International Law

Global Brand Management: Risks and Strategies

by marcus evans October 8, 2015 Company Law

Interview with: Allan Diamond, Managing Partner, Diamond McCarthy LLP “Chief Litigation Officers (CLOs) should not limit themselves to traditional methods of protecting their companies’ brand and should think creatively in terms of implementing a global strategy that will result in keeping their authorized supply channel partners happy, minimizing lost sales/profits, and  potentially obtaining affirmative recoveries for […]

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Forensic Expert Witness Testifies in the Amanda Knox Murder Trial

by theexpertinstitute November 14, 2013 Criminal Law

A forensic expert witness will play a critical role in the re-opened case against Amanda Knox, shedding light on the evidence allegedly linking the young American to the 2007 murder of her former roommate, British student Meredith Kercher. Kercher was found in the Italian apartment she shared with Knox having died from 47 stab wounds, […]

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European Order for Payment Procedure

by David Lorenzo October 1, 2013 Business

EUROPEAN ORDER FOR PAYMENT PROCEDURE Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 creating a European order for payment procedure. The regulation, which will apply from 2008, establishes a European procedure for orders for payment. The procedure simplifies, speeds up and reduces the costs of litigation in cross-border cases […]

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RESTRICTIONS TO DISPOSE BY WILL IN SPAIN

by David Lorenzo September 14, 2013 Estate Planning

Reserved portion or “Legitima” The reserved portion or “Legitima” restricts the freedom to dispose of one’s estate in the form of a will and it’s determined either by the Civil Code or by the laws of the autonomous community some cases. In this Article we will speak about the Civil Code Regulation. According to it […]

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Legal View of Asbestos in Spain

by David Lorenzo September 11, 2013 Accident Claims Law

All types of asbestos cause cancer in humans. The problem with this disease is that it takes years to develop, so that although the presence of asbestos is reduced or eliminated, cases are now referring to the relationship with asbestos many years ago. In Spain the use of this material was limited in 1984 and […]

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Common marital regime in Spanish Law

by David Lorenzo August 28, 2013 Divorce

Common Marital Regime in Spanish law In the common marital regime in Spanish Law the husband and wife gains or profits from any of them, will be allocated by half to dissolve. The common marital regime will begin at the time of the marriage or subsequently agreed upon at the time of capitulation. Common goods […]

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The Exequatur Procedure Under Spanish Law

by David Lorenzo August 27, 2013 Blawg

THE EXEQUATUR PROCEDURE UNDER SPANISH LAW It is a special process that aims to recognize the validity of a judgment of a foreign court and therefore allow them to run in a different State. According to the Spanish Law requires: May so provide international treaties                                      . In the event that there is no International treaty […]

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Inheritance Tax in Spain

by David Lorenzo August 9, 2013 Blawg

THE INHERITANCE TAX IN SPAIN  The inheritance tax levied on capital gains obtained through inheritance by individuals. Let’s analyze the general scheme. In some Autonomous Regions  there is much more favorable tax regime (inherit is much cheaper) than in the rest of Spain. The criterion for the application of this scheme is the residence of […]

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H-1B Cap predictions come true. Lottery will now decide the future of petitioners. (US Immigration Law)

by Domnic Francis June 24, 2013 Immigration Law

(US immigration law) US companies employing foreign workers in specialty occupations that demand theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields such as scientists, engineers, or computer programmers are required to file for H-1B visas. April 1st, 2013 marked the beginning of the filing period for H-1B petitions subject to cap limits for the fiscal year […]

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Debt Collection in Germany: A Practical Guide

by Schmeilzl April 17, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

So a German person or company owes you money. And you find that German courts have jurisdiction. Well, that may seem unfortunate but it is no reason at all to abandon your claim. In fact, to sue for and collect a debt in Germany is easier and cheaper than you might expect, especially if you […]

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An Overview of International Litigation: Key Points And Considerations

by gclatworthy March 22, 2013 International Law

International law is not like any other area of law, even when it addresses common legal concerns. International law must take into account the different laws and customs of the nations involved. Since 1893, most legal issues that involve entities from different nations refer to the Hague Conference for legal protocols. There are many factors […]

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Key Differences in the Employment Laws of the the U.S. and the U.K.

by RyanD February 26, 2013 International Law

The laws of the U.S. and the U.K. are similar in many ways, but there are important differences in their employment laws. If you are an American planning to work in the U.K., or vice versa, you should be aware of those differences which may be important to your circumstances and your employment relationship. This […]

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What is a Process Agent?

by Elemental CoSec January 15, 2013 Business Law

A process agent in the UK is someone who is appointed to accept service of legal proceedings on behalf of their client. Although, in theory, anyone can make use of this service, it is generally used by non-UK companies doing business in the UK to provide a way for the UK party to serve proceedings. Why […]

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Legal Issues of Investing Abroad

by RyanD December 8, 2012 International Law

A recent report by TribLive News has determined that wealthy individuals in the United States have stashed as much as $25 trillion dollars in overseas bank accounts. Options such as offshore trusts, hedge funds, and limited liability corportations allow investors to place assets in a shelter from taxes and lawsuits. While investing in offshore accounts […]

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Legal translation: Why outsourcing is critical

by Sajan November 12, 2012 International Law

Few disciplines emphasize precision like the world of law. Every word must be accurate; every carefully phrased clause needs to be strictly upheld. The stakes are even higher when you’re spanning multiple borders.Anything less than sharp-edged precision can mean the difference between winning and losing. A series of objections versus sustained success on the international […]

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How the New EU Cookie Law Will Affect Website Design

by BigFork August 20, 2012 International Law

The law was passed last year but organisations were given a year to put into place a system so that they were compliant, but what exactly do you need to know and how is it going to affect the design of your website? Cookies are small pieces of data that are saved onto your computer […]

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The Use of Force in International Law: Whether Israel acted within the law in the Lebanon War of 2006

by LMS-Graham April 16, 2012 International Law

July 12th 2006, 09:05 local time: Hezbollah launched diversionary rocket attacks on the Israeli settlements of Zar’it and Shlomi. Following these attacks Hezbollah then attacked two armoured vehicles, with the intention of capturing military personnel as prisoners. This was then followed by other skirmishes at border posts which again Hezbollah was attacking and one failed […]

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