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CISG: To Include or Exclude? That is the Question

April 5 2017 The Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) plays an important role in the globalization of contract and trade law by increasing…

The CISG: tool or trap for contracts for the sale of goods?

December 12 2011 It comes as a great surprise to many American businesses and lawyers that the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) – and not the UCC - may be the law applicable to a contract. 

Consideration of Pre-Judgment Interest in Evaluating the Risk of Litigation

June 28 2017 When counseling a client on litigation involving a breach of contract or property claim, attorneys will presumably evaluate many factors and then…

Cross-Border Contracts: Governing Law and Jurisdiction or Forum Clauses Same Country/Different Country? How Do You Decide?

November 29 2017 We recently hosted our quarterly Wine and Wisdom event at our offices in Geneva to discuss on an informal basis the above questions because many times…

Dealing with real estate assets in an estate without a will

October 14 2015 When someone dies owning real estate, problems may occur -- especially if the individual doesn't have a will. This article briefly addresses some of…

Strategizing a Case in Litigation Versus Arbitration

July 16 2018 In principle, every case should be decided according to the facts and the law, no matter who is making the decision or in which forum. In practice…

U.S. Reporting Deadline for U.S. Subsidiaries with Non-U.S. Parent Electronic Filing Due Before June 30, 2018

June 5 2018 The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is conducting its 2017 Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United…

Data Privacy: The GDPR Is Going Effective. Are You Ready?

May 24 2018 On May 25, 2018, Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, imposing new obligations on companies that market to, track…

Avoid Common Pitfalls When Drafting Operating Expense Clause

May 23 2018 While there are many issues to be concerned with when signing a lease for commercial space, tenants often focus on what's typically the most hotly…

2018 U.S. Tax Reminders for U.S. Citizens Abroad

March 27 2018 In 2018 the tax return filing deadline is Tuesday, April 17, 2018 because April 15 is a Sunday and the Washington D.C. Emancipation Day holiday is…