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International Arbitration

  • June 21, 2016

    Japan TPP Opponents Fear Litigious Americans, Scholar Says

    Japanese lawmakers who oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it would give businesses the ability to sue governments before powerful arbitration tribunals are more worried about “highly litigious” U.S. companies than investor-state arbitration in general, according to a new paper from a Canadian think tank.

  • June 21, 2016

    5th Circ. Won't Reconsider McKool Smith's $1.45M Award

    A Fifth Circuit panel Tuesday declined to rethink its decision upholding an arbitral award of roughly $1.45 million to McKool Smith PC for its assistance on patent infringement cases, denying Canadian electronics manufacturer Curtis International Ltd.’s bid to bring the case back before the court.

  • June 21, 2016

    Arbitration Clause Died With Written Contract, Judge Says

    A Quebecois irrigation tech maker cannot arbitrate an irrigation systems installer's dispute over sales commissions because the companies' written contract compelling arbitration expired seven years ago, a Wisconsin federal judge ruled Tuesday.

  • June 21, 2016

    NY Court Backs ICC Ruling Against Brazilian Insurer

    A Brazilian insurance company that inherited its policyholder’s rights was bound to arbitrate a dispute with energy giant Alstom, a New York federal judge ruled Monday, confirming an International Chamber of Commerce decision that hindered the insurer’s effort to recover $24 million in claims stemming from an aluminum plant fire.

  • June 20, 2016

    Andrews Kurth Atty Defends Brief In $445M Dow IP Row

    A senior licensing lawyer at Andrews Kurth LLP knocked Bayer CropScience AG for opposing his request to submit an amicus brief in Dow Chemical Co.'s Federal Circuit appeal of a $445 million arbitral award, saying in a Sunday brief that his firm’s minor relationship with Dow shouldn’t block his testimony.

  • June 20, 2016

    Firms Must Plant Roots In These Cities To Compete Globally

    Global 20 firms have strategically widened — and narrowed — their maps, navigating their way into a handful of key international markets. Here, Law360 looks at the locations where powerhouse firms need to be.

  • June 20, 2016

    4 Firms Lead The Pack In Global Expansion

    Four law firms are leading BigLaw’s global march, making the biggest gains in international office openings in the industry over the past year through mergers and acquisitions and by opening outposts in locations from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Mexico City.

  • June 20, 2016

    Law360 Reveals The Global 20 Firms Of 2016

    For the sixth straight year, Law360 has selected and ranked the 20 law firms that have the biggest global presence and handled the largest, most groundbreaking international and cross-border matters over the past year.

  • June 20, 2016

    UK Tech Co. Appeals Order To Arbitrate Patent Licensing Row

    A U.K. technology company whose contract suit against a U.S. patent licensing company was dismissed when a New York federal court sent the dispute to arbitration said Friday that it intends to take the matter to the Second Circuit.

  • June 20, 2016

    Clyde & Co. Nabs Asia-Focused Disputes Atty From Eversheds

    An international arbitration practitioner with 15 years of experience in construction disputes and a history of working with clients in Asia has moved from Eversheds LLP to a partner gig at Clyde & Co., his new firm has said.

  • June 20, 2016

    Centerra Defends Kyrgyz Gold Deals Amid Gov’t Scrutiny

    Canadian mining company Centerra Gold Inc. defended the fairness of its mining deals with the government of Kyrgyzstan on Saturday amid increasing scrutiny by the country’s environmental regulators and politicians on the massive mine run by its subsidiary Kumtor Gold Co.

  • June 20, 2016

    Del Monte Wins $32M In Costa Rica Pineapple Contract Row

    Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. has won $32 million in arbitration from one of Costa Rica’s biggest pineapple growers, with a divided tribunal finding that the farm’s production of a nonpatented but coveted Del Monte pineapple variety after quitting its contract with the fruit giant is illegal, according to a copy of the award obtained by Law360 on Monday.

  • June 17, 2016

    Oi, Samba End Beef Over African Telecom Operations

    Brazilian telecom Oi SA said Thursday it has agreed to settle a dispute over its operations in Africa with Samba Luxco Sarl, a Helios Investors LP affiliate, to end an arbitration over an alleged breach of a shareholder agreement.

  • June 17, 2016

    Andrews Kurth Atty Can't Crash $446M Dow Row, Bayer Says

    A proposed amicus supporting Dow’s appeal of Bayer's $445.5 million arbitral award in a crop patent licensing row should be disallowed because he works for Andrews Kurth LLP, which Dow used in intellectual property matters, Bayer told the Federal Circuit on Friday.

  • June 17, 2016

    Nat'l Oilwell Varco Can't Halt Bribery Arbitration In Texas

    National Oilwell Varco Inc. affiliates cannot delay Houston arbitration over NOV's alleged Saudi contract bribery scheme until a related international arbitration wraps up, a Texas federal judge ruled Thursday in their arbitral venue dispute, ordering the sides to name potential adjudicators for the Houston matchup

  • June 17, 2016

    Repsol Hit With $5.5B Claim Over North Sea JV

    Spain's Repsol SA said Friday it is facing a $5.5 billion arbitration claim from two Chinese state-owned petroleum companies that are unhappy with the returns from their North Sea joint venture.

  • June 17, 2016

    Libya Silent In General Dynamics Award Row, Court Told

    A U.K. government contractor told a D.C. federal court on Thursday that Libya still hasn't answered its suit seeking to enforce a roughly $25 million arbitration award stemming from a contract to provide a communications and information system to the country's army.

  • June 17, 2016

    Glassmaker Seeks $490M ICSID Award From Venezuela

    An Owens Illinois Inc. affiliate whose glass factories were seized by Venezuela asked a New York federal judge to confirm a $490 million arbitral award Thursday after the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes allowed it to pursue the award over the crumbling South American country's objections.

  • June 17, 2016

    4 Tips For Representing Sovereign Nations At The WTO

    Advocating for foreign governments at the World Trade Organization carries a unique set of challenges that differentiates the work from traditional litigation on behalf of corporate clients. Here, seasoned WTO vets offer advice on how best to tackle the political and diplomatic rigors of both the client and the forum.

  • June 16, 2016

    Bulgaria Owes Russian Co. $617M For Scrapped Power Plants

    An international arbitration court in Geneva has ordered Bulgaria's National Electricity Company to pay the Russian state-owned Atomstroyexport €550 million ($617.5 million) following a dispute over a canceled nuclear power project, Bulgaria’s energy minister said Thursday.