European entrepreneurs: please head East!

Global trade volumes suffered a sharp plunge in 2020, in spite of a late-year bounce. Put in perspective, some of the leading Asian economies did pretty well in this pandemic year with Taiwan, China, and Vietnam GDP expanding over 2% while…

Eastern Asia Markets: A sensible choice for European entrepreneurs

What do mega-regional free trade pacts, container routes volumes, and patent registration data have in common? The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) signed in 2020 by China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand…

EU Investments Treaty with China: Making Headway?

The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) was signed on December 30, 2020 under the energetic push of Berlin, determined to take advantage of Beijing’s sudden flexibility on the terms of the bilateral investment agreement. Whether…

The proof of foreign law in Spanish court proceedings

In judicial practice it is increasingly common to find that a court has to apply a national law different from the law of the State where the procedure is taking place, either because the parties have agreed to it – usually because of the…

News: UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement N° 1

  On 24 December 2020, with a certain political theatricality, agreement on a UK-EU Trade and Co-operation (the “TCA”) was announced. In the opening paragraph of his foreword to the Summary Explainer of the TCA (the “Summary…