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The U.S. trustee’s office told a New York bankruptcy court Thursday that counsel for Ybrant Digital, which filed for Chapter 11 after getting hit with a $37 million arbitration award in a dispute with a South Korean technology company, should return fees that were purportedly received from unauthorized Ybrant subsidiaries.
Although the Trump administration has had harsh words for the World Trade Organization’s dispute system in the past, it should strongly consider using that mechanism to build a case against China’s tech sector intellectual property regime, former WTO Appellate Body Chairman James Bacchus told Law360.
Nigeria has moved to disqualify all three arbitrators on an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal in a dispute brought by two oil companies, which are accusing the country’s state-owned oil company of illegally seizing control of a separate Nigerian firm through which they held a prospecting lease.
The government of Belize has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a decision that enforced an $18.5 million London arbitral award in a case involving a Central American bank.