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International Arbitration

  • May 3, 2016

    InfoSpan's Fee Bid Nixed In Venue Fight With UAE Bank

    A federal judge on Tuesday denied a technology company's bid for attorneys' fees following its successful move to arbitrate its contract dispute with an Emirati bank over money transfer technology in California instead of Dubai, saying the company isn't a "prevailing party" as contemplated by their agreement.

  • May 3, 2016

    Ghana Facing ICSID Claim From S. African Gold Mining Co.

    The South African gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. has taken Ghana into arbitration before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes after illegal miners stormed the company's Obuasi mine, according to a case registered by the center on Monday.

  • May 3, 2016

    Builders Want Wall Around Assets In $7M Notre Dame Dispute

    A builder and developer urged a Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday not to make them reveal $7 million in assets they could be forced to surrender if an English arbitrator makes them pay the University of Notre Dame for shoddy construction work on its London campus.

  • May 3, 2016

    UAE Food Co.'s Arbitration Win Can't Stand, Court Told

    Grocery distributor Global Export Marketing Co. has urged a New York federal court to vacate a $5.7 million award granted to its former Emirati business partner in a contract dispute, saying the arbitration panel that issued the award failed to order Al Maya Trading to turn over necessary financial documents.

  • May 3, 2016

    Q&A With K&L Gates' Carolyn Branthoover

    I perceive an increasing influence of general economic forces on the evolution of commercial disputes and their resolutions. Expert assessments of financial and economic conditions are becoming increasingly important to the proof of a party’s damages in international arbitration, says Carolyn Branthoover, leader of K&L Gates LLP’s litigation and dispute resolution practice area.

  • May 3, 2016

    Judge Denies Extension To Challenge Coal Supply Award

    An English High Court judge has refused to grant an extension to a company wishing to challenge a $1.6 million arbitral award issued to two Indian companies after it was accused of selling subpar quality coal, saying several relevant factors pointed "very strongly" against doing so.

  • May 3, 2016

    Mexico's $472M Tuna Label Retaliation Bid Gets WTO Panel

    The World Trade Organization on Tuesday composed an arbitration panel that will weigh Mexico’s request to impose $472 million in tariffs on U.S. products as retaliation against “dolphin safe” tuna labeling rules that have been deemed discriminatory against Mexican fishers.

  • May 3, 2016

    Q&A With Jones Day's Baiju Vasani

    The practice of international arbitration requires dedication and focus, and those wanting to break into it need to already have aspects of their resume that prove such dedication and focus in the first place, says Baiju Vasani, an international arbitration partner at Jones Day.

  • May 2, 2016

    KBR Wants No Truck With Iraqi's 'Rambling' Garage Suit

    Government contractor Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. urged a New York federal judge on Monday to dismiss a second suit brought by an Iraqi businessman who alleges his construction company was underpaid for its work on a Baghdad garage built for the U.S. State Department.

  • May 2, 2016

    NY Judge Scheindlin Leaves Bench, But Not Public Interest

    Judge Shira Scheindlin gave up her gavel Friday after over 20 years on the New York federal bench. Law360 spoke to the jurist about what she'll miss, her new roles at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and JAMS, and the importance of her daily walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • May 2, 2016

    Chadbourne Can't Evade Sanctions In Award Row, Court Told

    Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s lack of transparency while representing the Republic of Congo in a fight against a $770 million arbitral award warrants the firm being sanctioned for its client’s failure to respond to a D.C. federal court’s discovery order, a Congolese government contractor said on Monday.

  • May 2, 2016

    Italian Marine Can Go Home During Arbitration Over Shooting

    An arbitral tribunal based in The Hague said one of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen could return home from New Delhi until the arbitration proceedings have concluded, subject to further agreements between the countries, the governments said Monday.

  • May 2, 2016

    Cargill Dodges Revival Of Developer's $19M Suit Over Resort

    A New York federal judge on Friday declined to reopen a Mexican real estate company’s $19.3 million suit alleging Cargill Inc. orchestrated an “illegal takeover” of a resort development, saying witness statements provided by Cargill for an arbitration proceeding presented neither fresh nor compelling evidence.

  • May 2, 2016

    Q&A With Locke Lord's Ann Ryan Robertson

    One current trend is the slow realization that international arbitration does not reflect the composition of the world of international commerce it represents. The community has become cognizant of this issue recently and this development is encouraging. I, however, look forward to the day when diversity is not a “trend” but a fact, says Ann Ryan Robertson, an international partner at Locke Lord LLP.

  • May 2, 2016

    Curtis Opens New Geneva Office For Trade, Tax, Arbitration

    Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP will open an office in Geneva later this month to cater to international tax and investment management clients and establish a presence in a city that is a frequent venue for international trade and arbitral disputes.

  • May 2, 2016

    Roquette Asks 3rd Circ. To Undo IP Rights Arbitration Award

    A French starch manufacturer has urged the Third Circuit to dismantle an international arbitration award for intellectual property rights associated with a defunct biotechnology joint venture, claiming the arbitration panel exceeded its authority when handing down the award.

  • May 2, 2016

    Q&A With Milbank's Michael Nolan

    International arbitration involves distinct knowledge and skills but good advocacy is good advocacy, and good advocacy is hard to learn. If a young lawyer doing challenging legal work remains deeply interested in international arbitration, chances are that, at some point, international arbitration work will come along, says Michael Nolan, a partner and member of the litigation and arbitration group at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP.

  • May 1, 2016

    ICCA About More Than Promoting Arbitration, New Head Says

    As the International Council for Commercial Arbitration looks toward its biennial congress in Mauritius, the organization's new president, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Donald Donovan, said that while ICCA remains focused on promoting international arbitration, he hopes its new governing body will allow it to better contribute to ongoing debates about the arbitral system.

  • April 29, 2016

    $11M Award In Power Row Violates Public Policy, Court Told

    Nigeria told the D.C. Circuit on Friday that a district court wrongly confirmed an $11.2 million award issued to an Enron subsidiary following a dispute over a power purchase agreement, saying the award was based on a contract that was at the heart of Enron's fraud and corruption scandal.

  • April 29, 2016

    National Indemnity Says Awards Should Be Enforced

    Berkshire Hathway's National Indemnity Co. urged a New York federal court to enforce an order confirming three arbitration awards in its favor over a $168 million insurance settlement dispute while a Brazilian reinsurer appeals the order to the Second Circuit.