International Arbitration

  • February 7, 2018

    Arbitral Hearing Set In $443M NAFTA Quarry Fight

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration said Tuesday that a damages hearing has been set in the dispute between the Canadian government and a Delaware-based mining company to determine if the government must pay more than $443 million after it was found liable under NAFTA for denying the miner’s application to build a quarry and marine terminal.

  • February 7, 2018

    Pakistan Loses Bid To Nix Arbitrators In Mining Row

    Pakistan can't disqualify arbitrators overhearing a dispute regarding its denial of a mining lease to an Australian joint venture, the governing body for an international arbitration tribunal has ruled in a decision that clears the way for the proceedings to resume.

  • February 6, 2018

    Pursuing $15M Award, Cardno Says Death Doesn't Halt Default

    Forging ahead in its bid to enforce a $15 million arbitration award over an acquisition gone bad, Australia's Cardno Ltd. asked a Florida federal judge to enter a default judgment against one of four owners of an Ecuadoran engineering firm, even though his co-defendants say he is dead.

  • February 6, 2018

    Former NY Federal Judge Joins Arbitration Panels

    A former New York federal judge who currently serves as of counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP has joined the arbitration and mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution, according to the institution.

  • February 6, 2018

    Adocia Adds $200M To Arbitration Demand Against Eli Lilly

    French biopharmaceutical company Adocia SA is seeking over $200 million more in damages from Eli Lilly and Co. in arbitration over an abandoned partnership on the diabetes treatment BioChaperone Lispro, adding claims that Lilly misused Adocia's trade secrets and breached confidentiality agreements.

  • February 6, 2018

    Romania Awarded $73M Against Chevron In Oil Contract Row

    International arbitrators have awarded Romania $73 million in damages following Chevron Petroleum Co.'s cancellation of three agreements related to shale gas exploration that were found to have violated the country's Petroleum Law, the country's finance ministry said Friday.

  • February 6, 2018

    China Strikes Back Against US Safeguards At WTO

    The Chinese government demanded compensation for new U.S. safeguard tariffs on solar panel components and washing machines on Tuesday, alleging that the Trump administration violated a number of World Trade Organization rules in erecting the new restrictions.

  • February 6, 2018

    32 Russians Appeal To Force IOC Invite To Winter Games

    Thirty-two Russian winter athletes who did not receive invitations to participate in this month's Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, asked sports' top court on Tuesday to overturn the International Olympic Committee's decision to exclude them.

  • February 5, 2018

    ICSID Had Record Caseload In 2017, Report Says

    The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes said Friday it registered a record number of cases last year, with the most involving states in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, while it also strove to appoint a diverse collection of arbitrators.

  • February 5, 2018

    Russians Cleared By Sport Court Won't Compete In Korea: IOC

    The International Olympic Committee won't invite Russian Olympic athletes whose lifetime bans for doping were overturned at the Court of Arbitration for Sport last week to compete in this month's Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, officials said Monday. 

  • February 5, 2018

    Kazakhstan Wants $39M Award In Oil Field Row Overturned

    Kazakhstan on Friday asked international arbitrators to overturn their decision to award an oil company some $39 million, a move that freezes efforts to cash in on the award, issued after the country was found to have expropriated the company's investment interests by unlawfully cancelling a contract to develop oil fields. 

  • February 5, 2018

    Kazakh Firm Can Continue Fraud Claims Against Ex-Director

    An English appeals court will let Kazakhstan-based law firm Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd. pursue new, albeit narrowed claims against a former director found to have conspired to lure lucrative oil and gas clients away to his new firm, but barred the firm from pursuing claims already settled at arbitration over a partnership dispute in the firm. 

  • February 5, 2018

    Left-Leaning Sens. Unveil Core NAFTA Demands

    A group of six progressive senators illustrated their vision for a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement on Friday, demanding stronger rules on labor and the environment and calling for the abolition of a controversial investment arbitration system.

