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International Arbitration

  • 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.

  • April 16, 2018

    Miami Says Marlins Waived Right To Arbitrate Sale Dispute

    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.

  • April 13, 2018

    Megafirms Find New Heights In Grounded Market

    The biggest of BigLaw are widening the gap between themselves and their rivals, as firms of all sizes grapple with fluctuating demand and seek out their place in the legal landscape.

  • April 13, 2018

    How 5 Firms Grew Without Merging

    These firms saw double-digit growth in 2017 — one hire at a time. Here, their leaders tell Law360 of their varied approaches to attracting top talent.

  • April 13, 2018

    Law360 Reveals 400 Largest US Firms

    The annual Law360 400 ranks the largest U.S.-based law firms and vereins with a U.S. component by domestic attorney headcount.

  • April 13, 2018

    Machine Tools Co. Says Distribution Deal Was Wrongly Axed

    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.

  • April 13, 2018

    Disney's Bid In 'Pink Slime' Arbitration Row Rejected

    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."

  • April 13, 2018

    Underwriters Push Arbitration In $500M Oil Rig Payout Row

    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. 

  • April 13, 2018

    A Conversation With Baker Botts CMO Gillian Ward

    In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts at Major Lindsey & Africa interview law firm management about navigating an increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Gillian Ward, chief marketing officer at Baker Botts LLP.

  • April 13, 2018

    Banco Santander Fights Info Bid In NY For Spain Proceeding

    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."

  • April 13, 2018

    Dominican Republic Urges Toss Of $41M Ecotourism Row

    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.

  • April 13, 2018

    Reed Smith Hires Norton Rose Arbitration Pro In Singapore

    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. 

  • April 12, 2018

    Romania Says Botched Service Dooms $250M Award Row

    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.

  • April 12, 2018

    Judge Looks To Spare Azerbaijan Bank A Mooted Appeal

    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.

  • April 12, 2018

    Forex Trader Must Arbitrate 'Last Look' Claims, Judge Says

    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.

  • April 12, 2018

    ICC Court President Alexis Mourre To Seek Another Term

    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.

  • April 12, 2018

    Trump Reconsidering TPP As NAFTA Talks Trudge On

    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.

  • April 11, 2018

    Ukrainian Co. Sees $50M Award Revived By French Court

    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.

Expert Analysis

  • How 2 Devices And 1 Domain Changed My Practice In 2017

    Paul Kiesel

    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.

  • Alternative Fees: My Experience At Bartlit Beck

    J.B. Heaton

    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.

  • Why Venezuela’s Bondholders Must Litigate, Not Arbitrate

    Richard Cooper

    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.

  • Opinion

    Jurors Should Have An Active Role In Trials

    Judge Amos Mazzant III

    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.

  • Why Information Governance Is More Important Than Ever

    Linda Sharp

    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.

  • Opinion

    BigLaw Is Behind The Automation Curve

    Michael Moradzadeh

    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.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'

    Judge Marcia Cooke

    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.

  • Keeping Your Law Library Relevant In The Age Of Google

    Donna Terjesen

    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.

  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Millennial Jurors

    Zachary Martin

    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.

  • Opinion

    Standoff At WTO Is Giving Trade Ministers The Jitters

    Robert McDougall

    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.