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International Arbitration

  • March 4, 2016

    Venable Nabs International Biz Ace From Whiteford Taylor

    There aren’t many lawyers who have been tapped for their knowledge of the economic benefits of trade compacts, tax planning, international debt collection arbitral proceedings and the legal considerations of shooting down drug-smuggling aircraft during peacetime.

  • March 4, 2016

    Judge's Rejection Of Arbitrator Bias Shows Local Laws Rule

    An English High Court judge's recent decision rejecting allegations of apparent bias against an arbitrator whose firm represented an affiliate of a party in an arbitration, eschewing clear guidance from the International Bar Association, is a reminder of the importance of an arbitration seat's local laws.

  • March 4, 2016

    Ecuador Appeals Chevron's $96M Win To High Court

    Ecuador has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a D.C. Circuit ruling favoring Chevron Corp. in the company’s bid to confirm a $96 million arbitration award ordered against the country in a dispute involving the development of Ecuador’s oil fields.

  • March 4, 2016

    Linklaters Adds New US Dispute Resolution Partner In DC

    Linklaters LLP has hired a white collar criminal attorney and civil litigator with substantial expertise in cross-border cases to bolster its U.S. dispute resolution practice in its Washington, D.C. office, the firm said.

  • March 4, 2016

    SunEdison Makes $28.5M Deal In Latin American Power Fight

    Solar and wind power company SunEdison Inc. on Friday said it has reached a $28.5 million deal to end its fight with investors in Latin America Power Holding BV over a failed $733 million deal to acquire the South American renewable energy firm.

  • March 4, 2016

    Miner Wants Ottawa To Halt Mongolia Aid Over Award Row

    Khan Resources Inc. is pushing the Canadian government to suspend millions of dollars in aid to Mongolia until the country agrees to pay a $106 million award ordered against it for canceling Khan's licenses to develop one of the world’s largest untapped uranium reserves.

  • March 4, 2016

    India Targets US Visa Policy In New WTO Complaint

    The Indian government has launched a new World Trade Organization dispute asserting that various U.S. policies governing the distribution of temporary worker visas in the information technology sector is discriminatory, the WTO announced Friday.

  • March 3, 2016

    Wind Investors Allege Corporate Coup, Resist Sacking Attys

    Two Texas wind investors whose company Soaring Wind Energy recently won a $70 million arbitration award from a Chinese business partner urged a Texas federal judge Wednesday to slap down a request to swap out Soaring Wind’s counsel, saying the request was illegal and would result in lawyers gobbling up half the award.

  • March 3, 2016

    Arbitrator Deadlines May Tip Balance, Kaufmann-Kohler Warns

    While increased efforts to expedite arbitration awards have been well-received, institutions must take care that artificial deadlines don't result in poorly thought out awards, leading international arbitrator Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler told Law360.

  • March 3, 2016

    Sedgwick Snags Ex-Seyfarth Shaw Litigation Pro In DC

    Sedgwick LLP said Thursday it has bolstered its litigation practice group in Washington, D.C., by tapping a former Seyfarth Shaw LLP attorney with experience advising clients on litigation involving construction, engineering, government contracts and aerospace, in federal court as well as in international arbitration.

  • March 3, 2016

    Marine Services Co.’s Assets Frozen In $1.6M Award Row

    A Texas federal judge on Thursday granted commercial diving company Epic Diving & Marine Services LLC’s bid to freeze certain assets belonging to marine and subsea construction firm Ranger Offshore Inc. in Epic’s push to confirm a nearly $1.6 million arbitration award against the company.

  • March 3, 2016

    Investment Bank Penalized After Failed Bid To Escape Award

    Canadian investment bank Jacob Securities received a wrist slap from an Ontario court Wednesday when a judge imposed a partial penalty on it for raising a dubiously speculative claim to set aside an arbitration award in a renewable energy financing dispute with an asset management company.

  • March 3, 2016

    Apple Wins Arbitration In IPhone Antenna Patent Row

    A California federal judge granted Apple's sought arbitration against Chinese manufacturer BYD over the latter's antenna patent infringement allegations Wednesday, siding with the technology giant's arguments that the court has jurisdiction over BYD and that it was properly party to an arbitration agreement with a subsidiary.

  • March 3, 2016

    Taiwan Windshield Wiper Co. Can't Disrupt Arbitration Award

    A California federal judge has confirmed a $1.3 million arbitration award in favor of a U.S. distributor for a Taiwanese windshield wiper manufacturer given in a contractual dispute between the companies, rejecting the manufacturer’s claim that the arbitrator who doled out the award had exceeded his authority.

  • March 2, 2016

    Brazilian Insurer Says US Court Can't Back ICC Ruling

    A Brazilian insurance company continued to press a New York federal judge Wednesday to toss energy giant Alstom’s bid to confirm an International Chamber of Commerce decision that would hamper its efforts to recover $24 million in claims related to a fire at an aluminum plant it insured, citing jurisdictional issues.

  • March 2, 2016

    UK Court Won't Nix Contract Dispute Awards Over Bias Claim

    A British judge on Wednesday upheld two arbitral awards challenged by a British Virgin Islands company in a contract dispute with a Malaysian company over a project in Iraq, finding the arbitrator who gave the awards was not biased by an alleged conflict of interest.

  • March 2, 2016

    Romania Is Misstating Annulment Of $250M Award, Court Told

    Attorneys for two Swedish food investors trying to collect on an arbitration award of nearly $250 million against the Romanian government over revoked economic incentives told a New York federal judge Wednesday that Romania is misrepresenting a World Bank independent committee’s refusal to annul the award.

  • March 2, 2016

    A-Power Near Default As GE Affiliate Seeks To Collect $476M

    A Chinese affiliate of General Electric Co. appeared poised Tuesday to win a default judgment in New York federal court against A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd. in its effort to collect on a 2012 arbitration award now worth $476 million lodged in Hong Kong against the Shenyang-based company and CEO Jinxiang Lu.

  • March 2, 2016

    No Relief For Oil Tanker Co. That Cried Foul On $55M Deal

    A New York federal judge on Wednesday rejected an oil tanker company’s effort to overturn a $55 million settlement of a $500 million arbitral award it won against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp., saying evidence undermined the company’s claim that its CEO was strong-armed into signing the settlement.

  • March 2, 2016

    Reed Smith Adds Arbitration Partner In UAE

    Reed Smith LLP has kicked off celebrating the 10th anniversary of establishing its office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by luring two new partners away from Pinsent Masons LLP, including a disputes and arbitration lawyer, the firm announced on Tuesday.