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International Arbitration

  • January 15, 2019

    Burford Gets Arbitration In Suit Over $50M Note's Sale

    An Arizona federal judge sent to arbitration a lawsuit accusing Burford Capital of undermining a former client when it sold a promissory note for well below its $50 million face value, ruling Monday that the parties had elected to have an arbitrator decide whether or not the dispute belonged in court.

  • January 15, 2019

    India Space Unit Says Due Process Dooms $563M Award

    The marketing arm of India’s space program has doubled down on its bid to dismiss a telecommunications company’s suit seeking to confirm an award of more than $562.5 million stemming from a canceled satellite-leasing deal, contending in Washington federal court that exercising jurisdiction over the action would flout the state-owned company’s due process.

  • January 15, 2019

    White House Trims Davos Delegation Amid New China Talks

    President Donald Trump has trimmed down his team of administration officials set to attend the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, later this month, the White House said on Tuesday, days after the president announced that he would skip this year’s international conference amid renewed talks with China.

  • January 15, 2019

    UK Lawmakers Reject Gov't Brexit Deal In A Landslide

    The U.K. Parliament overwhelmingly rejected the government’s draft agreement for leaving the European Union on Tuesday, pitching the Brexit process deeper into disarray and raising questions about whether the March 29 departure date can still be met.

  • January 14, 2019

    Jones Walker Snags Fowler Rodriguez Team In Merger

    Jones Walker LLP has absorbed the founding partner of fellow New Orleans-anchored international dispute firm Fowler Rodriguez, along with a group of attorneys versed in working with domestic and international maritime, energy and insurance clients on issues including infrastructure deals, immigration, tax matters, mergers and acquisitions, and international arbitration.

  • January 14, 2019

    Pineapple Farm Blasts Del Monte Fee Award In 11th Circ.

    A Costa Rican pineapple farm urged the Eleventh Circuit on Monday to reverse a ruling ordering it to pay a Monaco-based Del Monte unit’s attorneys’ fees after unsuccessfully challenging a more than $29.3 million arbitration award, saying the lower court erred by imposing the sanctions without jurisdiction and without a finding of bad faith.

  • January 14, 2019

    Romania Says $250M Award Row Must Be Paused

    Romania on Friday again urged a D.C. federal court to pause a lawsuit filed by two Swedish food industry investors to confirm a $250 million arbitral award, arguing that the underlying award against it is invalid and that clarity is needed regarding Romanian insolvency proceedings involving the investors' companies.

  • January 14, 2019

    Lloyd's Underwriters Say Reinsurance Pact Null In $3.7M Row

    Underwriters at Lloyd's of London have urged a Maryland federal court not to send to arbitration a $3.7 million coverage dispute with two insurers over a Baltimore warehouse that was destroyed in a fire, arguing the parties' agreement is void because the insurers misrepresented certain material facts.

  • January 14, 2019

    US Gets More Time To Comply With WTO Korean Pipes Ruling

    The U.S. government will have six more months to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling that partially faulted its tariffs on South Korean oil pipes following an agreement to push the deadline from January to July, according to a WTO document published Monday.

  • January 11, 2019

    The Firms That Dominated In 2018

    Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.

  • January 11, 2019

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2018 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.

  • January 11, 2019

    LED Maker Wins Sanctions For Lighting Co.'s Service Evasion

    A Wisconsin federal judge slapped a Mexican lighting distributor with more than $106,000 in sanctions Thursday for actively avoiding being served a petition to arbitrate a contract dispute with Cree Inc., sending the LED lighting manufacturer on a lengthy and expensive wild-goose chase.

  • January 11, 2019

    Turkey Blocks US Bid For WTO Panel In Metal Tariff Fight

    Turkey blocked the United States’ bid to establish a World Trade Organization panel to consider a set of Turkish retaliatory duties on Friday, as the Trump administration continues to fight back against countries who have slapped levies on American goods in response to U.S. metal tariffs.

  • January 11, 2019

    $3.2M Award Over Fraud Scheme Can't Be Nixed, Court Hears

    A group of U.S. investors who won more than $3.2 million in international arbitration against a company that allegedly perpetrated an investment fraud scheme have urged a Michigan federal court not to partially vacate their award, arguing that it had already been confirmed by the court last month.

