California International Law Journal

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Current Issue

Volume 23, No. 1 Summer 2015

Previous Issues

Volume 22 No. 1 Spring/Summer 2014
Volume 21, No. 2 Summer/Fall 2013
Volume 21, No. 1, Spring 2013
Volume 20, No. 1-2, Spring/Summer 2012
Volume 19, No. 3-4, Fall Winter 2012
Volume 19, No. 2, Summer 2011
Volume 19, No. 1, Spring 2011
Volume 18, No. 2, 2010
Volume 18, No. 1, 2010

Volume 17, No. 2, 2009
Volume 17, No. 1, 2009
Volume 16, No. 1, 2008
Volume 15, No. 2, 2007
Volume 15, No. 1, 2007
Volume 14, No. 3, 2006
Volume 14, No. 2, 2006
Volume 14, No. 1, 2005
Volume 13, No. 2, 2004
Special Edition - 2004
Volume 13, No. 1, 2002-2003
Volume 12, No. 2, 2002-2003
Volume 12, No. 1, 2002-2003
Volume 11, No. 2, 2001-2002
Volume 11, No. 1, 2001
Volume 10, No. 2, 2001-2002
Volume 10, No. 1, 2001-2002

Tables of Contents

Volume 23, No. 1 Summer 2015

Posted in Members Only Area

Editor's Comments

Letter From The Chair

Practitioner's Spotlight Features: Dorian Daley

"A Candid Reckoning with a Sordid Chapter" of History
By Jeffrey L. Bleich and Aimee Feinberg

2015 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year

Preparing for Tomorrow's Trans-Pacific Partnership
By Robert Bowen

Investor-State Dispute Settlement under the Trans-Pacific Partnership
By Ko-Yung Tung

Alert: The Supreme Court, Equitable Tolling and International Treaty Interpretation
By Laura B. Heiman

Attacking Corruption At Its Source: The DOJ's Recent Effort to Prosecute Bribe-Taking Foreign Officials
By Miwa Shoda and Andrew G. Sullivan

Seizing Equatorial Guinea's Future: Punishing Foregin Kleptocracy with Civil Asset Forfeiture
By Donna R. Cline

Taiwan's Experience Implementing The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: One Example of Transnational Constitutionalism
By Judge Chen-Chou Hsu and M. Bob Kao

Global Legal Research
By Neel Kant Agrawal

Volume 22, No. 1 Spring/Summer 2014

Posted in the Members Only Area

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Letter from the Chair

Practitioner's Spotlight Feature

The International Trial Lawyer - 2013 Year in Review
By Mark W. Danis and Jessica A. Roberts

Immigrant Investor Visas and Diversification
By William Tolin Gay

Recent Proposed Amendments to China's Patent Law
By Alex Zhang and Xuelin Ma

If You Conduct Business on a Transnational Scale
By Marc R. Greenberg

Going Overboard: The Criminalization of Seafarers
By Megan K. Reid

Revise Your Company's Personal Data Privacy Policies
By Russell Leu, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

The California Cap-and-Trade Program's Linkage with Quebec
By Annie Tsai

Global Legal Research
By Neel Kant Agrawal

Volume 21, No. 2, Summer/Fall 2013

Posted in the Members Only Area

Editor's Comments
By William K. Pao

Letter From the Chair
By Jeffery J. Daar

Practitioner's Spotlight: Interview With Debra Wong Yang

The Responsibility to Protect: Emerging Customary International Law and its Application to Present Conflict in Syria
By Jonathan P. Schmidt

How EverGreen? An Update on the Novartis AG's Battle to block Indian Generics
By Sajai Singh

Top 10 Tips on Negotiating Contracts with Russian Counterparties
By Brian L. Zimbler

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Genocide Trial of RÍos Montt and What It Means for Guatemala's Progression Toward a Stronger Rule of Law
By C. Genevieve Jenkins

The Alien Tort Statue: Its Birth, Evolution and Demise?
By Nayiri Keosseian and Brent Caslin

Immigration Policy Shift on Unlawful Presence Waivers Benefits U.S. Citizens Facing Long Separation From their Immigrant Loved Ones
By Heather L. Poole, Esq.

