NAFTA Free Trade and Foreign Investment in the Americas in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Haughwout Folsom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314290267

Category: Law

Page: 572

View: 7825


This Nutshell provides a quick reference for students and practitioners on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), Mercado Comun del Sur (MERCOSUR), and numerous other free trade agreements in the Americas. No lawyer or business operating in the Americas can escape their significance. They represent the future, a blending of national legal and business cultures and traditions. This book addresses the interests not only of North, South and Central Americans, but also persons located outside the region who worry about the externalities of free trade in the Americas. NAFTA treaties are appended.

International Environmental Disputes

A Reference Handbook

Author: Aaron Schwabach

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097732

Category: Law

Page: 341

View: 6809


This book offers an intensive investigation of past and present achievements and failures in international environmental law. * A chronology of milestone events, such as the Tisza cyanide spill and the death of the last passenger pigeon * Excerpts from key documents, including treaties such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and documents relating to the Corfu Channel dispute and other key cases, as well as UN and nongovernmental documents

International Trade and Economic Relations in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Haughwout Folsom,Michael W. Gordon,John A. Spanogle

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314151025

Category: Law

Page: 298

View: 6481


This reliable guide on international trade and investment provides discussion on litigation and arbitration issues, including state immunity and acts of the state. Addresses controls on imports and exports, foreign investment, expropriation, and risk insurance. Highlights extraterritorial antitrust issues, plus multilateral trade associations such as the European Union, World Trade Organization, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and other regional integration.

International Taxation in a Nutshell

Author: Richard L. Doernberg

Publisher: West Publishing Company


Category: Aliens

Page: 465

View: 647


This 5x7.5" reference serves as an introduction to the US law of international taxation for law students, foreign lawyers, and US lawyers seeking an introduction or refresher. It overviews US tax laws governing international trade and investment, making frequent reference to the International Revenue Code and the Income Tax Regulations. Sections cover fundamentals of US international taxation, the US activities of foreign taxpayers, foreign activities of US citizens and residents, special US international tax provisions creating incentives and disincentives for certain conduct or transactions, and the effect of US transfer taxes on resident and nonresident aliens. c. Book News Inc.

Foreign Investment Law in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Folsom

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634602839


Page: 396

View: 8192


Foreign investment is commonplace around the globe. Inbound and outbound foreign investment flows are massive as home country investors merge or acquire existing businesses or establish new companies in host countries. Investors purchase stocks and bonds on foreign exchanges, and sometimes foreign sovereign debt. The sums involved are staggering. Unlike international trade law governed significantly by the World Trade Organization, no uniform body of foreign investment law exists. Hence foreign investment law is predominantly national in character and varies considerably. Foreign Investment Law in a Nutshell reviews the law, practice, regulation and dispute settlement of foreign investment. Following the Nutshell tradition, citations are minimized creating a book that reads easily. Students, academics, lawyers, government officials and people in business will find it useful. After introducing entry and operational control patterns found primarily in the developing world, notably expropriation, this Nutshell focuses on investing in China, Europe and North America as "case studies". It also explores the multitude of foreign investment treaties (BITs) and the dynamic law of NAFTA on foreign investment. The controversial foreign investor-host state arbitration systems for disputes established under BITs and NAFTA are closely examined.

International Business Transactions in a Nutshell

Author: Ralph Haughwout Folsom,Michael W. Gordon,John A. Spanogle

Publisher: West Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780314067791

Category: Commercial law

Page: 424

View: 418


International Business Context: From Brockton and Burbank to Bangkok and Beijing; Negotiating International Business Transactions; International Trading of Goods; Financing the International Trading of Goods; Money and International Business Transactions; Technology Transfers; International Business Transactions in Market Economy Nations; International Business Transactions in Non-Market anti Transition Economy Nations; Dispute Settlement; Litigation and Arbitration; Immunity of States in Commercial Transactions; Act of State Doctrine in Commercial Transactions.

Law for Foreign Business and Investment in China

Author: Vai Io Lo,Xiaowen Tian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134053738

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 728


In trying to establish a presence in China, foreign investors have found it imperative to understand the regulatory environment of this potentially huge market. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the legal framework for doing business in China. It covers such topics as state structure; legislative amendments and enactments on direct foreign investment; the court system; the legal profession; business entities; foreign investment enterprises; contracts; intellectual property; labor and employment; consumer protection; taxation; securities; and dispute resolution. Apart from explaining legal principles, the book highlights liberalisation measures that China has undertaken to fulfil its WTO commitments; elucidates complicated legal concepts with examples of court decisions; discusses relevant foreign trade and investment polices; and includes a glossary of Chinese terms.