Category Archives: NEWS

Italian Trade Agency’s report on US-Italy trade; Italy holds its 16th place among the investing countries in US

In November 2017, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) made available a report containing useful information on bilateral investments between USA and Italy. Two important pieces of information: Italy holds its 16th place among the investing countries in US and ranked 26th in … Read More

Ten years of “Mediation Directive”: EU Parliament adopts resolution to foster mediation

On September 12, 2017, the EU Parliament adopted a resolution on the implementation of the “Mediation Directive” (Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial … Read More

Requirements for an E-2 Investor Visa

Below you may find a list of the requirements for an E-2 Investor Visa. For a list of E-2 treaty countries, click here. If a principal investor, you must be coming to the United States to “develop and direct” the … Read More

Hope after illegal entry – Waivers of unlawful presence based upon extreme hardship

Many assume that if they entered the United States illegally, there are no immigration options available to them. There are many possibilities, but here we will focus on just one—a family-based petition with a waiver of unlawful presence. Assume someone … Read More

La presencia en los EE.UU. es ilegal cuando el DACA expira

Para aquellos cuyos DACA expiran pronto – sin la opción de renovación o extensión – es importante saber que se acumula presencia ilegal desde la fecha de su vencimiento. Aunque DACA no califica como un período de presencia legalmente autorizada, … Read More

Respuestas prácticas después de la rescisión del DACA

El 5 de septiembre de 2017, el U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) anunció la rescisión de la Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Aquí más información sobre lo que es DACA y cómo se termina. Solicitud inicial. El DHS rechazará todas … Read More

Beware of unlawful presence when your DACA expires

For those whose DACA will expire soon – without the option of renewal or extension – it is important to consider that you may begin to accrue unlawful presence on the date of expiration. Even though DACA does not qualify … Read More

International and Technology Issues for Entrepreneurs Legal Clinic

The SC Bar International Law Committee, in conjunction with Trident Technical College, sponsored a free legal clinic for entrepreneurs in North Charleston on Thursday, May 18. The clinic, titled Technology and International Issues for Entrepreneurs, included information on general corporate … Read More

Waiting for the Big Beautiful Door: Basic Pointers for Foreign Nationals During the Early Days of the Trump Administration

Sooner or later, we must all face the fact that Donald Trump won the election and is now president. For foreign nationals in the United States, the sooner the better. Exactly what this means for immigrants—documented or undocumented—nobody really knows. … Read More

TTIP: Public report of the 14th Round of negotiations issued

From July 11-15, 2016, the 14th Round of negotiations for the transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU took place in Brussels. The Report is now available. This Round saw about 30 textual exchanges containing proposals … Read More