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International Arbitration

  • July 5, 2016

    Emergency Measures Axed In Russian Co.'s Moldova Bank Row

    An emergency arbitrator in Stockholm has rebuffed a Russian company's attempt to pause a mandatory share-divestiture process following a finding by Moldovan authorities that the shares had been improperly acquired.

  • July 5, 2016

    Public Sector Unions Slam EU Investment Court Proposal

    An international organization of public sector unions urged the European Parliament Tuesday to reject the European Union’s proposed Investment Court System, arguing it would open governments to a flood of corporate lawsuits.

  • July 5, 2016

    S. Sudan Must Pay $40M In Power Contract Row, Tribunal Says

    South Sudan owes over $40 million for consistently falling short on a nearly $200 million contract with Active Partners to construct electric power infrastructure, an ad hoc arbitral tribunal has ruled, saying the country did not show drought and civil war frustrated its contract compliance ability.

  • July 5, 2016

    Indian Chemical Co. Must Pay $6M Award, Judge Says

    A Bombay High Court judge on Friday enforced a nearly $6 million London arbitration award issued to an Emirati trading company in a dispute with an Indian chemical distributor over a bitumen supply agreement, saying the Indian company had not shown why enforcement should be refused.

  • July 5, 2016

    Hogan Lovells’ LA Office Gains Complex Litigation Pro

    Hogan Lovells has landed a former Arent Fox partner in its litigation, arbitration and employment group in Los Angeles whose focus is in complex commercial litigation, including consumer-related class action defense work and unfair competition litigation, the firm said Tuesday.

  • July 5, 2016

    Egyptian Brothers Give In Just As $100M UBS Debt Trial Starts

    Egyptian businessmen Ramy and Michel Lakah's quest to avoid liability to UBS and other banks for a $100 million bond debt default took a bizarre turn Tuesday when the brothers refused to participate in their own trial, nine years in the making, over whether they would have to submit to binding arbitration.

  • July 5, 2016

    Hogan Lovells Nabs Dechert International Arbitration Atty

    Hogan Lovells on Tuesday announced that a lawyer who got his start at the firm has come back to join its Dubai office from Dechert LLP, adding an international arbitration attorney known for helping developers and builders avoid and win disputes.

  • July 5, 2016

    WTO Slates Japan, Korea For Transmission Valve Showdown

    The World Trade Organization on Monday formally established a dispute settlement panel to adjudicate Japan’s case against South Korea’s tariffs on pneumatic transmission valves used in cars, electronics and other machinery, moving the case ahead after the two sides failed to strike a resolution.

  • July 1, 2016

    Singapore Proposes Legalizing Third-Party Dispute Funding

    Citing a need to stay competitive with international legal hubs like London, Paris and Geneva, Singapore on Thursday proposed abolishing its longstanding ban on third-party funding for lawsuits and arbitration proceedings.

  • July 1, 2016

    Australian Trap Shooter Gets Another Shot At Olympic Team

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday that Australia’s governing body for shooting will have to reconsider the reserve status of a trap shooter who appealed its decision to leave him off of the 2016 Rio Olympics team, a day after another athlete was deemed ineligible.

  • July 1, 2016

    Russia Rips Yukos Investors Over $50B Award

    Russia urged a D.C. federal judge on Friday to throw out a bid by shareholders of the defunct oil giant Yukos to confirm $50 billion in arbitral awards that a Dutch court recently annulled, saying U.S. law doesn’t allow the shareholders to simply pause the case for several years while they appeal the Dutch decision.

  • July 1, 2016

    Czechs Ask Full DC Circ. To Flip Panel’s OK Of $325M Award

    The Czech Republic has asked the full D.C. Circuit to reverse a split panel decision that revived a $325 million arbitration award it owes a medical equipment company, saying the arbitral dispute had nothing to do with their business relationship and therefore can’t be confirmed by the federal courts.

  • July 1, 2016

    3 Secrets Of Int'l Arbitration Every Atty Should Know

    International arbitration may not be something that's top-of-mind for lawyers in other practice areas, but harboring a misunderstanding of the field may come back to haunt attorneys whose clients find themselves in the midst of an international dispute. Here, international arbitration attorneys dish to Law360 the things they wish their nonspecialist colleagues knew.

  • June 30, 2016

    SIAC Launches New Arbitration Rules For 2016

    The Singapore International Arbitration Centre on Thursday officially launched its 2016 rules, which include new consolidation and joinder provisions and a new procedure for the early dismissal of claims and defenses that's unique among major commercial arbitration centers.

  • June 30, 2016

    Croatia-Slovenia Territorial Row Survives Arbitrator Contact

    A Dutch arbitral body said Thursday that an arbitration to resolve a territorial and maritime dispute between Croatia and Slovenia will continue despite Slovenia's out-of-court contact with an arbitrator who later resigned, prompting Croatia to say it will continue boycotting the proceedings.

  • June 30, 2016

    Women 27% Of Arbitrators Tapped By Stockholm Chamber

    The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce appointed women in more than a quarter of the cases in which it was tasked with appointing an arbitrator in 2015, the organization said Thursday in a statement that followed its May pledge to ensure more women are represented in international arbitration.

  • June 30, 2016

    Judge Sinks Late Bid For $100M Egypt Bond Debt Trial Delay

    A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday turned aside an eleventh-hour bid by Egyptian businessmen Ramy and Michel Lakah to delay a trial that will decide if they may be held liable in arbitration to debt investors including UBS AG for $100 million in bond debt that the two brothers controlled.

  • June 30, 2016

    Indian Oil Co. Fleeing Yemen Chaos Sues Gov’t For $4M Award

    An oil company owned by the Indian state of Gujarat that says rising levels of violence in Yemen forced it to abandon its oil exploration activities there in 2011 asked a D.C. federal judge on Wednesday to make the country pay a $3.7 million arbitration award related to the dispute.

  • June 30, 2016

    Commodities Co. Sues Insurer For $2.5M Bonds To Pay Award

    A Singaporean commodities trader pursuing a U.S. shipping company for a $6 million arbitral award over a shipbuilding and chartering contract sued the shipper’s insurance company in Illinois federal court Wednesday, demanding payment on $2.5 million in bonds that secured the contract.

  • June 29, 2016

    Clifford Chance Adds Ex-ICSID Atty From Simpson Thacher

    Clifford Chance LLP’s Washington, D.C., office has added to the ranks of its international arbitration counsel with the hiring of a partner from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP who has served as legal counsel at the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.