Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 4, Summer

Assessing the CEC on Its Record to Date. (Commission for Environmental Cooperation)
I. INTRODUCTION The proliferation of environmental laws and international environmental agreements over the past twenty-five years reflects a growing concern for the environment. This growth has occurred in the context of an increasingly integrated...
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Formulary Apportionment: More Simple - on Balance Better?
I. INTRODUCTION In January 1996, the Department of the Treasury announced an upcoming conference to examine international tax issues and global formulary apportionment.(1) More specifically, the conference, held in December 1996, sought to explain...
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International Relations and International Insolvency Cooperation: Liberalism, Institutionalism, and Transnational Legal Dialogue
I. INTRODUCTION Bankruptcy is a field of law that intersects diverse interests and disciplines. In the domestic context, bankruptcy law bridges litigation and corporate practices, state legislation and federal regulation, private distribution...
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Patents, Antitrust, and the WTO/GATT: Using TRIPS as a Vehicle for Antitrust Harmonization. (World Trade Organization, Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights)
I. INTRODUCTION In 1994, Microsoft, the world's largest computer software company, was accused of abusing its dominant position in the market through licenses with computer manufacturers.(1) As a result, Microsoft eventually entered into agreements...
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The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: Temporarily out of 'Service'?
I. INTRODUCTION Many business people and law practitioners consider the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods(1) (the CISG or the Convention) a success for promulgating a set of legal standards used by many to structure...
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The Lex Mercatoria Doctrine and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts
I. INTRODUCTION In May 1994, after almost fifteen years of preparation, the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), seated in Rome, produced the official text of the "Principles of International Commercial Contracts"...
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