International business lawyer Santiago Cueto uses the International Business Law Advisor to identify and comment on trends in international business law. His insightful posts on emerging issues in China, Europe and other regions dealing with the United States make this blog an excellent resource for global business litigation and financial commentary.
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There’s never been a better time to boost profits through exports. With the economy gaining traction, there’s been a marked increase in the number of U.S. companies looking to capture international markets through export sales. After all, there are billions of potential customers out there. Just...
The 2012 issue of the Florida Bar international Law Section’s International Law Quarterly was released today. For nearly three decades, the International Law Quarterly has been recognized as one of the world’s leading journals covering all areas of international law. The current issue, edited by...
Business litigation can be expensive, dauntingly complex and fraught with procedural hurdles. Overwhelmingly, it’s the cost of litigation that haunts U.S. corporations more than anything. According to a recent survey, less than 40 percent of U.S. corporate counsel are unable to predetermine the...
In recent months, I’ve represented several U.S. companies concerning their international employment practices. While I am being purposefully vague as to the details, it’s safe to say that employment- related liability for U.S. companies operating overseas is on the rise. I think part of this can be...
Earlier today I had the opportunity to sit down with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN TV to discuss the recent changes in Kiobel v. British Dutch Petroleum Co., the Supreme Court case I wrote about last week. What came in as a case primarily about corporate “personhood” has now swung...
I’m seeing a big increase in the number of international franchise agreements being reached here in Miami. I suspect it’s the same for other parts of the country. Given the recent stream of positive economic news, it’s not much of a surprise. As economies all over the world bounce back from the...
One of the primary uses of international intellectual property rights is a license of those rights as part of one of the many types of technology driven business relationships that a company may enter into as it deals with foreign partners. What is a Licensing Agreement? So what exactly is a...
Several weeks ago, I presented a webinar for the Florida Bar’s International Law Section Webinar Series titled 5 Ways Corporations Can Avoid International Liability. One of the five areas I focused on was corporate liability under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA). It seems the timing could not have...
As an international litigation attorney, one of the biggest challenges I face occurs even before litigation begins, i.e. serving process on a foreign defendant. Whether I proceed under the Hague Convention or letters rogatory, the process can be frustrating even for seasoned practitioners. I...
As the past several years have borne out, the power for Twitter to transform international events is astonishing, as Forbe’s Jeff Bercovivi recently reminded us: “In 2009, Twitter inspired protesters in Moldova to demand political power. In 2010, the microblogging service channeled food,...