International Arbitration

  • September 11, 2015

    Taiwanese Co. Wins Bid To Enforce $6.5M Contract Award

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday ordered Devon IT Inc. to pay a more than $6.5 million arbitration award in a contract dispute with Taiwan’s Clientron Corp. over the manufacture and delivery of thin-client computer components.

  • September 11, 2015

    GE Unit Urges $476M Asset Freeze In Turbine Part Dispute

    A China-based unit of GE Transportation on Thursday urged a New York federal judge to freeze more than $476 million in assets held by a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer in a contract dispute, claiming the company is hiding assets to dodge an arbitration ruling and render itself "judgment-proof."

  • September 11, 2015

    Argentina Loses Bid To DQ Arbitrator In Dispute With Total

    An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ad hoc committee has denied Argentina’s bid to disqualify an arbitrator over alleged links to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, the counsel to its adversary Total S.A. in an award dispute involving the French oil giant’s local investments.

  • September 10, 2015

    PDVSA Appeals Conoco's Right To Buy Stake In Refinery Unit

    Venezuelan state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA plans to appeal after a New York federal judge upheld ConocoPhillips' acquisition of its 50 percent stake in a coking unit at a Texas refinery, setting the stage for the latest round in the long-running dispute.

  • September 10, 2015

    Freezing Order Nixed In Fight Over Kyrgyzstan Expropriation

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has agreed to nix a freezing order aimed at assets held by Kyrgyzstan’s state-owned mining company in a dispute rooted in the expropriation of a bank owned by a Latvian businessman, saying that the order’s foundation is compromised due to recent decisions.

  • September 10, 2015

    Mediapro Claims Win In Spanish Soccer Broadcasting Battle

    Spanish media company Mediapro said on Thursday that the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration has shot down media conglomerate Grupo Prisa’s more than €200 million ($225 million) claim in a dispute over soccer broadcasting payments in Spain.

  • September 9, 2015

    Venezuela Takes Aim At Waiver Claim In $740M Award Row

    Venezuela on Tuesday urged a D.C. federal court to sign off on its bid to answer allegations that it waived a key argument in a dispute over a $740 million arbitral award, saying that a mining company only recently introduced the claim.

  • September 9, 2015

    Trinidad And Tobago Defends $2M Aluminum Project Ruling

    Sural Barbados Ltd.'s bid to partly nix an over $2 million arbitral award concerning a canceled aluminum project is a "frivolous" attempt to relitigate issues simply because the manufacturer lost the dispute, Trinidad and Tobago told a Florida federal court Tuesday.

  • September 9, 2015

    CIArb Launches Updated International Arbitration Rules

    The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, also known as CIArb, said Tuesday that it has rolled out the first update to its arbitration rules in 15 years, introducing a series of revisions based on internationally recognized and widely used guidelines backed by the United Nations.

  • September 8, 2015

    Baker & McKenzie Adds Partners And Counsel In Miami, DC

    Baker & McKenzie LLP said on Tuesday that it has hired two partners in Miami and Washington, D.C., and added counsel formerly with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, boosting its expertise in tackling complex international disputes and health care, regulatory and tax issues. 

  • September 8, 2015

    Jenner & Block Beefs Up UK Office With White & Case Partner

    Jenner & Block LLP has found a new, United Kingdom-based partner, with energy and telecommunications dispute resolution experience, to head up the litigation and international arbitration practices at its fledgling London office, the firm said last week.

  • September 2, 2015

    Baker Botts Nabs Energy-Focused Jones Day Trio In Asia

    Baker Botts LLP said Wednesday it has added a trio of former Jones Day attorneys to its Hong Kong and Beijing offices, bolstering its capabilities in oil and gas acquisitions and international arbitration amid a broader effort to expand the firm’s global reach.

  • August 31, 2015

    Australian Trade Minister Slams Opposition To China Pact

    Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb lashed out Friday at trade union opposition to the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement as "nothing short of economic sabotage," aiming to confront rising political uncertainty amid concern over the pact’s foreign worker and investor-state dispute settlement provisions.

  • August 31, 2015

    WTO Dispute Roundup: Case Delays Roiling Members

    In the latest edition of Law360's look at the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, concerns about the body's swollen caseload re-emerge, Argentina pushes the U.S. to alter its meat import rules and Indonesia's case against European Union biodiesel tariffs forges ahead.

  • August 21, 2015

    Law360 Pro Bono All Stars Show Dedication To Helping Others

    A select group of law firms have demonstrated exceptionally stalwart commitment to pro bono work year after year, dedicating substantial resources over the past half-decade to impactful cases crucial to the public good, earning a spot on Law360’s 2015 list of Pro Bono All Stars.

  • August 21, 2015

    20 Firms Show How To Win Big And Do Good

    Twenty law firms showed the same passion for taking on hard cases and scoring victories in pro bono matters as they displayed for corporate clients over the past year, while also dedicating a large number of hours to those in need, earning them a spot among Law360’s Pro Bono Firms of 2015.

  • August 20, 2015

    Japan Puts Nuclear Disaster Safeguards In WTO Crosshairs

    Japanese officials on Thursday moved to assemble a World Trade Organization panel that will examine its case against South Korea's food import bans and testing requirements enacted in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster after a session of two-way consultations failed to resolve the dispute.

  • August 19, 2015

    Dechert Snags Weil Partners To Bolster Int'l Arbitration

    Dechert LLP has added two former Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP partners experienced in representing energy, construction, hospitality and metals and mining companies in global disputes, to bolster its growing international arbitration practice from Washington, D.C., the firm has announced.

  • August 17, 2015

    How Much Money Does It Take To Make A Lawyer Happy?

    Money does make lawyers happy, but it takes a lot of money. A Law360 survey shows lawyers aren't completely satisfied with their job until they're raking it in. Find out here just how much it takes to make a lawyer content.

  • August 7, 2015

    WTO Dings EU's Duty Probe Of Chinese Fasteners

    The World Trade Organization ruled on Friday that the European Union did not conduct a fair investigation when revising its anti-dumping duties on Chinese iron and steel fasteners in order to comply with an earlier adverse decision, asserting that Beijing wasn't given a fair shake in the probe.