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International Arbitration

  • May 18, 2018

    Chemical Co. Owner Should Pay Award, 3rd Circ. Hears

    A Swiss commodities trader urged the Third Circuit on Thursday to reconsider its decision that barred the trader from targeting the co-owner of a New Jersey chemical company to enforce an arbitral award of more than $925,000 against the company, saying the panel improperly ignored evidence of fraud.

  • May 18, 2018

    Trusts Ask 11th Circ. To Revive $100M Arbitration Claim

    Two offshore trusts told the Eleventh Circuit Friday that a lower court misinterpreted the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's code when it ruled that they could not pursue a $100 million arbitration against Canadian brokerage Pictet Overseas Inc.

  • May 18, 2018

    Gold Co. Seeks OK Of $10.8M Award Against Canadian Miner

    Global Gold Mining LLC urged a New York federal court Thursday to confirm a more than $10.8 million arbitral award issued against a Canadian miner following a dispute related to a joint venture that was established to mine gold in southwestern Armenia.

  • May 18, 2018

    Korean Satellite Co. Slams $1M Award Confirmation Bid

    A Korean satellite provider has urged a New York federal judge to vacate a $1 million arbitral award issued to a Bermuda satellite operator in a dispute over a controversial satellite transaction, saying a tribunal is picking and choosing which Korean government actions to recognize, and which to ignore. 

  • May 18, 2018

    Near-Term NAFTA Vote Looks Grim As Talks Struggle

    A soft deadline to wrap up the North American Free Trade Agreement talks in time for a congressional vote this year came and went as a series of high-level meetings left the parties still at odds on major issues.

  • May 17, 2018

    Harvard Workshop Provides Glimpse Into Int'l Arbitration

    A first-of-its-kind international arbitration workshop at Harvard Law School provided students with an opportunity to not only learn from a diverse group of the leading minds in arbitration but also, in at least one instance, to discuss the topics of the day with them over a beer.

  • May 17, 2018

    New Track And Field Limits Question Gender Identity In Sports

    New female classification standards released by the international governing body for track and field sports are drawing criticism and raising legal questions about where to draw the line between men and women for sports competition amid evolving views of gender identity.

  • May 17, 2018

    Netherlands Outlines New EU Investment Pact

    The Netherlands has restructured its investment arbitration system in a draft version of its bilateral investment treaty with Slovakia, following a groundbreaking decision issued earlier in March by Europe’s top court that found the old investor-state dispute resolution mechanism under the treaty to be incompatible with EU law.

  • May 17, 2018

    Spain Told To Pay Emirati Energy Co. $76M In Solar Row

    International arbitrators with the World Bank handed United Arab Emirates’ state-owned renewable energy firm a €64.5 million ($76.09 million) award against Spain, finding that Spain breached its treaty obligations when it slashed the price it would pay for solar power. 

  • May 17, 2018

    A Chat With Perkins Practice Management Chief Toby Brown

    In this monthly series, legal recruiters at Major Lindsey & Africa interview management from top law firms about navigating an increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Toby Brown, chief practice management officer at Perkins Coie LLP.

  • May 17, 2018

    Allianz Pulls Back From Iran Amid US Sanctions Threat

    Europe’s largest insurer, Allianz SE, is preparing to withdraw from Iran after the U.S. government abandoned an international nuclear deal and warned that it could impose sanctions on companies trading with Tehran, the firm told Law360 on Thursday.

  • May 16, 2018

    Frozen Assets Already Cover $506M Award, Kazakhstan Says

    Kazakhstan has urged a D.C. federal court not to allow two Moldovan oil and gas investors to begin seizing the country's U.S. assets to enforce a confirmed arbitral award worth more than $506 million, arguing that they've already attached more than $22 billion in Kazakh assets elsewhere.

  • May 16, 2018

    FIFA Reduces Ex-Thailand Soccer Prez's Ban For Forgery

    The former president of Thailand's soccer association has had his five-year ban from the sport for forgery cut to three-and-a-half years by FIFA's appeals body, the international soccer organization said Wednesday.

  • May 16, 2018

    Tennis Org Wants $10M Blood Test Injury Suit Arbitrated

    The Women's Tennis Association on Tuesday urged a Florida federal court to force tennis player Madison Brengle to arbitrate her claims that anti-doping tests required by the organization and the International Tennis Federation injured her serving arm and impacted her career, saying she agreed to arbitrate such disputes.

  • May 16, 2018

    Greece Is Violating State Aid Decision, EU Adviser Says

    Greece has failed to implement a 2008 European Commission decision ordering it to recover more than €250 million ($295 million) in unlawful state aid paid to an Athens-area shipyard, a top legal adviser at the bloc's highest court concluded Wednesday, adding an additional wrinkle to related arbitral proceedings.

