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International Arbitration

  • July 25, 2018

    Tennis Org., Doping Firm Serve Player's Suit To Fed. Court

    The International Tennis Federation and a doping control firm removed a lawsuit by a professional tennis player over alleged harm from tests for performance-enhancing drugs back to Florida federal court, saying Wednesday the case belongs there because the only defendant with ties to the state is resolving claims through arbitration.

  • July 25, 2018

    Reed Smith Adds 3 Partners In Middle East Offices

    Reed Smith LLP said Tuesday that it has nabbed two attorneys from Pinsent Masons LLP and the founder of Lahiri LLC, bolstering its offerings in the Middle East with their experience in navigating construction and infrastructure projects, international arbitration, and oil and gas concerns.

  • July 25, 2018

    From Billable Hours To Bedtime Stories: Lawyering With Children

    Attorneys are clocking more billable hours than ever before, and when children enter the picture, the demands on their time and finances can drive stress levels to new heights.

  • July 25, 2018

    Ex-King & Spalding Atty Rebukes Counsel's Reasons For Exit

    A former King & Spalding associate, who has accused the firm of firing him for reporting ethical violations, responded to his counsel’s attempt to withdraw from the case by saying that their disagreement did not stem from unpaid legal bills, as his attorney claimed, and accusing the attorney of seeing him as "a walking dollar sign."

  • July 25, 2018

    Ex-PrivatBank Owners Push To Force $2.6B Suit Out Of UK

    Two former owners of PrivatBank attempted to halt the Ukrainian lender’s $2.6 billion lawsuit against them at a London court hearing Wednesday, alleging the bank had “artificially constructed” a case against U.K.-based companies they are said to control to allow it to bring the claim in the English courts.

  • July 24, 2018

    AngloGold Settles Mining Arbitration Dispute With Ghana

    South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. has resolved its International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes arbitration against Ghana over claims that illegal miners infiltrated the Obuasi gold mine after the country withdrew military protection, an attorney for the company confirmed Tuesday.

  • July 24, 2018

    Curtis Adds Gibson Dunn Litigation, Arbitration Pro

    Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP has nabbed a former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP solicitor-advocate to lead its London litigation practice and bolster its global disputes team with his extensive experience handling complex litigation and international arbitration matters.

  • July 24, 2018

    How Mammoth Student Loans Are Dogging Today's Lawyers

    Six-figure student debt is fast becoming the norm for newly minted attorneys, a reality that's taking a toll on everything from job hunting to psychological well-being.

  • July 24, 2018

    Qatar Wins Round In Int'l Court Challenge Over UAE Blockade

    The International Court of Justice on Monday ordered the United Arab Emirates not to escalate a dispute with Qatar, ruling by majority that the UAE must help Qataris who were adversely affected by an allegedly discriminatory and harmful blockade the country imposed more than a year ago.

  • July 24, 2018

    WTO Set To Decide US-India Farm Subsidy Squabble

    World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo has appointed three panelists who will adjudicate a U.S. case targeting Indian export subsidies, according to a WTO document published Tuesday.

  • July 24, 2018

    British Gov't Plans To Abide By EU Law To End Of 2020

    The U.K. will remain bound by the European Union's laws and regulatory framework until the Brexit transition period elapses at the end of 2020, according to the proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement published by the government on Tuesday.

  • July 23, 2018

    Canadian Appeals Court OKs NY Real Estate Arbitration Award

    A Canadian appeals court has enforced an arbitral award issued to a New York businessman following a dispute over commercial real estate investments in Toronto, saying a lower court improperly concluded the award was not yet binding because certain matters were still before the tribunal.

  • July 23, 2018

    Niger, Passport Co. Settle Dispute Over $46M Award

    A more than three-year battle by a British Virgin Islands passport company to enforce a $46 million arbitral award against the Republic of Niger, which the West African nation claimed had been tainted by bribery, has come to an end, the parties have told a D.C. federal court.

  • July 23, 2018

    Is The Grass Greener On The Solo Side?

    Long hours. Financial stress. Unpredictable clients. These lawyers say they've found their calling.

  • July 23, 2018

    Investors Say Romania Can't Keep Avoiding $250M Award

    Two Swedish food industry investors have continued to press a D.C. federal court to confirm a $250 million arbitral award against Romania, telling the court that the European country has not “satisfied the award” as it claims.

  • July 23, 2018

    Canada Uses NAFTA To Fight Trump's Solar Panel Tariffs

    The Canadian government launched a North American Free Trade Agreement challenge to the Trump administration's safeguard duties on solar panels Monday, asserting that the tariffs were imposed illegally.

