International Law Articles

Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of International Law.

Legal Difficulties of Acquiring Child Support from a Parent Located in Another Country

  August 18, 2017     By HG.org
Collecting child support from a non-custodial parent can often be difficult. However, when the parents are in other countries, it can be even...
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Anti-Corruption Act in Brazil

  August 18, 2017     By HG.org
Brazil enacted a Bill of Law also called the Anticorruption Law that puts civil and administrative liability onto companies and organizations...

Acquiring Work Visas in the United States for Employment Purposes

  August 17, 2017     By HG.org
For someone from a foreign country to enter the United States, he or she must acquire a visa. This may be a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary or...

Why the UN's Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) Matters in Mexico

  August 17, 2017     By Osuna Gonzalez
It has been over twenty-five years since the United Nation’s Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG” or...

Recognition of Russian Court Decisions in Turkey

  August 17, 2017     By Cindemir Law Office
Under Turkish Law, there is a difference between recognition of foreign decision and enforcement of the decision. Applicant may ask recognition...

New Requirement for All Issuers Operating on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange

  August 16, 2017     By Arendt & Medernach
​On 10 August 2017 the Luxembourg Stock Exchange announced that all domestic and foreign issuers operating on the regulated market (Bourse...

Protection of Foreign Investments in Cyprus

  August 14, 2017     By Antoniou McCollum & Co.
Cyprus provides an established, stable and solid legislative framework under which foreign investment is protected. EU law, Cypriot...

U.S. Tax Court Ruling Limits Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

  August 11, 2017     By Silver & Co., U.S. Tax Attorneys
Many US citizens and residents living overseas take advantage of up to approximately $100,000 a year in foreign earned income exclusion...

U.S. Tax Court Resolves Long-Outstanding Tax Issue: Is the U.S. Tax Citizen Living Abroad Subject to Capital Gains?

  August 11, 2017     By Silver & Co., U.S. Tax Attorneys
For decades it has been unclear whether a U.S. citizen or green card holder ("U.S. Person") who resides abroad and who sells stock for a gain is...

U.S. Tax System: FATCA. FBAR. PFIC. Trump, Give Us a Break!!

  August 10, 2017     By Silver & Co., U.S. Tax Attorneys
Few are the examples where the multi-level complexity of the U.S. tax system can be seen as is the case with the regulation and taxation...

Advanced U.S. Estate and Tax Issues for Non-U.S. Persons

  August 10, 2017     By Silver & Co., U.S. Tax Attorneys
The U.S. estate tax and U.S. gift tax are similar but not identical taxes. The estate tax is a tax on what a person owns at death (the estate)....

How Can a Foreigner Buy Real Estate in Ukraine?

  August 9, 2017     By DLF Attorneys at Law
The Ukrainian legislation ensures that foreigners exercise all rights and freedoms as well as obligations under the same conditions as Ukrainian...

Process of Acquiring an International Trademark

  August 9, 2017     By HG.org
After acquiring the United States trademark, it may be possible to obtain the same protections globally through an international trademark for...

US Passport can be Revoked Because of Tax Debt

  August 8, 2017     By HG.org
There are certain regulations and stipulations to the Internal Revenue Service with laws in the United States that may restrict travel or the...

Exceptions to United States Anti-Boycott Provisions of the Export Administration Act

  August 1, 2017     By HG.org
There are some exceptions available with anti-boycott provisions in place for exported materials. Many of these depend on the country, the...

Effect of Equitable Price Adjustments in International Contracts

  August 1, 2017     By HG.org
International contracts may be full of various stipulations based on the countries included in the arrangements. This means that those involved...

New Electronic Gazette of Intellectual Property in Peru

  July 24, 2017     By B&R Latin America IP LLC
The Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual (Indecopi) in Peru, launched the 'Electronic...

Is Legal Status Possible If I Used a False Name on My Asylum Application?

  July 21, 2017     By HG.org
Asylum is a special immigration status that allows someone to potentially stay in a country even though he or she did not qualify for...

How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violations

  July 17, 2017     By International Tax Attorney LLC
After the foreign bank reports the non-compliant taxpayer’s account information to the foreign taxing authority, the information is then...

Procedure of Issuing Work permits for Foreigners Amended in Ukraine

  July 14, 2017     By DLF Attorneys at Law
On 23 May 2017, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine On Amending Several Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Eliminating...

The New Cayman Islands Trademarks Regime

  July 10, 2017     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
The new Cayman Islands Trade Marks Law [were] published on 19th December 2016, pursuant to which a stand-alone comprehensive trademark...

