International Arbitration

  • 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.”

  • January 26, 2018

    Judge OKs Cobalt's $500M Pact With Sonangol For Oil Blocks

    A Texas bankruptcy judge greenlit a deal under which Angolan state-owned oil company Sonangol EP will pay $500 million to take over Cobalt International Energy Inc.’s interests in a pair of offshore drilling blocks, resolving arbitration in which Cobalt was seeking more than $2 billion.

  • January 26, 2018

    Sport Court Accepts US Sprinter Was Kissing, Not Doping

    Sometimes it's good to kiss and tell. Such was the case for an American sprinter and U.S. Olympian who was cleared of any wrongdoing by sports’ top court Thursday after he tested positive for a banned substance, in a defense that focused on his kissing his girlfriend. 

  • January 26, 2018

    CAS To Have Legal, Doping Panels At Pyeongchang Olympics

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday that it will open two temporary offices in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to quickly deal with any legal disputes or doping issues arising during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening next month.

  • January 26, 2018

    NY $1.6M Diamond Spat Restarted After Israel OKs Award

    A New York federal judge on Friday lifted a pause on an Israeli diamond buyer’s suit seeking to confirm a $1.6 million arbitration award against a Bronx-based business associate, days after she was informed that an Israeli court had confirmed the award.

Expert Analysis

  • Keeping Your Law Library Relevant In The Age Of Google

    Donna Terjesen

    Google’s status as a go-to research tool has transformed legal research habits, leading critics to view law libraries as cost centers. Law firms should embrace Google-style research tools and manage costs efficiently in order to position their libraries as valuable assets for years to come, says Donna Terjesen of HBR Consulting.

  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Millennial Jurors

    Zachary Martin

    Millennials are now the largest living generation and comprise one-third of jurors. While it is impossible to generalize a group so large and diverse, trial lawyers should be mindful of certain generational differences, say baby boomer Lee Hollis and millennial Zachary Martin of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC.

  • Opinion

    Standoff At WTO Is Giving Trade Ministers The Jitters

    Robert McDougall

    The World Trade Organization is in Buenos Aires this week for its biennial conference with increasingly diminished expectations for updating international trade rules. One subject not on the agenda, but likely to be hotly debated, is the ongoing U.S. block on the appointment of new WTO Appellate Body members, says former WTO permanent delegate Robert McDougall, now a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

  • Basic Human Rights: Whose Job Is Enforcement?

    Dan Weissman

    The cases of Jesner v. Arab Bank and Doe v. Cisco Systems pose different legal tests under the Alien Tort Statute. But these decisions could hold major consequences for environmentalists, human rights activists and even individuals who have turned to ATS to go after transnational corporations, says Dan Weissman of LexisNexis.

  • Are Private Sector WTO Litigators At Risk Under Logan Act?

    Alan Price

    Renewed interest in our national security laws, and particularly their restraints on U.S. citizen engagement with foreign governments, suggests that U.S. lawyers would be wise to evaluate the risks associated with the Logan Act before representing foreign governments in disputes against the U.S. government before foreign tribunals, say members of Wiley Rein LLP.

  • The Billing Evolution: How Far Along Is Your Firm?

    Sharon Quaintance

    In a recent study, 20 out of 25 law firms surveyed have made billing process improvement a top priority for 2018. Firms can foster consistency and increase efficiency at all stages of their billing cycle by focusing on a few specific procedures, say Sharon Quaintance and Christine Indiano at HBR Consulting.

  • 10 Tips For Effective Practice Before The 5th Circ.

    Justin Woodard

    The Fifth Circuit is among the busiest federal circuit courts in the country. What can you do to increase your chances of reaching oral argument? And if given the opportunity, how can you present a persuasive argument? Former Fifth Circuit clerk Justin Woodard, an associate at Jones Walker LLP, shares some advice.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Saris Reviews 'Locking Up Our Own'

    Judge Patti Saris

    Having just completed a six-year term as chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, I read Yale Law School professor James Forman's new book, "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America," with particular interest, says Judge Patti Saris, chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

  • ICSID Continues To See Strong Treaty Arbitration Growth

    Anna Biasiolo

    According to its 2017 annual report, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has administered more than 70 percent of all known international investment proceedings. Competition from other venues is clearly not affecting ICSID’s position as the world leader in investor-state dispute settlement, says Anna Biasiolo of BonelliErede.

  • Roundup

    Judging A Book

    Justice and Empathy

    Are the latest books on the judicial system worth reading? Federal judges share their thoughts in this series of book reviews.