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International Arbitration

  • September 12, 2018

    FisherBroyles Adds Cyber Risk Partner In Boston

    FisherBroyles LLP has added a former general counsel who has experience dealing with cybersecurity and privacy risks and working with a global supply chain company.

  • September 12, 2018

    WTO Chief Sees Silver Lining In Escalating Trade Tensions

    World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said Tuesday that the near-record level of disputes filed amid rising tensions between the U.S. and its partners reflects strong confidence in the global trading model, but he nevertheless stressed that Geneva needs support to function properly.

  • September 12, 2018

    New York Tops London As World's Leading Financial Center

    New York has overtaken London as the world’s top financial center, according to a survey published Wednesday, which also revealed that several Asian cities are edging their way up the ranking for attractiveness and business-friendly regulation.

  • September 12, 2018

    UK Sees Wave Of Cyber Breach Reports After GDPR

    The U.K.’s data regulator is receiving around 500 calls a week to its hotline for reporting information breaches, nearly four months after Europe’s data protection regime went live in May, a senior official said Wednesday.

  • September 11, 2018

    How A 'Lost Generation' Of Associates Bounced Back

    Caught in a whirlwind of firm dissolutions and layoffs, thousands of associates were thrust into one of the worst job markets in history a decade ago. While some have rebounded, others are still feeling the lingering effects of the financial crisis on their careers.

  • September 11, 2018

    Sport Court Denies Its Arbitration Was Declared 'Illegal'

    The governing body for the Court of Arbitration for Sport addressed a recent Belgian court ruling that has reportedly been painted as opening the door to appeals of its rulings in domestic courts, saying the reports are exaggerated and that the issue only requires a clarification to the arbitration clause in the FIFA Statutes.

  • September 11, 2018

    Panama Hires Foley Hoag To Handle Canal Cost Arbitration

    Panama has enlisted the help of Foley Hoag LLP to defend it from arbitration initiated by the Spanish construction company Sacyr SA regarding cost overruns incurred during a project to broaden the Panama Canal, Law360 learned on Tuesday.

  • September 11, 2018

    Toys R Us Says HK Arbitration Could 'Upend' Reorganization

    Toys R Us asked a Virginia bankruptcy judge to bar a Hong Kong retail company from moving ahead with its arbitration over the sale of the toy company's Asian business activities until its restructuring is done, saying the proceeding threatens to "upend" its plans to reorganize.

  • September 11, 2018

    China Seeks $7B In Annual Penalties For US In Dumping Fight

    China on Tuesday told the World Trade Organization that it is seeking $7 billion in yearly sanctions over the U.S.' failure to alter its calculation methods for anti-dumping duties as part of its compliance with adverse rulings made in a dispute with China at the global trade body.

  • September 11, 2018

    DLA Piper Adds Insurance Disputes Partner In London

    DLA Piper has announced that it has snagged an international insurance and reinsurance partner with experience in multijurisdictional disputes from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain for its London office.

  • September 10, 2018

    Calif. Co. Wants $36M Telecom Contract Row In State Court

    A California information technology company urged a federal court to send its approximately $37 million lawsuit accusing the Dutch telecom Veon Ltd. of fraud in connection with an underlying contract back to state court, saying Veon removed the suit a day too late.

  • September 10, 2018

    Can BigLaw Avoid Another Associate Purge?

    The legal industry has shown some caution in rebuilding its pool of associates after the dramatic layoffs of thousands during the last recession. But have firms done enough to survive the next?

  • September 10, 2018

    Sport Court Cuts Shooting Federation VP's Suspension

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport has partially upheld the International Shooting Sport Federation’s decision to suspend its vice president for various ethics violations, ruling that he had engaged in unethical behavior but reducing the term of his suspension while increasing the amount of the fine.

  • September 10, 2018

    PE Firm Wants $6M Costs Award Over Bank Share Sale OK'd

    A New York private equity firm asked a federal court on Friday to confirm a $6.4 million costs award issued after a tribunal rejected a Mauritius investment company’s allegations that the firm had misled Indian regulatory authorities during a transaction involving shares in an Indian bank.

  • September 10, 2018

    Litigation Funder Vannin Capital Plans $91M IPO

    Litigation funder Vannin Capital on Monday unveiled plans to float on the London Stock Exchange in a £70 million ($91.2 million) initial public offering, the same day it announced that a former Allen & Overy LLP senior partner has joined the firm as its newest chairman.

