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The Cross-Border Law Blog


January 19, 2020

When we think of the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (the "Hague Evidence Convention" or "Convention") we generally associate it with factual testimony. See, in general, our past posts on this matter. In other...

October 2, 2019

In a previous post, we discussed the evolving law in cross-border pre-judgment relief in Israel. In short, Israeli courts appear to be more inclined than in the past to grant pre-judgment relief, such as an attachment of funds, in connection with a pending foreign proc...

November 11, 2018

As the title of this Blog suggests, we usually discuss legal matters that have an international side to them. However, now and then, we allow ourselves to devote a post to a local, day-to-day, legal matter that is prevalent. In this post, a common landlord-tenant dispu...

October 11, 2018

What law should apply when a creditor attempts to pierce the corporate veil of a foreign company whose shareholder is the debtor?

In Net International Property Limited v. Rachel Sofer (Civ. App. 3585/16, October 3, 2018), the Israeli Supreme Court stated that the applic...

February 2, 2018

In an era of impulsive posting and idea sharing on the whim, the law of defamation is becoming more prevalent. What more, it is becoming more and more difficult to draw a clear line between actionable defamation and defamation that is proper or at least defensible. 


January 3, 2018

A common problem arising from a common situation: Plaintiff and Defendant enter into a commercial contract with an arbitration clause calling for arbitration in forum X (the "Forum"). Plaintiff initiates arbitration proceedings in the Forum pursuant to the agreement an...

December 27, 2017

A recent case handed down by the Israel Supreme Court demonstrates the consequences that foreign manufacturers and importers face when they fail to comply with Israeli consumer protection laws. This case should serve as a cue to foreign manufacturers and importers to f...

September 17, 2017

There can be no doubt as to the growing global trend of governments to deputize banks and other financial institutions. Banks are becoming partners with law enforcement agencies throughout the world in society's effort to fight crime, tax evasion and terrorism. There a...

September 7, 2017

What are my options if an anonymous web-surfer defames me in virtual cyberspace? This probably happens more often than not. When I sometimes look at the talkbacks after reading an on-line article, I basically see one potential defamation law suit after another. Or what...

June 22, 2017

A daughter caring for her aging parents has them sign a power of attorney to allow her to assist them in various matters. Subsequently, the parents move into an assisted living complex. The daughter takes care of all the paper work, based on her power of attorney. The...

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