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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/
  • Aug 28

    Williams v. Super. Ct., S227228

    Williams v. Super. Ct., S227228
    Discovery & objections: Class action: Standing: Affirmative defense: Summary judgment: Fishing expeditions:In the absence of privilege, the right to discovery in this state is a broad one, to be construed liberally so that parties may…
  • Aug 22

    P. v. Hopson, S228193

    P. v. Hopson, S228193
    Sixth Amendment (confrontation right): Fourteenth Amendment: Hearsay: Civil-law mode of criminal procedure: Harmless beyond a reasonable doubt:Defendant R. L. H. was tried on charges that she, along with her boyfriend, J. Thomas, was…
  • Aug 22

    P. v. Valencia, S223825

    P. v. Valencia, S223825
    Wobblers:Wobblers are a special class of crimes involving conduct that varies widely in its level of seriousness, and may therefore be chargeable or . . . punishable as either a felony or a misdemeanor. (People v. Park (2013) 56 Cal.4th 782,…
Rank this Week: 8

Trade Lawyers Blog

Trade Lawyers Blog

Covers border security initiatives, customs duties, economic sanctions, and free trade regulations.

http://www.tradelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 52

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Sep 18

    Cuba, Pick a Lane

    Cuba, Pick a Lane
    Hurricane Irma has reportedly caused extensive damage in the Caribbean, including Cuba. Yet whatever damage Irma may have caused in Cuba, it pales in comparison to what socialism has been inflicting since 1959 on the Cuban people and the…
  • Sep 16

    Unicorns Sightings Increase as Cuba Spins Official Washington

    Unicorns Sightings Increase as Cuba Spins Official Washington
    Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean before it pummeled South Florida. In Cuba, for example, in addition to extensive damage to Cuban military-owned hotels and beach resorts, Cuba’s ministry of intelligence stable…
  • Sep 13

    Venezuela Needs Respect of Individual Rights, Private Property & Rule of Law, Not More Socialism

    Venezuela Needs Respect of Individual Rights, Private Property & Rule of Law, Not More Socialism
    What an odd headline this morning from the Left’s favorite business newspaper, The Financial Times: “How to save Venezuela from the cost of sanctions“. The problem in #Venezuela, of the Left’s own making, is the…
Rank this Week: 101

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 19

    Lighthizer on WTO Dispute Settlement

    Lighthizer on WTO Dispute Settlement
    This is an excerpt from the Q & A at the Lighthizer CSIS event mentioned in the last post, relating to WTO dispute settlement. I'm just going to quote it for now, but I should have more to say later....
  • Sep 19

    Lighthizer on Trade

    Lighthizer on Trade
    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke at CSIS yesterday. The full transcript is here. I'm going to respond to some of his specific points. Early on, he refers to a growing skepticism about trade: For decades, support for what…
  • Sep 14

    Guest Post: A Follow-up to the EU Commission’s Decision to ‘Split’ Trade and Investment Protection

    Guest Post: A Follow-up to the EU Commission’s Decision to ‘Split’ Trade and Investment Protection
    This is a guest post by Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi In a previous post Simon Lester has commented on President Juncker’s wish to rescue the EU’s trade policy, by concluding a set of streamlined trade…
Rank this Week: 176

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    The Great Bulb Debate

    The Great Bulb Debate
    Our next case to discuss in The Gerson Company v. United States, which involves the tariff classification of artificial candles in the form of tea lights and candles. These are “artificial” because rather than being consumable…
  • Sep 18

    The Great Unmasking

    The Great Unmasking
    As we know from my previous post, XYZ is the pseudonym of a company that imports Duracell batteries through channels that are not authorized by Duracell. That makes XYZ a “parallel importer” or “gray market importer.”…
  • Aug 29

    GSP and Set

    GSP and Set
    Here's a question. Assume pots and pans from Thailand individually qualify for duty-free entry into the United States under the Generalized System of Preferences ("GSP"). That means they have 35% of their value derived from Thai-origin…
Rank this Week: 316

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Antitrust Lawyer Blog

Covers antitrust and international trade law. By Doyle, Barlow & Mazard PLLC.

http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com
  • Jun 29

    FTC Blocks Small Physician Group Deal

    FTC Blocks Small Physician Group Deal
    On June 22, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of North Dakota filed a complaint to block Sanford Health’s proposed acquisition of Mid Dakota Clinic, seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary…
  • Jun 20

    FTC Protects Daily Fantasy Sports Customers By Challenging The Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel

