Publications

The UIA partners with LexisNexis to produce a series of publications on relevant legal issues.

International Public Procurement

In light of governments engaging more private sector partnerships in several areas of strategic importance, such as infrastructure projects, energy, education and security, the seventh book in the UIA-LEXISNEXIS Publications Collection explains in practical terms how public procurement rules apply in EU countries and other regions of the world.
Authors from around the globe address specific elements of the public procurement process such as:
• The public procurement legal framework
• Common award procedures
• Social and environmental concerns encompassed in public procurement rules
• E-Procurement regulation
• The litigation process
This book is intended to assist any practitioner in the public procurement sector in developping a fuller understanding of the public procurement process and its legislative developments at a global level.

 

Drafting Effective International Contracts of Agency and Distributorship – a Practical Handbook

Selling its products or services is of key importance for every business. These sales and promotional activities often require the deployment of agents, distributors or other distribution intermediaries. At the international level, distribution regularly requires establishing contracts for international sales and contracts with distribution intermediaries in different countries. There are many issues to consider and pitfalls to avoid in drafting such contracts.
In this sixth book in the UIA-LexisNexis Publications Collection, legal practitioners share their expertise on drafting international contracts of commercial agency or distributorship, as well as contracts for other forms of distribution, in the European Union, North America, Australia and China.

 

Legal Aspects of Artificial Intelligence

AI is everywhere, and the legal sector is no exception. In a world driven by algorithms, what should (or can) the law do and how?
In this fifth book in the UIA-LexisNexis Publications Collection, Tech Law practitioners with first-hand experience in the upheavals provoked by AI address these key questions. In addition to new forms of regulation that emerging technologies are bringing about, this book deals with the legal schemes that are today regulating the use of AI techniques, including the new European regulation on the protection of personal.

 

Natural Resources Exploitation: Business and Human Rights

Can the exploitation of natural resources continue with no limit? If measures must be taken, what should they be? Are compromises possible, or is it necessary to simply stop or dramatically reduce certain activities, even with economic consequences, including for employees? Distinguished speakers from diverse backgrounds examined these issues during the Main Theme Session on “Natural Resources Exploitation: Business and Human Rights,” held on October 28, 2017 during the UIA’s 61st Congress in Toronto.

This fourth book in the UIA-LexisNexis Publications Collection contains the speakers’ written contributions to the Congress, as well as contributions of other experts in the field, and examines the legal issues arising from the exploitation of natural resources on a legislative, administrative and contractual level. The book also focuses on on compliance mechanisms, dispute resolution and other mechanisms for redress.

Current Trends in Start-Ups and Crowd Financing

This book is on the legal aspects of starting up and funding a business. Practitioners from various jurisdictions cover legal topics and trends relevant to start-ups and crowdfinancing and provide an overview of the currently booming start-up environment. This book covers the most relevant legal topics on startups and crowdfinancing and assists legal practitioners in better understanding concerns in this area. It is a great read for any legal practitioner wishing to venture into the start-up and crowdfinancing world.

 

 

 

 

 

Compliance - Challenges and Opportunities for the Legal Profession

This book introduces its readers to the fundamentals of regulatory compliance. Many important topics are addressed, including the challenges to compliance, the emergence of internal control and compliance systems within companies, and tools that may assist a company in compliance management. It details the views expressed by speakers at the 2016 UIA Budapest Congress concerning how legal practitioners in various jurisdictions are dealing with the compliance agenda. 

 

Recognition and Enforcement of Judgements and Arbitral Awards: Recent Trends and Developments

This book explores recent developments on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards from both a domestic and a cross-border perspective. Particular attention is paid to current trends concerning these principles in EU Regulations and international conventions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Status of Women and the Rule of Law

What is the precise status of women today? Even if their circumstances have considerably evolved, discrimination is still preserved though laws, traditions, and beliefs. This question is judicial, political, and sociological.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private International Law in Daily Life

Much like private individuals, companies, whether they are family-based or not, evolve in an environment that stretches more and more across national borders. Societies, individuals, and their data travel across the word. Their banking operations, contracts, procedures, and much more involve third parties that who do not belong to the same geographic area or legal context. Companies and individuals must therefore anticipate problems that come from the complexity of this geographic and judicial diversity if they do not wish to face worse ramifications down the line. Within the context of the European Union, solutions have been presented which have been refined over time. For legal practitioners, this evolution is a sign of a permanent upgrade. However, the world is not limited to the European Union and exchanges with non-member countries require added attention to the issues they may generate.

This book addresses many of these issues, both in the context of the economic person or within the private sphere.

These ideas were put forth on the study day organized on March 27, 2015 by the UIA Belgian National Committee and the French Section of the Brussels Bar Association.

 

 

European and Global Issues with the Protection of Private Data 

This book offers an analysis of the major issues related to the protection of private data, in light of the implementation of new European regulations.

We are currently witnessing a true social, economic, and technological revolution. The exploitation of private information with big data and the internet of things will change the world. Given these advances, but also with an awareness of the concerns this revolution might bring up, it is important to rely on the basic fundamental rights. As such, the book reviews the jurisprudence of both the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

A special attention is also given to the geographic scope of the application of the new regulations and of the transfer of data. The book highlights the American perceptions of these data protection rules in reference to the last negotiations between Europe and the United States. It particularly addressed the right to be forgotten, the issues with profiling, and the system for receiving notifications of security breaches, highlighting the challenges inherent within the protection of personal data within financial services, particularly when it comes to payment fraud.