International Law is a complex and growing area of law. Although there are many international organizations, there is no international body that can carry out and enforce the norms and treaties that many nations sign on to. This tug of war between these sovereign states, many of whom have conflicting laws and public policy, and the pressuress of complying with international commitments can be difficult to navigate. Aside from the contractual concerns that arise in an international transaction, there may be mandatory laws from the foreign entity that apply to the transaction. Similarly, there may be cultural or public policy influences that may affect your ability to litigate or resolve your dispute in a foreign jurisdiction. FelceLaw will advise you and your business on the possibilities, advantages, and possible areas of resistance arising out of your transaction, dispute, or business structure.
Protecting your intellectual property abroad can seem like a daunting task. While the implementation of international treaties such as TRIPs helps in determining the minimum amount of protection that might be given, there are still other concerns that should be addressed. In particular, recognition of certain intellectual property as "protectable" differs from country to country. Similarly, there may be other requirements that must be fulfilled in the foreign jurisdiction before protection is granted to the intellecctual property. FelceLaw can help you effectively and efficiently find the answers to these questions and concerns.
International arbitration is a way of resolving international disputes that has risen immensely in popularity. This is largely due to some of the benefits associated with international arbitration and institutional international arbiration. Perhaps the most evident benefits are the diminished costs in resolving the dispute, the expediency behind the process, and the enhanced enforceability that arbitration awards carry throughout the world as a result of the New York Convention. Due to these benefits, many businesses are including arbitraton clauses in their contracts as a standard business practice or willingly submitting to arbitration.