeared first on Great Lakes…
  • May 4

    CBP Seizes $559,000 in Arizona

    CBP Seizes $559,000 in Arizona
    CBP seized more than a half-million dollars from a 37 year old Mexican man who had hid the cash in ... The post CBP Seizes $559,000 in Arizona appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Apr 18

    CBP Chicago Seizes $107k Cash

    CBP Chicago Seizes $107k Cash
    Finally, a customs cash seizure in Chicago has made the news! This story involved over $100,000 being taken out of ... The post CBP Chicago Seizes $107k Cash appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
Rank this Week: 1628

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    Down with the death penalty

    Down with the death penalty
    Source: The Kathmandu Post (4 May 2018)http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-05-04/down-with-the-death-penalty.htmlOn April 21, 2018, India’s cabinet passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018. One of the main amendments…
  • May 9

    Drug trafficking: Death penalty no longer mandatory; but give judges full discretionary power

    Drug trafficking: Death penalty no longer mandatory; but give judges full discretionary power
    Source: Aliran (3 May 2018)https://aliran.com/civil-society-voices/drug-trafficking-death-penalty-no-longer-mandatory-but-give-judges-full-discretionary-powers/Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) is pleased that the…
  • Apr 29

    ‘South Korea should lead abolition of death penalty in Asia-Pacific’

    ‘South Korea should lead abolition of death penalty in Asia-Pacific’
    Source: The Korea Herald (27 April 2018)http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180427000573South Korea has an unprecedented record when it comes to the death penalty, allowing a political prisoner on death row to become its president.Late…
Rank this Week: 1364

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3719

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • May 1

    Protecting Your Ink: Copyright and Tattoo

    Protecting Your Ink: Copyright and Tattoo
    By Max S. Morgan and Kevin P. Proud Tattoo artist Catherine Alexander recently put ink to paper, rather than her typical canvas, to file a lawsuit against WWE, a videogame... read more
  • Apr 25

    Startup Case Study: ThePureBag™

    Startup Case Study: ThePureBag™
    When Lori Gildea became seriously ill, a close examination of her routine and symptoms led doctors to the likely culprit: her gym bag. Unbeknownst to her at the time, her... read more
  • Apr 24

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules IPRs are Constitutional, Patents Fall Within Public-Rights Doctrine

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules IPRs are Constitutional, Patents Fall Within Public-Rights Doctrine
    By Steven M. Kellner In a closely watched case that had the potential to upend the manner in which patent disputes can be resolved, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled... read more
Rank this Week: 1259