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|UK Government Announces Expansion of 24 Hour Visa Service|
Avani H. Patel; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 16, 2014The United Kingdom government has announced a plan to expand The Super Priority Visa Service in April 2015. Currently, this service is available to Chinese and Indian business travelers, and provides decisions within 24 hours to individuals who need to travel to the United Kingdom urgently. The...
|Environmental Regulation and Investor State Dispute Settlement Clauses - OceanaGold and El Salvador|
Jillian C. Bunyan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Investor state dispute settlement ("ISDS") clauses in bilateral and regional investment treaties enable foreign corporations to sue a host country regarding regulations, policies, or court decisions. ISDS clauses were originally included in trade agreements and investment treaties in...
|EU Harmonized Legislation Concerning Collective Actions For Damages Under National Law|
Teresa Charatjan, Hans Urlus, Emilie van Hasselt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014A Commission decision concluding that EU competition law was infringed is considered to be binding proof that the illegal behavior took place. Based on this presumption, injured citizens and companies can claim damages before the national courts. In order to facilitate such private, or collective,...
|Realizing the Potential to Become the Breadbasket of the World|
Vicky B. McPherson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014The commentary is well-known about the potential for Africa to become the breadbasket for the world amid the wide-spread need for food security. However, despite this widely regarded potential, not very many countries in Africa have addressed the equally well-known challenges to making this more...
|National Visa Center Provides Updates on Internal Processing|
Jennifer Blloshmi; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014The National Visa Center (NVC), in operation now for 20 years, is the U.S. Department of State agency responsible for pre-processing approved immigrant visas that include immigration based on: family and employment sponsorship, diversity visas and special immigrant visas. This month, the NVC met...
|Action! South Africa and Nigeria Find Growing Opportunity in the Film Business|
Alais L. M. Griffin; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014In recent years, both South Africa and Nigeria have seen significant growth in their film industries. Filmmakers from around the world are descending on South Africa, keen to take advantage of economic incentives and top-notch facilities. Nigeria’s film industry is more homegrown but, while...
|Canada Simplifies the Visa Application Process for Saudi Nationals; No Talk of Reciprocity|
Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Following meetings last month between Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Crown Prince Salman and Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia, the Canadian government announced that it has made the visa application process easier for Saudis who wish to visit Canada. Canadian...
|Collateral Damage: Ivory Ban’s Effects on Collectors, Museums, Musicians, and the Art Trade|
Kevin P. Ray; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 13, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014Earlier this year, in response to concerns that poaching of African elephants is rapidly driving the species to extinction, the U.S. federal government tightened restrictions on the import, export, transfer, and sale of African elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn. The revised restrictions...
|In Love with Diego or Frida? A Brief Look at Mexican Art Regulations|
Hugo López Coll, Guillermo Miranda, Luis Alberto Torres; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
January 13, 2015, previously published on November 26, 2014It is impossible not to be deeply moved by Diego Rivera’s Vendedora de Alcatraces, Frida Kahlo’s incredible self-portraits, or José Clemente Orozco’s El hombre en llamas, all of which have become cornerstones of Mexican identity and cultural heritage. However, what people...
|U.S. Immigration: Extended Visa Validity Announced for Chinese Nationals|
Avani H. Patel; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 15, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014The Department of State (DOS) announced more changes to its Reciprocity Table following updates from earlier this month and in September. Specifically, beginning November 12, 2014, Chinese nationals and their dependents will be eligible for longer visa validity periods for the following U.S. visas: