International Law Articles

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

Choice of Law Provisions in Other Countries

  October 16, 2017     By HG.org
Contracts between countries for business is complicated with different law provisions and contractual obligations that may differ based on the...
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Effect of Cross Border Trade Caused by Reforms to Japan’s Civil Code

  October 16, 2017     By HG.org
The changing of Japan’s investment atmosphere is causing the private sector in trade to alter from past regulations and codes. With transition...

Late EEI Filing: Is It Too Late To Mitigate?

  October 16, 2017     By Torres Law, PLLC
In 2009, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published guidelines that govern the enforcement and mitigation of civil penalties for...

Is the U.S. - Korea Trade Deal Headed for Trouble?

  October 16, 2017     By Torres Law, PLLC
On June 30, 2007, the United States signed a historic free trade agreement with South Korea.[1] The Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement...

Terminating Probationary Employees in Beijing

  October 16, 2017     By HG.org
New employment laws have affected the way China is permitted to terminate employees through the Responses to Several Issues Regarding...

Increase in Penalties for Employment Eligibility Form I-9 Violations

  October 13, 2017     By HG.org
Increases in enforcement for the Immigration Reform and Control Act violations affect employees that work as non-home office workers. Many of...

International Criminal Court: Handling Cases Involving Immunity

  October 13, 2017     By HG.org
There are many cases where one party has immunity, and there are certain factors that must exist to seek action against these persons, companies...

International Crimes and Extradition

  October 12, 2017     By HG.org
When someone has been accused of a crime, he or she is usually provided the right of a fair trial. However, some of these situations involve...

China Trademark Infringement Issues

  October 11, 2017     By HG.org
Intellectual property issues are constantly occurring around the world, and China is no exception to this rule. Because of these problems with...

What You Need to Know about Tax Savings in the British Virgin Islands

  October 11, 2017     By HG.org
The tax savings in the British Virgin Islands has been reported as a promotion for the financial sector and with this location as a tax haven....

IRS Tax Amnesty Programs: Offshore Income vs. Domestic (U.S.) Income

  October 10, 2017     By Golding & Golding, Attorneys at Law
The IRS Tax Amnesty Programs are designed to help individuals and others safely get into tax compliance without the fear of excessively high...

The Transfer of Technology Contract in the Egyptian Law: The Governing Rules

  October 10, 2017     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
The Transfer of Technology Contract is one of the contracts which are included in the Egyptian Commercial Law No. 17/1999, due to the new era of...

Enforcement in Italy of Sentences Issued by European Courts

  October 10, 2017     By SMAF & Associati, studio legale
The EC Regulation No. 44/2001 of Dec. 22, 2000 (which substituted Brussel Convention of 27th September 1968) allows the recognition and...

The Malta Declaration and the Italy-Libya Memo

  October 5, 2017     By HG.org
The Malta Declaration has been issued in response to the massive migration of third-country citizens. With the assistance of Libya and other EU...

What is the International Entrepreneur Parole?

  October 3, 2017     By HG.org
In order to increase the amount of United States companies that are grown and progressing in the country, an international rule has been...

Expatriation Tax when Returning to Your Home Country

  October 3, 2017     By HG.org
When returning home from living or residing in another country, there are additional taxes that may apply to the person called the expatriation...

Registering a Trademark in Romania

  October 2, 2017     By HG.org
Registering a trademark is slightly different in various countries. This is no exception to Romania where it is vital to search through the...

Key Considerations in International Business Dealings

  October 2, 2017     By HG.org
International business dealings require ore consideration than when only handling matters with one country. This means that the culture, legal...

Deterring Crimes with the International Criminal Court

  September 29, 2017     By HG.org
The International Criminal Court system exists to reduce or eliminate crimes and perpetrators of these atrocities so that contributions to...

Impact of Trump’s Travel Bans and Extreme Vetting

  September 29, 2017     By HG.org
When travel bans were imposed on certain persons, this affected both the group and everyone involved with these persons. Halting the assistance...

The Fiscal System in the UAE

  September 27, 2017     By Eptalex
Following the issuance of the UAE VAT law at the end of August 2017, and the simultaneous launch of the UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) website,...

Investor Visa Denied - Can I Get My Investment Funds Back?

  September 27, 2017     By HG.org
Visa applications for immigration or remaining in the United States based on entrepreneur matters is based on having a company already and...

Information Security and the Jus Ad Bellum

  September 27, 2017     By HG.org
Keeping the information within a company, agency, entity or government secure is one of the top priorities for any person or organizations. When...

Immigrating to Canada with a Criminal Record

  September 26, 2017     By HG.org
For citizens from another country not native to Canada, it is possible that immigration is not possible when the individual has a criminal...

