Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, Spring

Amending Section 337 to Obtain GATT Consistency and Retain Border Protection
Intellectual property has become a volatile issue in the international trade arena. Disagreement exists between developed and developing countries of the world on basic principles such as the necessity and foundation for intellectual property protection....
Extraterritorial Jurisdiction under International Law: The Yunis Decision as a Model for the Prosecution of Terrorists in U.S. Courts
INTRODUCTION While increased cooperation among countries has led to the harmonization of laws and legal principles in many areas, sovereign states remain reluctant to harmonize criminal laws due to diverse views on what constitutes criminal activity,...
Foreign Investment and Corporate Control in Japan: T. Boone Pickens and Acquiring Control through Share Ownership
INTRODUCTION The early-morning sun shone brilliantly on the four American warships as they lay at anchor in Yedo Bay . . . . The weather was perfect, the seal calm, and even the warships looked tranquil. . . . . Aboard his flagship, Commodore...
Management of Lenders' Currency Exposure in Multicurrency Financings: Structural and Documentational Considerations
INTRODUCTION International commercial financing (1) continues to play an important role in the world economy despite the recent Third World debt crisis. (2) A noticeable development since the mid-1980s in an increase in multicurrency lending...
The Harmonization of EC Banking Laws: The Euro-Passport to Profitability and International Competitiveness of Financial Institutions
THE LIBERALIZATION OF FINANCIAL SERVICES A system that produces institutions that are less profitable and less competitive is inherently unsafe and unsound in the long run. Statement of Nicholas F. Brady, Secretary of the U.S. Department of...
The Sun Rises over the Pacific: The Dissolution of Statutory Barriers to the Japanese Market for U.S. Joint Ventures
Amidst regular newspaper reports of the U.S.-Japan trade deficit and the impenetrable Japanese marketplace, a few U.S. companies have been successful in establishing a presence in Japan. At the same time, many other companies still bemoan an inaccessible...
Waiting for the Big One: Principle, Policy, and the Restriction of Imports under Section 232
Buried deep within the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, (1) lies a powerful, yet little used, weapon in the growing arsenal of executive powers in the area of international trade. Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, also known as the "national...