Category Archives: International Law

Buying or Selling French Property? How to Choose the Right Legal Adviser

By | July 15, 2011

Buying a property in France requires the specialist legal assistance of highly-trained, qualified lawyers suitably experienced in such matters. It is not just permitted to have your own legal advisor, it is highly recommended. Notaires (notaries) are Public Officers whose main role is to draft and execute Deeds. They are civil servants who have a monopoly on documents… Read More »

French Insolvency Law – Leaseback Issues

By | July 7, 2011

Pursuant to the Insolvency Act 26 July 2005 and Article L622-17 of the Code de Commerce, debts arising after the date a French company is put into Receivership must be paid by the company’s Receiver. The process of lodging a claim or proof of debt with the competent official of the insolvency proceedings (Liquidator or Creditors’ Representative) is… Read More »

EU’s Smart Specialisation Strategies Platform

By | July 1, 2011

Smart growth in Europe 2020 In the European Commission’s Communication regarding the contribution of the regional policy in the area of smart growth in the Europe 2020 strategy, the central role of European regions in this process is primarily recognised.  In reality, regions are the primary institutional partners for universities, research and education institutes as well as SMEs… Read More »

Service of Process in France from Abroad (Non-EU)

By | June 29, 2011

How to serve international legal documents in France. Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. Process Server in France The 15 November 1965 Hague Convention on Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters sets several options for service of process. So does EC Regulation… Read More »

Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes

By | June 17, 2011

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has added weight to the push towards alternative dispute resolution in a recent decision[1] that found that disputes involving questions of ownership of patents and patent applications do not fall exclusively within the province of the Commissioner of Patents or the Federal Court.

Amendment of the Migration Policy and Visa Regulation

By | June 16, 2011

The current situation The lists of third countries whose nationals should be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement have been amended on several occasions.  When introducing or lifting a visa obligation for a third country the current procedure can take several years.  It has become… Read More »

Late Payments in Commercial Transactions

By | June 8, 2011

Introduction During the ongoing crisis, the private and public sectors are under attack, often unable to react to the destructive power of evolution.  Trade transactions are hit by uncertainty due to the ongoing liquidity constraints.

The Bolar Provision – An Incentive for Investment and Innovation?

By | January 24, 2011

The Bolar Provision typically defines circumstances in which the proprietors of a patent are precluded from preventing third parties from performing acts which are otherwise protected by patent law. The Bolar provision originated in the United States, by virtue of the judgment Roche Products v Bolar Pharmaceuticals[1]. This judgement had limited the scope of the ‘experimental use exemption’… Read More »

Mining in Ethiopia: Mining Law in Perspective

By | September 22, 2010

Mining is one of the best areas of investment in Ethiopia.  If you wonder to know the legal requirements of mining investment in Ethiopia here are the details. According to the information released by the Ethiopian Investment authority, Ethiopia offers excellent opportunities for mineral prospecting and development. There is favorable geological environment hosting a wide variety of mineral… Read More »

How To Get a Work Permit in Ethiopia

By | September 22, 2010

Travel and Visas in Ethiopia Are you planning to come to Ethiopia for work? Do you want to know how you can get a work permit here in Ethiopian? Here is significant information in this regard. Enjoy reading it. Except some security issues, which are common for any country, there are no travel restrictions in Ethiopia. Except on… Read More »