The top jurist for England and Wales recently called for increasing the use of the courts in matters arising from arbitration, adding to a long-running debate about the balance between the two and leaving some in the U.S. to question whether such an initiative is necessary.
As arbitration becomes more popular, it seems it becomes more encrusted with procedure — the joy of many lawyers, but the bane of most business people, says Mabry Rogers, a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
Glass manufacturer Owens Illinois Inc. was given permission to continue seeking $485 million from Venezuela for expropriating two of its factories in a ruling by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes made public on Friday.
Citgo Holding Inc. again urged a Delaware federal judge Friday to toss a lawsuit brought by a mining firm that aims to force the oil company, which is indirectly owned by Venezuela, to repatriate corporate bond revenues from Venezuela to the U.S. to pay a $1.38 billion arbitral award owed by the South American country.
I much prefer the flexibility of arbitration, the creativity that you can bring to a process that is unfettered by textbooks of procedural rules, the terrific neutrals and advocates that you meet, and the ability to learn and try to meld different legal systems into one process, says Marisa Marinelli, a partner in the litigation section of Holland & Knight LLP.
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A Nevada federal judge on Friday signed off on a magistrate judge's recommendation to stay an adult film distributor's copyright dispute with a Spanish web company during arbitration, agreeing that there is good cause to do so in light of concerns as to whether the arbitration will be successful.
Venezuela has called a roughly $1.38 billion award recently issued against it by an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal in favor of a Canadian gold miner for reneging on expected mining permits in the southeast region of Las Cristinas “unfair and disproportionate” in a statement.
K&L Gates LLP on Friday said that it hired two new partners from Mayer Brown LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP, bolstering the firm’s capabilities to handle intellectual property disputes, international arbitration and mergers and acquisitions for technology, private equity and other clients in two of its offices in China.
The European Union has asked for permission to join the Brazilian government’s challenge to Indonesia’s food safety rules and other import requirements for bovine meat, citing its role as a major global exporter of beef products, the World Trade Organization said Friday.
Technology has allowed arbitration to become so much more accessible and less costly. As a result, arbitration is being selected for dispute resolution more often than ever before. With fewer procedural burdens and better connectivity, companies seem to be less uncertain about selecting arbitration, says Kate Martinez, a member of Nixon Peabody LLP’s global dispute team.
Chadbourne & Parke LLP attorneys representing the Congo in a case over a $770 million arbitral award stemming from allegedly unpaid public works projects criticized contractor Commissions Import Export SA in D.C. federal court on Thursday for unnecessarily dramatizing its bid to withdraw as counsel.
Gibson Dunn's Rahim Moloo has represented some of the world’s largest multinational corporations in arbitrations that often seek hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation and is working to enforce a $1.4 billion award issued to a mining company in a dispute with Venezuela, earning him a place among the top international arbitration attorneys under 40 honored by Law360.
The Ninth Circuit on Thursday refused to pause a California federal court’s decision, which confirmed a more than $84 million award against a former member of Russia’s lower house of parliament for allegedly misappropriating a shareholder's interest in a Moscow shopping center, pending appeal.
The excitement and adrenaline of high-stakes and challenging matters for clients at the forefront of technological, medical and scientific advances is what attracted me to international arbitration work. I enjoy the practical problem solving, strategic planning, advocacy and rigor of complex international disputes, says Tony Stiegler, a partner at Cooley LLP.
A Texas oil company’s affiliates reiterated their request Friday to halt federal court proceedings, and a potentially new arbitration, in a Saudi engineering company’s bribery and corruption case until a related $880 million arbitration wraps up in the International Chamber of Commerce.
Payment technology giant Gemalto NV asked a Texas judge on Wednesday to turn a $46 million arbitration award against a joint venture of dozens of major American retailers into a judgment, saying a unanimous arbitral panel found Merchant Customer Exchange LLC reneged on a major contract.