Global Legal Research
By Neel Kant Agrawal

Volume 21, No. 1, Spring 2013

Posted in the Members Only Area

Editor's Comments
By William K. Pao

Letter From the Chair
By Jeffery J. Daar

Practitioner's Spotlight: Interview With Paul Hoffman

The International Trial Lawyer--2012 Year In Review
By Mark W. Danis and Jessica A. Roberts

Lawful Permanent Residents: Citizen Aliens for Purposes of Diversity Jurisdiction? - MCLE Self-Study Article
By Mabel H. Weiss and J.D. Weiss

Preclusion in The Context of International Commercial Arbitration: a Practical Approach
By Sabrina Lohr-Schmidt

Business, Human Rights and the Legal Profession: Putting Principles into Practice
By Antony Crockett

Rethinking Patent Law In The Wake of The Global Smartphone Patent War
By Celeste C. Yang

The EB-5 Visa Program for Foreign Investors
By Vivian Chen

Global Legal Research
By Neel Kant Agrawal

Volume 20, No. 1-2, Spring-Summer 2012

Editor's Comments
By Mark J. Wakim

Letter from the Chair
By Brent Caslin

International Migration to the U.S. - MCLE Self-Study Article
By Greg Berk

The Eurozone Financial Crises: The Effect of a Eurozone Breakup on Private International Obligations Denominated in Euros - MCLE Self-Study Article
By James Campbell and Samuel Pearse

Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Mass Claims
By Sam Rezai

The New European Data Protection Regulation
By Nick Graham and Chris White

The Law Applicable To Contracts In The European Union
By Tamas Dezso Czigler, Izolda Takacs

Global Mobility: Managing International Assignments in the Middle East
By Sara Khoja

Attorneys Without Borders, Arbitration in California: A Proposal
By Nicholas P. Connon & Robert A. de By

Volume 19, No. 3-4, Fall-Winter 2012

Editor's Comments
By Dena M. Cruz

Letter from the Chair
By Brent Caslin

Letter from the Law Council of Australia

Combating Illegal Movie Piracy in China: A Three-Tiered Approach in Theatrical Films, DVDs and Online Streaming
By Jessica S. Wang

Litigation Globalization: Trends in Global Securities Litigation One Year After Morrison
By William K. Pao, L. David Russell and Julia

ALERT: The New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran
By Stanley J. Marcuss and George F. Murphy

Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution and the Challenges Ahead
By Katie Zoglin

Doing Business in Tunisia
By Dena M. Cruz

Volume 19, No. 2, Summer 2011

Editor's Comments
By Lisa Earl

Letter from the Chair
By Dena M. Cruz

Structuring Employment Relationships in China
By Andreas Lauffs, Jonathan Isaacs, and Yu Hanqian

New EU Privacy/Cookie Law and Guidance
By Rafi Azim-Khan and Steven Farmer

India’s New Privacy Law
Stephen Mathias

Bioethics in the Organization of American States: Establishing a Human Rights Treaty to Combat Organ Trafficking
By Lia A. Mandaglio

Volume 19, No. 1, Spring 2011

Letter from the Chair
By Dena M. Cruz

La Societe des Auteurs des Arts Visuels et de L’Image Fixe (SAIF) v. Google: A Parisian Story of the Berne Convention and Online Infringement Claims
By Kate Spelman and Brent Caslin

Trade Wars: The WTO’S Enforcement Power in Light of the Subsidy Dispute Between Boeing and Airbus
By Rebecca Laws

The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership: An Opportunity for New Zealand-United States Free Trade -- Part II
By Jade M. Kelly

Volume 18, No. 2, 2010

Letter from the Chair

The 2009-2010 Transatlantic Bank Taxes: Necessary Measures or Punitive Punch Lines?
by Arun Birla, Mark Poerio, Christopher Walter, Laurent Ragot and David Mallett


Protecting Code as Free Speech: Keeping the Internet Open, Free and Publicly Available to the World – Taking the Next Step
by Dan Minutillo

