International Arbitration

  • December 14, 2017

    Former US State Dept. Envoy Suleman Joins Foley Hoag

    Foley Hoag LLP has hired Arsalan Suleman to represent sovereign clients in its international litigation and arbitration practice, according to a Thursday announcement, and looks to harness his State Department experience to develop relationships with states and state-owned companies in the Muslim world.

  • December 14, 2017

    English Court Won't Nix Award In Charter Spoilage Fight

    The English Court of Appeal on Wednesday dismissed a challenge to an arbitral award finding that a Singapore shipping company, which had chartered a vessel to transport soya bean meal from South America to Iran, was wholly responsible for €2.7 million in damages caused when it ordered its cargo to be kept onboard for nonpayment.

  • December 14, 2017

    Parkour Earth Wants Arbitrator To Settle Sport Turf War

    Parkour Earth, a group asserting itself as the international federation for the sport of parkour, said Thursday it will seek to have the Court of Arbitration for Sport settle a dispute with the international gymnastics federation over control of the sport moving forward.

  • December 14, 2017

    New Player Rights Credo Covers Arbitration, Likenesses

    All athletes should have the right to a grievance process in which they have an equal say about the choice of arbitrator and have complete ownership over their name, image and likeness, according to new benchmark principles released Thursday by a group of major international sports players unions.

  • December 14, 2017

    The WTO May Have Reached Its Breaking Point

    The World Trade Organization has struggled to get ambitious negotiations off the ground for years, but experts say this week’s failure to deliver any concrete results at its ministerial summit could mark a breaking point for the WTO as we know it.

  • December 13, 2017

    WTO Lowers Expectations After Fruitless Meeting In Argentina

    World Trade Organization members wrapped up their biennial summit without agreement on any major issues Wednesday, opting instead to kick the can down the road and focus on smaller agreements in areas like fishing subsidies, e-commerce and investment.

  • December 13, 2017

    Dentons Adds Ex-Mayer Brown Partners To DC Team

    Dentons has announced the addition of a pair of former Mayer Brown LLP partners to the litigation and dispute resolution teams at its Washington, D.C., office, where they will focus on insurance and financial litigation issues.

  • December 13, 2017

    Biz Group Urges WTO To Strengthen Global Trading System

    The global business community expressed its “strong and unequivocal support” for the World Trade Organization Tuesday and urged governments to take steps to strengthen the WTO system to promote “shared economic prosperity, legal certainty and a level playing-field for international enterprise.”

  • December 13, 2017

    Costa Rica Condo Owners Seek Confirmation Of $1.5M Award

    Owners of units in a Costa Rican luxury condo development asked an Arizona federal court Tuesday to confirm an arbitration award of more than $1.5 million against the resort’s developer while also seeking damages for the developer’s alleged neglect of the condos.

  • December 13, 2017

    Russia Walks Back EU Pork Ban To Comply With WTO

    The Russian government has scaled back its ban on European Union pork products in order to comply with a World Trade Organization decision that struck down Moscow’s food safety rules as overly restrictive, according to a Russian statement circulated Wednesday at the WTO.

  • December 12, 2017

    Kennedys Boosts Practice With 5 Mayer Brown Hires

    Global insurance law giant Kennedys said it has given its European practice a shot in the arm by hiring away five insurance specialists from Mayer Brown LLP who will join Kennedys’ offices in the U.K. and Ireland.

  • December 12, 2017

    Spa Worker Must Arbitrate Claims Over Rape Allegation

    A spa facialist who worked onboard a Princess Cruise Lines ship must arbitrate her claim against her spa company employer over an alleged rape that took place while she was off-duty, although her claims against the cruise line can remain in court, a Florida federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • December 12, 2017

    Engineering Co. Blasts Tanzania's Bid To Nix $41M Road Suit

    An English civil engineering company Monday urged a D.C. federal court not to dismiss its $41.4 million suit seeking to enforce two foreign judgments against Tanzania over a road rehabilitation project, fighting the country’s claim of sovereign immunity.

  • December 12, 2017

    Miller & Martin Gets Atlanta Arbitration Center Chief Full Time

    A veteran Miller & Martin PLLC attorney will return to the firm full time as a managing member after leading the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation at Georgia State University College of Law, bringing with him extensive expertise in the international arbitration sphere.

  • December 12, 2017

    $6M Nokia Real Estate Row Must Be Arbitrated, Court Hears

    Nokia asked a Texas federal court Monday to toss a U.S. commercial real estate services firm's $6 million suit accusing the Finnish consumer electronics company of breaching an exclusive service agreement, saying the dispute must be arbitrated in London.

  • December 11, 2017

    Has Litigation Finance Shed Its Stigma?

