The Rule of Law in the Recent Jurisprudence of the ECJ

There cannot be any doubt that the rule of law is one of the most elementary and important features of the European Union and the process of European integration as a whole. Without denying the nature... Read More

Combatting Economic Sanctions: Investment Disputes in Times of Political Hostility, a Case Study of Iran

Planes to Tehran are no longer only filled with Iranian expatriates, adventurous tourists, or curious journalists. As Jack Straw, former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom keenly observed, the planes... Read More

Combatting Economic Sanctions: Investment Disputes in Times of Political Hostility, a Case Study of Iran

Planes to Tehran are no longer only filled with Iranian expatriates, adventurous tourists, or curious journalists. As Jack Straw, former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom keenly observed, the planes are now becoming filled with businessmen looking for investment opportunities. The revival of interest in doing business with Iran came after a historic deal was […]

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Hindsight Bias in Patent Law: Comparing the USPTO and the EPO

Stem cells can be used to treat patients whose ability to generate new blood cells has been compromised by diseases such as lymphoma and leukemia. Before the work of the inventors of US patent 5,004,681, stem cells were implanted in patients via bone marrow transplants. Umbilical cord blood was considered a potential source of stem […]

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Not at Home with “At-Home” Jurisdiction

A US citizen is an executive at Ford Motor Company in Argentina. While out sailing with his Argentine wife, and their four children, they are abducted by pirates. When the husband is unable to provide enough money for ransom, the pirates torture the family, killing the wife and children. As it so happens, the pirates […]

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Not Just the Luck of the Irish: a Contractual Solution to the Problems of Sovereign Debt Restructuring

The European sovereign debt crisis began in October 2009 when Greece announced that the previous administration had severely misreported the country’s 2009 fiscal statistics to the European Union. Following this revelation, investors panicked as they became increasingly concerned about their investments in Greece, as well as other countries in the Eurozone with large amounts of […]

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