International Arbitration

  • January 23, 2018

    Fashion Brand To Pay $2.3M In Bangladesh Accord Deal

    Two international labor unions said Monday they had reached a $2.3 million settlement in arbitration proceedings with an unnamed global fashion brand over garment factory conditions, a month after a separate deal was reached with another fashion brand under the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety.

  • January 23, 2018

    GE Unit Fights To Keep $45M Motor Dispute In Arbitration

    A French unit of General Electric Co. accused of supplying faulty motors that caused $45 million in damages has urged the Eleventh Circuit not to reverse a decision sending the dispute to arbitration, saying the Ninth Circuit in a recent decision "misread" an applicable international treaty.

  • January 23, 2018

    International Arbitration Group Of The Year: Arnold & Porter

    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP's international arbitration team scored an $800 million award for a Turkish company in a row with Pakistan over floating power ships, showing it can win big for investors as well as sovereign states and helping it land a spot among Law360's International Arbitration Groups of the Year.

  • January 22, 2018

    Indian Tech Co. Looks To Arbitrate $5M Heads-Up App Dispute

    An India-based technology company accused in a $5 million lawsuit of misrepresenting its ability to design and develop a cellphone application incorporating technology meant to keep a driver’s eyes on the road asked a Delaware federal court on Friday to send the dispute to arbitration.

  • January 22, 2018

    WTO Dispute Roundup: US Keeps Appellate Body Languishing

    In Law360’s latest glimpse of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body, the U.S. delegation continues to block the appointment of new Appellate Body judges while members squabble over compliance in cases centering on washing machines, food products and paper.

  • January 22, 2018

    International Arbitration Group Of The Year: Skadden

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP convinced courts around the world to enforce a $1.3 billion arbitration award for NTT DoCoMo Inc. in a high-stakes contract dispute last year, landing it a spot on Law360’s International Arbitration Groups of the Year for a second year in a row.

  • January 22, 2018

    Samsung, Oman Reach Deal On Refinery Bidding Row

    Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. and Oman have reached a deal resolving arbitration initiated after the Middle Eastern nation denied the South Korean company a deal to upgrade an oil refinery, despite selecting it as the preferred bidder, counsel for the company confirmed on Monday.

  • January 22, 2018

    Trump Int'l Hotels Says Fed Court Must Decide Law Firm's Suit

    Trump International Hotels Management LLC has removed to Delaware federal court a suit by Panama law firm Morgan & Morgan PA accusing the hotel management company and an affiliate of improperly responding to arbitration over a “mismanaged” Panamanian hotel by dragging the firm into the fight on “absurd” claims.

  • January 19, 2018

    Lloyd's, SFA End $64M Dickstein Malpractice Coverage Row

    The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a dispute between Lloyd's of London and SFA Group over responsibility for a $64 million malpractice judgment against a former Dickstein Shapiro lawyer, at the request of both parties.

  • January 19, 2018

    The American Arbitration Association Sets Agenda For 2018

    American Arbitration Association president and CEO India Johnson doesn't much care for it when arbitration is referred to as being big business, telling Law360 recently she considers arbitration a means of serving the public and providing a "solution to a problem." Here, Law360 takes a closer look at how the AAA and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution are focused in 2018 on improving their offerings by tackling issues like cybersecurity, arbitrator challenges, and greater cost savings for involved parties.

  • January 19, 2018

    WTO Sets Deadline For US Dumping-Calculation Changes

    The World Trade Organization on Friday said the U.S. has until Aug. 22 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.

  • January 19, 2018

    Trade Agencies Will Feel Gov't Shutdown Sting

    The shuttering of the U.S. government will have dramatic effects across the vast federal bureaucracy, and the nation’s trade apparatus is no exception, with agencies preparing for a considerable hit to ongoing negotiations and the enforcement of U.S. trade laws.

  • January 19, 2018

    Ban On Female Athletes With High Testosterone Suspended

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday announced that it had suspended a controversial rule on hyperandrogenism in international athletics for another six months, allowing women to compete as female athletes who would otherwise be barred due to high testosterone levels.

  • January 19, 2018

    Post-Stampede Ban Lifted On Senegalese Soccer Club

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday overturned a five-year ban prohibiting a Senegalese soccer club from fielding a team, a suspension handed down in the aftermath of a stampede in a cup final that left at least eight people dead.

  • January 19, 2018

    International Arbitration Group Of The Year: King & Spalding

    King & Spalding LLP’s success in treaty cases, such as its bitter battle with the Argentine government over expropriated airlines and its brokering of a $337 million settlement with Ecuador on behalf of ConocoPhillips Co., earned it a spot on Law360’s list of International Arbitration Practice Groups of the Year for 2017.

