International Arbitration

  • February 1, 2018

    Taiwan Requests Consultations Over US Solar Tariffs

    Taiwan has asked to join South Korea in consultations with the U.S. over newly minted U.S. safeguard tariffs on solar energy equipment, according to documents lodged with the World Trade Organization.

  • February 1, 2018

    Ship Photographer Who Shot Murder Scene Fights Arbitration

    A photographer who worked on a Princess cruise vessel and claims he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being forced to document a scene where an alleged murder took place aboard ship has urged a California federal court to deny the line's bid to send the dispute to arbitration in Bermuda.

  • February 1, 2018

    Lifetime Bans For Doping Lifted For 28 Russian Athletes

    A court for international sports overturned lifetime bans over doping for 28 Russian athletes on Thursday, dealing a serious setback to the International Olympic Committee’s efforts to rein in doping.

  • February 1, 2018

    Allergan To Pay Teva $700M To End Working-Capital Dispute

    Allergan plc agreed Wednesday to pay Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. $700 million to end the drugmakers’ dispute over the amount of working capital Teva received as part of its agreement to purchase Allergan’s generics business.

  • January 31, 2018

    DLA Piper Adds Ex-King & Wood Dispute Resolution Pro

    DLA Piper has bolstered its ranks of international arbitration attorneys working in Australia, nabbing a partner for the firm's dispute resolution practice from the ranks of King & Wood Mallesons, the firm said. 

  • January 31, 2018

    Miami Law Arbitration Institute, ICC Team Up On Data Project

    The University of Miami School of Law's International Arbitration Institute and the International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration will undertake an "unprecedented" research project that will allow users to uncover possible fact patterns in arbitration, according to notices issued this week.

  • January 31, 2018

    Husch Blackwell Adds 2 Int'l Trade Attys To DC Office

    Husch Blackwell LLP has expanded its international trade group with the addition of two attorneys to its Washington, D.C., office, according to the firm.

  • January 31, 2018

    Daiichi Wins Enforcement Of $550M Ranbaxy Award In India

    Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. on Wednesday won enforcement in India of a $550 million arbitral award against the former owners of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., which had concealed information about fraudulent practices and ongoing investigations during negotiation of a $4.6 billion deal in which Daiichi acquired Ranbaxy shares.

  • January 31, 2018

    Biofuel Trader Wants No Delay In Registering $25M Verdict

    A Singapore biofuel trader seeking to register a $25.3 million jury award issued over breaches to a supply contract is decrying efforts to stall recognition, telling a New York federal judge Wednesday that a possible appeal is no reason not to register it. 

  • January 31, 2018

    Russia-EU Pork Trade Battle Moves To New WTO Phase

    The Russian government has asked for a new World Trade Organization panel to decide whether it has complied with an earlier ruling that faulted its stringent food safety restrictions against European Union pork products in order to stave off $1.7 billion in EU retaliation, the WTO said Tuesday.

  • January 30, 2018

    Pineapple Grower Fights Bid To Protect $32M Award

    One of Costa Rica's biggest pineapple growers urged the Eleventh Circuit on Monday to chuck a $32 million arbitration award for Del Monte International GmbH, claiming the arbitral tribunal “dispensed its own brand of industrial justice” in issuing the excessive award.

  • January 30, 2018

    Canada Says US Can Leave NAFTA Disputes Deal

    Canada and Mexico are prepared to continue in a bilateral investor-state dispute settlement process and let the U.S. opt out of the current agreement under NAFTA, Canada’s foreign affairs minister said Monday following the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations.

  • January 30, 2018

    4 Things To Know About Ad Hoc Vs. Institutional Arbitration

    Choosing the rules that will govern a potential arbitration with a business partner might seem like a tiresome task that's best left until a dispute arises, but experts say leaving this decision to the last minute can be a huge mistake. Here, Law360 takes a closer look at the differences between letting an institution administer an international arbitration and freestyling with an ad hoc proceeding.

  • January 30, 2018

    India Looks To Head Off US Retaliation In WTO Solar Fight

    The Indian government has asked to convene a World Trade Organization panel that will decide whether it has removed its discriminatory solar energy rules in an effort to block the U.S. from imposing hefty tariff retaliation in a long-running trade dispute, the WTO announced Tuesday.

  • January 30, 2018

    Romania Trying To Avoid $250M Award Proceeding, Court Told

    Two Swedish food industry investors hit back at claims that they didn’t properly serve Romania with their petition to confirm a $250 million arbitral award against the country, telling a D.C. federal court Monday that Romania is just trying to evade service.

  • January 29, 2018

    3 Misconceptions GCs Hold About International Arbitration

    Advising general counsel to include an international arbitration clause in an important contract can get dicey if the latest gossip about an arbitration gone wrong or a lack of familiarity with the process has caused certain misconceptions to take root. Here, Law360 lays out three common misconceptions GCs may hold about this dispute resolution method.

