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International Arbitration

  • April 25, 2016

    Q&A With Mayer Brown's Michael Lennon

    Good cross-examination of witnesses can be a major contributor to a successful outcome in international arbitration. Occasionally, you can turn your opponent’s witness into the best witness for your case. That truly is a bombshell moment, says Michael Lennon Jr., a partner in Mayer Brown LLP's international arbitration practice.

  • April 22, 2016

    Chadbourne Attys Fight Sanctions Bid In $770M Award Row

    Chadbourne & Parke LLP attorneys representing Congo in a fight against a $770 million arbitral award told a D.C. federal court Thursday that they should not be sanctioned for their client’s failure to respond to the court’s discovery order.

  • April 22, 2016

    Audio Co. Can't Force Arbitration On IP Rights, Court Hears

    British company Vedanti Systems Ltd. asked a California federal court Friday to declare that it need not participate in arbitration brought by Max Sound Corp. concerning a contract to enforce intellectual property rights, saying it was never a party to the pact and therefore cannot be bound by its arbitration clause.

  • April 22, 2016

    Covington, Columbia Unveil International Arbitration Program

    Covington & Burling LLP and Columbia Law School are launching an annual international arbitration academy, the first of its kind in the country, the firm said in an interview with Law360 Friday.

  • April 22, 2016

    Egyptian Brothers Can't Revisit Some Evidence In $100M Row

    Two Egyptian business owners accused of failing to pay $100 million in bond debt cannot relitigate a finding that certain evidence is admissible at an upcoming trial on their bid to stay arbitration proceedings in the dispute, a New York federal judge has ruled.

  • April 22, 2016

    Brazilian Reinsurer Takes Arbitration Battle To 2nd Circ.

    A Brazilian reinsurer is appealing to the Second Circuit a New York federal judge's confirmation of three arbitration awards for Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity Co. over a $168 million insurance settlement, one of which nixed NICO’s $41 million portion of the bill, according to a Thursday notice.

  • April 22, 2016

    Rising Star: McDermott Will's Lisa Richman

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP partner Lisa Richman has made a name for herself as forceful advocate both for and against sovereign governments and multinational corporations across numerous international fora, landing herself a spot among Law360's first batch of top arbitration attorneys under 40.

  • April 22, 2016

    Venezuela Must Pay Nearly $100M To British Food Co.

    A World Bank tribunal has ordered Venezuela to pay the British food products company Vestey Group Ltd. nearly $100 million for the unlawful expropriation of its cattle ranching operation, ending more than a decade of arbitration.

  • April 22, 2016

    Q&A With Jenner & Block’s Richard Ziegler

    The “culture” of the international arbitration process promotes civility. One of the things I like least about courtroom litigation is the tendency for advocates to lose their professional compasses and indulge in silly or snide attacks on the other side or its counsel. Happily, tactics of that sort are alien to the international arbitration culture, says Richard Ziegler, co-chairman of Jenner & Block's global international arbitration practice.

  • April 22, 2016

    Aussie Solar Panel Co. Asks Judge To Toss $1.3M Award

    An Australian solar panel company and its Nevada-based intermediary asked a New York federal court Thursday to set aside a more than $1.3 million award granted to China’s Trina Solar Ltd.’s U.S. subsidiary for the Australian company's alleged failure to pay for solar panels.

  • April 22, 2016

    WTO Dispute Roundup: Russia, Mexico Turn Up The Heat

    In Law360’s latest glimpse at the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body, Mexico stymies a U.S. bid to settle the tuna labeling dispute, Russia forges ahead with its case against Ukrainian fertilizer duties, and countries inch close to selecting a new Appellate Body member.

  • April 22, 2016

    Q&A With Debevoise & Plimpton's Christopher Tahbaz

    If you're interested in a career in international arbitration, focus on learning how to be a great advocate. The world is full of people who know the ins and outs of the various institutional rules, and who understand the theoretical underpinnings of arbitration, but what separates the great from the good are top-notch advocacy skills, says Christopher Tahbaz, co-chairman of Asian litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

  • April 21, 2016

    Arbitration Stays Suit In Singaporean $6M Swaps Loss Row

    A Singapore brokerage’s lawsuit against one of its agents and his wife for failing to pay a S$8.1 million ($6 million) trading loss must take a backseat to arbitral proceedings the wife initiated against it, a high court judge ruled Wednesday.

  • April 21, 2016

    Rising Star: Freshfields' Caroline Richard

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s Caroline Richard, recently elected partner, has worked on high-stakes and prominent disputes spanning five continents, earning her a spot among the top international arbitration attorneys under the age of 40 honored by Law360.

  • April 21, 2016

    Dentons Snags International Arbitration Atty From London

    An international arbitration attorney whose practice covers various industries, including energy, mineral resources, hospitality and real estate, has joined Dentons in New York after eight years with a global firm in London, according to an announcement on Wednesday.

  • April 21, 2016

    Businessman May Seek Stay Of Enforcement Of $8.1M Award

    A Federal Court of Australia judge has recognized a AU$10.5 million ($8.1 million) award issued to an Australian businessman in a loan dispute with a Chinese businessman and two construction companies, but said the respondents could file to stay enforcement during ongoing Chinese proceedings.

  • April 21, 2016

    UAE Co. Says There's Still Time To Nix $51.7M Cessna Award

    A United Arab Emirates company continued to press a New York federal court Wednesday to dismantle a $51.7 million International Chamber of Commerce award issued to the lending arm of airplane maker Cessna over aircraft leasing agreements, rejecting the contention that its bid was untimely.

  • April 21, 2016

    Q&A With Holland & Knight's Joseph Mamounas

    In many ways, international arbitration acts as a bulwark against uncertainty, providing a means to resolve disputes in a way that aims to maximize fairness and efficiency when local courts are less likely to be able to do so. I think that continued economic turmoil across the globe will solidify the place of international arbitration as the preferred means of dispute resolution, says Joseph Mamounas, a partner at Holland & Knight LLP.

  • April 22, 2016

    CORRECTED: LCIA May Seek Permission To Oversee Russian Disputes

    The London Court of International Arbitration on Wednesday said that it is still considering whether to obtain licenses from the Russian government to oversee disputes in the country, despite a troubling new regime concerning corporate disputes, even as some other international arbitral institutions have said they won’t be pursuing such a license. Correction: An earlier story misstated the LCIA’s potential plans. The error has been corrected.

  • April 21, 2016

    Q&A With Thompson Hine’s Richard De Palma

    Arbitration has always promised a less invasive, more efficient dispute resolution process, but has, at times, lost its way. I believe it can be a big winner in the current climate so long as its members remember why it was that businesses chose arbitration in the first place, says Richard De Palma, chairman of the business litigation practice group at Thompson Hine LLP.