International Arbitration

  • October 15, 2021

    Texas Justices To Review $820M Refinery Feud

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed to wade into an $820 million dispute between Petrobras and Belgium-based Transcor Astra Group over a soured refinery partnership, a move both companies requested.

  • October 15, 2021

    Goodwin Snags Another Litigator From Manatt In SoCal

    Goodwin Procter LLP nabbed another litigation partner from Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP to join its Santa Monica office, continuing to bolster its West Coast litigation offerings.

  • October 15, 2021

    Clyde & Co Hit With £9M Negligence Suit By Nigerian Biz

    Two Nigerian maritime companies have sued Clyde & Co for almost £9 million ($12.4 million), saying the law firm made them settle a dispute over corporate ownership in the face of "blackmail" and "coercion."

  • October 14, 2021

    2nd Circ. Won't Revisit Mongolia Mining Case

    The Second Circuit will not reconsider its decision denying a bid by three Chinese mining companies for court review of an arbitral award dismissing their claim against Mongolia on jurisdictional grounds.

  • October 14, 2021

    6th Circ. Won't Pause Docs Bid As High Court Petition Awaits

    The Sixth Circuit has declined to stay an order obligating a U.S. subsidiary of German auto parts maker ZF Group to turn over information for a billion-dollar arbitration in Germany involving a Hong Kong electronics manufacturer, despite a pending petition before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • October 14, 2021

    Facebook Resists Sharing Private Posts In Myanmar Case

    Facebook urged a D.C. federal judge to reconsider part of its "sweeping and unprecedented" order that would grant Gambia access to users' private communications on its platform, citing "severe unintended consequences" of doing so.

  • October 14, 2021

    $112M Toll Road Award Suit Must Go On, Odebrecht Unit Says

    An infrastructure company owned by the Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht says that a year of administrative delays pushed by the government of Lima, Peru, has denied it access to an arbitration award that has ballooned to more than $112 million and that enough is enough.

  • October 14, 2021

    Tai Wants More Efficient, Accessible WTO Legal System

    U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said Thursday that the World Trade Organization's dispute settlement wing must be reshaped to work more effectively and diplomatically, warning that the current system is too complicated and expensive.

  • October 13, 2021

    Chubb Urges NY Judge To Keep $165M Ghana U. Award Suit

    Chubb Ltd. has urged a New York federal judge to keep its $165 million award confirmation suit against the University of Ghana for allegedly failing to construct and maintain rent-generating buildings on its campus, saying the university already consented to the court having subject-matter jurisdiction in an arbitration agreement.

  • October 13, 2021

    Chinese Tourism Biz Can Glimpse Hot Air Balloon Co.'s Taxes

    A Massachusetts magistrate judge has allowed a Chinese tourism company to take a partial look at a now-dissolved hot air balloon manufacturer's tax returns in its suit to confirm a $1.4 million foreign arbitration award, saying it can see filings from 2018 and 2019 only.

  • October 13, 2021

    Billionaire's Doc Bid Again Rejected In $297M Award Suit

    Two companies owned by Spanish-Filipino billionaire Enrique K. Razon Jr. lost a second attempt to compel discovery in a $297 million award enforcement and with it their defense that casino operator Global Gaming Asset Management secured the award by withholding evidence of bribery from the tribunal.  

  • October 13, 2021

    Vale Says Steinmetz Has Ignored Year-Old Discovery Request

    Brazilian mining company Vale SA told a New York federal judge that Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz has ignored an 18-month-old discovery request related to a $2.2 billion award confirmation suit and asked the judge for an order compelling a response.

  • October 13, 2021

    AXA Escapes Claim For £3M Over Exec Tied To 1MDB Scandal

    A judge has rejected a London property developer's attempt to force AXA to cover water damage, ruling that the policy was void because the builder should have disclosed that its director was a former Goldman Sachs executive involved in the 1MDB scandal.

  • October 12, 2021

    Donziger Launches 2nd Circ. Appeal With Vladeck On Team

    Chevron foe Steven Donziger is beginning an appeal of his six-month prison sentence for contempt, with constitutional law scholar Steve Vladeck part of an expanded legal team that urged the Second Circuit to grant bail pending appeal.

