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The risk of self-incrimination in cross-border disputes: The use of Canadian discovery evidence in U.S. criminal/regulatory...

A common scenario in which the privilege against self-incrimination is threatened occurs when a person is party to criminal or regulatory proceedings in the United States (U.S.) and civil litigation in Canada....more

Don’t Cry for Me Argentine Bondholders: Argentina Seeks Supreme Court Review

Argentina filed a petition for writ of certiorari in US Supreme Court: what Argentina wants, when the Supreme Court will answer, and whether or not Argentina will get its day in the high Court. On June 24, the Republic...more

11th Circuit Case Signals Split on Law vs. Regulation vs. … Contract?

On February 22, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated the smuggling and conspiracy convictions of two importers of allegedly tainted cheese products in the case of United States of America v. Yuri...more

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in South Korea

This article generally demonstrates under what requirements the Korean courts recognize and enforce the foreign judgments....more

King & Spalding's Intellectual Property Newsletter - October 2012

In This Issue: - News From the Bench - .. The en banc Court Speaks On Divided Infringement, But Not With One Voice. .. Can Recent Conflicting Decision On The Patent Eligibility of Business Methods Be...more

Vollstreckung - Anerkennung und Vollstreckbarkeit ausländischer Gerichtsurteile in Belgien

Grundsätzlich ist zwischen der Anerkennung und der Vollstreckung ausländischer Gerichtsurteile in Belgien zu unterscheiden. Die Frage der Anerkennung betrifft die Rechtskraft des Urteils in Belgien, wohingegen die Frage...more

Prozessrecht Beweisaufnahmeverordnung - Die Zwangsvollstreckungproblematik von ausländischen Entscheidungen zur Erteilung eines...

Das Gericht erster Instanz in Turnhout (Belgien) erließ am 06. März 2008 ein beachtliches Urteil im Zusammenhang mit der Anwendung der Europäischen Verordnung Nr. 1206/2001 des Rates vom 28. Mai 2001 über die Zusammenarbeit...more

Verfahren und Prozessrecht - Verfahren vor Zivil- und Handelsgerichten in Belgien

Das belgische Gerichtssystem ist durch einen zweistufigen Aufbau gekennzeichnet: Grundsätzlich kann gegen jedes erstinstanzliche Urteil Berufung erhoben werden. ...more

Van Breda: The Supreme Court of Canada Provides Clarity to Canadian Conflict of Laws Rules

It is a fact of life in the modern world that manufacturers and distributors of products often do business in multiple jurisdictions, across multiple borders. A product manufactured in one country, can be distributed and sold...more

UK Judgment Validates ISDA Master Agreement Performance Suspension Provision

Section 2(a)(iii) of every standard International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement provides in relevant part that a non-defaulting party does not have to perform so long as any event of default or...more

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action; Federal Preemption and “Implausible” Claims

MIRKO CARREA, on behalf of himself and those similarly situated v. DREYER’S GRAND ICE CREAM, INC., No. 11-15263 (9th Cir. 2012), is a recent decision from the Ninth Circuit affirming a dismissal of a putative class action for...more

Second Circuit Explains Its Decision Reversing the Grant of Injunction To Enforce $18 Billion Award Against Chevron

Chevron Corp. v. Hugo Gerardo Camacho Naranjo, et al., No. 11-1150-cv(L), is the Second Circuit’s decision explaining its ruling ealier in 2011 to reverse the District Court’s grant of a preliminary injunction...more

Ecuador Appellate Court Affirms Judgment Against Chevron

We have posted several times on the U.S. aspects of the international dispute between Chevron and the plaintiffs from Ecuador suing for environmental contamination. We have followed the Southern District’s decision granting...more

Federal Arbitration Act Preempts State Law; Action Stayed Pending Arbitration In Canada Under Canadian Law

Audio Visual Concepts, Inc. v. Smart Technologies, ULC, et al., Civil No. 11-1551 (JAG-CVR) (D. P. R. 2011), addresses the issue of the staging or sequencing the resolution of disputes pending in an international arbitration...more

New Court Ruling Renders U.S. Anti-Subsidy Law Inapplicable to China

A U.S. Federal Court has ruled that existing law does not allow U.S. companies to seek relief against imported goods from China that benefit from Chinese government subsidies. Any company involved in U.S.-China trade may...more

Useful in the United States, But Not in Canada: Divergent Applications of the Statutory Utility Requirements

Recent decisions by appellate courts in Canada and the United States highlight the sharp conflict in judicial application of the statutory "utility" requirements under the patent laws of those countries. The decisions...more

Chevron Suit Proceeds: Ecuador Plaintiffs' Judicial Estoppel Motion Rejected

A New York federal court ruled last week that Chevron could continue to pursue its effort to overturn a questionable $18 billion judgment against the company in Ecuadorean court. Chevron Corp. v. Salazar et al., No....more

Another Fissure In The Internal Affairs Doctrine?

In this post from last November, I mentioned two New Jersey decisions applying New Jersey law rather than the law of the state of incorporation. Krzastek v. Global Resource Industrial & Power, Inc., No. A-1815-06T2 (N.J....more

Anti-Suit Injunction: An Important Self-Protection Tool for U.S. Companies Doing Business in Latin America

Latin America, long considered the backyard of the United States, is one of the most important markets for U.S. manufacturers and distributors. But as they strive to achieve their business goals, U.S. companies need to be...more

Internationales Privatrecht Inkasso - Zahlungsbefehl

Seit dem 12. Dezember 2008 sind in Belgien die Vorschriften zum Europäischen Mahnverfahren in Kraft getreten. Dies ist die Folge der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1896/2006 des Rates und des Europäischen Parlaments vom 12. Dezember...more

Foreign Court Order Ruled Unenforceable: Court Nullifies Award of Attorneys Fees

In the litigation captioned In Re the Marriage of Natalija and Nikolai Solomon Lyustiger, 2009 DJDAR 14245 (2009) the Third District Court of Appeal decided an action based on the Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition...more

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Canada - 2009 Developments

Enforcement of a U.S. or international judgment in Canada requires expert knowledge of Canadian law and procedure. Courts in Ontario, Canada, which includes the Greater Toronto Area, are receptive to the enforcement of...more

Canadian litigants battle over scope of arbitration clauses seeking juridical advantages

Igor Ellyn, Senior Partner of Ellyn Law LLP Business Litigation and Arbitration Lawyers, Toronto, Canada, reviews the Ontario cases involving arbitration clauses. In Canadian courts, arbitration agreements are broadly...more

'Winning is Only Half the Battle': Procedural Issues Relating to the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

This article addresses some procedural problems which may arise in the recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitral award under the Model Law and potential jurisdictional and limitation period challenges to a foreign...more

Case Comment: All Quiet on the CISG Front - Guiliani v. Invar Manufacturing, the Battle of the Forms, and the Elusive Concept of...

Since Canada adopted the U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods (the CISG) in 1992, international sales practitioners have been patiently waiting for a corpus of Canadian case law to develop. The slow pace of...more

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