Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Almost 6 Years Later and Canada Has STILL Not Ratified ICSID

Canada signed the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID) on December 15, 2006 and investors and trade lawyers have been patiently waiting ever since for...

WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT – THE UK INQUISITION

Australian companies trading overseas face a variety of regulation which governs their operation.  That regulation includes the following:

Australian laws governing trade in Australia;Australian laws governing trade...

Sterling Resources Ltd. Files Notice of Dispute Under Canada-Romania FIPPA

Sterling Resources Ltd, a Canadian listed company, has issued a press release to inform investors and interested persons that on June 20, 2010 it has filed a Notice of Dispute under the Canada-Romania Foreign Investment Promotion...

Intellectual property pirates to face new border controls

Over time we have provided various updates on the rights of holders of intellectual property to seize goods at the border arising out of alleged breaches of copyright or trademark legislation.  Those holding intellectual...

The door is not closed on container detention fee issues

The issue of container detention fees remains a real problem for freight forwarders, customs brokers and importers.  It has certainly been the subject of many presentations and questions at CBFCA State Conventions and Member...

New Bills to have an impact on industry

Industry needs to be aware of the progress of two new Bills introduced into Federal Parliament on 23 March 2011 which will have an impact on their operations.

The first Bill is the Customs Amendment (Export Controls and Other...

The rights and liabilities of the unknowing Consignee

Introduction

 

There has been significant debate and discussion about the right and liabilities of parties to shipping contracts for container detention or damage charges.  In the majority of cases, the parties involved are...

New US food controls create additional issues for Australian food exporters

Introduction

 

The level of food safety regulation in the United States ("US") has risen over recent years as US governments have sought to protect the safety of food consumed in the United States.  According to the US Food...

Canadian Businesses Should "Open Their Eyes" to the Business and Political Risks of International Business

Canadian businesses should continue to pursue international business opportunities because we can and should. Canadian businesses should also reflect on current events in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya (and Madagascar, Honduras, Oman,...

Sad SAC's low-value imports and the future of Australian retailing

Introduction

On 18 December 2010, the Assistant Treasurer, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, the Minister for Home Affairs & Justice and the Minister for Small Business issued a joint media...

Could U.S. Investors Bring Investor-to-State Claim for Morocco Internet Shutdown?

The United States and Morocco entered into a free trade agreement that entered into force on January 1, 2006. The U.S-Morocco free trade agreement includes chapters on investment, services and electronic commerce (in addition to...

My Predictions for 2011

You do not need be a psychic to make predictions. I have been watching the trends in the new trade laws and cases. The trends are:

A. Accountability - Following the law is not a suggestion - individuals and partnerships will be...

Canada and Saudi Arabia May Be Discussing Foreign Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement

Arab news is reporting that Canada's International Trade Minister discussed negotiations of a Canada-Saudi Arabia Foreign Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement (like a bilateral investment treaty) during his recent visit to...

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak Appeared on The Agenda With Steve Paikin

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak joined guest James Cowan, John Manley, Weran Jiang and Dan Trefler on The Agenda With Steve Paikin on October 5, 2010 -

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The Topic was...

Canada - India Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement Should Be Finalized Soon

MSN is reporting that Canada's Trade Minister, Peter Van Loan, has indicated that the Canada - India Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPPA) (Canada's bilateral investment treaty) should be finalized soon....

Canada STILL Has Not Ratified ICSID

It is embarrassing - Canada signed the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID or the Washington Convention) on December 15, 2006 and passed legislation granting...