New CCH Resource Focuses On Laws Affecting International E-business

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 7, 2001) – Companies doing business in cyberspace are also doing business subject to the varied laws of the countries where they buy, sell and have employees, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of business law information and software. To keep companies and their professional advisors up to date on the laws affecting electronic business dealings around the world, CCH is offering International eCommerce: Business and Legal Issues, a comprehensive loose-leaf guide to the laws affecting electronic commerce in major industrialized countries. ($389. To order or for more information, call 1-800-449-6435 or visit store.)

"It’s perfectly possible for a company to operate entirely legally within the United States, but discover that through its e-commerce operations, it is breaking the law or incurring liability in another country," noted Peggy Hayner, marketing manager for CCH’s business and finance group.

All Applicable Laws in One Place

For the first time ever, International eCommerce: Business and Legal Issues compiles and explains all applicable laws regarding e-business for major industrialized countries in a convenient, single-volume binder. Countries covered are Argentina, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the United States. With the exception of China, which is given special treatment, the chapters on individual countries use identical formats, allowing quicker research and easy cross-border comparisons. Topics covered within each country include:

  • Overview of the governmental and legal system
  • Jurisdiction
  • e-Contracting
  • Taxation
  • Intellectual property
  • Privacy and security
  • Torts
  • Regulated activities
  • Trade regulation
  • Content restrictions

International eCommerce also contains valuable information on international and regional organizations, including the European Union and the World Trade Organization.

Updates, Additional Coverage

Because law relating to e-commerce is constantly changing, subscriptions to International eCommerce include periodic updates to keep readers current with important issues and developments. Subscribers will also receive chapters covering additional countries as they become available.

About the Editorial Team

International eCommerce: Business and Legal Issues is a joint effort of CCH INCORPORATED and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, a recognized pioneer in international electronic commerce, and is overseen by the accomplished team of David C. Jacobson, Anne Nicholson Weber, and Marshall S. Shapo. Mr. Jacobson is a partner and the co-head of the e-business practice at Sonnenschein. Ms. Weber practices primarily in the area of insurance coverage and litigation with Sonnenschein. Mr. Shapo is the Frederic P. Vose Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and has also been of Counsel to Sonnenschein since 1991.

Each chapter is written by an expert in the area of e-commerce and laws relating to e-commerce in that country.

Pricing and Availability

For more information or to subscribe to International eCommerce: Business and Legal Issues, call your CCH rep at 1-800-449-6435 or visit the CCH Business and Finance Group web site at A one-year subscription is $389.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer North America. The CCH web site can be accessed at The CCH Business and Finance Group web site can be accessed at

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