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Immigration and Related Matters

March 25, 2020

USCIS has suspended its operations until at least April 1st – including premium processing of all I-129 and I-140 petitions. Scheduled appointments and interviews are postponed and notice from USCIS should be received confirming postponement. Similarly, the U.S. State Department (DOS) has suspended immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application appointments at all consular posts. DOS has…

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European Travel to U.S. and Recent Travel Ban

March 11, 2020

As many are aware, on March 11, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation banning travel for foreign nationals whom have traveled to many areas in Europe within 14 days of entry or attempted entry into the United States. The relevant areas in European, collectively known as the “Schengen Area”, includes Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic,…

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Do the UCC or CISG Govern your Global Contracts?

March 1, 2020

Do the UCC or CISG Govern your Global Contracts? In the US, the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) simplify laws of commercial transactions between states. But, sometimes, parties to international goods contracts improperly assume the UCC authority governs. Yes, article 2 of the UCC governs the contractual sale of goods to US domestic transactions, but not…

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Digital Privacy at the Border

January 8, 2020

Traditionally, border agents and U.S. government officials have enjoyed broad authority to conduct searches and investigations of travelers coming into the U.S., actions which are primarily couched under two goals: (1) to search for and discover contraband entering the U.S.; and (2) to prevent the admission and entrance of individuals ineligible for admission into the…

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Court Limits Right to be Forgotten Outside of European Cyberspace

October 7, 2019

On Tuesday September 24th, the European Court of Justice decided a case which substantially limited the famous European privacy law: “the right to be forgotten.” Under the 2014 legal standard, European citizens gained the right to request removal of links to websites, articles, and databases that include personal information considered old, no longer relevant, or…

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That’s One Small Step for…Space Crime?

August 26, 2019

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported that it was investigating the first ever instance of a crime committed in space. United States astronaut Anne McClain allegedly improperly accessed the bank account of her spouse, Summer Worden, from a computer registered to NASA while aboard the International Space Station (ISS). McClain denied the…

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That’s One Small Step for…Space Crime?

August 26, 2019

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported that it was investigating the first ever instance of a crime committed in space. United States astronaut Anne McClain allegedly improperly accessed the bank account of her spouse, Summer Worden, from a computer registered to NASA while aboard the International Space Station (ISS). McClain denied the…

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Proudly introducing the Family Protocol Book by members of the Bridge Alliance

August 8, 2019

Family Protocol Book by members of the Bridge Alliance 2019 Bridge Alliance An international Alliance of law firms providing expertise which goes beyond legal service. Language, cultural background & vast networks make the difference!

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Brexit: Großbritannien findet keine Ruhe

July 9, 2019

Update :Brexit: Großbritannien findet keine Ruhe   By Andreas Bernstorff Noch immer beschäftigt der Brexit die EU. Allerdings ist inzwischen die Diskussion bei den Briten weniger auf die Inhalte, sondern auf Personalien beschränkt. Dabei rückt das Datum des Brexits am 31. Oktober immer näher. Somit wird im Folgenden ein Überblick über die wesentlichen Ereignisse der…

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BREXIT – What happened in February?

March 7, 2019

BREXIT – What happened in February? By Andreas Bernstoff February 1-13.: In the beginning of February, Prime Minister Theresa May made a few trips to Brussels to fulfill her assignment from British parliament to renegotiate the terms of their deal with the EU. While in Brussels, she insisted that negotiations be reopened, especially with reference…

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