While everyone is busy discussing TTIP and the pro’s and con’s of Investment Arbitration as we know it, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced on December 2, 2015 that European Union and Vietnam have concluded the negotiations of a free trade agreement: “The EU and Vietnam finalise landmark trade deal.”
European readers, who love to hate U.S. pretrial discovery—this one is for you. Absent action by Congress, on December 1, 2015, an amendment to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 26 adopted by the Supreme Court will go into effect. The main change concerns the scope of permissible pretrial discovery. Continue reading
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David W. Rivkin, the president of the International Bar Association (IBA), calls the Judicial Integrity Initiative (JII) is one of the most important initiatives as IBA President. Here is from his email inviting your participation in this initiative:
“The first part of the initiative focuses on a survey to understand how and when judicial corruption arises. From the results of the survey, we will be able to consider and to implement various activities using the strength of the IBA to combat judicial corruption. Continue reading