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International Arbitration

  • 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.

  • April 16, 2018

    Hong Kong Wins Bid For 2022 ICCA Congress

    Hong Kong has been chosen to host the International Council for Commercial Arbitration's biennial Congress in 2022, the largest regular conference dedicated to international arbitration, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre said Monday.

  • April 16, 2018

    Investment-Row Fee Spat Should Go To Tribunal, Bank Says

    Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank urged a Florida federal court on Friday to deny a preemptive bid by two Brazilian nationals and their companies to stop an arbitrator from awarding the French bank attorneys' fees in a dispute relating to more than $9 million in soured offshore investments.

  • April 16, 2018

    NYC Bar, Arbitration Groups Release Cyberthreat Guidelines

    The New York City Bar Association, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution released a draft protocol Monday that offers guidelines on necessary cybersecurity practices for international arbitration practitioners.

Expert Analysis

  • 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.

  • 5 Legal Technology Predictions For 2018

    Jeff Ton

    While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.

  • Litigation Finance Trends To Watch In 2018

    Jay Greenberg

    Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.

  • The Enneagram And The Practice Of Law

    Jennifer Gibbs

    Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Tymkovich Reviews 'Gorsuch'

    Timothy Tymkovich

    John Greenya’s new book, “Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself,” offers readers something the confirmation hearings did not — the backstory of Neil Gorsuch and a glimpse of who Justice Gorsuch is, says Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit.

  • Roundup

    5 Most-Read Legal Industry Articles Of 2017

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    What business of law topics piqued reader interest in 2017? Take a look back at the year's five most-read legal industry articles from Law360 guest authors.

  • Spoliation Scrutiny: Disparate Standards For Distinct Mediums

    Robin Shah

    Two years ago, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) was amended to provide a clearer road map for courts analyzing whether to permit sanctions for the spoliation of evidence. Yet there is still no specific guidance for when a sanctions request relates to electronically stored and nonelectronically stored information, says Skadden associate Robin Shah.

  • Hearing The Need For More Women’s Voices In The Courtroom

    Carrie Cohen

    For many female attorneys, the results revealed in the New York State Bar Association’s recently adopted report on female litigators in the courtroom were not encouraging but not terribly surprising. Each stakeholder in the litigation process — judges, law firms and corporate clients — should contribute toward increasing female voices in the courtroom, says Carrie Cohen of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

  • Roundup

    My Strangest Day In Court

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    Every seasoned litigator has his or her fair share of courtroom stories. Check out the strange experiences that captured reader interest in this popular 2017 series.