Changes to Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act

  September 26, 2017     By HG.org
Having foreign investments while living in the United States may cause complications when filing for taxes, but the Internal Revenue Service has...

End of the VAT Exemption Regime for Financial IGPs in Luxembourg

  September 26, 2017     By Arendt & Medernach
Following the Luxembourg case C-274/15, the series of cases relating to the scope of the cost-sharing VAT exemption also referred to as...

Debt Collection Procedures in China

  September 26, 2017     By HG.org
Collecting debts accrued in or through China has various complications such as language and cultural barriers in place that cause problems for...

Cryptocurrency in the Cayman Islands: Blockchain Technology in the Funds Industry

  September 25, 2017     By Stuarts Walker Hersant Humphries
Blockchain technology offers an exciting and unprecedented innovative opportunity for the investment funds industry and there are now at least...

Licensing and Fees Guidelines for New Mobile Operator in Bangladesh

  September 22, 2017     By Jural Acuity
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is in the process of issuing 4G Licenses to existing Mobile Operators. BTRC is also...

International Criminal Court and the Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritization

  September 21, 2017     By HG.org
The International Criminal Court is tied to the policy paper with consideration to prosecutorial discretion in both selection and prioritization...

How Can I Protect My Trademark Abroad?

  September 20, 2017     By HG.org
Protecting intellectual property rights overseas is often difficult based on country laws that could be lax or nonexistent in ensuring that a...

Pre-pack Bankruptcy: The Transition of an Enterprise in Terms of Employment Law in the EU

  September 20, 2017     By AMS Advocaten
The 22 June 2017 verdict by the European Court of Justice qualifies a pre-pack as the transition of an enterprise in terms of employment law....

Italian Citizens Living Abroad: Inheritance Planning

  September 20, 2017     By Babino, Falcone & Falcone
The recent European legislation (Reg. UE n. 650/2012), which entered into force the 17th of August 2015, could be considered a breakthrough in...

The Process of Internationalization: How, Where and Why – UK

  September 20, 2017     By Babino, Falcone & Falcone
The lawyer’s advice is significant to develop management strategies, draw up suitable contracts, accomplish incisive participations, and adopt...

Border Crossing Implications with an OWI

  September 19, 2017     By Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
The restrictions imposed by an OWI conviction can be quite burdensome. Some restrictions, however, are not known to individuals that have been...

How to Determine if International Products Are Subject to International Dumping Rules

  September 19, 2017     By HG.org
When determining if a product is subject to dumping rules, the international laws must be taken into account. This means that there may be...

How To Prevent an International Child Abduction of a Minor in Italy

  September 18, 2017     By Studio Legale Marzorati
When a parent suspects that the other parent (genitore) may illicitly carry away from Italy abroad their child (figlio) or he/she is afraid that...

Debt Collection for a Foreign Company which Works with Italian and Foreign Companies in Italy

  September 18, 2017     By Studio Legale Marzorati
A foreign company, which imports products from Italy (import) as well as the foreign company, which works bringing products in Italy (export) or...

What To Do If an Italian Child Is Carried Away Abroad Without Previous Express Consent of Other Parent

  September 18, 2017     By Studio Legale Marzorati
Discovering that his/her own child (figlio), Italian and resident (residente) in Italy, has been carried away abroad by the other parent without...

Social Networks and International Law

  September 15, 2017     By HG.org
International social networks are constantly changing and adapting to the responses and needs of various citizens through several countries....

The Brexit Effect - EU Citizens’ Risk of Exploitation in the Workplace

  September 15, 2017     By Giambrone Law
According to the latest research led by FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation) and LEAG (Labour Exploitation Advisory Group), there may be an...

Brighton Declaration and Human Rights

  September 15, 2017     By HG.org
A conference held in Brighton brought together 47 member states of the Council of Europe so that the issue of human rights could be discussed...

Brexit Immigration Restrictions and Their Potential Impact

  September 14, 2017     By HG.org
Immigration and the leaving of a country are both difficult to predict, and this makes placing restrictions on these activities complicated....

International Trade Risk in China

  September 14, 2017     By Shandong Ya & Tai Law Firm
Supplier be careful of several means of fraud in China: Intenational trade fraud, risk control, about the agent or middleman, the risk of...

International Court of Arbitration Enhancing Transparency through New Ruling

  September 13, 2017     By HG.org
Amendments have been announced to the Rules of Arbitration through the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of...

Newest Technological Sensation: Drones and Their Regulation in the EU

  September 13, 2017     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
In the last decade, the world has experienced new highs in technological developments. Fast growing technology throwing new devices into...

Mandatory Mediation Process Employed in Cases in Italy

  September 12, 2017     By HG.org
In Italy, mandatory mediation was necessary for many different cases. The regulation was removed for almost a year only to become adopted again...

