Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 3, Spring

Changes in South Korea's Legal Landscape: The Hermit Kingdom Broadens Access for International Law Firms
I. INTRODUCTION In September 1999, nearly six months after the Korean government announced the relaxation of barriers to the legal services market, Stephen Brown, the British ambassador to South Korea, aimed pointed criticism at the market's slow...
Charming Betsy, Chevron, and the World Trade Organization: Thoughts on the Interpretive Effect of International Trade Law
I. INTRODUCTION "The capitalist achievement," Joseph Schumpeter observed, "does not typically consist in providing more silk stockings for queens, but in bringing them within the reach of factory girls."(1) Ironically, Schumpeter's analytical accuracy...
Dispute Settlement in the WTO: Backbone of the Global Trading System or Delegation of Awesome Power?
I. INTRODUCTION Free trade is vital to an interconnected world. It creates jobs, promotes efficiency, and enhances wealth. Free trade also enables countries to better achieve non-economic objectives, such as protecting the environment, funding social...
Filling a Legal Vacuum: The Form and Content of Russia's Future State Immunity Law Suggestions for Legislative Reform
A law is a political measure, it is politics.(1) -- V.I. Lenin I. INTRODUCTION The commercial interaction between foreign States and private entities represents an area in international relations where the realist notion that "men live in...
The Contribution of BITs to Cuba's Foreign Investment Program
I. INTRODUCTION Bilateral investment treaties ("BITs"), intended to promote and protect foreign investment, are relatively new but increasingly common instruments of international economic relations.(1) According to the specialized agency of the...
The Third Generation of Wireless Communications: The Intersection of Policy, Technology, and Popular Culture
I. THE WIRELESS INTERNET A. The Next "Big Thing"? Today, at least 90 million people subscribe to mobile telephone services in the United States, and this figure may be conservative.(1) Moreover, mobile phones, or "handsets" as the actual telephones...
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