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International Arbitration

  • October 24, 2018

    JAMS Inks New Partnership With Chinese Arbitration Forum

    Arbitration and mediation provider JAMS said Wednesday that it's teaming up with the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration to create a new panel to solve disputes between U.S. and Chinese companies, giving the internationally known arbitration brands a deeper roster of panelists to pull from for clients' high-value disputes.

  • October 24, 2018

    US May Fire Back At India In WTO Food Fight Next Year

    The World Trade Organization panel currently weighing whether the U.S. will be able to impose $450 million in retaliatory measures against India in a dispute over New Delhi's poultry import restrictions will hand down its decision in January, according to a WTO document.

  • October 23, 2018

    Trump's WTO Squeeze Still Sapping Appeals Process

    President Donald Trump’s ongoing blockade of new World Trade Organization jurists is continuing to hamper the dispute settlement process in Geneva as the Appellate Body said Monday it will not be able to examine a Russia-Ukraine dispute over ammonium nitrate “for some time.”

  • October 23, 2018

    Daewoo Asks 5th Circ. To Reconsider Shipment Row Question

    Korean trading giant Posco Daewoo Corp. urged the Fifth Circuit to grant it an en banc rehearing to change a question the appeals court panel put to the Louisiana Supreme Court, saying the question as stated would not determine whether it could seize an iron shipment as security for a future arbitration award.

  • October 23, 2018

    Singapore Launches New Infrastructure Dispute Protocol

    Singapore's Ministry of Law on Tuesday launched a new infrastructure dispute protocol as a way to help parties in mega infrastructure projects navigate disputes and minimize the risks of time and cost overruns as the nation pushes to establish itself as the infrastructure hub for Asia.

  • October 23, 2018

    Investment Co.'s $2.2M Arbitral Award OK'd In Loan Dispute

    A British Virgin Islands-based investment company can keep a $2.2 million arbitration award against an investor that allegedly failed to return stock it was holding as collateral for a loan, after a New York federal judge found there was no reason to alter the award.

  • October 23, 2018

    Uruguay Targeted In Arbitration Over Airline Investment

    Uruguay is facing an arbitration claim of several hundred million dollars brought by the private equity-backed former shareholders of the country's flagship airline, who claim their investment was destroyed when the airline was sold to a government-controlled entity without compensation, Law360 has learned.

  • October 23, 2018

    Kenya Prevails In British Cos.' Mining Arbitration Claim

    Kenya on Tuesday escaped claims brought by a British mining firm that accused the East African nation of improperly ousting it from the country's largest mineral deposit after an international tribunal concluded that an underlying license had been obtained improperly.

  • October 23, 2018

    Petrol Co. Execs Escape Suit Over Soured Iraqi Oil Deal

    A Virginia federal court has sided with executives of a British Virgin Islands petroleum company in a dispute with a Swiss commodities trading company that accused them of costing it at least $30 million through misrepresentations on a deal to transport fuel from Iraq, finding the court lacked jurisdiction over the dispute.

  • October 22, 2018

    More Young Lawyers Are Gravitating Toward Int'l Arbitration

    International arbitration was once considered an obscure career choice, but globalization and the practice's unique nature have helped to spark more enthusiasm than ever among young lawyers and law students about pursuing a career in the field, experts say.

  • October 22, 2018

    Banco Popular Investors Get Limited Docs For Spain Actions

    A New York federal judge has largely denied a bid by former investors in Banco Popular Español SA to track down information they say is needed for foreign proceedings against Spain, only allowing them to obtain details from acquirer Banco Santander SA’s U.S. investment brokerage arm.

  • October 22, 2018

    Canada Prepares WTO Summit To Address US Criticisms

    Canada will convene a summit this week aimed at reforming and improving the beleaguered World Trade Organization, which has been inundated with criticism and stonewalling from the Trump administration, the country announced Monday.

  • October 22, 2018

    BigLaw Atty Accused Of Exposing Self Seeks Gym Evidence

    A lawyer for a Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP partner who has pled not guilty to public lewdness told a Manhattan criminal court judge on Monday that she was seeking evidence from an Equinox gym where the alleged misconduct happened and was confident the case would be wrapped up soon.

