By Jisan Kim* This year, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ("AIIB") will officially initiate its operations with $100 billion of capital. The AIIB aims to fund much-needed basic infrastructure projects in Asia, and it seeks to differentiate itself from existing multilateral development banks ("MDBs") like the World Bank by not requiring privatization or deregulation … [Read more...] about Regulating Economic Development: Environmental and Social Standards of the AIIB and the IFC
By Josh Macfarlane Tango 01—Argentina’s equivalent to Air Force One—hasn’t gotten much air time recently. The plane was grounded in 2013 by the country’s former President Cristina Kirchner, who was allegedly afraid that foreign creditors would seize the jet. Ms. Kirchner’s fears were not unfounded considering the country twice defaulted on its sovereign debt … [Read more...] about Could Collective Action Clauses have saved Argentina’s Presidential Plane?
By Christopher Mirasola October was not a good month for China in the South China Sea. The United States Navy sent a guided missile destroyer on a freedom of navigation exercise to assert that artificial islands are not entitled to a 12 nautical mile territorial sea. Despite strong protests from Beijing, the exercise was unsurprising. Washington had been hinting for weeks at … [Read more...] about A Shifting Tide in the South China Sea: The Permanent Court of Arbitration Declares Jurisdiction
This note examines India’s unique law against patent layering, and holds it up as a successful model for countries that wish to restrict the practice in a legal environment that makes it increasingly difficult to do so. The note argues that India’s law complies with TRIPS, and, unlike several alternative means of curbing patent layering, also complies with the obligations that … [Read more...] about The Success of, and Response to, India’s Law against Patent Layering
"This Note aims to use the Viewfinder decision as a starting point to consider more broadly the enforcement of foreign copyright judgments. It will caution against the temptation to summarily refuse to enforce foreign copyright judgment as inherently incompatible with the First Amendment. This Note will argue that the Second Circuit was correct in evaluating the foreign … [Read more...] about The Enforcement of Foreign Copyright Judgments in U.S. Courts and the First Amendment