President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after a long and public falling out between the two men over the direction of the nation's foreign policy, taking to Twitter to announce his plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson as the country's top diplomat.
An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes committee on Friday denied Venezuela's bid to disqualify a committee member overseeing the country's efforts to annul a $500 million arbitration award issued in favor of an Owens-Illinois Inc. subsidiary, the country's second disqualification bid denial in a week.
An elite Ethiopian marathon runner whose heels and feet were severely lashed for peacefully protesting Ethiopian government policy and who fought for two years to bring to the U.S. the pregnant wife and son he left behind when he sought asylum saw his dream come true thanks to the efforts of Three Crowns LLP.
Two Nigerian units of Transocean won confirmation of over $14 million in arbitration awards against an oil and gas exploration company over allegedly unpaid work on a drilling contract, with a Texas federal judge holding Monday that there is no basis to vacate or alter the awards.
Holland & Knight LLP has hired away a litigation partner from Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas in a move it says will bolster its complex commercial litigation practice.
FIFA on Monday refused to lift a 1 million Swiss franc ($1.05 million) fine issued to former Vice President Jeffrey Webb, who was banned from soccer for life for his role in a massive bribery scandal that saw hundreds of millions of dollars exchanged for lucrative media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments in the Americas.
It’s more of a norm than a rule. Its use has shifted over time, often with political winds. But the once-obscure Senate tradition is now front and center in the boiling debate over the future of the judiciary.
More federal judges are skipping the golf course to head back to the courtroom upon taking senior status, and they're playing an increasingly vital role in a strained system.
Although President Donald Trump set a record with the number of circuit judges he named during his first year, experts say that's not the whole story. Here’s our data-driven look at what the White House faces in its quest to reshape the appeals courts.
More needs to be done to build confidence in mandatory binding arbitration for tax treaties rather than just depending on external pressures to continue its use, and having nonbinding third-party mediation may be the answer, a United Nations official said on Friday.
A British energy firm and its Ghanaian subsidiary on Thursday blasted Ghana's contention that a pair of foreign orders handed down last year bar a D.C. federal court from confirming a $13.35 million arbitral award against the country over a disputed power purchase agreement, declaring the argument baseless.
Two Republican U.S. senators told attendees at a major energy conference in Houston on Friday that they were surprised by President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on aluminum and steel, and that while they support modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a cautious approach is needed in negotiating it.
New Zealand has reached side deals with five countries to exclude compulsory investor-state dispute settlement in the newly signed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to a Friday statement.
Weeks after armed men “commandeered” a subsidiary of French resource management company Veolia Group, and the Gabonese government terminated its concession to produce and distribute drinking water and electricity, the subsidiary said Friday it’s filed a conciliation request at a World Bank arbitration forum.
A Panamanian electrical energy company must arbitrate its suit seeking more than $52 million allegedly owed under contracts to operate and manage power generating facilities in Angola, the African nation told a Florida federal court on Friday.
The 11 countries remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership bloc following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal inked a new agreement Thursday, binding their economies together under a unified set of trading rules in the crucial Asia-Pacific region.
A subsidiary of U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. has asked a D.C. federal court to confirm a $128.9 million award against Venezuela's defense ministry, which was issued following a long-running dispute that arose from a $315 million contract to refurbish two warships.
International Energy Ventures Management LLC told a Texas federal court Wednesday that an arbitrator improperly tackled issues better left to the courts in finding the oil and gas consultancy waived its right to arbitrate a dispute involving a $775 million BP PLC asset sale.
Two major centers for international arbitration released reports this week indicating that the number of cases and countries involved in disputes is up, pushing the total value of claims in the billions even as the organizations diversify their ranks.
India said Wednesday it has advanced legislation to further amend its law pertaining to arbitration and conciliation, including a proposal to establish an arbitration council that would grade arbitral institutions and establish policy on professional standards, as part of efforts to encourage institutional arbitration to resolve disputes.
Legal leaders who want to meet their clients' expanding expectations should start moving their documents to future-ready document management solutions now if they want to stay competitive in the next few years, says Dan Puterbaugh of Adobe Systems Inc.
Late last year, the Sedona Conference released the third edition of its principles addressing electronic document production, updated to account for innovations like Snapchat and Twitter. It may be necessary for these principles to be updated more often in order to keep pace with technology, says Charles McGee III of Murphy & McGonigle PC.
Last week, the District of Delaware raised eyebrows by ruling that documents provided to a litigation funder and its counsel in connection with their due diligence are categorically not attorney work product. Acceleration Bay v. Activision Blizzard seems to be a case of bad facts making bad law, says David Gallagher, investment manager and legal counsel for Bentham IMF.
Artificial intelligence tools can empower attorneys to work more efficiently, deepen and broaden their areas of expertise, and provide increased value to clients, which in turn can improve legal transparency, dispute resolution and access to justice. But there are some common pitfalls already apparent in the legal industry, say Ben Allgrove and Yoon Chae of Baker McKenzie.
I have often suggested at arbitration conferences that the writing of any more articles on how to draft an arbitration clause should be outlawed. Yet, as an arbitrator, I continue to encounter cases in which inartfully drafted dispute resolution clauses cause confusion. At the risk of contributing to the scourge of online clutter, I will share a few brief thoughts on clause misfires, says David Huebner, a JAMS panelist and former U... (continued)
In "Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal," the late Yale Law School professor Robert Burt makes a compelling case for the undeniable role of the courts in protecting the vulnerable and oppressed. But the question of how the judiciary might conform to Burt’s expectations raises practical problems, says U.S. Circuit Judge Allyson Duncan of the Fourth Circuit.
Although the varying approaches by two circuit courts in the cases of Bamberger Rosenheim v. OA Development and Polimaster v. RAE Systems might be explained by differently worded clauses, the outcomes nevertheless show that court interpretations of “home country” clauses can be difficult to predict, say partners with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
On Friday, when the Court of Arbitration for Sport essentially reversed itself by stating that the International Olympic Committee had the right to keep cleared Russian athletes out of the Pyeongchang Olympics, it appeared that intimidation from the IOC had worked. This is especially true because the basis of the new CAS opinion is diametrically opposed to a 2011 opinion of the CAS, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.
As litigation funding becomes more widespread, greater complexity and variability in funding deals are to be expected. All claimants should consider certain key questions on the economics of single-case funding when considering or comparing funding terms, says Julia Gewolb of Bentham IMF.
Given the operational and security risks involved, and the substantial digital asset values transacted, the rise of distributed ledger technology and smart contracts will create new opportunities and responsibilities for transactional lawyers, say attorneys with Potter Anderson Corroon LLP.