  • October 12, 2021

    DLA Piper Snags King & Spalding Global Arbitration Partners

    Former King & Spalding arbitration enforcement partners James Berger and Charlene Sun joined DLA Piper on Monday, becoming the latest additions to the firm's international arbitration practice in New York.

  • October 12, 2021

    Newcastle Drops £340M Sale Suit Against Premier League

    Newcastle United's former owner has dropped his lawsuit over the Premier League's blocking of a planned £340 million ($457 million) sale of the English football club to Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, following the league's approval of the takeover upon assurances the Saudi state won't control the club.

  • October 12, 2021

    G-20 Trade Chiefs Still Committed To WTO But Seek Changes

    Trade ministers for the G-20 nations endorsed sweeping changes to the World Trade Organization, including reshaping its legal wing, while pledging their support for the Geneva-based institution.

  • October 12, 2021

    Swedish Trucking Co. Moves To Arbitrate Fundraiser's Claims

    Swedish sustainable trucking startup Einride says a California investor must arbitrate claims that he was never paid for his work in rescuing the company from the jaws of failure with a successful $110 million fundraising campaign.

  • October 11, 2021

    Spain Pursues Immunity From Insurers' UK Oil Spill Suit

    Spain should be immune from claims that it breached an insurance contract by seeking damages in court rather than arbitrating with insurers over a €1.5 billion ($1.73 billion) oil spill, lawyers for the country told an English appeals court on Monday.

  • October 08, 2021

    Vinson Snags Pair Of Hogan Lovells Int'l Construction Attys

    Vinson & Elkins LLP has added two prominent attorneys from Hogan Lovells to its international construction disputes practice in London, according to an announcement from the firm.

  • October 08, 2021

    Borrowers Ask 9th Circ. To Pause Tribe-Linked Usury Suit

    Borrowers suing tribe-linked lenders for charging illegally high interest rates have asked the Ninth Circuit to pause proceedings in the suit as they wait for the appellate court to resolve their petitions for a full-bench review of the court's recent decisions in two parallel actions.

  • October 08, 2021

    Ga. Hopes To Ride Int'l Mediation Popularity Wave

    Georgia has become the first U.S. state to adopt legislation incorporating a United Nations model law on mediation, a measure that advocates say puts the Peach State in a good position to capitalize on a much-hoped-for increase in popularity for the dispute resolution mechanism.

  • October 08, 2021

    Derains Denies Congo's Claims In $772M Award Fight

    Prominent arbitrator Yves Derains on Friday denied the Republic of the Congo's allegations that he had improper ties to the Lebanese CEO of Commissions Import Export SA, which won a more than $772 million arbitral award against the country from a tribunal Derains chaired nearly a decade ago.

  • October 08, 2021

    Venezuela Hit With $1.2B Judgment Over Defaulted Bonds

    Venezuela's financial woes continued to mount Thursday, when a New York judge entered a default judgment against the country after it missed numerous payments on more than $1.2 billion in bonds over the last four years.

  • October 07, 2021

    DC Circ. Mulls Hungary's Sovereign Immunity In Nazi Art Fight

    The D.C. Circuit on Thursday seemed open to allowing the Republic of Hungary's asset manager to face long-standing claims from the heirs of a legendary Hungarian art collector seeking to recover several paintings stolen by the Nazis after a lower court judge dismissed the central European country as immune from the case. 

Expert Analysis

  • Girardi Scandal Provides Important Ethics Lessons

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    The litigation and media maelstrom following allegations that famed plaintiffs attorney Thomas Girardi and his law firm misappropriated clients' funds provides myriad ethics and professional responsibility lessons for practitioners, especially with regard to misconduct reporting and liability insurance, says Elizabeth Tuttle Newman at Frankfurt Kurnit.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: Jabil GC Talks Compliance Preparation

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    Tried-and-true compliance lessons from recent decades can be applied to companies’ environmental, social and governance efforts, especially with regard to employee training and consistent application of policies — two factors that can create a foundation for ESG criteria to flourish, says Robert Katz at Jabil.

