SWIICL Newsletter

Summer 2023

  • Editor – Brandon White


The 58th Academy of International and Comparative Law has Concluded - SWIICL held its 58th Academy of American and International Law, which ran from May 29 - June 30. Forty attorneys and legal professionals from twenty-five countries attended this year’s Academy. Read more about the 58th Academy here.

Academy Alumni European Reunion - Henk ten Voorde, an alumnus of the 34th Academy of American and International Law is organizing the European Alumni Reunion in The Hague on September 28 to September 30 (with an optional event on October 1st).

Prior to the pandemic, European alumni had held a yearly reunion to allow alumni to reconnect, build strong ties, and to have fun together. The reunion will be held September 28-30, 2023, in The Hague.  We hope that you will be interested in attending this event and reconnecting with other Academy alumni.

Alumni Directory Website and Free Lifetime Academy Alumni Membership - Please spread the word to your fellow Alumni, Lifetime Academy Alumni Membership is completely free. This alumni membership will allow them to access a new alumni directory to share information and connect with other alumni, as well as to stay informed about SWIICL and the Academy. It will also allow alumni to attend SWIICL webinars for free and to participate in alumni committees we plan to create. To claim their free membership and set up their profile on the new Academy Alumni Online Directory, please give them this link click here.

Legal News

Julio Dubeux and Beatriz Rodrigues

North American Nearshoring Developments
By Larry B. Pascal and Fernanda Ruizesparza, Haynes and Boone, LLP

In response to a variety of global and more local factors including but not limited geopolitical tensions, strains on international supply chains, and rising transportation costs, companies have embraced nearshoring, the practice whereby a company transfers part of its production process (typically to third parties) to a country that is located closer to its primary operations.

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Oluseyi Adejuyigbe

The Trouble-Shooting Role of International Conventions, Treaties, and The Model Law in the Regulation of International Business, Trade & Investment Disputes
By Dr. Abiola Orekoya

The article is an exploration of contemporary legal framework for international commercial arbitration. Specifically, it summarizes the legal framework for the recognition and enforcement of international commercial arbitration awards across the globe, which demonstrates that most countries in the world acknowledge commercial parties’ autonomy concerning dispute resolution and generally lends support to arbitration as a vital dispute resolution mechanism.

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Eugenio Dávila

Outsourcing impact on Mexican operations (employment structures)
By Carlos Ernesto de la Puente Téllez, Santamarina y Steta, S.C.

The Mexican outsourcing reform includes important restrictions on such services, so companies doing business in Mexico should be aware of them and of the risks in case of non-compliance. This article provides a general view of applicable regulations and gives practical advice when analyzing employment structures in Mexico.

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Member News

We want to hear from you!

The SWIICL Newsletter carries news about SWIICL members and Academy Alumni. If you have some news to report (promotion, changing firm or company, receiving an award, publishing a book or article, etc.), please send details along with a photograph to Brandon White.