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International Arbitration

  • March 10, 2016

    Herbert Smith Snags Int'l Arbitration Atty From Norton Rose

    Herbert Smith Freehills LLP has gained a preeminent international arbitration practitioner from Norton Rose Fulbright LLP who acts as both counsel and arbitrator and specializes in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, according to a statement Thursday.

  • March 9, 2016

    Marathon Foreign Tax Credit Row At Impasse, Court Told

    A group of limited partners who claim that a Marathon Oil Corp. subsidiary has cheated them out of millions in foreign tax credits in connection with a gas processing plant in Equatorial Guinea asked a Texas federal court on Wednesday to help facilitate the details of their upcoming arbitration.

  • March 9, 2016

    Laos Wins Round In $56M Mining Arbitration Award Fight

    Two companies suing the government of Laos over a $57 million arbitral award related to the termination of coal mining concessions can't begin executing a $20,000 sanctions award against the government, because they owe the government more than three times that amount, a New York federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • March 9, 2016

    Enviros Rip Pacific Pact Arbitration In Letter To Congress

    About 40 environmental groups from across the United States asked Congress Wednesday to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, saying it would give thousands of foreign corporations new tools to subvert public policy through private arbitral decisions.

  • March 9, 2016

    India Enters Untested Waters With WTO Visa Challenge

    The Indian government is waging a groundbreaking fight at the World Trade Organization with its challenge to U.S. visa fees for workers in the information technology sector, one that could give new heft to WTO rules governing trade in services.

  • March 9, 2016

    UBS Wants Evidence Challenge Axed In Egypt Bond Case

    UBS AG and other holders of Egyptian corporate debt who seek to drag the companies’ owners into arbitration asked a New York federal judge Thursday to toss the owners’ objections to evidence they may present at trial, which the owners say contains forgeries and unauthenticated government reports that amount to “hearsay within hearsay.”

  • March 9, 2016

    Pa. Co. Wants $200M Award In Auto Salvage Loan Suit Vacated

    A Pennsylvania automotive salvage company told a federal judge on Tuesday that a $200 million arbitration award issued to a South African refiner following their loan dispute should be vacated, saying the London Court of International Arbitration tribunal conducted the proceedings unfairly.

  • March 9, 2016

    Developer Says Defamation Claim Was Properly Briefed

    An American real estate developer blasted an Israeli investor’s attempts to modify or vacate a portion of an arbitration award granted in a contract dispute, telling a district court Tuesday that punitive damages awarded for the Georgia company’s defamation claim was fully briefed and argued.

  • March 8, 2016

    BVI Court Allows Telecom To Sell Shares In Turkcell Row

    A British Virgin Islands court is allowing telecommunications giant TeliaSonera, which was awarded $932 million in international arbitration over a failed attempt to buy Turkcell, to sell its stock in a holding company that indirectly has shares in the Turkish cellphone operator, the Swedish company said Monday.

  • March 8, 2016

    AVIC Jumps On Atty Swap Battle To Justify Nixing $70M Award

    An internal flare-up between the members of Soaring Wind Energy LLC, which recently won a $70 million arbitration award against AVIC International USA Inc., over which law firm should represent them has prompted AVIC to tell a Texas federal court on Monday that the award should be vacated.

  • March 8, 2016

    English Liability Determination Can Be Enforced, Court Told

    The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England argued in Massachusetts federal court on Tuesday that a "conclusive" liability determination against two Massachusetts companies accused of botching the renovation of student housing in London can be enforced under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

  • March 8, 2016

    Subway Wants Award OK'd In Chinese Unauthorized Store Suit

    Subway International BV, the franchisor of Subway sandwich shops in Ireland, the U.K. and other international markets, has asked a Connecticut federal court to confirm a nearly $50,000 arbitration award against a franchisee for operating unauthorized sandwich shops in China.

  • March 8, 2016

    Moscow Mall Shareholder Urges OK Of $84M Arbitration Award

    A Russian shareholder continued to press a California federal court on Monday to confirm an $84 million-plus London arbitration award against a former member of Russia’s lower house of parliament over his allegedly misappropriated interest in a Moscow shopping center, saying his arguments against cementing the award have already been litigated.

  • March 8, 2016

    Venezuela Says No Bond Needed During Gold Reserve Appeal

    Venezuela told the D.C. Circuit on Monday that as a foreign sovereign, it shouldn't have to post a bond while it appeals a November decision enforcing a more than $713 million arbitral award issued to Canadian mining company Gold Reserve Inc. in a dispute over canceled mining permits.

  • March 8, 2016

    ING Bank Wants Shippers' Suits Over OW Bunker Debts Nixed

    ING Bank NV asked a New York federal court on Monday to toss lawsuits by shipping companies battling competing payment requests for marine fuel shipments they ordered from bankrupt O.W. Bunker, saying the suits lack jurisdiction and the disputes should be arbitrated.

  • March 7, 2016

    Shearman To Rep Lithuania In $110M Veolia Arbitration Case

    Shearman & Sterling LLP will represent Lithuania’s government in a €100 million ($110 million) dispute with the French infrastructure conglomerate Veolia, which earlier this year asked a World Bank arbitration panel to resolve a dispute over its investments in the country’s central heating systems, according to local media.

  • March 7, 2016

    Good Hope Says Brazilian Co.'s Suit Has No Place In NY

    Florida-based Good Hope Development LLC told a New York federal court on Friday that it lacks authority to evaluate a Brazilian industrial engineering firm's petition to confirm an international arbitration award issued amid their contract dispute, saying the Brazilian firm has confused it with a New York company of the same name.

  • March 7, 2016

    Afghan Subcontractor Gets $6.5M Arbitration Award OK'd

    A Wyoming federal judge on Monday endorsed an arbitrator’s $6.5 million award in favor of an Afghan fuel and cargo subcontractor in a contract dispute with a U.S. government contractor, shooting down the contractor’s requests to delay the ruling because of ongoing settlement talks and its inability to pay the award.

  • March 7, 2016

    Manufacturer Says Arbitration Issue Bars Nixing Contract Row

    An India-based manufacturer of bed sheet sets asked a New Jersey federal court Friday not to toss its breach of contract suit against two U.S.-based textile distributors before a jury decides whether the contracts contained an enforceable arbitration agreement.

  • March 7, 2016

    New Cargill Depositions Revive $19M Resort Row, Judge Told

    A Mexican real estate company feuding with agribusiness giant Cargill over a resort development urged a New York federal judge on Friday to reopen its lawsuit, saying Cargill executives acknowledged crucial facts in recent arbitral depositions that they withheld from the court last year.