Business Law International

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, January

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Identifying and Managing Secondary Sanctions Risks Arising from Commercial Relationships with Iran
IntroductionIn recent years, the United States has significantly expanded economic sanctions against Iran in an effort to persuade non-US persons to curtail a range of business activities with Iran. The imposition of such measures, which this article...
In Search of a Convenient Forum: Evolving Jurisdictional Considerations for Employers
Marsland: backgroundIn early May 2013, trucks began hauling the first loads of copper ore out of the Cerovo mine, located deep in the mountains of eastern Serbia. Located just outside the hardscrabble mining town of Bor, not far from the Bulgarian border,...
Liability to Tax and Treaty Benefits
BackgroundEligibility for relief under a double taxation treaty depends upon a person (be they individual or entity) being a resident of one or other of the contracting states. This is a logical requirement - such treaties are entered into by the governments...
Product Liability in the People's Republic of China
The rapid economic boom in the People's Republic of China (PRC) has become a legend. While the impetus for the boost originally came from the country being a good location for production and manufacturing for industrialised nations, emphasis has now...
Recognition and Enforcement of Islamic Finance in the Middle East
IntroductionAll Arab states - from Morocco in the west through to Oman in the east - are civil law countries and, with the exception of Lebanon, prescribe Islam as the religion of the state in their constitution. With the exception of Jordan, all to...
Unified Patent Court: Harmonising Patent Law throughout Europe?
Current EU patent packageSince 1977, the European Patent Office (EPO) has provided a centralised procedure to grant patents. Today a patentee can apply to 38 countries that have signed the European Patent Convention (EPC). The current 'classical' European...