International Arbitration

  • September 28, 2023

    Bank Founder's Son Wants His $135M From Inheritance Fight

    The son of a prominent Panamanian bank founder on Wednesday asked a Florida federal judge to enforce a $135 million arbitral award he obtained against his brother in a Jewish court in Miami over an inheritance dispute following their father's death.

  • September 28, 2023

    Designer Seeks OK Of $5.7M Award In 'DreamCube' Feud

    A designer whose credits include the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York has urged a federal court to enforce a nearly $5.7 million final arbitral award in a dispute with the son of Chinese billionaires over a soured contract to create sports-themed video games.

  • September 28, 2023

    Bulgaria Will Face Claim By Oil Businessman's Heirs

    An international tribunal has rejected Bulgaria's bid for an early exit from arbitration initiated by the children of a Lithuanian investor who was allegedly forced out of an oil and gas investment, ruling that a "novel" jurisdictional question raised in the case warrants a closer look.

  • September 28, 2023

    Judge DQs Quinn Emanuel From Oro Negro Execs' $30M Suit

    A Florida judge on Thursday disqualified Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP from representing the founders of Mexican oil and gas company Perforadora Oro Negro in their $30 million suit against bondholders the executives blame for criminal proceedings currently pending against them in Mexico.

  • September 27, 2023

    Marketing Co. Agrees To Pay $8M Award To End Earnout Row

    A protracted legal saga between New York marketing firm Zeta Interactive Corp. and Dutch and Luxembourgish companies over an $8 million earnout payment has concluded with a settlement in Delaware federal court after Zeta agreed to fork over an arbitration award stemming from the dispute.

  • September 27, 2023

    McDermott Units Must Answer Colombia's Asset Freeze Bid

    A New York judge has ordered Dutch and British units of Texas-based construction firm McDermott International to show why he shouldn't issue an order freezing all of their U.S. assets as Colombia's state-owned oil company looks to enforce a nearly $1 billion arbitral award against them.

  • September 27, 2023

    US Confronts India Over Rice Export Ban

    Representatives for the U.S. and India sparred Wednesday at a World Trade Organization meeting, with the U.S. decrying the latest in a series of export prohibitions the Biden administration says aggravate existing global crises.

  • September 27, 2023

    US, Allies Urge Care To Keep Key Exports Out Of Russia

    The U.S. and four allies have issued joint guidance aiming to keep exports from being illicitly routed to Russia, cautioning industry and academia to be wary of new buyers that have begun seeking sensitive technologies since Russia invaded Ukraine.

  • September 27, 2023

    A&O Hires Construction Arbitration Pro From White & Case

    Allen & Overy LLP has bolstered its arbitration practice with a new construction specialist joining the firm as a partner in London from White & Case LLP.

  • September 27, 2023

    Mayer Brown Adds King & Spalding Arbitration Pro In Houston

    Mayer Brown LLP has expanded its international arbitration bench with a trilingual partner in Houston who joined from King & Spalding LLP.

  • September 26, 2023

    PDVSA Seeks To Block ConocoPhillips' $8.5B Award Effort

    Venezuela and its Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. implored a Delaware federal judge to toss litigation filed by ConocoPhillips targeting the state-owned oil company's shares in Citgo's parent to collect on an $8.5 billion arbitral award, slamming ConocoPhillips' "have its cake and eat it too" approach.

  • September 26, 2023

    Insurance Mogul Fights Spending Limits After $524M Ruling

    Embattled insurance mogul Greg Lindberg pressed the North Carolina Court of Appeals to keep alive his request to review court-imposed cash flow limits after a $524 million arbitration judgment, arguing that his ability to earn a living is at stake.

  • September 26, 2023

    Consumers Want Live Nation Arbitration Appeal Fast-Tracked

    A group of consumers suing Live Nation and Ticketmaster over their 2010 merger asked the Ninth Circuit this week to speed up appeals by the ticket companies of a California federal court's denial of their bids to compel arbitration.

  • September 26, 2023

    The 2023 Law360 Pulse Social Impact Leaders

    Check out our Social Impact Leaders ranking, analysis and interactive graphics to see which firms stand out for their engagement with social responsibility and commitment to pro bono service.

