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International Arbitration

  • December 6, 2018

    Russian Olympic Committee Appeals Moscow Doping Ruling

    The Russian Olympic Committee announced Thursday that it has appealed a Moscow court’s decision that reportedly split with an international sport court’s ruling disqualifying a gold medal-winning bobsledder for doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

  • December 6, 2018

    Tiffany Loses Final Dutch Appeal Of Swatch Arbitral Award

    Tiffany & Co. has failed to shake a 2013 arbitration award worth 403 million Swiss francs ($450 million at the time) issued against it in a dispute with The Swatch Group Ltd. over a soured distribution deal, with the Dutch Supreme Court rejecting the jewelry company’s efforts to annul the award.

  • December 6, 2018

    Trump May Get Rude Awakening In China Trade Talks

    President Donald Trump has been taking a victory lap in the wake of his summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping by promising to deliver a bounty of new concessions to U.S. businesses, but the two sides are still far apart on a concrete agreement, and bridging that gap may prove more difficult than Trump anticipates.

  • December 6, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Ogletree's Evan Moses

    Ogletree's Evan Moses uses unconventional strategies to boost the firepower of his class action practice, including a homegrown Monte Carlo algorithm, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 6, 2018

    Commercial Insurer Gets Court OK For Brexit Restructuring

    A leading specialist commercial insurer said that it has received approval from a London court to transfer its European business to its new Luxembourg subsidiary, adding to the list of insurers reorganizing their business ahead of Brexit.

  • December 5, 2018

    Shipowner Says Judge Overlooked Key Issue In Contract Row

    A Marshall Islands shipowner has urged a Texas federal court not to force it to arbitrate its suit seeking security as it pursues a $19.9 million breach of contract claim against a Malta-incorporated charterer, arguing that a magistrate judge mistakenly overlooked a key issue.

  • December 5, 2018

    Firm Doc Supports Claims In $18B Award Row: Saudi Heirs

    A group of Saudi individuals have continued to argue that their suit seeking to enforce a nearly $18 billion arbitral award issued in a dispute over oil fields should be preserved, telling a Texas federal court that a publication from King & Spalding LLP shows that their suit against a unit of Saudi Aramco is not frivolous.

  • December 5, 2018

    GE Units Say They're Already Part Of $500M LNG Row

    Two GE units have urged a New York federal court to toss a suit filed by a Luxembourg engineering and construction company and its Nigerian subsidiary seeking to force arbitration of a $500 million dispute relating to two liquefied natural gas plants, arguing that they're already part of the arbitration in question.

  • December 5, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Kilpatrick Townsend's Kate Gaudry

    Kilpatrick Townsend’s Kate Gaudry has used data analytics to supercharge her patent prosecution practice, uncover winning strategies for portfolio management and expose a secretive U.S. Patent and Trademark Office program, earning her a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 5, 2018

    Brexit Pushes BoE To Delay Cyber Stress-Test Plans

    The Bank of England has agreed to delay work on its first test of how banks respond to cyberattacks and IT failures to allow them to focus on preparing for Brexit, records published Wednesday reveal.

  • December 5, 2018

    Insurer Wins UK Court Nod To Transfer Policies To EU

    RSA Insurance Group PLC said it has gained approval at a court in London to transfer European policies written in its U.K. subsidiary to its newly established hub in Luxembourg as it prepares to avoid Brexit disruption.

  • December 4, 2018

    $8.4M Harvey Claim Must Be Arbitrated, Insurers Tell Court

    Insurers and underwriters facing a lawsuit over their limitation of payment on an $8.4 million Hurricane Harvey-related insurance claim want the suit in arbitration, they told a Texas federal court Monday.

  • December 4, 2018

    Bribery Deal Relevant To $622M Award Row, Petrobras Says

    Petrobras has rebutted arguments that Vantage Deepwater Co.'s recent deal with U.S. regulatory authorities cannot be used in its bid to nix a $622 million award the Brazilian company claims is tainted by bribery, telling a Texas federal court that Vantage is trying to curb any review of the award.

  • December 4, 2018

    Banco Popular Investors Fight To Seek Info In NY Over Sale

    A group of former investors in Banco Popular Español SA and two fund managers urged the Second Circuit on Monday to revive their bid for information from Spain's largest bank for use in legal proceedings over Banco Popular’s 2017 sale, saying there was no doubt the bank meets a requirement that it be "found" in New York.

  • December 4, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Littler's Scott Forman

    Littler Mendelson PC shareholder Scott Forman's innovative case management platform helps his firm analyze litigation data, craft defense strategies, predict outcomes and greatly reduce client costs, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 4, 2018

    India, Switzerland Join WTO Push Against US Metals Tariffs

    The Indian and Swiss governments advanced their World Trade Organization complaints against the Trump administration’s national security tariffs on steel and aluminum on Tuesday, bringing the total number of partners ready to litigate against the duties to nine.