Chinese Free-Trade Zones further Ease Access for Foreign Investors

  July 5, 2017     By Masson de Morfontaine
The Chinese State Council has updated foreign investment negative list applicable to all 11 free-trade zones (FTZs). These special zones offer...

European Arrest Warrant

  July 5, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
The European arrest warrant (EAW) is a legal procedure which consists in the request by an EU Member State's judicial authority to another State...

Theresa May Has Been Advised to Re-think Her Immigration Policy to Prevent Harm to Britons Abroad

  July 5, 2017     By Giambrone Law
EU nationals are not the only individuals fearing the potential negative outcomes arising from the Brexit negotiations in respect of their...

Almost 20% of British Workforce in London May Be Affected by Brexit Immigration Restrictions

  June 30, 2017     By Giambrone Law
It is estimated that one in six workers currently working in London are EU nationals, as reported by new research intending to underline how...

Meritas: European Guide to International Mobility, Switzerland Chapter

  June 28, 2017     By Wenger & Vieli Ltd.
The internationalisation of business has resulted in the growing need for companies to relocate their staff overseas. There is also increasing...

Brexit: What Is Theresa May Offering?

  June 23, 2017     By Giambrone Law
Since the Brexit vote one year ago, the destiny and the future of millions of EU citizens living in the UK, and about a million UK expats in...

At Least Part of the Brexit Plan Revealed in Queen Elizabeth’s Speech

  June 23, 2017     By Giambrone Law
The latest Queen’s speech drafted by the government, delivered almost a year after the Brexit referendum has, to some degree, outlined the...

Can Customs Seize My Money When I Enter the Country and Is There a Limit?

  June 19, 2017     By HG.org
When visiting other countries, it is important to know what customs and laws may affect the guests. This is vital in a number of ways, but...

Recognition & Exequatur Procedures Under Turkish Practice

  June 12, 2017     By Erdem Topak Law Office
Increase in international trade, people living abroad of their home countries for various reasons and the disappearance of borders by time has...

Britain’s Businesses Must Start Planning for Brexit

  June 12, 2017     By Giambrone Law
The think-tank Resolution Foundation commissioned a survey to clarify the preparedness of British business for the radical changes that Brexit...

International Arbitration of Global Legal Insights: Cyprus

  June 12, 2017     By Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC
There has been a large increase in the use of arbitration as a commercial dispute resolution method in Cyprus because of its development as an...

Apostille and the Hague Convention

  June 8, 2017     By Erdem Topak Law Office
The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (“Hague Convention”) is an international treaty,...

Both Me and My Spouse Are in the U.S. on Visas, Can We Get a Divorce Here?

  By HG.org
Many people travel to the United States on visas every year. These are individuals who may plan to stay in the United States for a certain...

New Regime to Register the Beneficial Owners of Cayman Islands’ Companies and LLCs

  May 30, 2017     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
In line with the transparency and compliance efforts that made the Cayman Islands one of the early adopters of the Common Reporting Standard...

Application of Hague Convention on Children in Romania

  May 26, 2017     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
There have been many articles written concerning the implementation of The Hague Convention on child abduction. All countries have come into...

European Injunction: How to Submit the Application and How to Make an Objection

  May 25, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
The European Parliament and the Council adopted on 12 December 2006 the Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 establishing a European proceeding for...

Is a Surrogacy Contract Valid in the U.S. or Abroad?

  By HG.org
Surrogacy contracts are often complicated to enforce. There are many terms that protect the mother until she gives her rights away.

Transcription of Foreign Decree Absolute in Italy

Transcription of foreign decree absolute: All you need to know to request it.

Summary of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Intellectual Property in Saudi Arabia

The Paris Convention applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models (a...

Acquiring Turkish Citizenship Through Investment

Turkish Citizenship Law numbered 5901, indicates the procedures regarding the regulation of principles relating to the acquisition and loss of...

Residence Permits of Foreigners Acquiring Immovable Property in Turkey

Foreigners and International Protection Law numbered 6458 publishing in the Official Gazette dated 11/04/2013 and numbered 28615 have brought...

Termination of Employment Contracts in Turkey

The Labour Code numbered 4857 (“Labour Code”) regulates the working conditions and also rights and obligations of the employees and employers.

VAT and Selective Tax in Saudi Arabia

Recently, some questions and discussions have been raised on the Saudi street as well as through the audio and visual media on the decision of...

Enforcement of Foreign Judgements and Arbitral Awards in Saudi Arabia

There are speculations internationally that, enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards in Saudi Arabia are still in dark. Saudi...

