International Arbitration

  • April 19, 2018

    Calif. Tech Co. Wants $1M Award Against Pakistani Firm OK'd

    A technology solutions company asked a California federal court on Wednesday to confirm a $1 million arbitral award issued against its former Pakistani business partner in a dispute over a renegotiated services contract, arguing that the Middle Eastern company never showed up to the arbitration.

  • April 19, 2018

    EU Investment Treaty Ruling May Extend Beyond Bloc

    A decision issued last month by Europe's top court concluding that an arbitration clause in a Dutch-Slovak investment treaty is incompatible with European Union law may also apply to agreements between the bloc or its member states and third countries, according to a Thursday report.

  • April 19, 2018

    Chubb Wins UK Appeal To Keep Arbitrator In Deepwater Case

    A London appeals court ruled on Thursday that insurer Chubb could keep its arbitrator in a dispute with U.S. oil services corporation Halliburton over hundreds of millions of dollars following the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig.

  • April 18, 2018

    Investment Fund Looks To Get $27M Golf Club Co. Award OK'd

    A Korean investment fund asked a California federal court on Wednesday to confirm a nearly $27 million award that arose from its investment in a golf club shaft manufacturer that later admitted it was facing tax evasion issues, saying a challenge to the award has come up short.

  • April 18, 2018

    Locke Lord Lands Ex-Troutman Arbitration Pro In Hong Kong

    Locke Lord LLP has nabbed a Troutman Sanders LLP partner to serve as its head of arbitration for East Asia, bolstering the firm’s Hong Kong offerings with his extensive experience in both dispute resolution and noncontentious matters, with a particular focus on areas like transportation, international trade, insurance and product liability.

  • April 18, 2018

    US Film Cos. Won $4.4M Distribution Row Fairly, Judge Says

    A California federal judge confirmed a $4.4 million international arbitration issued against an Emirati company following a dispute over the rights to distribute two U.S. film companies’ movies in the Middle East, ruling there are no facts supporting the distributor’s notion that the arbitrator was biased.

  • April 18, 2018

    Canadians May Want NAFTA Investment Arbitration Nixed

    A proposal to remove investor state arbitration from the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement was reportedly the most popular suggestion in a sampling of responses to a consultation request issued by the Canadian government.

  • April 18, 2018

    Construction Co. Ordered To Pay $10M In Gold Mining Row

    A Virginia federal judge on Wednesday ordered a Seychelles-based mining contractor to pay more than $10 million in arbitral awards and fees to a Liberian mining company in a dispute over a gold mine project, agreeing with a magistrate judge's recommendation from earlier this month.

  • April 17, 2018

    Malaysian Co. Faces Hitachi's $4M Claim Over Emirati Project

    Japanese multinational conglomerate Hitachi hit a subsidiary of the Malaysian construction engineering company Zelan Berhad with a $4.1 million International Chamber of Commerce claim over a dispute relating to a $267 million Emirati development project, the Malaysian company announced Tuesday.

  • April 17, 2018

    Bolivia Signs On To UN Arbitration Transparency Pact

    The United Nations said Tuesday that Bolivia is the latest to sign on to a convention providing for more public proceedings for treaty-based investor-state arbitrations, joining a host of nations that have pledged to abide by the agreement but have not taken the next step of ratifying it.

  • April 17, 2018

    Canadian Judge Will Hear Reports In Yukos Arbitration Row

    A Canadian judge has refused to restrict the evidence he’ll review when considering whether arbitrators can decide if Russia must compensate a former Yukos Oil Co. shareholder for causing the company's demise, saying that he’ll hear reports asserting the proceeding is illegal under Russian law.

  • April 17, 2018

    Ukraine Asks DC Circ. To Nix $112M Award Enforcement

    Ukraine said Tuesday that it will ask the D.C. Circuit to reverse a decision not to dismiss a Russian energy company's bid to enforce a $112 million award issued following the forced takeover of the country's largest refinery, arguing that the appeal immediately freezes those collection efforts.