Let the Caroline Sink! Assessing the Legality of a Possible Israeli Attack on Iranian Nuclear Facilities and Why the Traditional Self-Defense Formula Is Incompatible with the Nuclear Age
by Yaniv Roznai

Volume 18, No. 1, 2010

Editor’s comments

Letter From the Chair

The World After Proposition 8 – A Global Survey of the Right to Marry
by S. Elizabeth Foster

A Comparison of International Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation Acts
by Rebecca Golbert

Body Snatchers: Transnational Organ and Tissue Trafficking
by Kathryn Reid

Cross Border Estate Planning – Part II
by Albert S. Golbert and Miriam J. Golbert

Volume 17, No. 2, 2009

Letter From the Chair

The Legal Implications of Nearshore Outsourcing to Mexico
by Renee Dopplick

Going Verde – Renewable Energy in Mexico
by J. Anthony Girolami


Importance of Understanding the Mexican Culture When Doing Business in Mexico
by Lizbeth H. Flores

Strategies For Companies Protecting Ip In The Eu – Part II 24
by Robert Cain and Mark Finn

Volume 17, No. 1, 2009

Editor’s Comments

Letter From the Chair

Strategies for Companies Protecting Ip in the Eu – Part I
by Robert Cain And Mark Finn

Islamic Banking and Finance: Sahri’a – Compliance and the Reinterpretation of Riba
by Sapana Shah

New Uk and Eu Pricing, Product Description, Advertising & Unfair Trading Laws in Force
by Rafi Azim-Khan


Exploring M&A Transactions in India
by Tim Lopez

Volume 16, No. 1, 2008

Editor’s Comments

Doing Business North of the 49th Parallel: Leasing Law in Canada
by Jeffrey W. Lem

Early Termination Arbitration Fees
by Ian johnson

Legal Reform in Japan at the dawn of the 21st century
by Jesse S. Chui

The Iraqi High Court; a Retrospective and Prospective View
by Benjamin E. Brockman-Hawe

 Volume 15, No. 2, 2007

Editor’s Comments

International Corporate Compliance & Due Diligence Primer
by John W. Brooks

China’s New Property Law
by Ashley M. Howlett & Li Hong

Huge Opportunities & Corresponding Risks Foreign Real Estate Investment in China and India
by Bruce Boyd & Dena M. Cruz

“Not So Friendly ‘Friendly Fire’: United States Liability For Foreign Service Members and Civilians Caught In American Crosshairs
by Jacob A. Ramer

Volume 15, No. 1, 2007

Editor’s Comments
by Burton H. Fohrman

Vietnam--Overview of Foreign Investment
by oliver massmann & Katharina Kuehn

Conducting Document Discovery in International Commercial Arbitration-- A Practical Overview
by Nathan D. O ’Malley

The Basics of CISG
by Allison E. Butler

Doing Business in India--Introduction and Update for Lawyers
by S. Elizabeth Foster

Practical Tips on Negotiating with the Japanese
by Rudy Guyon

Immigration to the U.S. Tax Planning and Fast Track Permanent Residency
by Stephen a. Malley

Volume 14, No. 3, 2006

Editor’s Comments
by Burton H. Fohrman

Chinese Tax Considerations for Foreign Investors Structuring Joint Ventures in China
by Anthony M. Fay

Globish, or “English Lite,” The International Dialect of the third Millennium
by Jean-Paul Nerriére

Recent Immigration Legislation
by Kathleen Lord Black

Basics of International Licensing
by Paul D. Supnik and Carol A. Brittain

MCLE Test Questions and Instructions

Volume 14, No. 2, 2006

The Growing Foreign Assault On U.S. Internet Speech and Jurisdiction of U.S. Courts to Declare Foreign Judgments Invalid
by Brent Caslin

Japanese Venture Capital: Silicon Valley Style
by Randy S. Laxer, Esq.