U.S. District Court Upholds Multiple Willful FBAR Penalties Against Taxpayer

  By Brown, PC
In a case that has raised eyebrows in the tax community, a jury in the Southern District of Florida has sustained the IRS's assessment of...

IRS Assesses Another 150% Civil FBAR Penalty

  By Brown, PC
The IRS has asserted multiple maximum civil FBAR penalties against Ashvin Desai, who failed to disclose the existence of offshore accounts or...

The Procedure for Foreigners and Non-Resident Turkish Citizens to File a Lawsuit in Turkey

The procedure for a foreigner to bring an action in Turkey is not very different from the procedure a Turkish national would follow when...

New Rights, Equality and Citizenship Work Programme and Financial Services User Group to Be Renewed in EU

The European Commission adopted the ’2017 Rights, Equality and Citizenship Work Programme’ on 1 March 2017.

Debt Collection in China

[The] collection of commercial debts in China can only be carried on by Chinese lawyers.

The "Big Order" Scam in China

“Big order” scam is a sort of scam that was often-to-be-seen in international trade business. And foreign companies need to be very careful with...

How to Achieve Italian Citizenship

Immigration has enjoyed the status of the hot potato of politics for some time and with Brexit looming that is unlikely to change in the near...

Trade Mark Registration in Romania

The registration of a trademark in Romania involves several steps and procedures which must be closely observed. The Trade Mark registration can...

Planning for the Brexit Impact on Businesses

With the dawning of a new age, that of the separation of the UK from the EU and all that it entails, British businesses that depend on the...

EU Cartel Authorities Examining Possible E-commerce Competition Violations

The European Union’s cartel authorities are targeting e-commerce more aggressively and are carrying out three investigations looking into...

Renewal of European Union Trademark Registration

European Union trademark registration is administered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Debt Collection in Bosnia-Herzegovina

The legal success is crowned by the winning verdict. However, the economic success is only brought about by the implementation of this judgment....

Common Reporting Standard: Are We Finally Seeing the End of Tax Evasion in Participating Countries?

The Common Reporting Standard (the "CRS") was developed in response to the request of the G20 to fight against tax evasion and call on...

When Does the Duty to Incorporate a Business Vehicle in Colombia Arise?

Doing business in Colombia requires, in some cases, to create a domestic business vehicle.

SME Internationalization: Business Strategies in Italy

SME Internationalization: How to expand business to overseas markets.

Opportunities Created by the New Duty Free Zone Regulation in Colombia

After the 2016 tax reform that took place in Colombia one thing is clear. Duty Free Zones (DFZ) took the best portion of tax benefits and...

Offshore Web Hosting for an Online Business

Privacy, security, and freedom of speech and expression are reasons many businesses give for choosing offshore website hosting. The physical...

Trademark Coexistence Agreements

Trademarks are graphically represented signs, which are used to distinguish and identify the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of...

Are My Products Subject to Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duties?

Many importers will discover at some point that products they import may be subject to anti-dumping duties (“ADD”) or countervailing duties...

Evicting Tenants for Non-Payment: English and italian Procedure

Eviction is a process that allows a landlord to lawfully remove a tenant from the leased premises. Most of the time eviction proceeding can be a...

Difficulties in Factory Registration in Egypt

The new ministerial decrees 991/2015 and 43/2016 issued by the Minister of Trade introduced new measures concerning the registration and...

Import Violations: What You Need to Know about 19 USC § 1592

In 2016, Customs and Border Protection (“CBP” or “Customs”) processed $2.28 trillion in imports, levying 13 monetary penalties totaling over...

Freight Forwarding as Brokering Activity

In August 2013, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) published an interim final rule that clarified some aspects of the...

The Anti-Corruption Law and Compliance Programs in Brazil

  By M F Ejchel
The Anti-Corruption Act has been approved as a result of the international commitments made by Brazil to confront and fight major local...

Moving Your Business Forward with a Cross-Border Merger in the EU

During the course of 2016 there were approximately 144 mergers and acquisitions (M&As) of UK businesses by foreign companies and around 104...

The Perplexing Problem of Who Can Stay and Who Must Go When Brexit Bites

There are fears in Brussels that the UK immigration system will be unable to define who has the right to stay and who must leave when Brexit...

Law 20, 243 Extends IP Benefits for Performing Artists, Directors and Scriptwriters in Chile

Sometimes artists are not aware of their Intellectual Property rights, and this means that they do not protect their creations, performances or...

