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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How to Start a Business in a Foreign Country

Posted on : February 14, 2016, By:  Mark Dunaevsky
Foreign Business Law

Many entrepreneurs choose to own and operate their business in a foreign country. This can have numerous benefits, however, it is critical to be aware of the international laws that will undoubtedly play a role in the formation and operation of your company. An experienced foreign law attorney can assist you. Property Rights Choose a […]

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The Importance of Translation in International Law

Posted on : January 16, 2016, By:  Mark Dunaevsky
International Law Translation

International law involves a wide variety of legal documents in an even wider variety of languages. Correctly interpreting and translating legal documents in foreign languages is critical to the success of your case, whether you are an individual or a business dealing with a matter of foreign law. Here’s what you need to know about […]

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How to Choose an International Attorney

Posted on : December 9, 2015, By:  Mark Dunaevsky
International Law Attorney

An international legal case is a delicate one, and it must be handled with care. There are many challenges that a foreign law case presents, and it’s critical that you work with an attorney who fully understands both the laws in your country, the laws in the foreign country or countries, and how they relate specifically […]

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About International Extradition

Posted on : November 16, 2015, By:  Mark Dunaevsky
International Extradition

When a person who lives in one country allegedly commits a crime in another country, the country in which the crime was committed may be able to extradite the defendant to face criminal proceedings. However, international extradition law can be complex and, as with almost any law, there are some exceptions. Here’s what you need […]

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What You Need to Know About International Business Contracts

Posted on : October 24, 2015, By:  Mark Dunaevsky
International Business Contract

A business contract is an important legal document that outlines how the business relationship will proceed, how it will end, and what consequences will occur if one or more parties in the contract fail to live up to their obligations. While all business contracts have an inherent degree of complexity, international business contracts can be […]

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