  • 3 Ways CLOs Can Drive ESG Efforts

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    Chief legal officers are specially trained to see the legal industry's flaws, and they can leverage that perspective to push their companies toward effective environmental, social and governance engagement, says Mark Chandler at Stanford Law School.

  • How Law Firms Can Rethink Offices In A Post-Pandemic World

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    Based on their own firm's experiences, Kami Quinn and Adam Farra at Gilbert discuss strategies and unique legal industry considerations for law firms planning hybrid models of remote and in-office work in a post-COVID marketplace.

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    Embracing ESG: Baker Hughes CLO Talks Sustainability Team

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    For businesses focused on addressing environmental, social and governance considerations, a legal team that can coordinate sustainability efforts across the company can help to manage risk and compliance issues, anticipate and prepare for change, and identify new opportunities, says Regina Jones at Baker Hughes.

  • What 9th Circ. Arbitration Case May Mean For Insurance

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    If the plaintiffs in CLMS Management Services v. Amwins Brokerage of Georgia appeal the Ninth Circuit's recent decision that state law does not bar the enforcement of arbitration clauses in insurance contracts, the case may have a significant effect on the different dispute resolution options for insurers and policyholders, say attorneys at Sheppard Mullin.

  • What Mainstreaming Of Litigation Finance Means For Industry

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    The rush of new capital and investors into the litigation funding space is expected to bring heightened competition on price and other key deal terms, but litigants will need to be more in tune with individual financiers' proclivities, says William Weisman at Therium Capital Management.

  • What 9th Circ. Privilege Test Means For Dual-Purpose Advice

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    While the Ninth Circuit's recent ruling in In re: Grand Jury confirms that courts should use the primary-purpose test to determine whether communications with both legal and business purposes are shielded by the attorney-client privilege, questions on the application of the test remain, says Scott Tenley at Michelman & Robinson.

  • Lifting The Veil On The Supreme Court's Shadow Docket

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    Following headline-making U.S. Supreme Court emergency orders on Texas’ new abortion law, COVID-19 restrictions and more, Vetan Kapoor, counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, examines the court's so-called shadow docket and its decision-making procedures, including questions around transparency, timing and precedential effect.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: United Natural Foods GC Talks Bottom Line

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    In prioritizing environmental, social and governance initiatives as strategic value drivers, corporate general counsel can leverage meaningful ESG progress to benefit both the business's bottom line and the wider world, says Jill Sutton at United Natural Foods.

  • 3 Attorney Ethics Considerations For Litigation Funding

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    The growth of the litigation finance industry has generated questions on the obligations of counsel when their clients are seeking outside capital to fund litigation, which litigators must understand when providing information to a third-party funder and discussing legal strategy with a client, says Matthew Oxman at LexShares.

  • How ABA Opinion Shifts Alternative Biz Structure Landscape

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    A recent American Bar Association opinion approving lawyers' passive investment in nonlawyer-owned firms eliminates a hurdle for law firms wishing to scale their practice through alternative business structures, but aspiring investors should follow a few best practices, say Hilary Gerzhoy and Deepika Ravi at Harris Wiltshire.

  • UK Focus On Int'l Data Transfers Shows Appetite For Reform

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    Recent U.K. public consultations on international transfers of personal data and structural amendments to the country's General Data Protection Regulation illustrate the post-Brexit appetite for reform and signal changes to the international data transfers regime, say Kate Brimsted and Tom Evans at BCLP.

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    Embracing ESG: HPE Counsel Talk Effective Board Oversight

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    Governance teams can more effectively shape board oversight of environmental, social and governance issues by ensuring organizationwide agreement on the most relevant issues, building a materiality framework that reflects stakeholder input, and monitoring the integration of ESG into operations, say Rishi Varma and Derek Windham at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

  • Opinion

    Justice Gap Demands Look At New Legal Service Models

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    Current restrictions on how lawyers structure their businesses stand in the way of meaningful access to justice for many Americans, so states should follow the lead of Utah and Florida and test out innovative law firm business models through regulatory sandboxes, says Zachariah DeMeola at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.

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