    Once a taboo topic in the halls of BigLaw, litigation finance is winning over converts. And the peer pressure is building for rival law firms to join the bandwagon.

  • December 11, 2017

    Why Investors Are Taking The Leap To 3rd-Party Funding

    They often don’t know exactly what they’re buying, and there’s an ever-present chance they could come up empty in a given case. Here’s why investors are flocking to litigation finance anyway.

  • December 11, 2017

    What Your Colleagues Think Of Litigation Finance

    We asked, and you answered. Here are the results of Law360’s inaugural survey on third-party legal funding.

  • December 11, 2017

    Judge OKs Award To Colombian Co. Following Contract Row

    A New Jersey federal judge on Friday confirmed a $290,000 arbitral award issued to a Colombian agroindustrial equipment company following a payment dispute with Delaware-based Aviation Technology and Turbine Service Inc., concluding that the American company had missed its chance to argue that their arbitration agreement wasn't valid.

  • December 11, 2017

    WTO Delays Ruling In Landmark EU-China Dumping Scrap

    A decision in the bombshell dispute between the European Union and China regarding the treatment of Beijing in anti-dumping cases has been delayed to the second half of 2018, the World Trade Organization said Monday, citing a lack of personnel on hand to weigh the case.

Expert Analysis

  • Why Information Governance Is More Important Than Ever

    Linda Sharp

    It used to be that hiring a good law firm was the single most important thing a company could do when facing litigation. You could now make the case that an organization’s most powerful asset in prosecuting or defending a claim is its information, says Linda Sharp, associate general counsel of ZL Technologies and chair of the ACC Information Governance Committee.

  • Opinion

    BigLaw Is Behind The Automation Curve

    Michael Moradzadeh

    In its new report on the effects of automation in the workplace, McKinsey Global Institute identifies lawyers as less susceptible to the sort of automation that could put one-third of American workers out of a career by 2030. This may seem reassuring, but it doesn't mean automation won't disrupt our bottom line, says Michael Moradzadeh of Rimon PC.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'

    Judge Marcia Cooke

    Gary Ford's new book, "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law," is more than a biography of the first African-American woman to become a federal judge. It presents in vivid detail how her work altered the legal landscape of the United States, says U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke of the Southern District of Florida.

  • Keeping Your Law Library Relevant In The Age Of Google

    Donna Terjesen

    Google’s status as a go-to research tool has transformed legal research habits, leading critics to view law libraries as cost centers. Law firms should embrace Google-style research tools and manage costs efficiently in order to position their libraries as valuable assets for years to come, says Donna Terjesen of HBR Consulting.

  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Millennial Jurors

    Zachary Martin

    Millennials are now the largest living generation and comprise one-third of jurors. While it is impossible to generalize a group so large and diverse, trial lawyers should be mindful of certain generational differences, say baby boomer Lee Hollis and millennial Zachary Martin of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC.

  • Opinion

    Standoff At WTO Is Giving Trade Ministers The Jitters

    Robert McDougall

    The World Trade Organization is in Buenos Aires this week for its biennial conference with increasingly diminished expectations for updating international trade rules. One subject not on the agenda, but likely to be hotly debated, is the ongoing U.S. block on the appointment of new WTO Appellate Body members, says former WTO permanent delegate Robert McDougall, now a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

  • Basic Human Rights: Whose Job Is Enforcement?

    Dan Weissman

    The cases of Jesner v. Arab Bank and Doe v. Cisco Systems pose different legal tests under the Alien Tort Statute. But these decisions could hold major consequences for environmentalists, human rights activists and even individuals who have turned to ATS to go after transnational corporations, says Dan Weissman of LexisNexis.

  • Are Private Sector WTO Litigators At Risk Under Logan Act?

    Alan Price

    Renewed interest in our national security laws, and particularly their restraints on U.S. citizen engagement with foreign governments, suggests that U.S. lawyers would be wise to evaluate the risks associated with the Logan Act before representing foreign governments in disputes against the U.S. government before foreign tribunals, say members of Wiley Rein LLP.

  • The Billing Evolution: How Far Along Is Your Firm?

    Sharon Quaintance

    In a recent study, 20 out of 25 law firms surveyed have made billing process improvement a top priority for 2018. Firms can foster consistency and increase efficiency at all stages of their billing cycle by focusing on a few specific procedures, say Sharon Quaintance and Christine Indiano at HBR Consulting.

  • 10 Tips For Effective Practice Before The 5th Circ.

    Justin Woodard

    The Fifth Circuit is among the busiest federal circuit courts in the country. What can you do to increase your chances of reaching oral argument? And if given the opportunity, how can you present a persuasive argument? Former Fifth Circuit clerk Justin Woodard, an associate at Jones Walker LLP, shares some advice.