When parallel class actions in multiple provinces are resolved by one settlement agreement, procedural and jurisdictional issues may arise regarding the conduct of the settlement approval hearings. Recent decisions have...more
The offshore jurisdictions are catching up fast with legal issues relating to cybercrime, cyberliability, and the use and discovery of electronic documents.
In the wake of the embarrassing leak in April 2013 of about...more
In the last ten to fifteen years, Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technology, services and tourism sectors. Its 2012 population was estimated at just over 4.6 million people.
The Costa Rican legal...more
On April 1, 2014, a New York state appellate court held that a judgment rendered by a foreign criminal court that required the defendant to make a payment of money to victims of his fraud was capable of domestication under...more
OTC derivative contracts which have a counterparty located outside of the European Union (“EU”) may now be subject to the requirements of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation(“EMIR”). ...more
There have been a number of decisions published recently by the courts in various international financial centres such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Jersey and Singapore, that have considered the meaning and effect of...more
Generally speaking, the easier are the regulations concerning territorial competence, the better is for the efficiency of the legal system.
The Italian lawmaker took therefore the right direction in 2003, when IP...more
A Florida court ordered defendants to turn over stock certificates located outside of Florida evincing their ownership interest in several foreign entities to satisfy a judgment. On appeal, the appellate court ordered that...more
Transnational litigation is an expanding field, fueled by globalization, cross-border transactions and the pervasive movement of assets across national borders. As a consequence, the issue of recognition and enforcement of...more
In this presentation:
Road Map: Top Ten Steps to Successful and Compliant International Operations -
- Identify Goals in the Foreign Market: What’s next?
- Phased Approach: Considerations in entering...more
The continuing controversy over whether retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") cover activities outside the United States continues to play out in the courts and administrative bodies. The two leading cases...more
This alert examines a recent resolution of the Presidium of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation (“SCC”), No. 6004/13, dated 8 October 20131 (“Resolution”), which recognized in the Russian Federation the...more
Harneys has successfully brought an action that changes the law relating to the access of the BVI Courts to enforce a foreign judgment. The Court of Appeal victory was quickly followed by a change in the civil procedure rules...more
It’s 4:30 on a Friday afternoon. Your phone rings. It is your biggest client, a New York company that makes widgets. “Help,” your client pleads, “there is a California company that is copying our widgets! You can see them on...more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a much anticipated decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman that will not only reverberate through the legal world, but the auto world as well. Large corporations that do business across a wide...more
The Department of the Treasury recently amended Treasury International Capital (“TIC”) B forms to explicitly require reporting of cross-border claims on and liabilities to foreign residents by savings and loan holding...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a decision by the Southern District of Florida that substantially expanded a litigant’s ability to obtain discovery in aid of a foreign proceeding. The...more
On January 23, in a landmark decision that is one of the most important yet to be handed down in the sprawling LCD antitrust litigation pending in various federal courts since 2006, Judge Joan Gottschall of the Northern...more
Here’s a word of caution when dealing with commercial agents based in the EU: the European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) has recently ruled that EU Member States can implement mandatory commercial agency rules that will trump...more
Liable or not liable… this is the recurring dilemma in many jurisdictions. Is Youtube (Google) liable for the infringing contents uploaded by Youtube users?...more
In Daimler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965, 2014 U.S. LEXIS 644 (U.S. Jan. 14, 2014) (Ginsburg, J.), the Supreme Court of the United States held that a court may not exercise general personal jurisdiction over a non-U.S. corporation...more
Last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Daimler AG v. Bauman clarified the law on general jurisdiction and should bring some comfort to foreign parent companies whose ownership of a subsidiary in the United States...more
The United States Supreme Court earlier this month issued a major ruling that will significantly limit where corporations may be sued for claims that do not relate to business they may do in a particular place in the U.S. In...more
In prior reports, we have covered significant US court decisions addressing personal jurisdiction—the question whether, even if it is clear that certain claims may be raised in a US litigation, a particular individual or...more
We last wrote in July 2013 about Choc v Hudbay Minerals Inc., 2013 ONSC 1414, a decision which seemed to signal an increased willingness by an Ontario court to assume jurisdiction in a case of alleged wrongdoing by a foreign...more
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