    FTC Protects Daily Fantasy Sports Customers By Challenging The Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel
    On June 19, 2017, the Trump Administration’s Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) authorized the staff to file an antitrust complaint to block the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily fantasy sports…
  • Apr 7

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta

    EC Approves ChemChina’s Acquisition of Syngenta
    On April 5, 2017, the EC approved China National Chemical Corporation’s (“ChemChina”) proposed acquisition of  Syngenta AG (“Syngenta).  The approval is conditional on the divestiture of significant parts of…
Rank this Week: 277

China-U.S. Trade Law

China-U.S. Trade Law

Covers active trade disputes between China and the United States, as well as this particular trade relationship, and international trade more generally. Also discusses the use of the rule of law to settle their differences. By Baker Hostetler Law Firm.

http://www.chinaustradelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 510

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 471

ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog

Covers the laws governing exports from the United States with an emphasis on export regulations administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. By Clif Burns, Carolyn

http://www.exportlawblog.com
  • Sep 13

    Beware the Smiley Face!

    Beware the Smiley Face!
    ABOVE: Parisa Mohamadi A recently unsealed criminal complaint alleges that Parisa Mohamadi, an Iranian-born U.S. citizen, was responsible for exports of approximately $3 million of goods from the United States to Iran between 2010 and 2012.…
  • Sep 11

    Florida Imposes Its Own Embargo on Cuba

    Florida Imposes Its Own Embargo on Cuba
    Last week, before other things got in the way, Florida governor Rick Scott looked in the mirror and suddenly realized that he had been elected by the American voters to run the foreign policy of the United States. So, without further delay,…
  • Aug 30

    OFAC’s FAQs on Venezuela Sanctions Omit the Most Frequently Asked Question

    OFAC’s FAQs on Venezuela Sanctions Omit the Most Frequently Asked Question
    Last week the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) announced a set of new sanctions on Venezuela and it’s petroleum company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (“PdVSA”) as set forth in the newly published…
Rank this Week: 1119

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://practicalacademic.blogspot.com
  • Aug 27

    Has Sumitomo Been Overruled by BALCO? A Resounding Yes!

    Has Sumitomo Been Overruled by BALCO? A Resounding Yes!
    Sumitomo v ONGC  (04.12.1997: Supreme Court of India) was a pre-1996 Act case which laid down the law on the law governing challenge to arbitral awards. The case really reflects the debate in international commercial arbitration as to…
  • Aug 4

    Raj TV v Thaicom, Madras High Court & Choice of Law

    Raj TV v Thaicom, Madras High Court & Choice of Law
    On 14.07.2017, a two-judge Bench of the High Court of Madras passed a judgement in the case of Raj TV v Thaicom (OSA No. 113/2017 & CMP 7665/2017)(MANU/TN/2117/2017). The judgement deals with choice of law in international arbitration and…
  • Aug 2

    NLSIR Announcement

    NLSIR Announcement
    (NLSIR Announcement is below)The National Law School of India ReviewSubmission GuidelinesAbout NLSIRThe National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue – Volume 30(1). The NLSIR is the…
Rank this Week: 574

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Aug 14

    The FCA Announces The Second Cohort For Its Regulatory Sandbox

    The FCA Announces The Second Cohort For Its Regulatory Sandbox
    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) has now announced the participants in the second cohort of its regulatory sandbox, with the companies involved offering a range of ideas-based payment services and artificial…
  • Aug 9

    UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit

    UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit
    The UK Government has published a statement of intent containing details of its proposed Data Protection Bill. The full text of the Bill is expected in September 2017, when the UK Parliament returns from its summer break. The Bill will…
  • Aug 8

    Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?

    Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?
    Financial Institutions may need to revise consumer contracts to remove class action waivers in preparation for a March 2018 federal rule. On July 19, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal regulator for a sweeping range of…
Rank this Week: 591

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 605

Scott Lincicome

Scott Lincicome

Covers international trade and public policy.

http://lincicome.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    Debunking the Myriad TPA/TPP Myth

    Debunking the Myriad TPA/TPP Myth
    A trade policy nerd can only be subjected to blatant protectionist nonsense for so long.  So, after months of hearing/reading/seeing myths about Trade Promotion Authority, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and free trade more broadly, I…
  • Jan 22

    Kill the Jones Act; Kill It with Fire; Kill It Now

    Kill the Jones Act; Kill It with Fire; Kill It Now
    My latest in The Federalist (with help from an anonymous friend in the shipping industry):Lost in the never-ending debate about the KeystoneXL pipeline is great news for anyone who opposes cronyism and supports free markets and lower…
  • Dec 23

