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.
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.
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.
Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami urged a Florida federal judge on Friday not to send the governments’ dispute with the Marlins over a piece of the baseball team’s $1.2 billion sale to international arbitration, arguing the team has waived its right to arbitrate.
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A U.S. machine tools distributor urged a Wisconsin federal court Thursday to find that a Korean manufacturer improperly tried to terminate their multimillion-dollar distribution deal, and to nix a clause stipulating that their disputes would be arbitrated in a nonexistent South Korean forum.
A Canadian court Thursday refused to back The Walt Disney Co.'s choice for how to arbitrate a dispute over $15 million of insurance coverage toward an undisclosed settlement with a meat processor that sued over ABC's characterization of a beef product as "pink slime."
Syndicates of Lloyd’s of London who paid out $500 million to Chevron for a Gulf of Mexico oil rig that broke asked the Fifth Circuit on Thursday to kick its reimbursement dispute with rig engineers to arbitration, saying a Texas federal judge should have never weighed in on the merits of the claims because a valid arbitration clause existed.
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Banco Santander SA urged a New York federal court on Thursday to turn away a group of Mexican former shareholders in Banco Popular Español SA seeking information needed for an upcoming arbitration against Spain, arguing their petition stretches the applicable statute "far beyond its breaking point."
The Dominican Republic has urged a Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal to toss an American couple's $41.5 million claim alleging the country obstructed their gated community's ecotourism expansion, saying the couple used their Dominican nationality to avoid fees, but played up their Florida connections when filing an international claim.
Reed Smith LLP has hired an international arbitration pro from Norton Rose Fulbright with a background representing mining, oil and gas clients for its office in Singapore, the firm said recently.
Romania on Wednesday again urged a D.C. federal court to reject efforts by two Swedish food industry investors to confirm a $250 million arbitral award, arguing that the men botched an attempt to notify the country of the proceedings and can’t produce evidence saying otherwise.
An English High Court judge on Thursday left it to counsel to come up with conditions to be imposed on proceedings initiated by an investment firm and a bank seeking millions owed to them by Azerbaijan's largest commercial bank, an effort to ensure that a pending appeal is not mooted.
A New York federal judge on Thursday granted the motions of three banks to compel arbitration in three proposed class actions challenging the banks’ purported “last look” practices in the foreign exchange market.
Alexis Mourre, the current president of the International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration, has announced that he will be seeking an additional three-year term to begin in July.
A number of Republican senators revealed Thursday that President Donald Trump is considering rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the regional trade accord he abandoned soon after taking office before shifting his focus to reshaping the North American Free Trade Agreement.
France's highest court has reinstated a $50 million arbitral award issued to a Ukrainian energy company in a dispute with the Republic of Moldova stemming from an energy supply agreement, which had previously been set aside on jurisdictional grounds.
The question I ask about new technology is how can it improve the quality of my practice — and my life? This year, the iPhone X, the Apple Watch Series 3 and a .LAW domain have proven to be great investments, for professional and personal reasons, says attorney Paul Kiesel of Kiesel Law LLP.
Bartlit Beck was a wonderful place to work for 18 years, and the lawyers there are not only excellent attorneys but also great people. That said, I can look analytically at the Bartlit Beck fee model and make some observations on its pros and cons, says J.B. Heaton, founder of investment analytics company Conjecture LLC.
For bondholders of certain nationalities with idiosyncratic circumstances, arbitration against Venezuela may provide advantages over court litigation. But for the typical bondholder looking to recover unpaid principal and interest following Venezuela’s default on its sovereign bonds, court litigation is likely superior, say Richard Cooper and Boaz Morag of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
We tell jurors how important they are to the successful implementation of our judicial system, but oftentimes we don’t treat them with the reverence they deserve. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, Lisa Blue of Baron and Blue, and Robert Hirschhorn of Cathy E. Bennett & Associates advocate three improvements to give jurors an active role in our civil and criminal jury trials.
It used to be that hiring a good law firm was the single most important thing a company could do when facing litigation. You could now make the case that an organization’s most powerful asset in prosecuting or defending a claim is its information, says Linda Sharp, associate general counsel of ZL Technologies and chair of the ACC Information Governance Committee.
In its new report on the effects of automation in the workplace, McKinsey Global Institute identifies lawyers as less susceptible to the sort of automation that could put one-third of American workers out of a career by 2030. This may seem reassuring, but it doesn't mean automation won't disrupt our bottom line, says Michael Moradzadeh of Rimon PC.
Gary Ford's new book, "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law," is more than a biography of the first African-American woman to become a federal judge. It presents in vivid detail how her work altered the legal landscape of the United States, says U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke of the Southern District of Florida.
Google’s status as a go-to research tool has transformed legal research habits, leading critics to view law libraries as cost centers. Law firms should embrace Google-style research tools and manage costs efficiently in order to position their libraries as valuable assets for years to come, says Donna Terjesen of HBR Consulting.
Millennials are now the largest living generation and comprise one-third of jurors. While it is impossible to generalize a group so large and diverse, trial lawyers should be mindful of certain generational differences, say baby boomer Lee Hollis and millennial Zachary Martin of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC.
The World Trade Organization is in Buenos Aires this week for its biennial conference with increasingly diminished expectations for updating international trade rules. One subject not on the agenda, but likely to be hotly debated, is the ongoing U.S. block on the appointment of new WTO Appellate Body members, says former WTO permanent delegate Robert McDougall, now a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.