  • January 29, 2018

    Iran Threatens To Arbitrate $1.5B Turkmenistan Gas Row

    Iran said Monday it may take Turkmenistan to the International Court of Arbitration over the "low" quality of gas it receives from the Central Asian nation and the high cost it pays for it, in an effort to resolve a $1.5 billion dispute over payments.

  • January 29, 2018

    Film Cos. Want OK Of $4.4M Award Against UAE Distributor

    Two American film companies urged a California federal court Friday to confirm a $4.4 million international arbitration award issued against an Emirati company following a dispute over the rights to distribute a host of movies in the Middle East, arguing that the parties agreed to binding arbitration.

  • January 29, 2018

    6th Round Of NAFTA Talks Wrap With Progress On Corruption

    The sixth round of NAFTA negotiations concluded on Monday with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressing subtle optimism that a chapter on corruption had closed and that other core issues were broached, although general dismay at slow progress and a pair of “unacceptable” Canadian proposals dominated his press conference.

  • January 29, 2018

    Banks Push To Arbitrate Or Move ‘Last Look’ Trading Claims

    A trio of European banks urged a Manhattan federal judge Friday to force a potential class of foreign exchange traders to arbitrate or relocate their claims over the banks’ alleged policy of delaying trades to increase their profits, a practice known as “last look.”

Expert Analysis

  • Spoliation Scrutiny: Disparate Standards For Distinct Mediums

    Robin Shah

    Two years ago, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) was amended to provide a clearer road map for courts analyzing whether to permit sanctions for the spoliation of evidence. Yet there is still no specific guidance for when a sanctions request relates to electronically stored and nonelectronically stored information, says Skadden associate Robin Shah.

  • Hearing The Need For More Women’s Voices In The Courtroom

    Carrie Cohen

    For many female attorneys, the results revealed in the New York State Bar Association’s recently adopted report on female litigators in the courtroom were not encouraging but not terribly surprising. Each stakeholder in the litigation process — judges, law firms and corporate clients — should contribute toward increasing female voices in the courtroom, says Carrie Cohen of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

  • Roundup

    My Strangest Day In Court

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    Every seasoned litigator has his or her fair share of courtroom stories. Check out the strange experiences that captured reader interest in this popular 2017 series.

  • How 2 Devices And 1 Domain Changed My Practice In 2017

    Paul Kiesel

    The question I ask about new technology is how can it improve the quality of my practice — and my life? This year, the iPhone X, the Apple Watch Series 3 and a .LAW domain have proven to be great investments, for professional and personal reasons, says attorney Paul Kiesel of Kiesel Law LLP.

  • Alternative Fees: My Experience At Bartlit Beck

    J.B. Heaton

    Bartlit Beck was a wonderful place to work for 18 years, and the lawyers there are not only excellent attorneys but also great people. That said, I can look analytically at the Bartlit Beck fee model and make some observations on its pros and cons, says J.B. Heaton, founder of investment analytics company Conjecture LLC.

  • Why Venezuela’s Bondholders Must Litigate, Not Arbitrate

    Richard Cooper

    For bondholders of certain nationalities with idiosyncratic circumstances, arbitration against Venezuela may provide advantages over court litigation. But for the typical bondholder looking to recover unpaid principal and interest following Venezuela’s default on its sovereign bonds, court litigation is likely superior, say Richard Cooper and Boaz Morag of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

  • Opinion

    Jurors Should Have An Active Role In Trials

    Judge Amos Mazzant III

    We tell jurors how important they are to the successful implementation of our judicial system, but oftentimes we don’t treat them with the reverence they deserve. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, Lisa Blue of Baron and Blue, and Robert Hirschhorn of Cathy E. Bennett & Associates advocate three improvements to give jurors an active role in our civil and criminal jury trials.

  • Why Information Governance Is More Important Than Ever

    Linda Sharp

    It used to be that hiring a good law firm was the single most important thing a company could do when facing litigation. You could now make the case that an organization’s most powerful asset in prosecuting or defending a claim is its information, says Linda Sharp, associate general counsel of ZL Technologies and chair of the ACC Information Governance Committee.

  • Opinion

    BigLaw Is Behind The Automation Curve

    Michael Moradzadeh

    In its new report on the effects of automation in the workplace, McKinsey Global Institute identifies lawyers as less susceptible to the sort of automation that could put one-third of American workers out of a career by 2030. This may seem reassuring, but it doesn't mean automation won't disrupt our bottom line, says Michael Moradzadeh of Rimon PC.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'

    Judge Marcia Cooke

    Gary Ford's new book, "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law," is more than a biography of the first African-American woman to become a federal judge. It presents in vivid detail how her work altered the legal landscape of the United States, says U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke of the Southern District of Florida.