News 11 Oct. 2023
Curtis Team Instrumental in Shareholder Approval of a New Multilateral Treaty to Transform Pan-African Housing Finance Institution Shelter Afrique into a Development Bank
Event 23 Aug. 2023
Partner Borzu Sabahi Speaks at the 52nd IDRI Professional Accreditation & Membership Programme
Event 18 Aug. 2023
Partner Borzu Sabahi Speaks at FDI Moot Shenzhen
News 25 Jul. 2023
Partner Eric Gilioli Ranked in Top 10 Influential Energy & Natural Resources Lawyers in Kazakhstan in Business Today
Article 22 Aug. 2023
Fuad Zarbiyev Publishes Article in Journal of International Economic Law
Client Alert 14 Aug. 2023
The EU’s Market in Crypto Assets (MiCA) Regulation: The Highlights
Event 22 Aug. 2023
Partner Dr. Claudia Frutos-Peterson to Speak at Arbitration and ADR Commission of the ICC Mexico
Event 11 Jul. 2023
Partner Elisa Botero Speaks on the Role of the ICC in Investment Disputes
News 15 Aug. 2023
Legal Reader Publishes Article on Dr. Majed Alotaibi’s Arrival as Senior Counsel in Curtis’ Riyadh Office
News 31 Jul. 2023
Curtis Welcomes Senior Saudi Advisor, Dr. Majed Alotaibi, to its Riyadh Office
News 24 Aug. 2023
Curtis Attorneys Quoted in CoinDesk on FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s Strategy Ahead of His Criminal Trial
News 06 Mar. 2023
Russia Sanctions at the First Anniversary: An Overview of Current Sanctions in the US, UK, and EU and How Global Companies Can Navigate Evolving and Conflicting Sanctions Regimes
Client Alert 30 Aug. 2022
The EU Adopts the “Maintenance and Alignment” Sanctions Package
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
Decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court can impact international business and world affairs. Curtis’ appellate lawyers monitor these developments and how they affect U.S. and foreign companies with inbound and outbound international business. Some key takeaways from this term include:
U.S. trademark owners may not rely on the Lanham Act where infringement takes place wholly outside the United States. The Court continues to restrict the extraterritorial application of federal statutes, ruling that U.S. trademark owners may not rely on the Lanham Act to protect their marks from infringing uses outside the United States unless the infringing products are sold in the U.S. market or perhaps find their way here by other means.
For now, foreign companies may be required to consent to the general jurisdiction of state courts as a condition for registering to do business in the state. While this requirement does not present a due process violation, the Court left open whether it may be unconstitutional under the dormant Commerce Clause doctrine.
Social media companies may not be liable for allegedly aiding and abetting terrorist attacks abroad. The Court held that Twitter, Facebook and Google were not liable for international terrorist attacks simply by failing to prevent terrorists from using their social media platforms.
Greater risk of criminal liability for foreign governments. The Court ruled that the U.S. statute conferring sovereign immunity on foreign governments and their instrumentalities does not apply in criminal cases, but common-law immunity may still apply.
Non-U.S. residents may be able to seek triple damages for racketeering conduct that causes injury to intangible property in the United States, such as frustrating the collection of a U.S. judgment enforcing a foreign arbitral award.
Contracting parties will not be forced to litigate claims while seeking enforcement of an arbitration agreement. The Court ruled that district courts cannot proceed with a litigation until the court of appeals has resolved whether the case belongs in arbitration. This arbitration-friendly decision applies to international arbitrations seated in the United States as well.
We hope you find this report informative and look forward to advising you as you shape your global business strategy or confront international disputes. Read our full report here.
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Event 07 Dec. 2023
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