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If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them: The U.S. Solution to the Issue of Corporate Inversions

Nov. 30, 2015—Scott DeAngelis is a J.D./Ph.D. candidate studying Law and Economics at Vanderbilt University Law School. His note addresses corporate inversions. There is an old proverb, “If you can’t beat them, join them,” that suggests that those who cannot win against some group should stop fighting and instead band together with them. It seems clear that...

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Beyond Known Worlds: Climate Change Governance by Arbitral Tribunals?

Nov. 30, 2015—Valentina Vadi is a Professor of International Economic Law at Lancaster University. Her article asks: Can economic development and the fight against climate change be integrated successfully? What role, if any, does international investment law play in global climate governance? Can foreign direct investments (FDI) be tools in the struggle against climate change? What types...

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Recognition and Enforcement in Cross-Border Insolvency Law: A Proposal for Judicial Gap-Filling

Nov. 30, 2015—Sandeep Gopalan is a Dean and Professor of Law at Deakin University. Michael Guihot is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Queensland University of Technology. Their article addresses the need to fill the gaps of cross-border insolvency law to increase efficiency, fairness, and predictability in insolvency proceedings. The globalization of business activity means that businesses...

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Illegally Evading Attribution? Russia’s Use of Unmarked Troops in Crimea and International Humanitarian Law

Nov. 30, 2015—Ines Gillich, Dr. iur (Ph.D. equivalent), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. Her article discusses Russia’s use of Unmarked Troops in Crimea. The Crimean Crisis of February and March 2014 poses several questions to International Law. This Article explores one of them: Does the use of unmarked troops, soldiers in uniforms but without nationality insignia,...

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Capturing the Transplant: U.S. Antitrust Law in the European Union

Nov. 30, 2015—Silvia Beltrametti’s article analyzes the transplant of U.S. antitrust law into the regulatory regime created by the birth of the European Union. The article provides a framework to better understand how laws evolve within new regulatory entities. Antitrust enforcement has recently experienced a resurgence, with high profile cases involving tech corporations like Google and Microsoft...

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Vanderbilt University Law School Professor Michael A. Newton’s 2016 VJTL Article entitled How the International Criminal Court Threatens Treaty Norms  was cited by the International Criminal Court prosecutor’s November 2017 filing seeking investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan.

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