How To Safely Avoid or Reduce IRS FBAR Penalties

  September 11, 2017     By Golding & Golding, Attorneys at Law
When it comes to reporting and disclosing foreign accounts assets, income, life insurance policies, pension funds, retirement funds and more,...

Germany Adopts Choice of Law Rule

  September 11, 2017     By HG.org
In 2017, Legislature in Germany has adopted a new regulation of choice of law for legal agencies and entities. It is based on formerly held...

Hague Convention’s Impact on Child Custody Cases

  September 8, 2017     By HG.org
The Hague Abduction Convention has been included with various countries as a treaty about child custody and abduction to include the United...

Transatlantic Privacy Laws

  September 8, 2017     By HG.org
Information in other countries may not be protected as it is in the United States. The privacy laws regarding data are different, and the...

Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) - Understanding the Basics

  September 7, 2017     By Golding & Golding, Attorneys at Law
The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) is a U.S. Government program designed to bring non-compliant individuals, businesses, and...

The European Commission’s Take on a European Data Economy

  September 6, 2017     By GVZH Advocates
Digital data is a fundamental resource for economic progress, job creation, citizen empowerment, competitiveness, and business development.

Brexit and EU Immigration, What Happens Next?

  September 6, 2017     By Giambrone Law
The leak of an 82 page discussion document on how the UK could deal with EU migration post-Brexit has caused considerable comment from all...

Negotiating an International Real Estate Deal

  September 5, 2017     By HG.org
When negotiating with a real estate deal, the most important factors are the clients. However, international deals may require more...

State Aid Control Over Tax Rulings of EU Member States

  September 5, 2017     By Antoniou McCollum & Co.
The European Commission's State aid control over tax rulings has been widely commented on, particularly following the decision on Apple and...

CJEU Rules Child’s Physical Presence Is Condition for Habitual Residence

  September 5, 2017     By HG.org
Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in 2017 that when a child is living in a residence for a continued period, this is considered...

New IRS Regulations on Reporting Obligations of Foreign Financial Assets by Domestic Entities

  August 31, 2017     By HG.org
Individuals are obligated to report all data about foreign financial assets and property under the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act...

United Nations Convention and its Impact on Contracts for the Sale of Goods

  August 29, 2017     By HG.org
The United Nations conventions and other meetings are in place to ensure uniform and reasonable regulations are in place across several...

Can Victims of Infringements of Competition Law Take Action for Damages in Belgium and the EU?

  August 29, 2017     By Peeters Advocaten-Avocats
The law of 6 June 2017 facilitates the action for damages for victims of infringements of competition law.

The Preservation of Foreign Bank Accounts Is Made Easier in the EU

  August 29, 2017     By Peeters Advocaten-Avocats
As from 18 January 2017, it is possible to proceed with preservation of bank account(s) of a debtor holding one or more bank accounts in another...

Cyprus: The Implementation of the EU Posted Workers Directive

  August 28, 2017     By Soteris Pittas & Co LLC
The Republic of Cyprus has implemented the EU Directive 2014 on the posting of workers whereby employers (for example EU companies) sponsoring...

Off-Shore Accounts: The Panama Fiasco

  August 28, 2017     By Silver & Co., U.S. Tax Attorneys
The disclosure of 11.5 million documents held in strict confidence by a Panama law firm displays once again how vulnerable holders of off-shore...

To Give Up or Not Give Up a U.S. Citizenship for Tax Purposes? That Is the Question

  August 28, 2017     By Silver & Co., U.S. Tax Attorneys
Many U.S. citizens or green card holders, seeking to avoid the long and heavy arm of Uncle Sam, visit their tax attorney and the first sentence...

Pre-Immigration Tax Planning for Moving to the U.S.

  August 28, 2017     By Silver & Co., U.S. Tax Attorneys
A person who is neither a United States citizen nor resident can take certain actions that significantly impact the exposure to U.S. tax....

Developing an Export Control Plan

  August 25, 2017     By HG.org
When businesses have products that need to be exported to other countries, it is imperative that a proper control plan is developed for exports.

Key Considerations in International Litigation

  August 24, 2017     By HG.org
Business with products and services has spanned the globe, and countries are connected through sales and company interactions. Because of this,...

Parallel Imports under Chinese Trademark Law - the Ballantine's Decision

  August 24, 2017     By MMLC Group
The recently issued court decision involving Ballantine's whiskey and its implications for parallel imports in China.

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

  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...

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?

  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...

Procedure of Issuing Work permits for Foreigners Amended in Ukraine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

  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

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

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

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

The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (“Hague Convention”) is an international treaty,...


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