IBA 2016

Posted on : September 16, 2016, By:  Mark Dunaevsky

I’ll be at the International Bar Association annual conference next week in Washington, D.C.  Follow Foreign Service Law Office on this blog, Facebook, and Twitter for insight and information on the sessions, speakers, and developments as 6,000 lawyers from around the world descend on America’s capital.

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It All Starts at the Beginning

Posted on : August 22, 2016, By:  Mark Dunaevsky

A successful international arbitration depends on many things – the selection of qualified arbitrators, the acumen and experience of arbitration counsel, a proper choice of lex curiae, and an arbitration-friendly situs of the hearing. One things that is often an afterthought is the arbitration clause or agreement itself. The problem is not arbitration counsel; every […]

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Arbitration and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted on : August 16, 2016, By:  Mark Dunaevsky
Trans Pacific Partnership Arbitration

In the current American political season, there has been opposition to international trade agreements, such as NAFTA, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on both sides of the aisle. Once, international trade agreements were seen as necessary for global economic growth. Now they are seen by many as impediments to national sovereignty. The political and economic […]

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Exit the Lawyers

Posted on : August 10, 2016, By:  Mark Dunaevsky

With Brexit now assured and England’s separation from Europe now imminent, England and the EU are facing a number of options concerning the future relationship of England to Europe. England may decide to go it alone completely, dealing with each European country separately, negotiating a plethora of trade agreements and treaties, as the situation may […]

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Justice Scalia and International Law

Posted on : February 19, 2016, By:  Mark Dunaevsky

The recent passing of Justice Antonin Scalia gives rise to the following three thoughts. First, before he was a judge and justice, he was a husband and father, and our condolences go out to his family. Second, he was a greater friend to international law and the international practitioner than he is often given credit […]

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