Membership Enrollment

2006 to 2007 International Law Executive Committee

Volume 14, No. 1, 2005

Gone With The Wind -- As CISG Supercedes The UCC for International Sales of Goods,What Your Clients Need to Know
by Peter L. Vestal

IT Outsourcing Transactions – an overview
by Kevin S. Parikh

Volume 13, No. 2, 2004

 An Overview of China’s Venture Capital Industry
by Richard J. Yee

Inbound “Flip” Transactions
by Daniel R. Zimmermann

Vexing Situations: Ethics and International Practice
by Neal Millard with Gregory C. Keating and Robert E. Lutz

Special Edition - 2004

United States Tax Implications of U.S. Residence and Non-Residence Status
By Albert S. Golbert and Miriam J. Golbert

Volume 13, No. 1, 2002-2003

A Quick Overview of U.S. Taxation of Nonresident Aliens
by Phillip D.W. Hodgen

The Executive Branch’s Power to Designate and Detain U.S. Citizens as Enemy Combatants: An Analysis of Padilla v. Rumsfeld and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld
by Anna C. Conley

Deductible Contributions to Foreign Charities: Traps for the Unwary
by David J. Berardo

Volume 12, No. 2, 2002-2003

Is Your Copyright Protected in China? Reality and Practical Options
by Qiang Bjornbak

Corporate Liability for Human Rights Abuses
by Russell Kerr

Antidumping Duties on Imported Goods: Resellers Beware
by Diane MacDonald

Volume 12, No. 1, 2002-2003

United States Control of Domestic Technology Transfers -- The "Deemed Export" Rule
by William M. McGlone & Daniel M. Fisher-Owens

NAFTA Chapter Eleven Awards -- An Assessment of Domestic Court Supervision of International Arbitral Awards
by Prof. Jack J. Coe, Jr.

Legal Issues Concerning Low Earth Orbit Satellites
by Sa'id Mosteshar

The World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Transnational Lawyer
by Prof. Robert E. Lutz, III

Volume 11, No. 2, 2001-2002

United States Immigration Law: An Overview
by David Hirson & James Y. Pack

Basic Principles of International Taxation
by Albert S. Golbert

Scientific Research and Technical Data Export Controls: When Two Worlds Collide
by John R. Liebman

Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia
by Mohamed H. Al-Hoshan & Maren Hanson

Custody Abduction Risk Factors Unique to the Islamic Countries
by Kristine Uhlman/UmHani

Volume 11, No. 1, 2001

International Digital Disputes - Internet Domain Names and the Role of the World Intellectual Property Organization
by Christopher Gibson

United States Trade Law Remedies: Our Defense Against the Visible Foot of Unfair Trade Practices
by William Fennell

International Enforcement Obligations Under the OECD, OAS, and Council of European Antibribery Conventions
by Lucinda A. Low and Michael L. Burton

PRC Insolvency Proceedings: Rights, Powers and Duties of the Debtor and Creditors in China
by Ariel Lu Ye

Volume 10, No. 2, 2001-2002

United States Prohibitions Against Unfair Imports -- A Brief Overview of Practice Under Section 337
by Tom M. Schaumberg

The OECD, OAS, and Council of Europe Antibribery Conventions -- A Comparison With the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: New International Standards and Their Implications
by Lucinda A. Low and Michael L. Burton

Introduction to Letters of Credit -- An Overview for the International Commercial Lawyer
by Gerald T. McLaughlin and Paul Turner

The Marketing of Genetically Modified Organisms in the European Union -- The Precautionary Principle and Its Implications
by Florence Caurand

Volume 10, No. 1, 2001-2002

Foreign Company Access to Funding in the U.S.: Key Legal Issues
by Naoki Shimazaki

The 1998 Amendments to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Under the International Antibribery and Fair Competition Act
by H. Lowell Brown

Immigrant Investor Visas -- An Update
by David Hirson and Catherine I. Mayou

Accessing China and Asia Via Strategic Cross-Border Purchases of Hong Kong Companies
by Simon Luk

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in South Korea
by Ju Myung Hwang and Ryul Kim

The statements herein are provided for reference and should not be relied upon as legal advice; any opinions expressed are those of the authors and editors and not necessarily those of The State Bar of California, the International Law Section, or any government body.

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