  • July 23, 2018

    Italian Soccer Giant AC Milan Gets 2-Year Ban Overturned

    Storied Italian soccer club AC Milan will compete in a European club competition for the upcoming season after arbitrators overturned a two-year ban imposed for failing to balance its checkbook. 

  • July 20, 2018

    Law360's Satisfaction Survey: By The Numbers

    Being a lawyer is not easy. But among private practice attorneys, in-house counsel and government lawyers, who's feeling the greatest pressure in finances and stress? Law360's 2018 Lawyer Satisfaction Survey provides a snapshot.

  • July 20, 2018

    The Least-Stressed Attorneys In A Stressed-Out Profession

    Law360's 2018 Lawyer Satisfaction Survey shows that when it comes to career and overall well-being, one type of firm is a lawyer's happy place — at least relatively speaking.

  • July 20, 2018

    Norwegian Cruise Line Looks To Arbitrate Wrongful Death Suit

    Norwegian Cruise Line removed to Florida federal court Thursday a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a Filipino employee who died while participating in a rescue drill aboard a cruise ship, saying the claims must be arbitrated in the Philippines pursuant to the terms of his employment contract.

Expert Analysis

  • ‘Home Country’ Arbitration Clauses — Worth The Trouble?

    Timothy Nelson

    Although the varying approaches by two circuit courts in the cases of Bamberger Rosenheim v. OA Development and Polimaster v. RAE Systems might be explained by differently worded clauses, the outcomes nevertheless show that court interpretations of “home country” clauses can be difficult to predict, say partners with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • Latest CAS Olympics Ruling Contradicts 2011 Case

    Ronald Katz

    On Friday, when the Court of Arbitration for Sport essentially reversed itself by stating that the International Olympic Committee had the right to keep cleared Russian athletes out of the Pyeongchang Olympics, it appeared that intimidation from the IOC had worked. This is especially true because the basis of the new CAS opinion is diametrically opposed to a 2011 opinion of the CAS, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • The Art Of The Litigation Funding Deal

    Julia Gewolb

    As litigation funding becomes more widespread, greater complexity and variability in funding deals are to be expected. All claimants should consider certain key questions on the economics of single-case funding when considering or comparing funding terms, says Julia Gewolb of Bentham IMF.

  • Smart Contracts Need Smart Corporate Lawyers

    Matthew O’Toole

    Given the operational and security risks involved, and the substantial digital asset values transacted, the rise of distributed ledger technology and smart contracts will create new opportunities and responsibilities for transactional lawyers, say attorneys with Potter Anderson Corroon LLP.

  • Opinion

    Olympic Ban Of Cleared Russian Athletes Is Lawless

    Ronald Katz

    The International Olympic Committee’s decision to continue to ban Russian athletes from the Pyeongchang Olympics rejects the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport — a tribunal created by none other than the International Olympic Committee. But there is absolutely no reason to believe that the CAS decisions were tainted, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • How To Fix Your Broken Client Teams

    Mike O'Horo

    Law firms claim they create client teams to improve service. Clients aren’t fooled, describing these initiatives as “thinly veiled sales campaigns.” Until firms and client teams begin to apply a number of principles consistently, they will continue to fail and further erode clients’ trust, says legal industry coach Mike O’Horo.

  • How To Serve Your Blind Client Effectively

    Julia Satti Cosentino

    While a client’s visual impairment can create challenges for an attorney, it also can open up an opportunity for both attorney and client to learn from each other. By taking steps to better assist clients who are blind or visually impaired, attorneys can become more perceptive and effective advisers overall, say Julia Satti Cosentino and Nicholas Stabile of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP.

  • 6 Lessons From The Chaos Surrounding Russian Athletes

    Ronald Katz

    Less than two weeks before the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport cleared previously banned Russian athletes to compete, but on Monday the International Olympic Committee stated it will not allow such competition. This chaotic situation could have been avoided by following well-known practices in jurisprudence, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • Opinion

    Evolving Due Process In The Digital Age

    Stephen Kane

    Because courts have not modernized as quickly as companies like Amazon, Tesla and Apple, Americans are becoming increasingly dissatisfied, but technological innovations may be able to help Americans access their due process, says Stephen Kane of FairClaims.

  • Centers Of Influence Are Key To Small Law Firm Rainmaking

    Frank Carone

    In a national survey of 378 small law firms, partners ranked client referrals as the most important means of business development. Yet studies reveal that while professional services providers obtain most new clients from existing client referrals, their best new clients — the ones providing the largest pool of investable assets — overwhelmingly come from “centers of influence,” says Frank Carone, an executive partner at Abrams Fensterman.