  • January 18, 2018

    Mexico Looks To Woo Investors Even As Trade Talks Drag On

    Mexico's decision last week to allow disputes to be brought against it at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes sends a "loud message" that the country is open for business, attorneys say, regardless of what happens in trade talks with its North American neighbors.

  • January 18, 2018

    Investor In Wine Distributor Wants $28M Award OK'd

    An investor in a Chilean wine distributor urged a Florida federal court Wednesday to confirm a $28 million arbitration award against a controlling shareholder who the investor says has been dodging service in multiple countries in an attempt to avoid paying the award.

  • January 18, 2018

    Cardno Says Bid To Vacate $15M Award Is Time-Barred

    Cardno Ltd. has renewed its push to enforce a $15 million arbitration award it won against an Ecuadorean engineering firm that allegedly hid a bribery scheme, telling a Florida federal judge Wednesday that the South American company's counterclaims are time-barred and invite the court to overstep its authority.

  • January 18, 2018

    CAS To Review Russian Athlete Bans Before Olympics

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Wednesday it will soon hear cases for nearly 40 Russian winter sport athletes appealing lifetime bans for violations of doping rules, allowing final decisions to be handed down before the start of the Olympics next month.

  • January 18, 2018

    Chinese Chicken Duties Still Violating WTO Rules, Panel Says

    A World Trade Organization panel ruled Thursday that the Chinese government has not done enough to adjust tariffs on U.S. poultry products that were deemed illegal, finding that the revised tariffs are still out of line with Beijing’s WTO obligations.

Expert Analysis

  • How IT And Procurement Pros Can Inform Law Firm Budgeting

    Steve Falkin

    As law firms begin preparing for their annual budget review, Steve Falkin and Lee Garbowitz of HBR Consulting discuss why firm leaders should give their internal information technology and procurement teams a seat at the table.

  • Getting Real About Artificial Intelligence At Law Firms

    Mark Williamson

    Artificial intelligence needs to be legally defensible in order to be useful to law firms. There are requirements for making this happen, says Mark Williamson, co-founder and chief technology officer of Hanzo Archives Ltd.

  • Perception Vs. Reality At Trial

    Martha Luring

    The long litigation life cycle for large, complex civil lawsuits provides ample time for clients and counsel to form strong opinions — often negative when based on adversarial exchanges — about the opposing trial team, their witnesses and their experts. Martha Luring of Salmons Consulting shares some common perceptions not always shared by jurors.

  • Proportionality, Not Perfection, Is What Matters

    John Rosenthal

    A few jurists and commentators have recently caused a stir in the e-discovery community by arguing that litigants should avoid using keyword searches to filter or cull a document population before using predictive coding. This “no-cull” rationale undermines the principle of proportionality at the heart of the recent changes to Federal Rule 26, say John Rosenthal and Jason Moore of Winston & Strawn LLP.

  • Make Way For The 'Unicorns'

    Lucy Endel Bassli

    By "unicorn" I don’t mean the next great tech startup with a valuation of $1 billion. I mean the new breed of lawyers realizing that there are better ways to get their day jobs done, says Lucy Endel Bassli, assistant general counsel leading the legal operations and contracting functions at Microsoft Corp.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: McConnell Reviews 'Unequal'

    Judge John McConnell

    As widespread claims of sexual misconduct continue to surface in the entertainment industry and beyond, a discussion of how judges treat workplace discrimination cases may be particularly timely. Here, U.S. District Judge John McConnell reviews the book "Unequal: How America’s Courts Undermine Discrimination Law," by professors Sandra Sperino and Suja Thomas.

  • Roundup

    Making Pro Bono Work

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    In this series, attorneys explore the challenges and rewards of pro bono volunteering in the legal profession.

  • Being There: Preparing Witnesses For Depositions

    Alan Hoffman

    Preparing witnesses to be deposed is a critical element of discovery. It is important to remember that each witness is an individual with unique personal qualities, strengths and weaknesses. Getting to know the witness helps establish rapport and trust, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.

  • 6 Key Considerations In China-Related Arbitrations

    Ing Loong Yang

    As commercial ties between mainland China and the rest of the world broaden and deepen, the number of China-related commercial disputes has also increased. Parties to disputes in China, especially foreign-invested enterprises, should carefully consider if and how to pursue arbitration in China, say Ing Loong Yang and Tina Wang of Latham & Watkins LLP.

  • Series

    Making Pro Bono Work: The Sidley-Exelon Partnership

    Kelly Huggins

    Exelon Corp. and Sidley Austin LLP have been working together on both short- and long-term pro bono matters for the past 10 years. We offer a glimpse of how we got started and what we have done in the hope that other corporate legal departments and law firms might find ways to work together to meet the legal needs of the poor, say Kelly Huggins, pro bono counsel at Sidley Austin, and Margaret Balsley-Cross, assistant general counsel at Exelon.