License to Skill – An Outline of Malta's Regulation of Skill Games

Gambling, from a legal and policy perspective, has been consistently defined by reference to the constitutive elements of involving a monetary...

European Commission Proposes New VAT Rules to Support E-Commerce and Online Businesses in the EU

On 1 December 2016, the European Commission has published proposals to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses...

New Tax Transparency Rules for Cross-Border Tax Rulings and Advance Price Arrangements in EU

New transparency rules entered into force on 1 January 2017. EU Member States are obliged to automatically exchange information through a...

Doing Business in Russia: Choosing a Form of Legal Presence

Russian corporate law provides several options for foreign investors planning to enter the Russian market. Depending on the general purposes of...

New “European Account Preservation Order” procedure

The regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate...

Enforcement of Italian Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters in England and Italy

If you have got an Italian or English judgment concerning civil and commercial matters but the defendant/debtor fails to comply with it and...

European Commission Proposal Strengthens Privacy Rules for Electronic Communications

Following a leak in early December, the European Commission has officially published the finalised proposed new legislation which aims to...

Minimize Product Liability Risk with a Well-Written Contract

If your company is importing products made overseas, what is your liability for a safety or quality issue that causes harm? A well-written...

New General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) in The Netherlands and EU

Since 14 April 2016 the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) has been adopted in the Netherlands. This means that starting from 25 May 2018...

Data Retention and National Law: Privacy over Public Security in the EU

The ECJ ruling in Joined Cases C-203/15 and C-698/15 Tele2 and Watson. The ECJ’s recent judgment in the important cases C-203/15 and C-698/15...

Arbitration in Egypt: Myth or Reality?

The Egyptian Judicial System has traditionally been regarded as the primary and sometimes exclusive forum for the settlement of legal disputes...

Simplifying of Contracting Pprocedures for Services Exporters in Ukraine

From January 2017 the procedure of agreement conclusion will be simplified for services exporters.

Leaked E-Privacy Draft: What to Expect in Malta & the EU

Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission has been working on reforming the E-Privacy...

Incorporate Your Idea. How to Develop Your Intellectual Property in the Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Islands have taken significant steps in recent years to update and modernize the legal framework with respect to protection of...

Divorce in Jordan

Filing divorce case in Jordan need a legal procedure, and at the end the woman will have a divorce and shall get her financial rights.

Subsidiary Company or Registration of a Branch or Overseas Company in Jamaica

International or Foreign Companies are normally interested in establishing companies with limited liability in Jamaica. The Foreign Investors...

The Irish Immigrant Investor/ Entrepreneur Program: A Path to Permanent Residence & European Citizenship

The European market remains one of the leading alternatives for foreign investors wishing to expand businesses.

Legal Insight - Payment of Dividends by a Cayman Islands Company

Cayman Islands holding companies, operating companies, and investment funds structured as companies pay dividends and make other distributions...

Whom Must the Customs Authority Notify Regarding a Seizure of Goods in Israel?

The Ramla Magistrate Court rejected a claim filed by an importer in order to release goods seized in the possession of a different person as he...

Will the Recent Amendment of the Defense Export Control Law Ease the Licensing Process in Israel?

Recently, the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) approved the Amendment of the Defense Export Control Law, 2016, thus establishing it as an...

The Copyright Paradigm: Marrakesh Treaty

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled. Marrakesh...

GAPSME: General Accounting Principles for Small and Medium Enterprises in Malta and the EU

The EU Single Accounting Directive 2013/34/EU, which repealed the 4th and 7th Accounting Directives on Individual and Consolidated Accounts,...

US sanctions on Myanmar lifted: Effects on the EB-5 Visa

The US has finally lifted all remaining sanctions against Myanmar on 7 October 2016. President Obama signed an Executive Order terminating the...

Could 2017 Be the Year of Larger NAFTA Payloads?

For Texans, the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not only visible in an invigorated economy but also in the...

The Real Risks Offshore Workers Face on a Daily Basis

Offshore workers face numerous risks on a daily basis. When these risks lead to on-the-job injuries, the physical, financial and emotional...

Chile: The first Latin American Country that Has the WIPO CASE System

In 2011 the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO developed an initial system called WIPO CASE, and in 2012 they enhanced the platform...

Doing Business in Israel: a Nation Friendly to Business Investment

Companies, countries, and individuals who are interested in doing business abroad are looking more and more towards Israel. This has not...

Potential for British Children to Be Forced into Care as a Result of Brexit

An alarming consequence of the Brexit vote became apparent during the recent legal challenge at the High Court aimed at forcing the British...


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