The Cross-Border Law Blog

A law blog about cross-border practice and comparative law

 

April 6, 2020

Consider the following scenario: An administrator is appointed by a foreign (i.e., non-Israeli) court to manage the estate of a decedent. After due diligence and investigation, the foreign administrator concludes that he/she must commence legal action in Israel against...

March 24, 2020

Facebook page owners​,​ hosts and managers are potentially liable for third-party defamatory content that appears on their page.

That is the essence of a recent ruling by an Israeli trial court in Dr. Levin v. TakeAir Israel, Ltd., et. al., Civ. Act. 44048-04-18 (Mag. C...

March 16, 2020

Government agencies may also be subject to Hague Evidence Convention proceedings. For example, in the course of U.S.-based litigation, a plaintiff may realize that an Israeli government agency may have relevant and important evidence regarding the defendant. That evide...

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. 

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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...

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