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Tips for Drafting Arbitration Clauses in Smart Contracts

USA - March 14 2017 We have suggested previously that arbitration may be a preferable alternative to court for smart contract disputes to (i) ensure a knowledgeable

Best Practices for Limiting Liability Arising from Smart Contract Vulnerabilities

USA - April 10 2017 It is no secret that smart contracts have vulnerabilities. Today’s post suggests a mix of best practices to limit potential liabilities that may

ESTA Application Requests Social Media Identifiers

USA - January 3 2017 The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has added a request for social media identifiers as part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) screening

The doctrine of frustration in English law

United Kingdom - November 10 2009 In English law, "a contract may be discharged on the ground of frustration when something occurs after the formation of the contract which renders it physically or commercially impossible to fulfil the contract or transforms the obligation to perform into a radically different obligation from that undertaken at the moment of the entry into the contract."

EPA Seeks Public Input on Existing Regulations for Repeal or Modification

USA - April 13 2017 On April 13, EPA issued a notice seeking public input on existing regulations that may be appropriate for repeal or modification. 82 Fed. Reg. 17793

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast News Roundup with Julian Sanchez and Gus Hurwitz

USA - April 17 2017 Episode 160: News Roundup with Julian Sanchez and Gus Hurwitz This week the podcast features an extended news roundup with two guest commentators -

Congressional CFIUS Round-Up

USA - April 13 2017 The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) review process has long been a creature of the Executive Branch, but members of

EPA Seeks Public Input on Existing Regulations for Repeal or Modification

USA - April 13 2017 On April 13, EPA issued a notice seeking public input on existing regulations that may be appropriate for repeal or modification. 82 Fed. Reg. 17793

Executive Orders Indicate Increased Enforcement and Costs on Import Declarations, Potential Action on Trade Deficits

USA - April 12 2017 On March 31, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed two Executive Orders on international trade and customs issues. The first of the two orders

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast - Interview with Nicholas Weaver

USA - April 11 2017 Our guest interview is with Nick Weaver, of Berkeley's International Computer Science Institute. It covers the latest dumps of hacker tools, the