  • February 2, 2018

    11th Circ. Seeks Clarity For Shipping Row Arbitration Forum

    An Eleventh Circuit panel appeared to make some progress Friday in untangling apparent conflicts in an arbitration agreement and resolving whether a dispute over a ship chartering contract should be moved to London or New York from Miami — eliciting some potentially key concessions during oral arguments.

  • February 2, 2018

    Montenegro Says It Won Arbitration Over Marina Deal

    Montenegro has prevailed in arbitration that was filed after it backed out of a deal with a Latvian consortium to privatize a marina located on the country's southern coast, according to Montenegro's Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs.

  • February 2, 2018

    Law Firm Wants Trump Panama Hotel Row In State Court

    A Panamanian law firm on Thursday urged a Delaware federal judge to remand its suit accusing Trump Organization's international hotel arm and an affiliate of improperly responding to arbitration over a “mismanaged” hotel by dragging the firm itself into the fight, arguing that no arbitration agreement exists between the firm and Trump’s businesses.

  • February 2, 2018

    €40M Award Wrongly Amended Post-Judgment: DC Circ.

    An American security contractor that won confirmation of a €39.8 million arbitral award against Greece following a dispute stemming from the 2004 Olympics cannot benefit from the more favorable exchange rate in place when the award was issued, the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday, finding the contractor had "explicitly" requested a judgment in euros.

  • February 2, 2018

    Biofuel Trader OK'd To Register $32M Award Out Of NY State

    A New York federal judge on Thursday cleared a Singapore biofuel trader to register in Utah and California a $32 million judgment issued over a fuel contract dispute, finding the trader has “good cause” to file the judgment in states where the company it was awarded against has assets.

  • February 2, 2018

    CAS Denies Virgin Islands' Request To Join Winter Olympics

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport decided its first arbitration related to the upcoming Winter Olympics on Friday, rejecting the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee’s request that a female athlete be allowed to compete.

  • February 1, 2018

    Judge Blasts 'Conspiracy Wonderland' In Axing Satellite Suit

    The Delaware Chancery Court has "gladly" tossed a suit accusing an Italian state-controlled company and its affiliates of conspiring to misappropriate a project to commercialize certain Russian satellites from a Delaware company, scolding a former officer of the latter company for concocting a “conspiracy wonderland." 

Expert Analysis

  • 5 Ways To Improve The Anti-Doping Legal Process

    Ronald Katz

    Procedures for dealing with doping are not well established and are not at all uniform from sport to sport. The current situation is chaotic — it is not known until the last minute who will be competing and it is not known for years who actually medaled in the competitions. A new system is needed, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • 6 E-Discovery Predictions For 2018

    Erich Potter

    Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.

  • 6 Roles To Embrace In An Evolving Legal Industry

    Rob MacAdam

    Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.

  • Crystallex's Implications For Holders Of Venezuelan Debt

    Richard Cooper

    As the economic situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate and the number of bond defaults continues to mount, the Third Circuit’s recent ruling against Crystallex is a poignant reminder about the challenges of recovering on claims against a determined sovereign. However, Crystallex is not without further litigation options, say Richard Cooper and Boaz Morag of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

  • Opinion

    This Year, Let’s Invest In Lawyer Resiliency

    Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.

  • 5 Legal Technology Predictions For 2018

    Jeff Ton

    While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.

  • Litigation Finance Trends To Watch In 2018

    Jay Greenberg

    Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.

  • The Enneagram And The Practice Of Law

    Jennifer Gibbs

    Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Tymkovich Reviews 'Gorsuch'

    Timothy Tymkovich

    John Greenya’s new book, “Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself,” offers readers something the confirmation hearings did not — the backstory of Neil Gorsuch and a glimpse of who Justice Gorsuch is, says Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit.

  • Roundup

    5 Most-Read Legal Industry Articles Of 2017

    2017 Trends

    What business of law topics piqued reader interest in 2017? Take a look back at the year's five most-read legal industry articles from Law360 guest authors.