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International Arbitration

  • April 17, 2016

    The Best Law Firms For Female Partners

    While the typical law firm's partnership ranks are still dominated by men, 25 firms have made strides towards greater gender equality in their partnerships, earning them spots on Law360's list of Ceiling Smashers.

  • April 17, 2016

    The Glass Ceiling Report

    For the third straight year, law firms have made negligible progress toward gender equality, according to a review of Law360's annual headcount surveys of more than 300 firms over the past few years.

  • April 17, 2016

    The Top 5 Ways BigLaw Is Failing Women

    Law firms continue to fall short when it comes to retaining and promoting female attorneys, according to Law360's 2016 Glass Ceiling Report. Here are the BigLaw practices that keep women from getting ahead.

  • April 17, 2016

    The 100 Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys

    For the second year, Law360 has ranked the 100 best U.S. law firms for women, based on the firm's female representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and its total number of female attorneys.

  • April 15, 2016

    Judge Orders Porn IP Dispute Stayed During Arbitration

    A Nevada federal judge on Friday signed off on a magistrate judge's recommendation to stay an adult film distributor's copyright dispute with a Spanish web company during arbitration, agreeing that there is good cause to do so in light of concerns as to whether the arbitration will be successful.

  • April 15, 2016

    Venezuela Calls $1.38B Award To Canadian Miner 'Unfair'

    Venezuela has called a roughly $1.38 billion award recently issued against it by an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal in favor of a Canadian gold miner for reneging on expected mining permits in the southeast region of Las Cristinas “unfair and disproportionate” in a statement.

  • April 15, 2016

    K&L Gates Hires Mayer Brown, Goodwin Procter Pros In China

    K&L Gates LLP on Friday said that it hired two new partners from Mayer Brown LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP, bolstering the firm’s capabilities to handle intellectual property disputes, international arbitration and mergers and acquisitions for technology, private equity and other clients in two of its offices in China.

  • April 15, 2016

    EU Wants In On Brazil-Indonesia Beef Tussle

    The European Union has asked for permission to join the Brazilian government’s challenge to Indonesia’s food safety rules and other import requirements for bovine meat, citing its role as a major global exporter of beef products, the World Trade Organization said Friday.

  • April 15, 2016

    Q&A With Nixon Peabody’s Kate Martinez

    Technology has allowed arbitration to become so much more accessible and less costly. As a result, arbitration is being selected for dispute resolution more often than ever before. With fewer procedural burdens and better connectivity, companies seem to be less uncertain about selecting arbitration, says Kate Martinez, a member of Nixon Peabody LLP’s global dispute team.

  • April 15, 2016

    Chadbourne Fights To Exit $770M Congo Award Row

    Chadbourne & Parke LLP attorneys representing the Congo in a case over a $770 million arbitral award stemming from allegedly unpaid public works projects criticized contractor Commissions Import Export SA in D.C. federal court on Thursday for unnecessarily dramatizing its bid to withdraw as counsel.

  • April 15, 2016

    Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Rahim Moloo

    Gibson Dunn's Rahim Moloo has represented some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in arbitrations that often seek hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation and is working to enforce a $1.4 billion award issued to a mining company in a dispute with Venezuela, earning him a place among the top international arbitration attorneys under 40 honored by Law360.

  • April 15, 2016

    9th Circ. Won't Stay Investor's $84M Award Pending Appeal

    The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused to pause a California federal court’s decision, which confirmed a more than $84 million award against a former member of Russia’s lower house of parliament for allegedly misappropriating a shareholder's interest in a Moscow shopping center, pending appeal.

  • April 15, 2016

    Q&A With Cooley's Tony Stiegler

    The excitement and adrenaline of high-stakes and challenging matters for clients at the forefront of technological, medical and scientific advances is what attracted me to international arbitration work. I enjoy the practical problem solving, strategic planning, advocacy and rigor of complex international disputes, says Tony Stiegler, a partner at Cooley LLP.

  • April 14, 2016

    Texas Oil Units Oppose 2nd Arbitration With Saudi Co.

    A Texas oil company’s affiliates reiterated their request Friday to halt federal court proceedings, and a potentially new arbitration, in a Saudi engineering company’s bribery and corruption case until a related $880 million arbitration wraps up in the International Chamber of Commerce.

  • April 14, 2016

    Gemalto Tells Texas Judge Retailers Owe $46M Arbitral Award

    Payment technology giant Gemalto NV asked a Texas judge on Wednesday to turn a $46 million arbitration award against a joint venture of dozens of major American retailers into a judgment, saying a unanimous arbitral panel found Merchant Customer Exchange LLC reneged on a major contract.

  • April 14, 2016

    Canadian Artist Seeks To Reopen Award Confirmation Suit

    A Canadian decorative artist asked a Louisiana federal court Thursday to resume enforcement proceedings of an arbitration award in an intellectual property dispute with a Louisiana company — a move that is likely to moot the permission the company recently received to immediately appeal a decision refusing to reopen the case.

  • April 14, 2016

    Why Miami Is Drawing The Attention Of Global Firms

    As rumors swirl that U.K.-based Clyde & Co. is looking for a merger partner in Miami, experts say the move signals the mounting importance of South Florida as a hub for international dispute resolution, a service global law firms are eager to offer clients.

  • April 14, 2016

    Q&A With Norton Rose Fulbright's Matthew Kirtland

    I find the diverse array of viewpoints that exist with respect to third-party funding for international arbitration, both in terms of national law and individual attitudes, particularly interesting. The issue is trending and having ramifications in different contexts, from deposits on costs to confidentiality, says Matthew Kirtland, leader of the international arbitration practice at Norton Rose Fulbright in Washington, D.C.

  • April 14, 2016

    Cotton Cos., Yarn Firm Say Mediation Won't Settle $300M Row

    Two California cotton producers and a South Indian yarn company continued to butt heads about the future of their $300 million antitrust fight in California federal court on Wednesday, but agreed in a joint status report that early mediation won’t help settle the dispute.

  • April 14, 2016

    Judge Won't Toss $370M Air Cargo Suit

    A New York federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid by Societe Air France and two other European airlines to dismiss a $370 million antitrust suit by a unit of Deutsche Bahn AG, saying there are no exceptional circumstances to justify ceding jurisdiction to a Netherlands court.