International Arbitration

  • February 8, 2016

    US, India Talk Settlement In WTO Solar Row

    A World Trade Organization decision on the legality of India’s solar energy program has been delayed as officials in New Delhi hold meetings with the Obama administration in an attempt to reach a mutual resolution, the U.S. trade representative’s office said Monday.

  • February 8, 2016

    Spain Revokes Runner's High-Level Athlete Status For Doping

    Spain’s sports governing body has removed the high-level athlete status for track and field athlete Marta Dominguez Azpeleta, whose three-year doping ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last year.

  • February 8, 2016

    DC Circ. Denies Quick Win Over Enron Co.'s Nigeria Contract

    A Cayman Islands-based Enron affiliate was denied a quick win in its effort to claim a $12 million arbitrator’s award from the Nigerian government in the D.C. Circuit on Monday, with the court’s short ruling saying factual questions remained in dispute.

  • February 8, 2016

    TPP's Tobacco Carveout Could Rock Arbitration Landscape

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership's investment chapter includes a first-of-its-kind passage barring companies from lodging challenges against tobacco control measures, a provision that some experts say could pave the way for similar product-specific exclusions in the arbitration procedures of future U.S. trade accords. 

  • February 8, 2016

    ICSID Won’t Make Venezuela Put Up Costs In Bank Row

    The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has declined two requests from a Spanish bank in an ongoing arbitration proceeding to make the government of Venezuela pay $375,000 in arbitration costs and remove two articles bashing the company and its counsel from the Internet.

  • February 8, 2016

    Venezuela Can't Avoid Bond Over $740M Award, Miner Says

    A mining company seeking to enforce a $740 million arbitration award against Venezuela urged a District of Columbia federal judge on Friday not to let the country pause enforcement without posting a bond, saying Venezuela's big budget is no guarantee of payment given the country's perilous finances. 

  • February 5, 2016

    GCs Name Best Of The Best Attorneys

    More than 60 lawyers have been recognized by corporate counsel for cracking the code of client satisfaction and standing out among their peers for at least two years straight.

  • February 5, 2016

    8 Firms Boast The Most Client-Savvy Attorneys

    The names of eight law firms were repeatedly on the lips of general counsel this year as they reported which attorneys stood out to them as the best of the best in client service.

  • February 5, 2016

    Argentina Loses Bid To Overturn $136M ICSID Award

    An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes committee on Friday refused to annul a $136 million arbitration award ordered against Argentina in favor of two French utility companies in a dispute over the impact of measures enacted during Argentina's financial crisis on foreign investors.

  • February 5, 2016

    InterDigital Wants Arbitration Award Against LG Confirmed

    Wireless communications technology developer InterDigital Inc. asked a New York federal judge Friday to confirm an award issued by an international arbitration tribunal in December against South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics Inc. in a patent licensing dispute.

  • February 5, 2016

    Yukos Shareholders Say Recent Rulings Don't Affect DC Suit

    Former Yukos shareholders seeking to enforce a $50 billion arbitration award against Russia told a D.C. federal court Friday that two recent judgments the country brought to the court's attention, including a Swedish judgment that a tribunal lacked jurisdiction to review related claims, have no bearing on their case.

  • February 5, 2016

    Top 4 International Arbitration Boutiques

    International arbitration firms needn't have access to a multimillion-dollar budget and an army of associates to enjoy success in even the most high-profile matters, leaving an opening for boutique firms to successfully represent important clients in some of the most closely watched arbitrations in the world.

  • February 5, 2016

    Korean Co. Units Say Resort Sale Suit Calls For Arbitration

    Subsidiaries of a South Korean conglomerate on Friday pulled to federal court a lawsuit by a minority investor of a Northern Mariana Islands golf course and hotel who alleges he was defrauded in advance of a stock sale, saying his claims are subject to an international arbitration convention.

  • February 5, 2016

    Niger Owes $28M For Broken Passport Contract, Court Told

    Africard Co. Ltd. asked a New York federal court on Thursday to confirm an international arbitration award totaling more than $28 million against the Republic of Niger, which allegedly backed out of a contract for the mass production of biometric and electronic passports.

  • February 5, 2016

    WTO Panelists Named To Tackle US-Indonesia Paper Row

    World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo has named a trio of panelists to adjudicate Indonesia’s claim that U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing measures on coated paper imports have violated WTO rules, according to a notice circulated on Friday.

  • February 5, 2016

    Nigeria Strong-Armed Deal In $500M Contract Beef, Co. Says

    An oil tanker supply company urged a New York federal court on Thursday to revive its suit to enforce a more than $500 million arbitration award against Nigeria's state-owned petroleum company, saying the nation’s government bullied one of the supplier’s directors into settling the contract dispute for a song.

  • February 5, 2016

    Hair Extension Co. Loses Injunction Bid In Noncompete Fight

    An Italian hair extension company suing its former owners for allegedly violating noncompete agreements and stealing company secrets couldn't convince a New York federal judge to order them to halt their alleged infringement on Thursday, but it continued to fight for a trial and resist the former owners' request for arbitration in Italy.

  • February 5, 2016

    Dentons Expands Milan Practice With 2 New Partners

    Two new partners have joined Dentons’ recently established Italian branch to buttress the firm’s litigation and arbitration group and jump-start its Milan, Italy-based tax practice, Dentons has announced.

  • February 5, 2016

    EU Tells 2nd Circ. $200M Award Is Based On 'Illegal' Treaty

    U.S. courts shouldn’t enforce an arbitrator’s award worth at least $200 million against Romania because the investment treaty that two Swedish food businessmen used to initiate proceedings is itself illegal, the European Commission told the Second Circuit on Thursday.

  • February 4, 2016

    German Judges Slam TTIP Investment Arbitration Model

    Germany’s largest association of judges and public prosecutors has rejected a proposed investment arbitration court that's included as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal, saying it sees "neither a legal basis nor a need" for such a court.