    Yes, Of Course We Should End the Cuban Embargo

    Yes, Of Course We Should End the Cuban Embargo
    My latest at The Federalist:Communist-hating lovers of liberty have offered myriad reasons to oppose the current Cuban embargo (see, for example, here and here), but today I want to focus on the most basic: over the last two decades, the…
Rank this Week: 807

ChinaLaw Law

ChinaLaw Law

Covers business and legal issues affecting China, Latin America and the United States. By Diaz Reus.

http://www.chinalat.com/
  • Mar 19

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?

    Is Latin America ready for a Chinese economic crisis?
    The ongoing European debt crisis and the slow recovery in the United States are starting to impact China and Latin America’s economic growth. An inevitable re-balancing of China’s economy will be accompanied by a collapse in commodity…
  • Mar 14

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance

    China’s Surging Influence in Latin American Finance
    How will bank subsidiaries in Latin America weather the European and U.S. financial crisis? Moody’s Investors Service recently placed 15 Mexican and Brazilian banks and insurance groups on review for down grade of their short- and long-term…
  • Nov 11

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement

    Maersk Line Invests in Chile | New Factory Announcement
    The current shortage of refrigerated containers used in the export of Latin American produce, fish and meat will be less acute in 2013 when Maersk Container Industry (MCI) will begin producing “reefers” as they are known in the industry,…
Rank this Week: 773

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: 720

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Sep 15

    UK Investment Consultants and Fiduciary Management Services Under Investigation

    UK Investment Consultants and Fiduciary Management Services Under Investigation
    The UK competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), will be conducting in-depth investigations of investment consultancy and fiduciary management services after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) initiated an…
  • Sep 8

    Blockchain-Related Companies Facing Increased Scrutiny from the SEC

    Blockchain-Related Companies Facing Increased Scrutiny from the SEC
    Digital tokens, which used to be considered an unregulated “wild west”, are now facing Federal and State regulations. Over two weeks, the SEC suspended trading in company securities of three publicly-traded blockchain-related…
  • Aug 11

    Proposed Internet of Things Cybersecurity Bill May Create Hurdles for Government Contractor

    Proposed Internet of Things Cybersecurity Bill May Create Hurdles for Government Contractor
    The federal government dramatically has increased its spending in recent years on Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices, including biosensors that can gather medical and security data from soldiers and vehicles in the field;…
Rank this Week: 3642

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/
  • Sep 14

    CBP discovers and seizes about $700,000 leaving for Mexico

    CBP discovers and seizes about $700,000 leaving for Mexico
    Here is a tale of a cash seizure made by CBP in El Paso, Texas, from back in June. I’ve ... The post CBP discovers and seizes about $700,000 leaving for Mexico appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Aug 23

    Customs at Dulles Seizes $29k Hidden in Pant

    Customs at Dulles Seizes $29k Hidden in Pant
    U.S. Customs is reporting on more cash seizures by its officers at Dulles Airport in Sterling, Virginia. Just last week, ... The post Customs at Dulles Seizes $29k Hidden in Pants appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Aug 18

    Dulles Airport CBP seizes over $77k in cash

    Dulles Airport CBP seizes over $77k in cash
    CBP at Dulles Airport in Virginia is taking more and more cash from travelers, and is spreading the news far ... The post Dulles Airport CBP seizes over $77k in cash appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
Rank this Week: 2102

International Trade Law Compass

International Trade Law Compass

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://internationaltrade.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 14

    Gray Market Distributor Challenges CBP’s Grant of Protection to Duracell

    Gray Market Distributor Challenges CBP’s Grant of Protection to Duracell
    In a recent post, we discussed the lawsuit brought by battery behemoth Duracell against a company that it was importing “gray market” versions of its copper-topped products. In that action, Duracell has argued that the warranty…
  • Sep 8

    U.S. Investigation of Steel Flanges from China and India

    U.S. Investigation of Steel Flanges from China and India
      On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce began its preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930. The Department of Commerce is looking into whether the imports of…
  • Aug 25

    Second Circuit Limits FCPA Enforcement Tool

    Second Circuit Limits FCPA Enforcement Tool
    In its recent decision in United States v. Allen, 16-cr-898, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that testimony which is compelled pursuant to laws of foreign jurisdictions violates the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination…
Rank this Week: 2024

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…
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