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The Ultimate International Law Guide for U.S. Judges–And Attorneys!

Several months ago I argued a case that centered on the finer points of forum nonconveniens. The issue comes-up regularly given the large number of international companies doing business here in Miami. While my adversary and I had a firm grasp of the issues involved, the judge wanted to take some additional time to review the case law cited in our briefs before making a decision. And that’s no Read More

Connecting with International Business Leaders is Elementary: Start with the Periodic Table of LinkedIn Influencers.

One of the great things about my job is connecting with international business leaders from all over the world. Whether it's resolving a dispute between parties in Zurich and Saudi Arabia or closing a deal between joint partners in Singapore and London, it’s the relationship-building that is the most fulfilling. While working on international matters is an ideal way to connect, I’ve found that LinkedIn’s Read More

How to Supercharge Your Exports with a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL).

“I have a problem,” the caller said to me. “Our company’s textile factory in Vietnam has been sitting idle for several weeks.” The caller explained that it’s cotton supplier was unable to clear its shipping documents with customs officials. I asked whether the company had a back-up plan to find an alternative supply. “No,” replied the caller. “We didn’t think we’d ever need one.” The Cause of the Read More

4 Reasons Why a Lawsuit Over Flight MH17 Will Not Succeed in U.S. Courts.

“I opened the door and it was raining people. One fell in my vegetable patch” –Irina Tipunova, Rozsypne, Ukraine That horrific account captures only part of the tragedy that ended the lives of 298 passengers aboard Malaysia Flight MH17 last month.  Several hundred feet from Ms. Tipunova’s home, dozens more ravaged bodies lay in the wheat fields where the airliner came down. Upon learning of Read More