  • December 4, 2018

    Investor Can't Avoid Suit Over BNY's Kazakh Assets Freeze

    A judge at a London court rejected on Tuesday an attempt by a Moldovan businessman to avoid a lawsuit brought against him and BNY Mellon by the Republic of Kazakhstan, ruling that the case concerns a “serious issue” that must be tried in court with all parties present.

  • December 4, 2018

    UK Can Unilaterally Reverse Brexit, ECJ Adviser Says

    Britain can unilaterally revoke its decision to withdraw from the European Union before the end of the exit agreement with no conditions, a senior legal adviser at the EU's highest court concluded on Tuesday.

  • December 3, 2018

    Kazakhstan Can Seek Docs In Bid To Nix $500M Award Row

    Kazakhstan has been cleared by a New York federal judge to seek evidence from an investment banking firm as it looks to shut down European court proceedings to enforce an arbitral award worth more than $506 million issued to two oil and gas investors, an award the country claims is tainted by fraud.

  • December 3, 2018

    UK Supreme Court To Hear Deepwater Horizon Arbitrator Appeal

    The U.K. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal challenging a determination that insurer Chubb can retain its arbitrator pick in a multimillion dollar dispute with U.S. oil services company Halliburton relating to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, a court spokesperson confirmed Monday.

Expert Analysis

  • Q&A

    Back To School: BC's Kent Greenfield Talks Corporate Law

    Kent Greenfield

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Boston College Law School professor Kent Greenfield reflects on his corporate law theories, his legal battle with the Pentagon over free speech and gay rights, and important constitutional law issues to watch out for.

  • Kavanaugh Cannot Be Compelled To Recuse Himself

    Donald Scarinci

    Whether Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s prior statements may be grounds for disqualification when it comes to judging certain cases is debatable, but there are no specific recusal guidelines for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices themselves don’t even agree on where to draw the line when it comes to perceived political bias, says Donald Scarinci, a founding partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.

  • Knowledge Management: An Unsung Hero Of Legal Innovation

    Rob MacAdam

    As technology evolves, law firms are increasingly looking for ways to improve communication, transparency and service for their clients. Firms should put knowledge management at the core of their value proposition to create a competitive advantage, says Rob MacAdam at HighQ.

  • A Canadian Perspective On The 'New NAFTA'

    Matthew Kronby

    Last week, Canada reached agreement with the United States and Mexico on what is essentially a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement alters some provisions of NAFTA, maintains others and borrows a few ideas from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, say attorneys with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

  • Opinion

    Skip The New 'Civility Courses' And Think Like A Lawyer

    Alex Dimitrief

    As we watch what passes for political discourse in our nation’s capital, it’s understandable that universities are launching programs on how to cope with ideological disputes. But our country needs fewer people who profess to be open-minded and more people who engage in and honor the conclusions of reasoned debates, says Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Co.

  • Why Law Firms Should Monitor The Dark Web

    Anju Chopra

    Dark web monitoring allows law firms to see what sensitive information may have made its way onto the thriving global underground marketplace where cybercriminals buy and sell exposed data. It can also help lawyers advise clients on a wide range of legal and business matters, say Anju Chopra and Brian Lapidus of Kroll.

  • Does Rule 45 Protect Nonparties From Undue Burden?

    Matthew Hamilton

    Interpretations of Rule 45 protections vary but what's clear is that "undue burden" does not mean no burden at all. To avoid the costs of compliance with a subpoena, a nonparty should be ready to demonstrate its disinterest in the litigation and the anticipated cost and burden of compliance, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP.

  • Tech, Media, Telecom Investor-State Arbitration Is On The Rise

    Florencia Villaggi

    Disputes between foreign investors from the technology, media and telecommunications sector and host states are a substantial feature of the investor-state claims landscape. The recent growth of investor-state arbitrations in this sector could be explained by several factors, says Florencia Villaggi of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

  • Can Trump Replace NAFTA With A US-Mexico Trade Deal?

    Scott Flicker

    Trade promotion authority gives President Donald Trump the power to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to supplant the North American Free Trade Agreement. But if Congress determines that Trump failed to comply with procedural requirements, he could lose the ability to consummate a deal at all, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.

  • 5 More GC Tips For Succeeding As A New Associate

    Jason Idilbi

    Jason Idilbi, former BigLaw associate and general counsel of the tech startup Passport Labs Inc., returns to Law360 to share recent thoughts on best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.