GlobaLex February 2019 Issue is Live

By Lucie Olejnikova

As Globalex celebrates its 14th birthday this month, we are happy to bring you the February 2019 issue with four great updates: Microstates and Small Jurisdictions of Europe, Chile, Canada, and Dominican Republic. Congratulations and big thanks to all of our authors!  Webmasters and content managers, please update your pages.

UPDATE: Finding the Law of the Micro-States and Small Jurisdictions of Europe by Andrew Grossman at

Andrew Grossman is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer who served in Seoul, Abidjan, London, Tehran, Algiers and Geneva. He holds the degrees of B.A. in Economics (Clark), LL.B. (Columbia), M.A. in L.I.S. (University College London) and of Licencié en droit européen et international, Maître & Docteur en droit (Louvain-la-Neuve) and is a member of the New York Bar. He now lives in London and in Switzerland, where he researches private international law issues, especially in the fields of nationality and tax. Among his publications are “Conflict of Laws in the Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy”, 5 Int’l Insolvency Rev. 1 (1996), “Nationality and the Unrecognized State”, 50 Int’l & Comp. L.Q. 849 (2001), “Birthright citizenship as nationality of convenience”, Proceedings, Council of Europe, Third Conference on Nationality, Strasbourg, Oct. 11-12, 2004; and “‘Islamic land’: Group Rights, National Identity and Law”, 3 UCLA J. Islamic & Near E.L. 53 (2004).

UPDATE: Researching Canadian Law by Kim Nayyer at

Kim Nayyer is the Associate University Librarian (Law, Legal Research & Writing Program) for the UVic Libraries and an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada. She oversees the Diana M Priestly Law Library at UVic and teaches legal research and writing, and advanced legal research and writing courses. She regularly presents a module on the Canadian Legal System and Canadian Legal Research for graduate students in the Faculty of Law. In 2017 Kim was invited to present the Canadian Legal Research: What US Law Professors Need to Knowat the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. Before joining UVic, she practiced as a research lawyer, managed library and knowledge resources, and developed and delivered legal research and writing instruction at law firms in Toronto, Calgary, and Edmonton, and as a Legal Counsel at the Court of Appeal of Alberta. After law school and before practice Kim served as a Clerk to Associate Chief Justice Jerome at the Federal Court of Canada.

UPDATE: Essential Issues of the Chilean Legal System by Sergio Endress Gómez at

Sergio Endress has a master’s in law from the Universidad de Chile. He is a lawyer and has been a Professor of Taxation and Trial Taxation at the School of Law of the Universidad de Chile since 1994. He is also a partner of Endress y Cía., Tax Advisors. He has published “Las inversiones en materia Tributaria” (Investment from tax perspective), Editorial Conosur, 1994-1998; “Manual de Impuesto a la Renta” (Income Tax Handbook), by Patricio Figueroa V., Editorial Jurídica de Chile, 1997, reprinted in 2004, (in collaboration); “Tributación del Propietario de Empresa”, (Shareholders and Partners Taxation in Chile), Editorial Jurídica de Chile, 2005 and 2006; and several articles about taxation. Since 2007 to 2010, he was the Director of “Manual de Consultas Tributarias”, a monthly tax review published by Thompson Reuters (ex Lexisnexis) Chile.

UPDATE: Legal Research in the Dominican Republic by Marisol Florén Romero at

Marisol Florén Romero is the Assistant Director for Library Services and Foreign & International Law Librarian at Florida International University (FIU) College of Law. Marisol Florén-Romero manages FIU Law Library legal reference, outreach and legal research instruction activities. She oversees the acquisition and development of FIU Law Library’s foreign and international collection and is the Special Collections librarian. Dr. Florén-Romero received her B.A. in History summa cum laude from the University of Navarra, in Pamplona, Spain; a M.L.S. with a minor in Latin American Librarianship from the University of Texas at Austin; and a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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