In HBO’s “Silicon Valley”, Art Imitates Life

    In the Season 2 finale of Silicon Valley, Pied Piper’s survival depends on a noncompete clause! I just watched the final episode of Season 2 of HBO’s “Silicon Valley”. Guess what! The survival of the hot startup “Pied Piper” depends on an arbitration of a claim that the startup belongs to a former employer, because the founder used …

Russia Ratifies the U.N. Electronic Contracts Convention – A Step Toward Market-Based Legal Principles? – Newsletter 3

I. The Purposes and Rules of the Electronic Contracts Convention II. Three Differences Between Common Law and Civil Law Legal Systems III. The Russian Federation Civil Law System Preference for Written Contracts IV. The Russian Federation and Other Ratifications of the CISG Requiring Written Contracts V. The Lithuanian Elimination of Domestic and CISG Written Contract Requirements Follows a Shift From …