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What penalties might be faced by the members of a marriage of convenience?
What consequences might be faced by two people who marry so that one of them can legalize their situation or obtain nationality? The response may vary depending on the specific circumstances in which the agreement was made [...]
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An approach to international child abduction
The cases of international child abduction that have been in the spotlight in recent months reveal an intrinsic complexity which makes it worthwhile to review some key legal aspects in this regard, especially in a globalized society [...]
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Children don’t live on bread alone. What does child support include and how is it calculated?
Lawyers like us who work in family law receive daily queries from clients who wish to separate from a current partner with whom they’ve had children. In most cases, these children tend to still be minors [...]  
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Westphalian principles (I): international jurisdiction in the online infringement of...
It has become commonplace to compare the internet to the “Wild West”. The 19th-century expansion of the United States’ border towards the Pacific coast is an apt metaphor for the unexplored territory that is the internet, as well as the challenges it poses [...]
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Globalization of the family and international divorce
Globalization has reached not only the business world, but also families. We’ve left behind the era when most of us stayed in the neighborhood where we were born. Moving to other countries for work reasons, studies, or personal matters is commonplace today [...]
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Not only the devil wears Prada: illegal street vending following Criminal Code reform
It is an easily established fact that luxury products, once reserved for the wealthiest classes, are now within the reach of less privileged sectors. This process began several decades ago when the small independent [...]
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The Endless Plusvalía Saga
As a consequence of the economic crisis, coupled with significant changes in the real estate world, some things that were once practically considered to be set in stone are now being called into question [...]  
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Procedural Developments in the New Patent Law: Judicious Imitation
After a more than generous vacatio legis period of almost two years, on April 1, Law 24/2015 of 24 July on Patents (hereafter NLP) came into force. Given the many developments introduced by [...]
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Floor Clauses: When the Bank Goes Down
One of most sadly known facets of our country’s economic crisis is the cascade of harmful consequences derived from mortgage floor clauses. These clauses, which are present in many variable-rate mortgage [...]

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