Summer 2015: Energy

Sea Change in the Levant Basin: Lebanon’s Offshore Natural Gas Development and Disputes

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Sea Change in the Levant Basin: Lebanon’s Offshore Natural Gas Development and Disputes

With potential for huge undersea natural gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon stands poised to reap new energy wealth and to achieve possible energy independence.

The world of “energy” in its different shapes, forms, and fashions is most probably one of the few concepts that touches upon all legal fields—thus the importance of the subject matter of this issue.

ABA and Section of International Law leadership met with senior officials of the United Nations and U.S. Mission to the United Nations on April 27, 2015, for ABA Day at the UN to discuss issues of concern to both the UN and the legal profession.

Despite the CISG’s success, only seven of 37 Muslim countries have ratified it. This article explores major similarities and differences between Islamic law and the CISG to examine their compatibility and help improve international trade.

Will guidelines, principles, and recommendations become tools of the past given legislation binding on multinational companies and smaller companies doing business internationally? Only one thing is certain: the field of human rights and business is evolving rapidly.

What happens when a non-Western society and culture such as China integrates corporate social responsibility into government regulation? The author does an outstanding job of unpacking what CSR means for China, lawyers, and multinational corporations intending to do business in China.

Service by email remains a controversial topic in international litigation, but courts are increasingly accepting service by email and social media when there is no other way to find a defendant in hiding.


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