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LIJ Jan/Feb 2009

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Cover Story

No borders: We’re all in it together

By Laura Helm

Feature Articles

A BIT of protection

Foreign investment

A BIT of protection

Bilateral investment treaties (BITs) are an increasingly popular source of substantive rights for foreign investors.

By Beth Cubitt and James Clark

Dissatisfied beneficiaries: challenging discretionary trustees

discretionary trusts

Dissatisfied beneficiaries: challenging discretionary trustees

Courts have limited powers to overturn discretionary trustees’ decisions and must deal only with flaws in the process, not the merits, of the decision making.

By Dr John Glover

Piecing it together: discovery and foreign privacy laws

cross-border discovery

Piecing it together: discovery and foreign privacy laws

Discovery across international borders can raise unique legal and compliance issues, and some logistical issues not often encountered in litigation.

By Sandra Potter and Derek Begg

Still setting the agenda

international trade

Still setting the agenda

Despite the collapse of the Doha round of talks and the global financial crisis, countries continue to push the international trade agenda and the WTO still offers an invaluable structure for regulating international trade.

By Andrew Hudson

The clout of the WTO

international trade

The clout of the WTO

Lawyers advising businesses with overseas interests must be aware of the WTO’s attitude towards competition issues, including monopolies.

By Robert Kovacs

Think global act local

human rights

Think global act local

Lawyers can and should use international law to promote and protect the human rights of clients in Victoria.

By Rachel Ball and Melanie Schleiger

Two by two: Victoria’s relationships register

de facto relationships

Two by two: Victoria’s relationships register

The Victorian government is leading the way in combatting legal discrimination against unmarried couples.

By Adiva Sifris and Ronli Sifris

 



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Editorial committee

Chair: Gerry Bean Members:  Tony Burke, Geoff Gronow, Melissa Macken, Chris Molnar, Cameron Ross and Carolyn Ford.

 

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