  • January 11, 2019

    Rosneft Unit Can't Dodge $70M Arbitral Award, Court Hears

    Texas company First National Petroleum Corp. is looking to enforce a more than $70 million arbitral award against a subsidiary of the Russian majority state-owned PJSC Rosneft Oil Co. following a dispute over a nixed project to develop a Siberian oilfield, according to documents filed Thursday in Texas federal court.

  • January 11, 2019

    US Blasts WTO Legal System Even After Tuna Label Victory

    The Trump administration's persistent criticism of the World Trade Organization's legal wing continued in earnest Friday, even as the WTO cemented a U.S. victory in a long-running dispute over its "dolphin-safe" tuna labels brought by Mexico.

  • January 10, 2019

    What All Attorneys Need To Know About The Shutdown

    As the government shutdown drags on, Law360 is compiling answers to some of the most pressing questions on attorneys' minds.

  • January 10, 2019

    Venezuela Must Justify $1.2B Crystallex Award Row: DC Circ.

    The D.C. Circuit on Thursday canceled arguments scheduled for next week in Venezuela's appeal challenging confirmation of a $1.2 billion arbitral award to Crystallex International Corp., while ordering the country to explain why the appeal shouldn't be tossed entirely.

  • January 10, 2019

    India Bribe Case May Halt Arbitration Over $639M Copter Deal

    An Indian judge has agreed to consider halting arbitration initiated by Italian defense contractor AgustaWestland stemming from a nixed $639 million Indian military helicopter supply deal that was allegedly tainted by bribery, while the Indian government continues related criminal proceedings.

  • January 10, 2019

    Insurers Insist On Arbitration For $367M Superfund Coverage

    Several French insurers continued to urge a New Jersey federal court Wednesday to force Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Inc. to arbitrate its bid for indemnification related to $367 million in a Superfund site cleanup consent decree, saying the contracts at issue contain an arbitration provision.

Expert Analysis

  • 'Flexible Work' Makes Freelancing More Viable In BigLaw

    Elizabeth Black

    The rise of remote work capabilities and advances in technology are making flexible, freelance legal work a more accessible career option for corporate attorneys, say Elizabeth Black and Sara Eng of InCloudCounsel.

  • Opinion

    A Call To Permit Judicial Substitution In MDL Proceedings

    Doug Smith

    While several proposed changes to multidistrict litigation procedures may be warranted and appropriate, consideration should be given to a modest modification of the judicial selection process, says Doug Smith of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

  • Guest Feature

    Judge Weinstein On Activism, Gobbledegook, Going Robeless

    Judge Jack Weinstein

    Judge Jack Weinstein has served in the Eastern District of New York for over half a century. White and Williams LLP attorney Randy Maniloff visited his Brooklyn office to find out what makes the 97-year-old jurist tick.

  • What To Expect From Technology-Assisted Review In 2019

    Thomas Gricks

    2018 will be remembered as a transition year for technology-assisted review, and 2019 will likely see a continued focus on how we use TAR, with refinement and expansion across the board, says Thomas Gricks of Catalyst Repository Systems LLC.

  • 2019 Will Bring More Good News For Litigation Finance

    Alan Guy

    Last year saw another round of year-over-year growth in litigation finance, as debates shifted from whether it should be permitted to how it can best be managed. The exciting news, says Alan Guy of Vannin Capital PCC, is that 2019 seems likely to bring more of the same.

  • Why More Law Firms Will Embrace Remote Work In 2019

    Tomas Suros

    Leveraging technology in a fiercely competitive market is a key factor driving law firms toward technology adoption in 2019, as they face growing demand from legal talent and clients for the ability to connect, access and control information whenever and wherever needed, says Tomas Suros of tech provider AbacusNext.

  • 5 Most-Read Legal Industry Guests Of 2018

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    Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Mills Reviews 'Mississippi's Federal Courts'

    Judge Michael Mills

    ​​David M. Hargrove's​ new book​,​ "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.

  • Opinion

    WTO Members Must Adopt A Climate Waiver

    James Bacchus

    To further carbon pricing, and to facilitate the transition to a green global economy, members of the World Trade Organization should permit "climate waivers" by which countries can restrict trade based on the amount of greenhouse gases used or emitted in the making of a product, says James Bacchus of the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

  • With China’s Sports Ambitions Come Sports Disputes

    Jeff Benz

    As China’s sports industry matures, it will likely see a growth in disputes that will need to be adjudicated fairly and efficiently. Foreign companies entering the industry should make sure their agreements contain alternative dispute resolution clauses, says Jeff Benz of JAMS.