  • September 26, 2023

    Why Law Firm ESG Is Likely Here To Stay

    As backlash to institutional efforts around environmental, social and corporate governance spreads in the U.S., experts say law firms are likely to take a long-term view and continue focusing on ESG principles, even if some of the wording and messaging around those efforts may change.

  • September 25, 2023

    'Man On The Run' Takes 1MDB Scandal To The Big Screen

    Cassius Michael Kim’s film "Man on the Run," which opened in New York last week and will premiere in Los Angeles on Friday, traces the 1MDB corruption scandal from its inception to the present day, and while it doesn’t touch on every plot twist, for a roughly 90-minute documentary, it covers a lot of ground. He spoke with Law360 about the project.

  • September 25, 2023

    Businessman Fights Attachment Bid In $60M Award Row

    Ghanaian and Maltese businessman John Eric Kodwo Taylor told an Illinois federal judge that a South African investment fund has no legal basis to attach his assets as it chases down a nearly $60 million arbitral award, telling the court it would be impossible to evade the award's enforcement because his bank accounts are already frozen.

  • September 25, 2023

    Catching Up With Delaware's Chancery Court

    Counsel for AMC Entertainment Inc. stockholders watched their fee award dwindle, AmerisourceBergen stockholders tried to save an opioid suit and Paratek Pharmaceuticals stockholders cried foul on a $462 million buyout — those were just a few of the many developments in Delaware's Chancery Court last week.

  • September 25, 2023

    Subcontractor To Pay $8M To KBR In Iraq Contract Row

    A Kuwaiti construction company must pay about $8 million plus any additional post-judgment interest to Kellogg Brown & Root International, a Virginia federal judge has ruled, rejecting the Kuwaiti subcontractor's request for nearly $30 million in interest it claimed to be owed.

  • September 22, 2023

    Ex-FBI Field Office Boss Inks Plea Deal Over Albania Payouts

    The former head of the FBI's New York counterintelligence office has agreed to a plea deal with federal prosecutors resolving accusations he concealed a friendship with a former Albanian intelligence operative as well as the $225,000 in payments he received from him, according to an agreement filed Friday.

  • September 22, 2023

    UK Cements 'Bridge' To Ease US Data Transfers

    U.K. businesses beginning Oct. 12 will be able to transfer personal data without restrictions to U.S. companies that have met certain privacy requirements laid out by the European Union, under a new data exchange "bridge" agreement.

  • September 22, 2023

    Philippines Weighs Arbitration Over South China Sea Dispute

    The government of the Philippines is mulling a return to the Permanent Court of Arbitration after the Philippine Coast Guard logged "extensive" damage to coral reefs in the country's exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea.

  • September 22, 2023

    Citgo's Parent Puts 'Missing' Certificate Risk At $1.5B To $2.5B

    An attorney for Citgo Petroleum's indirect parent told a Delaware vice chancellor Friday that the court should consider a $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion value if it orders a pre-sale bond to protect the company if it replaces a "missing or destroyed" linchpin stock certificate.

  • September 22, 2023

    Filmmaker's Son Brings Alleged Arbitration Fraud To 9th Circ.

    The son of a prominent Mexican film producer implored the Ninth Circuit to undo the confirmation of an $8.7 million arbitration award levied against him in a long-running family dispute over his father's movie library, insisting the award was procured by fraud.

  • September 22, 2023

    Dubai And Hong Kong Arbitration Centers Ink Dispute Deal

    Major international arbitration centers in Dubai and Hong Kong say they have formed a partnership with an aim to use dispute resolution to settle commercial disagreements among businesses in the Middle East and Asia.

Expert Analysis

  • What Large Language Models Mean For Document Review

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    Courts often subject parties using technology assisted review to greater scrutiny than parties conducting linear, manual document review, so parties using large language models for document review should expect even more attention, along with a corresponding need for quality control and validation, say attorneys at Sidley.

  • UN Code Likely To Promote Good Arbitration Practices

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    The arbitrator code of conduct recently adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law should help reinforce standards of good practice and improve public perception of investor-state dispute settlement, though its effectiveness may be limited by the code's voluntary nature, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.