  • April 17, 2018

    India Energy Row Award Missed A Crucial Point, Judge Says

    An English High Court judge concluded Monday that a London tribunal failed to address a critical issue in a claim against India over oil and gas royalties asserted by energy giant Reliance Industries Ltd. and a Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary, giving rise to a "substantial injustice."

  • April 16, 2018

    Why BigLaw’s Partnerships Are Shrinking

    BigLaw’s brass ring has grown more elusive in recent years, Law360 data shows, and experts say a number of potentially market-changing forces may be at work.

  • April 16, 2018

    Dropping Ranks: Andrews Kurth’s Pre-Merger Dip

    Andrews Kurth Kenyon saw a more than 12 percent drop in headcount in the year before its February merger with Hunton & Williams — a story experts expect to become familiar for regional firms in Texas.

  • April 16, 2018

    Dropping Ranks: Lathrop’s Rough Patch

    Lathrop Gage lost more than 15 percent of its attorneys in 2017. Can a new managing partner help bolster its headcount?

  • April 16, 2018

    Dropping Ranks: Stroock’s ‘Shrink To Grow’ Strategy

    De-equitized partners. Contracting offices. Declining headcount. The leaders of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan say it’s all part of the plan — a plan that’s already paying dividends.

  • April 16, 2018

    Task Force Tackles Thorny Issues In Third-Party Funding

    A task force formed in 2013 to consider issues relating to third-party arbitration funding released its long-awaited report Monday, in which it outlines best practices and establishes a checklist for parties to consider before entering into such an arrangement.

  • April 16, 2018

    Peru's Star Striker Challenges Six-Month Doping Ban

    Peruvian soccer forward Paolo Guerrero asked international sports' top court on Friday to set aside a six-month ban imposed for a doping violation, with the decision likely to be rendered before the country plays in the World Cup in June. 

  • April 16, 2018

    Jones Day Grabs Ex-Freshfields Litigator, Arbitration Pro

    The former managing partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s Paris office has made the jump to Jones Day, bolstering the firm’s global disputes practice in Europe with his background in handling litigation and arbitration in a variety of industries, including banking, energy, life sciences, transportation, media and telecom and construction.

Expert Analysis

  • Feature

    From Law Firm To Newsroom: An Interview With Bob Woodruff

    Randy Maniloff

    Lawyers who have left the traditional practice for perceived greener pastures are many. But the circumstances surrounding broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff’s departure are unique. Like none I’ve ever heard, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Kendall Reviews 'On The Jury Trial'

    Judge Virginia Kendall

    As someone who spent half her days last year on the bench presiding over trials, I often find the alarmist calls to revamp the jury trial system a tad puzzling — why is making trial lawyers better rarely discussed? Then along comes a refreshing little manual called "On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy," by Thomas Melsheimer and Judge Craig Smith, says U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall of the Northern District of Illinois.

  • Opinion

    Int'l Arbitration Will Keep Thriving Despite Trump Agenda

    Ava Borrasso

    While there may be minor deviations along the way, international arbitration has made many recent gains and will no doubt continue to flourish in the age of Trump and beyond, says Ava Borrasso, a Miami-based attorney specializing in international commercial litigation and arbitration.

  • Lessons From President Trump's Failed Judicial Nominations

    Arun Rao

    On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced 12 new judicial nominations. We will soon discover whether these candidates learned from the mistakes of the three nominees forced to withdraw in December after bipartisan concerns arose over their qualifications, says Arun Rao, executive VP of Investigative Group International.

  • How To Control Data As Technology Complicates E-Discovery

    Peter Ostrega

    While technology is making certain aspects of e-discovery faster and easier, it is also creating new challenges as quickly as we can provide solutions. The good news is that there are concrete steps businesses can take to address those challenges, says Peter Ostrega of Consilio LLC.

  • 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

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    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.