  • May 16, 2018

    Spanish Soccer Star Can't Play For Morocco At World Cup

    Arbitrators with the top court for international sports said Spanish soccer forward Munir El Haddadi can’t play for Morocco, likely dooming his chances of appearing in this year’s World Cup. 

  • May 16, 2018

    S. Korea Picks WTO Fight Over Trump's Solar, Washer Tariffs

    South Korea has moved the squabble over President Donald Trump’s safeguard tariffs on solar panel components and washing machines to a more serious phase by filing a formal World Trade Organization dispute against the United States, according to documents published Wednesday.

  • May 15, 2018

    FedEx Faces Arbitration Over Logistics Deal With Saudi Co.

    A FedEx Corp. unit is facing arbitration over its alleged abandonment of a deal with a logistics company that had already invested more than $95 million to become its global service provider in Saudi Arabia, according to documents filed in Tennessee federal court Monday.

  • May 15, 2018

    Sens. Push Trump Not To Give Away Cheese Names In NAFTA

    Two dozen U.S. senators urged the Trump administration to protect the use of common cheese names in the North American Free Trade Agreement Tuesday, expressing consternation that a bilateral deal between the European Union and Mexico could clamp down on U.S. dairy producers.

  • May 15, 2018

    Some Lawyers Seen As Change-Averse In Dispute Resolution

    Seven out of 10 people polled during a recent conference series believe that private practice lawyers are the primary obstacles to changing how commercial disputes are resolved, while in-house counsel are broadly perceived as "change enablers," according to a new study published on Tuesday.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Berzon Reviews 'We The Corporations'

    Judge Marsha Berzon

    My advice to prospective clerks will now include the suggestion that they read Adam Winkler's new book, "We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights," for the same reason I recommend taking a corporations course — appreciating the critical role of business corporations in American life and law, says Ninth Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon.

  • What ABA’s Position On Harassment Means For Employers

    Minjae Song

    In the #MeToo era, the American Bar Association’s recently passed Resolution 302 is a reminder of harassment policy best practices to all employers, and it should be of particular interest to employers in the legal industry, say attorneys with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

  • Practical Considerations For Litigating Proportionality

    Elizabeth McGinn

    By incorporating an explicit requirement that discovery must be “proportional to the needs of the case,” the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure garnered much speculation as to their impact on courts’ decision-making processes. Now that the rules have been implemented for over two years, several themes have emerged, say attorneys with Buckley Sandler LLP.

  • Supporting Nontraditional Data Types In E-Discovery

    Jason Paroff

    The advancement in connected technologies and software has created an explosion of nontraditional data sources that present challenges to e-discovery practitioners. Many tools and techniques used to process traditional data may not be practical for these new data types, say Jason Paroff and Sagi Sam of Epiq.

  • The Fastest Federal Civil Court For A Decade

    Bob Tata

    Out of 94 district courts nationwide, the Eastern District of Virginia has the fastest civil trial docket in the country, now for at least the 10th straight year. The modern EDVA bench clearly takes pride in efficiently dispensing justice, and this dedication to efficiency has continued even in the face of increased filings, says Bob Tata of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

  • New Dimension In Olympic Doping Saga: Admissible Evidence

    Ronald Katz

    The Russian doping scandal that plagued the Rio and Pyeongchang Olympics had the feeling of a roller-coaster ride because it was based, in certain critical respects, on inadmissible evidence. That unsteadiness has now been remedied by the publication of two Court of Arbitration for Sport opinions, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • Best Practices For Building A Better Meeting

    Nicholas Cheolas

    How can we improve meetings in the legal industry, which tends to evolve with the speed of a tranquilized water buffalo mired in quicksand? Breaking it down to three phases can yield significant benefits, says Nicholas Cheolas of Zelle LLP.

  • 5 Ways Law Firms Are Becoming More Like Hotels

    Bella Schiro

    One way law firms differentiate themselves from the competition to attract and retain top talent is through their real estate and workplace strategies. Taking a lead from the hospitality industry can help create a more inviting, welcoming and collaborative workspace environment, says Bella Schiro of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

  • Opinion

    Gorsuch's 1st Year Shows He Is A Conservative Activist

    Elliot Mincberg

    In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.

  • Trump Tariffs May Violate Investment Treaty Protections

    Javier Rubinstein

    Foreign companies affected by the America First tariffs should consider the extent to which such tariffs may violate their rights under applicable investment treaties or free trade agreements, and thus may provide them with recourse in international arbitration for the harm they have suffered, say Javier Rubinstein and Lauren Friedman of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.