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International Arbitration

  • December 21, 2015

    Disputed IP Rights Properly Awarded To Biotech Co.: Judge

    A Delaware federal judge on Monday upheld an international arbitration award for intellectual property rights associated with a defunct biotechnology joint venture that had been formed to develop certain products associated with microalgae, affirming that the rights had been properly issued to biotech company Solazyme Inc. alone.

  • December 21, 2015

    Hanes Must Face $36M Contract Row In Haiti, Court Told

    A Haitian clothing manufacturer urged a North Carolina federal court Friday to dismiss a Hanes subsidiary's move to force a $36 million contract dispute into arbitration in Miami, arguing the court lacks jurisdiction over the two foreign companies with issues that go back nearly two decades.

  • December 21, 2015

    Aussie Solar Panel Co. Can Serve Claim In US, Court Says

    An Australian solar panel company can serve its claim over an allegedly botched purchase agreement against the American affiliate of an Australian solar panel wholesale company in the U.S., an Australian judge has ruled, even while related arbitration proceedings in New York are ongoing.

  • December 21, 2015

    Blatter To Appeal 8-Year FIFA Ethics Ban For Him, Platini

    Beleaguered FIFA president Joseph "Sepp" Blatter will appeal a decision by the FIFA Ethics Committee to ban him and European confederation president Michel Platini for eight years, his attorney said late Monday.

  • December 18, 2015

    The Firms That Dominated In 2015

    Three legal stalwarts landed at the top of the pack in 2015 to take the title of Law360’s Firms of the Year, bolstered by their combined 27 Practice Group of the Year wins and their deft handling of high-stakes, high-profile work.

  • December 18, 2015

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 would like to congratulate the winners of its Practice Group of the Year awards, given to those firms that came through for clients by sealing the biggest deals and securing wins in high-stakes litigation.

  • December 18, 2015

    Cessna Asks Court To Affirm $51M Judgment Against UAE Co.

    The lending arm of light airplane maker Cessna asked a New York federal court on Thursday to sign off on a $51.7 million International Chamber of Commerce award against a United Arab Emirates company over aircraft leasing agreements.

  • December 18, 2015

    Ecobank Can't Stay Enforcement Of Ex-CEO's $27M Award

    Ecobank Transnational Inc. lost an appeal to prevent its former CEO from enforcing judgments for wrongful termination from two West African courts totaling about $27 million when the London Court of Appeal ruled that the bank had waited too long after initiating arbitration proceedings to apply for an injunction.

  • December 18, 2015

    Slovenia Must Pay Croatia $46M In ICSID Power Plant Row

    The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ordered Slovenia on Thursday to pay Croatia's national electric company an award equivalent to more than $46 million in a dispute over the operation of a joint nuclear power plant.

  • December 18, 2015

    $84M Arbitration Award Shouldn't Freeze Assets, 9th Circ. Told

    A former member of Russia’s lower house of parliament urged the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reverse a prejudgment freeze on his assets in a dispute over an $84 million London arbitration award, saying the freeze cannot stand because the lawsuit is seeking a legal, not equitable, remedy.

  • December 18, 2015

    Obama Taps BigLaw Talent For Investment Dispute Panels

    President Barack Obama intends to appoint three new members each to the panels of arbitrators and conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, calling on partners from Arnold & Porter LLP, Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Bryan Cave LLP, according to a statement from the White House.

  • December 18, 2015

    Chemical Co. Challenges Shipper's $850K Arbitration Dodge

    ICC Chemical Corp. has filed a petition in New York federal court seeking to throw out an arbitration award it says improperly denied it $850,000 sought from a maritime shipping company it blames for botching a polyester chemical shipment.

  • December 18, 2015

    Japan, Israel Look To Establish Investment Treaty

    Japan and Israel reached an agreement Thursday to work toward establishing a bilateral treaty to govern terms and conditions for investment opportunities within the countries following a year's worth of increased talks and cooperation, according to local media reports.

  • December 18, 2015

    Australia Handed Win In Philip Morris Plain Packaging Row

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration on Thursday refused to hear Philip Morris Asia Ltd.'s case challenging Australia's policy banning all branding from cigarette packages as illegal under a bilateral treaty between the Pacific nation and Hong Kong.

  • December 17, 2015

    Lawmakers In India Advance Int’l Arbitration Overhaul

    The Indian government took another step intended to make the country more friendly to international investors on Thursday after its lower house of parliament passed a bill introducing broad changes to its system of international commercial arbitration.

  • December 17, 2015

    Venezuela Will Appeal Upholding Of $740M Arbitration Award

    Venezuela told a D.C. federal court Wednesday that it will appeal the court’s upholding in November of a $740 million arbitration award the country was ordered to pay to mining company Gold Reserve Inc.

  • December 17, 2015

    Congo Must Release Asset Info In $770M Arbitration Row

    A Washington, D.C., federal judge ordered the Republic of Congo on Thursday to turn over information about its assets to a public works contractor so the company can move toward collecting nearly $770 million it won in arbitration.

  • December 17, 2015

    Scottish Co. Asks Court To Enforce Arbitration Award

    A Scottish company that provides ventilation products for wastewater treatment plants asked a Washington federal court on Wednesday to enforce a foreign arbitration award it won in a dispute with a Washington company it had contracted with to market its products in China.

  • December 17, 2015

    Magnusson Taps Ex-Vinge Int'l Arbitration Pro In Sweden

    European law firm Magnusson has expanded its dispute resolution practice group with an international arbitration expert who formerly worked at Swedish law firm Vinge and will serve as senior counsel at his new firm’s Stockholm office.

  • December 17, 2015

    Baker Hughes Valve Row Paused During Related Arbitration

    A Texas federal judge on Wednesday paused a German institutional real estate investor's suit against oil field services giant Baker Hughes Inc. over a damaged $2.5 billion facility in favor of related arbitration in Germany, despite the fact that the investor never signed the relevant arbitration agreement.