A New York federal judge on Tuesday declined to rethink her decision tossing a Danish shipping company’s bid to arbitrate a dispute over a soybean shipment with the Paraguayan affiliate of a global agricultural products trader, rejecting the Danish company’s contention that the court overlooked certain allegations.
Ukrainian industrialist Konstantin Grigorishin and his company Dastime Group Ltd. urged a California federal court on Monday to confirm a $5.7 million arbitral award it won following a dispute over a 2006 business deal, saying the former Ukrainian businessman who's asking that the award be vacated is just rehashing old arguments.
A federal court in Seattle has entered a roughly $3 million judgment against a Korean ultrasound device company accused of ripping off confidential information from a U.S. competitor that it had misled about a possible business partnership.
In a petition to a federal court in Puerto Rico to confirm an arbitral award against itself it says is worth only $4.4 million, UBS pushed back Monday against a former client’s claim the ruling covered an additional $7.5 million in nullified transactions.
Carpathian Energy Companie Petroliera SRL's suit alleging an energy company with offices in Romania and Texas breached a contract concerning Romanian oil and gas operations must be sent to arbitration and dismissed, the company recently told a Mississippi federal court.
A former lead attorney with the U.S. Department of State, who has experience representing the U.S. in international arbitration and trade negotiations, will join Jenner & Block LLP’s Washington, D.C., office as head of the firm’s newly formed public international law practice, the firm announced Tuesday.
Venezuela pressed the D.C. Circuit on Monday to upend a $740 million arbitral award issued, and affirmed, for Canadian mining company Gold Reserve in a dispute over canceled mining permits, arguing the lower court judge improperly ignored the beleaguered country’s arguments.
Arguing that Dow Chemical Co. had reached the end of its legal rope in a lengthy patent licensing dispute, units of Bayer AG asked a Virginia federal judge on Friday for permission to collect on a more than $455 million arbitration award without waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on Dow's long-shot petition for review.
France’s high court has upheld a 2015 ruling that French businessman Bernard Tapie must repay €404 million ($454 million) that he won in arbitration against a state-controlled bank that was later annulled because an arbitrator had concealed links to the then-tycoon.
A Michigan federal judge declined on Monday to allow a Kuwaiti auto dealer to immediately appeal his order requiring the dealer to arbitrate its breach of contract claims against Ford Motor Co., saying that such an appeal wouldn't do enough to advance the litigation to a final outcome.
Two companies hailing from the U.K. and Luxembourg on Friday brought a more than €128 million arbitral award they won following a dispute with Spain over renewable energy subsidies to a New York federal court, seeking the court's blessing of the award in a petition for recognition and enforcement.
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes is set to host a special training course for mediators tailored for investor-state disputes, but experts question whether mediation — a dispute resolution method that is typically associated with commercial feuds — will ever realize its potential in the field.
In Law360's latest glimpse at the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, Mexico prepares retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods in their spat over tuna labels, while other countries bicker over compliance efforts in cases on poultry and textiles.
Rockhopper launched an international arbitration on Friday against Italy, claiming the country’s decision against the British energy company over an offshore oil project violated the international Energy Charter Treaty.
Lawsuit process service abroad can properly go through a mailbox, under the Hague Service Convention, provided the jurisdiction hearing the suit recognizes mail service and the foreign jurisdiction doesn't object, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday in a unanimous decision reviving a splash pad company's dormant Texas trade secrets suit.
An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal has declined a request from the Laotian government to split up proceedings for a Dutch casino investor’s $200 million arbitral claim over taxes on the investor's gaming resort, according to a decision released Friday.
A federal judge tentatively ruled Friday that a California company must arbitrate its $2 million case alleging a Levi Strauss & Co. subsidiary sabotaged its deal to sell Levi-branded clothing in Asia, including dispute over whether oral agreement-based claims can be arbitrated.
Investor-state disputes went down slightly last year, according to a review from a United Nations agency released on Friday, although investors brought more than 60 cases in 2016 and most frequently from the US.
A year after international arbitration stakeholders pledged to appoint more female arbitrators, a diversity advocate says important, but somewhat uneven, progress has been made, with women arbitrators up to nearly 16 percent of appointments in 2016 for 16 major international arbitration bodies.
The European Union has agreed to comply with a World Trade Organization decision that struck down its quota system for poultry imports in a case brought by China, according to a WTO document circulated on Friday.
Every lawyer who’s handled a civil case in federal court knows about Rule 30(b)(6), governing deposition procedures. But for many real-world deposition dilemmas, the rule offers little guidance. Last year, an Advisory Committee on Civil Rules subcommittee began considering whether the rule should be amended. Now attorneys must advise the subcommittee how to proceed, says Frank Silvestri Jr. of Verrill Dana LLP.
Despite an increase in engagement with client feedback programs over the last 15 years, law firms — and their clients — have a way to go before realizing the maximum benefits such programs can deliver, says Elizabeth Duffy of Acritas US Inc.
Most law firms today aren't using common security and data protection measures that other industries employ to protect sensitive data. Options like continuous data replication and backups have various pros and cons, but most importantly, law practices must understand the need for a two-tiered approach to data protection, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the U.S. Supreme Court a little more than 30 days ago, on April 7, 2017. And while it is too early for him to have written any opinions, Gorsuch participated in the final 13 oral arguments of the 2016 term. Charles Webber of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers five takeaways from his first month on the job.
Although the end often comes quickly, law firms do not fail overnight. Randy Evans of Dentons and Elizabeth Whitney of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions review five mistakes that expedite law firm failures.
Insurers have a variety of options to enforce their right to arbitration, including everything from a negotiated stay of proceedings to an anti-suit injunction. However, it is important for global insurers to consult with knowledgeable counsel before pursuing any particular path, say Amy Churan and Charles Cannizzaro of Robins Kaplan LLP.
Recently, the secretary-general of the Permanent Court of Arbitration appointed an arbitrator to the case of D.S. Construction FZCO v. Libya. This has significant implications for the enforceability of investment-protection rights in 27 states that ratified an agreement by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, say George Burn and Louise Woods of Vinson & Elkins LLP.
As we near the end of the Global Pound Conference series, stakeholders' call for greater collaboration in the dispute resolution process appears to be emerging as a consistent trend, says Amal Bouchenaki of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.
Scams resulting in access to confidential information are probably a lawyer’s greatest technology and cybersecurity risk. But hackers are more likely to gain access to a lawyer’s computer systems through human error, usually responding to a scam, than a brute force attack, says J. S. Christie Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
In part 3 of this series, Justin Tschoepe and William Wood of Norton Rose Fulbright discuss disputes brought on behalf of the U.S. government under the federal False Claims Act and suits against foreign sovereigns related to the scaling back of state benefits for renewable energy companies.