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Experts’ Contributions

In this Section, Soulier Avocats is pleased to publish contributions and insights from legal professionals, most of whom from leading foreign law firms with which we regularly work on transnational cases and transactions.

In a context of globalization and permanent changes, these contributions open windows on the world and, through a legal analytical prism, help us better understand the tremendous structural, institutional and business shifts affecting our present-day societies.

These articles also provide valuable information to businesses wishing to expand or consolidate their operations internationally.

Recent experts' contributions

October 2019

INCOTERMS® 2020 Changes Rules for Buyers, Sellers and Shippers of Goods in International Trade

Title: INCOTERMS® 2020 Changes Rules for Buyers, Sellers and Shippers of Goods in International Trade Jurisdiction: USA / International commercial transactions Author: Barry J. Bendes Law firm: Locke Lord LLP Subject: The International Chamber of Commerce has issued INCOTERMS® 2020 (short for International Commercial Terms) to be effective January 1, 2020.  INCOTERMS 2020 provides an […]

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September 2019

2019-2020 Report on Global Trade Policy

This Report provides an overview on top trade policy priorities and challenges in several WLG member jurisdictions, outlining the overall approach country-by-country on international trade and specifying concrete policy measures applied such as new tariffs, sanctions and FDI control. Finally, the WLG trade experts describe how the nature of their practice has evolved over the last two years and what further challenges they foresee down the road.

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September 2019

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: A New Thrust with Endless Potentials for Intra-African and International Trade

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (“AfCFTA”) is by far one of the most ambitious economic steps that Africa has ever taken as a Continent. The Agreement opens up doors to a market of 1.2 billion people (estimated by the African Union to increase to 2.5 billion by 2050) with a combined GDP estimated by the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) at $2.5 trillion and a combined consumer and business spending equally estimated by the IMF at more than $4 trillion.

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