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This article discusses recent developments in Myanmar and Indonesia, where markets are contending with rigorous efforts to attract foreign investment. It also revisits closely watched Thailand, where inbound foreign investment activity is expected to peak in the coming years.
Amidst a bullish economy buoyed by growing consumer and government spending and increasing foreign investment, the Republic of the Philippines may benefit from another boost—the prospect of peace and prosperity in the war-torn southern island of Mindanao.
This article outlines short-term work permit options. It examines current trends, challenges, and ways for employers to plan for each country’s specific, and sometimes complicated, requirements.
Focusing on the Philippines, this article discusses the hope of intercountry adoption for children orphaned by natural disasters, how international human rights laws foster or stifle the adoption process, and what practitioners can do to improve outcomes for child victims.
Cambodia and its people have been forever affected by their four years under the Khmer Rouge. The ECCC was created to help bring the Khmer Rouge to justice. While improvements to the ECCC can and should be made, its extraordinary value is evident.
American-based banks doing foreign direct investment (FDI) and their legal counsel may be interested to know that Vietnam is growing rapidly, with its GDP expected to increase six to eight percent over the next few years. Interest may also give rise to mixed feelings.
In BG Group v. Argentina, the Supreme Court established that bilateral investment treaties should be interpreted like contracts and local litigation requirements are presumptively procedural questions appropriate for arbitrators and entitled to deference.
Canadian foreign investors now have a predictable, neutral, efficient, and expert mechanism for resolution of international disputes with other contracting states—an advantage where the alternative may be an unfamiliar and unpredictable legal system.
Two law students won the 2014 Mears Student Writing Competition: Ashley E. Dymond of the University of California Hastings College of the Law and William Bessmer of Widener University School of Law. Ms. Dymond submitted a video, “The Parable of Progress: NSA Spying, Data Privacy, and the Fourth Amendment,” which is available on You Tube. Mr. Bessmer’s article, “NSA Activities Trespass Third Amendment Rights,” is published in full.
As the Obama administration “pivoted” to East Asia, the Section “pivots” to Southeast Asia in this issue of ILN.
For this year’s International Legal Exchange trip, a Section delegation visited Myanmar (sometimes referred to as Burma) and Cambodia in February. They met with members of the bar, NGOs, government officials, law school representatives, and business leaders.
In this third “Policy Matters” column, we discuss many new international legal policy activities that have taken place in the Section of International Law over the past six months.
Japan has been called a cultural Galapagos, as it has evolved many distinct business and social customs. Tokyo, the capital, is no exception.