  • October 22, 2018

    Acacia Mining Threatens Arbitration Over Tanzania Tax Row

    Gold miner Acacia Mining PLC will pursue talks with Tanzania's government over a tax dispute that has resulted in charges against local subsidiaries, but it may seek investment treaty arbitration if a settlement can't be brokered, the company said Friday.

  • October 19, 2018

    Europe Gets All-Clear To Settle Beef Hormone Fight With US

    The European Commission on Friday received permission from Europe's individual member states to negotiate with the U.S. in a bid to resolve a long-running trade dispute over shipments of U.S. beef treated with hormones.

  • October 19, 2018

    Ukraine Asks DC Circ. To Stifle Tatneft's $112M Award Pursuit

    Ukraine has continued pressing the D.C. Circuit to scrap an order enforcing a $112 million arbitral award against the country for seizing an oil refinery from Russian energy company PAO Tatneft, arguing the energy company is a state-controlled entity and therefore Ukraine is immune to its claims.

  • October 19, 2018

    HTC Says Ericsson Is Dragging Its Feet In SEP Royalties Row

    Cellphone maker HTC America Inc. urged a Texas federal court on Thursday to nudge Ericsson Inc. into turning over evidence related to its alleged overcharging for aging standard-essential patents, saying the Swedish telecom is dragging its feet while it awaits a ruling on whether certain antitrust claims can be arbitrated.

  • October 19, 2018

    Pakistan Can't Escape $846M Enforcement Suit, Court Hears

    A Turkish power generating company has urged a D.C. federal court to deny Pakistan's bid to toss the company’s suit to enforce an $846 million arbitral award issued over a rental power project, arguing that the country's allegations that the project was tainted by corruption are misplaced.

  • October 19, 2018

    Ex-Tennis Star's Tourney Ties Force Arbitration In WTA Suit

    A New York federal judge has said a former Romanian tennis star suing the Women's Tennis Association received enough personal benefit from the ownership of a Madrid tournament that he must adhere to his company's arbitration agreement with the tennis organization, even if he personally did not sign it.

  • October 19, 2018

    What M&A Attys Must Know About Mandatory CFIUS Filings

    A new pilot program will require inbound U.S. investments across nearly 30 industries to file with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a significant change from the previously optional process that could spur steep financial penalties for those who fail to comply. Here, Law360 outlines key aspects of the soon-to-be-instituted rule change.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Block Reviews 'Tough Cases'

    Judge Frederic Block

    In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York.

  • 8 Innovative Ways To Empower Jurors

    Christopher Campbell

    Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.

  • Cloud Computing Clearly The Future For Small Firms

    Holly Urban

    While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.

  • Leveraging Today's Lateral Associate Market

    Darin Morgan

    With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Stanford's Jeff Fisher Talks Supreme Court

    Jeffrey Fisher

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher discusses his motivation for teaching, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and what the court might look like if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed.

  • Calif.'s New Rules For Lawyers Move Closer To ABA Model

    Mark Loeterman

    The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC.

  • Know The Limits To Atty Public Statements During A Trial

    Matthew Giardina

    The balancing act between protecting attorneys’ speech rights and ensuring unbiased adjudications was highlighted recently in two cases — when Michael Cohen applied for a restraining order against Stephanie Clifford's attorney, and when Johnson & Johnson questioned whether a Missouri talc verdict was tainted by public statements from the plaintiffs' counsel, says Matthew Giardina of Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP.

  • In Calif., Questions Remain On Law Firm Conflict Waivers

    Richard Rosensweig

    In Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing Co., the California Supreme Court ruled last month that a law firm's failure to disclose a known conflict with another current client did not categorically disentitle the firm from recovering fees. But the court didn’t provide hoped-for guidance on how to write an enforceable advance conflict waiver, says Richard Rosensweig of Goulston & Storrs PC.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Faegre Client Development Chief Melanie Green

    Melanie Green

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Melanie Green, chief client development officer at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Widener's Rod Smolla Talks Free Speech

    Rodney Smolla

    In this new series featuring law school luminaries, Widener University Delaware Law School dean Rodney Smolla discusses teaching philosophies, his interest in First Amendment law, and arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in Virginia v. Black.