COMPROMISE UYGHUR FORCED LABOR PREVENTION ACT PASSED BY HOUSE, TO BE TAKEN UP BY THE SENATE

On December 14, 2021, Representative Jim McGovern and Senator Marco Rubio announced agreement on a compromise version of the proposed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.  The bill was promptly passed unanimously by the House of Representatives and is expected to be taken up by the Senate very shortly with an eye towards forwarding it to […]

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Thomas Anthony Swafford

Partner, Swafford Law

THE NAVIOS KOYO – A REMINDER OF GOOD PRACTICE

INTRODUCTION A Bill of Lading operates in common law as a document of title to goods. Much of global trade is driven by the carriage of goods onboard sea-going vessels, which are then transacted up-stream and down-stream through the transfer of Bills of Lading against financing facilities. Bills of Lading are often drawn up on […]

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Abogados Martinez Serna joins IR as the exclusive Trade & Customs Law Member in Mexico

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Luis F. Martinez of Abogados Martinez Serna. Luis has joined IR as our exclusive Trade & Customs Law Member in Mexico. Luis F. Martinez has over 20 years of experience advising clients on the application of trade and customs laws, application of […]

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Member Spotlight – From Maritime law to Karelian culture, Lauri Railas believes variety is the spice of life

Lauri Railas has had a varied career that includes maritime law, academia, working for the European Commission in Brussels and chairing the Karelian heritage association, which straddles Finland and Russia. As an ethnic Karelian Lauri works hard to keep the culture of his ancestors alive and maintains relations with the Karelian population in Russia. Karelia […]

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Global Port Issues and the Domino Effect Liability on the Horizon for Companies Globally

Many experts believe the global supply chain may literally be on the verge of collapse at this time. The ongoing push to restock the world’s supply of goods continues to be met with a variety of substantial logistical problems at the world’s ports, from Australia to Singapore, as well as on both coasts of the […]

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