  • September 10, 2018

    Commodities Supplier Wants $650K Emergency Award Axed

    Commodities supplier Tradiverse Corp. urged a New York federal court Friday to vacate an interim emergency arbitral award that requires the company to pay a $650,000 bond in proceedings initiated by a Venezuelan commodities merchant, saying it was not treated fairly by the arbitrator.

  • September 7, 2018

    Measuring The Recession’s Toll On The Legal Industry

    For starting attorneys, the financial crisis casts a long shadow, even though the worst is past. Here’s our breakdown of the data showing its impact and where the industry’s headed.

  • September 7, 2018

    Too Small To Fail?

    It’s been almost 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed — kicking off a global recession and putting two Skadden partners on a path to building a firm that would weather the storm. Here's how upstarts and their larger rivals are positioning themselves for the next downturn.

  • September 7, 2018

    9th Circ. Reverses Arbitration Order Against Emirati Bank

    The Ninth Circuit on Friday reversed an order compelling an Emirati bank to arbitrate a contract dispute with a U.S. financial technology company in California instead of Dubai, saying a lower court judge wrongly concluded that the bank had waived its right to argue that the court lacked jurisdiction.

  • September 7, 2018

    Brazilian Bank Can't Revive $50M Claim Against Insurers

    A New York federal judge on Friday upheld an arbitral award dismissing a Brazilian banking and financial services company's $50 million policy claim against two U.S. insurers, agreeing with the arbitration panel’s determination that the bank had made misrepresentations in its insurance application that voided the policy.

Expert Analysis

  • Limiting Law Firms' Professional Liability Risks: Part 3

    Stuart Pattison

    As clients increasingly look to limit their own liability exposure, they can reasonably expect that their retained counsel should do the same. In this context, a carefully crafted, thoughtfully presented engagement letter can help a law firm strike a successful balance between protecting itself and preserving a client relationship, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.

  • New Stats On Millennial Attorney Disciplinary Actions

    Jean Edwards

    In this analysis of disciplinary action trends in the legal industry, Edwards Neils LLC managing member Jean Edwards examines data provided by bar organizations for 17 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Limiting Law Firms' Professional Liability Risks: Part 2

    Stuart Pattison

    With law firms increasingly exposed to professional liability risks associated with their corporate client relationships, firms must craft well-structured client engagement letters to help protect against malpractice claims. Two key elements of an engagement letter are how it defines the scope of engagement and how it handles conflicts of interest, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.

  • Series

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer: Prioritizing Is Always Key

    Joe Lieberman

    Today, members of Congress often seem able to blame colleagues of the other party for not getting anything done for their constituents. In law practice, you can’t really blame a bad result for your clients on the lawyers on the other side, says former Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.

  • Limiting Law Firms' Professional Liability Risks: Part 1

    Stuart Pattison

    Corporate law departments are increasingly demanding more concessions from outside legal counsel, and presenting engagement letters that open the door to greater professional and cyber liability exposure for law firms — often beyond the scope of their insurance coverage. Firms must add their own language to engagement letters to limit liability, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.

  • Series

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer: How Congress Affected My Career

    Yvonne B. Burke

    Being a former member of Congress put me in an advantageous position when I approached law firms in the late '70s, at a time when there were few female lawyers, and even fewer African-American lawyers, in major law firms, says former Rep. Yvonne B. Burke, D-Calif., a director of Amtrak.

  • Series

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer: DC Isn't As Bad As You Think

    Norm Coleman

    Popular culture paints the Hill as a place teeming with intrigue, corruption and malicious intent. But in Congress I learned important lessons about respecting people and the work they do, says former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., of Hogan Lovells.

  • Supreme Court Decision Weakens Deference To Foreign Laws

    Valarie Williams

    The U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Animal Science v. Hebei that a U.S. court is not bound by a foreign government's interpretation of its own laws is likely to have a lasting impact on legal decision-makers across the globe as they make determinations about deference to foreign laws, including U.S. laws, say attorneys at Alston & Bird LLP.

  • Series

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer: 6 Things I Learned In Congress

    Charles Gonzalez

    I found that senior members of Congress didn’t have time to mentor younger members. Lawyers — though just as busy as members of Congress — cannot afford to follow this model, says former Rep. Charles Gonzalez, D-Texas, of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.

  • Delineating When Arbitrability May Be Delegated

    Gilbert Samberg

    "Gateway" arbitration issues such as validity, enforceability and scope of an arbitration agreement may be delegated to an arbitrator if the agreement clearly and unmistakably indicates the parties’ intention to do so. But when one of the named arbitration parties is not a signatory of the agreement, two questions arise seemingly simultaneously, says Mintz Levin member Gilbert Samberg.