Copies of most publications, as well as summaries of training seminars are available upon request. Training seminars can be organized by contacting us for further details.

New York Convention of 1958: Spanish Judicial Interpretation of Article IV.1(b)

A recent case on appeal demonstrates a clear tendency of the Spanish courts towards a liberal interpretation of article IV.1.b of the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards (1958, New York). February 10, 2015.

Arbitration in Spain

Conference sponsored by the Virginia Bar Association (USA). Presentation of the Spanish law on arbitration, regarding both national and international arbitration, and the implementation in Spain of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958). November 2014

International Commercial Contracting

A survey course organized by the “Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior” (part of the Spanish Ministry of Industry). Curriculum covered risk minimization via legal techniques used in international sales, investment and joint venturing as well as related litigation and arbitration. (2009).

Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods

Course sponsored by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and directed to small and medium sized Spanish exporters. Curriculum covered legal provisions of the Vienna Convention applying to international sales of goods with particular attention paid to those which override domestic Spanish law effecting domestic sales. (2008)

Agency and Distribution Agreements in Spain

An analysis of the Spanish law covering agency and distribution agreements with a focus on foreign companies wishing to enter the Spanish market. Co-authored by Steven Plehn and Josef Froehlingsdorf.
Published in “Doing Business in Spain 2005” (US Commercial Service).

Ley de Bioterrorismo

A practical summary (for exporters to the USA) of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism preparedness and Response Act of 2002.
Steven Plehn, published in Spanish in “El Exportador” (ICEX).
December 2003.

Distribución e Implantación en el Exterior

Four hour seminar for export managers.
Sponsored by the Toledo Chamber of Commerce.
October 15, 2003.

Venta a Través de Internet

An analysis of the advantages and pitfalls
of Internet commerce.
Steven Plehn, published in Spanish in the journal “Aseguranza”.
September 2001.

International Infrastructure Projects

Executive Management Training Course.
Alcatel Management Training Center.
Annecy, France, October 1999.

International Commercial Transactions

Executive Management Training Course.
Alcatel Management Training Center.
Annecy France, October 1998.

Privatization of JV Shares Owned by the Ukrainian State

A study of problems encountered by foreign JV partners with the Ukrainian State.
Coauthored by Steven Plehn and Alex Frishberg.
Ukrainian Legal and Economic Bulletin.
Fall 1996.

The New Spanish Law on International Arbitration

A summary of the new law and its effect on arbitration and the enforcement of international arbitration awards in Spain.
Steven Plehn, published in International Lawyer.
Winter 1986.

Spanish Regulation of International Trade in Cultural Property

A summary of the new Law of Spanish
Historic Patrimony.
Prepared for client distribution.
Spring 1986.

The New Lex Mercatoria and the Harmonization of the Laws of International Commercial Transactions

A study of the development of a supranational law of international commerce based on arbitration awards.
Co-authored by Steven Plehn and Bernardo M. Cremades. BU International Law Journal.
Spring, 1984.