Karen Monroe

The CISG Tool or Trap for Contracts for the Sale of Goods

Many businesses and lawyers are unaware that the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) – and not local law may be the law applicable to a contract. If a country has signed and ratified the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, International Law & Trade

FBAR--Foreign Bank Account Reporting--2010 update

U.S. Persons (U.S. Citizens, U.S. residents, and persons subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. including individuals, all forms of business entities, trusts, certain trust beneficiaries and estates) with signature authority…more
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Akzo Case and In house Lawyer Independence

The difference in approach on the two sides of the Atlantic to in-house counsel’s attorney-client privilege has been crystallized by the recent decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice in the Akzo…more
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Extraterritorial application of U.S. securities law for foreign plaintiffs

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Extraterritorial Application of Securities Law by Disallowing Foreign Cubed §10(b) Class Actions— Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. ____ (2010) In a decision dated…more
| International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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