Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Professor Detlev F. Vagts died in 2013 but his casebook lives on. There's a new edition of Transnational Business Problems by Detlev F. Vagts (Harvard University), William S. Dodge (University of California at Davis School of Law), Hannah L. Buxbaum (University of Indiana Maurer School of Law), and Harold Hongju Koh (Yale University), published by Foundation Press.
The book covers "The Environments of Transnational Business" including Transnational Lawyering, International Dispute Resolution, Transnational Law, and Corporate Social Responsibility. That part is followed by a series of problem exercises in Transnational Sales, Agency and Distributor Agreements, Licensing Agreements, International Joint Ventures, International Debt Instruments, and other topics.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Our friends at the Law Library of Congress tell us that this Sunday, October 6, 2019, will mark the centennial of the Icelandic Law on the Supreme Court of October 6, 1919 (Lög om hæstarjett Nr. 22 af 6 okt. 1919), which provided for the establishment of a Supreme Court in Iceland. The Supreme Court replaced the National Court (Landsyfirréttur), whose decisions could be appealed to the Supreme Court of Denmark.
The Supreme Court of Iceland became the highest court of the land, and the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Denmark was no longer recognized (art. 1).
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