  • Participating In Living History Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    My role as a baron in a living history group, and my work as volunteer corporate counsel for a book series fan association, has provided me several opportunities to practice in unexpected areas of law — opening doors to experiences that have nurtured invaluable personal and professional skills, says Matthew Parker at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Opinion

    Private Equity Owners Can Remedy Law Firms' Agency Issues

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    Nonlawyer, private-equity ownership of law firms can benefit shareholders and others vulnerable to governance issues such as disparate interests, and can in turn help resolve agency problems, says Michael Di Gennaro at The Law Practice Exchange.

  • 6 Key Factors For Successful Cross-Border Dispute Mediation

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    The European landscape of cross-border disputes diverges markedly from the U.S. experience and presents unique challenges, including the amalgamation of diverse cultures and legal systems, but there are several practical steps that practitioners can take to effectively navigate the process, says Peter Kamminga at JAMS.

  • How To Protect Atty-Client Privilege While Using Generative AI

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    When using generative artificial intelligence tools, attorneys should consider several safeguards to avoid breaches or complications in attorney-client privilege, say Antonious Sadek and Christopher Campbell at DLA Piper.

  • How New Lawyers Can Leverage Feedback For Growth

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    Embracing constructive criticism as a tool for success can help new lawyers accelerate their professional growth and law firms build a culture of continuous improvement, says Katie Aldrich at Fringe Professional Development.

  • Twitter Legal Fees Suit Offers Crash Course In Billing Ethics

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    X Corp.'s suit alleging that Wachtell grossly inflated its fees in the final days of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition provides a case study in how firms should protect their reputations by hewing to ethical billing practices and the high standards for professional conduct that govern attorney-client relationships, says Lourdes Fuentes at Karta Legal.

  • ABA's Money-Laundering Resolution Is A Balancing Act

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    While the American Bar Association’s recently passed resolution recognizes a lawyer's duty to discontinue representation that could facilitate money laundering and other fraudulent activity, it preserves, at least for now, the delicate balance of judicial, state-based regulation of the legal profession and the sanctity of the attorney-client relationship, say attorneys at Ballard Spahr.

  • Law Firm Professional Development Steps To Thrive In AI Era

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    As generative artificial intelligence tools rapidly evolve, professional development leaders are instrumental in preparing law firms for the paradigm shifts ahead, and should consider three strategies to help empower legal talent with the skills required to succeed in an increasingly complex technological landscape, say Steve Gluckman and Anusia Gillespie at SkillBurst Interactive.

  • The Basics Of Being A Knowledge Management Attorney

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    Michael Lehet at Ogletree Deakins discusses the role of knowledge management attorneys at law firms, the common tasks they perform and practical tips for lawyers who may be considering becoming one.

  • To Hire And Keep Top Talent, Think Beyond Compensation

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    Firms seeking to appeal to sophisticated clients and top-level partners should promote mentorship, ensure that attorneys from diverse backgrounds feel valued, and clarify policies about at-home work, says Patrick Moya at Quaero Group.

  • Defense Practice Pointers In Venezuela Bribe Case Dismissal

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    A Texas federal court’s recent dismissal of charges in U.S. v. Murta — one of over two dozen prosecutions targeting bribes paid to a Venezuelan state-owned oil company — highlights the complicated issues presented by cross-border investigations, and provides lessons for defense counsel representing foreign clients in U.S. prosecutions, say attorneys at Steptoe & Johnson.

  • Strategies For Enforcing Arbitral Awards Against Sovereigns

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    When a large project or investment in a foreign country is unexpectedly expropriated by a new government, companies often prevail in arbitration — but if the sovereign refuses to pay up, collecting the arbitral award may require persistence, creativity, and a mixture of hard and soft approaches, say Gabe Bluestone and Jeff Newton at OmniBridgeway.

  • Perspectives

    More States Should Join Effort To Close Legal Services Gap

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    Colorado is the most recent state to allow other types of legal providers, not just attorneys, to offer specific services in certain circumstances — and more states should rethink the century-old assumptions that shape our current regulatory rules, say Natalie Anne Knowlton and Janet Drobinske at the University of Denver.

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