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International Arbitration

  • March 7, 2016

    Afghan Subcontractor Gets $6.5M Arbitration Award OK'd

    A Wyoming federal judge on Monday endorsed an arbitrator’s $6.5 million award in favor of an Afghan fuel and cargo subcontractor in a contract dispute with a U.S. government contractor, shooting down the contractor’s requests to delay the ruling because of ongoing settlement talks and its inability to pay the award.

  • March 7, 2016

    Manufacturer Says Arbitration Issue Bars Nixing Contract Row

    An India-based manufacturer of bed sheet sets asked a New Jersey federal court Friday not to toss its breach of contract suit against two U.S.-based textile distributors before a jury decides whether the contracts contained an enforceable arbitration agreement.

  • March 7, 2016

    New Cargill Depositions Revive $19M Resort Row, Judge Told

    A Mexican real estate company feuding with agribusiness giant Cargill over a resort development urged a New York federal judge on Friday to reopen its lawsuit, saying Cargill executives acknowledged crucial facts in recent arbitral depositions that they withheld from the court last year.

  • March 7, 2016

    Albania Asked To Halt Extraditions Against Businessmen

    A World Bank arbitral tribunal has asked Albania to halt extradition proceedings against two men, including the owner of a London football club, who claim that the country breached its international obligations in connection with their investments, which include two television stations and a hydroelectric plant.

  • March 7, 2016

    Mongolia Ends Fight Over $106M Mining License Arbitration

    Khan Resources Inc., the Canadian mining company that has sought for a year to enforce a $106 million arbitral award against Mongolia after a tribunal found that the country illegally yanked Khan’s uranium mining permissions, on Monday said that it had settled the dispute for $70 million.

  • March 4, 2016

    UBS Defeats Arbitration Claim From Client's Estate

    A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration panel has tossed an an arbitration claim brought against UBS Financial Services Inc. by the estate of a deceased client in a dispute over investments in Puerto Rico closed-end mutual funds concentrated in Puerto Rico bonds.

  • March 4, 2016

    Venable Nabs International Biz Ace From Whiteford Taylor

    There aren’t many lawyers who have been tapped for their knowledge of the economic benefits of trade compacts, tax planning, international debt collection arbitral proceedings and the legal considerations of shooting down drug-smuggling aircraft during peacetime.

  • March 4, 2016

    Judge's Rejection Of Arbitrator Bias Shows Local Laws Rule

    An English High Court judge's recent decision rejecting allegations of apparent bias against an arbitrator whose firm represented an affiliate of a party in an arbitration, eschewing clear guidance from the International Bar Association, is a reminder of the importance of an arbitration seat's local laws.

  • March 4, 2016

    Ecuador Appeals Chevron's $96M Win To High Court

    Ecuador has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a D.C. Circuit ruling favoring Chevron Corp. in the company’s bid to confirm a $96 million arbitration award ordered against the country in a dispute involving the development of Ecuador’s oil fields.

  • March 4, 2016

    Linklaters Adds New US Dispute Resolution Partner In DC

    Linklaters LLP has hired a white collar criminal attorney and civil litigator with substantial expertise in cross-border cases to bolster its U.S. dispute resolution practice in its Washington, D.C. office, the firm said.

  • March 4, 2016

    SunEdison Makes $28.5M Deal In Latin American Power Fight

    Solar and wind power company SunEdison Inc. on Friday said it has reached a $28.5 million deal to end its fight with investors in Latin America Power Holding BV over a failed $733 million deal to acquire the South American renewable energy firm.

  • March 4, 2016

    Miner Wants Ottawa To Halt Mongolia Aid Over Award Row

    Khan Resources Inc. is pushing the Canadian government to suspend millions of dollars in aid to Mongolia until the country agrees to pay a $106 million award ordered against it for canceling Khan's licenses to develop one of the world’s largest untapped uranium reserves.

  • March 4, 2016

    India Targets US Visa Policy In New WTO Complaint

    The Indian government has launched a new World Trade Organization dispute asserting that various U.S. policies governing the distribution of temporary worker visas in the information technology sector is discriminatory, the WTO announced Friday.

  • March 3, 2016

    Wind Investors Allege Corporate Coup, Resist Sacking Attys

    Two Texas wind investors whose company Soaring Wind Energy recently won a $70 million arbitration award from a Chinese business partner urged a Texas federal judge Wednesday to slap down a request to swap out Soaring Wind’s counsel, saying the request was illegal and would result in lawyers gobbling up half the award.

  • March 3, 2016

    Arbitrator Deadlines May Tip Balance, Kaufmann-Kohler Warns

    While increased efforts to expedite arbitration awards have been well-received, institutions must take care that artificial deadlines don't result in poorly thought out awards, leading international arbitrator Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler told Law360.

  • March 3, 2016

    Sedgwick Snags Ex-Seyfarth Shaw Litigation Pro In DC

    Sedgwick LLP said Thursday it has bolstered its litigation practice group in Washington, D.C., by tapping a former Seyfarth Shaw LLP attorney with experience advising clients on litigation involving construction, engineering, government contracts and aerospace, in federal court as well as in international arbitration.

  • March 3, 2016

    Marine Services Co.’s Assets Frozen In $1.6M Award Row

    A Texas federal judge on Thursday granted commercial diving company Epic Diving & Marine Services LLC’s bid to freeze certain assets belonging to marine and subsea construction firm Ranger Offshore Inc. in Epic’s push to confirm a nearly $1.6 million arbitration award against the company.

  • March 3, 2016

    Investment Bank Penalized After Failed Bid To Escape Award

    Canadian investment bank Jacob Securities received a wrist slap from an Ontario court Wednesday when a judge imposed a partial penalty on it for raising a dubiously speculative claim to set aside an arbitration award in a renewable energy financing dispute with an asset management company.

  • March 3, 2016

    Apple Wins Arbitration In IPhone Antenna Patent Row

    A California federal judge granted Apple's sought arbitration against Chinese manufacturer BYD over the latter's antenna patent infringement allegations Wednesday, siding with the technology giant's arguments that the court has jurisdiction over BYD and that it was properly party to an arbitration agreement with a subsidiary.

  • March 3, 2016

    Taiwan Windshield Wiper Co. Can't Disrupt Arbitration Award

    A California federal judge has confirmed a $1.3 million arbitration award in favor of a U.S. distributor for a Taiwanese windshield wiper manufacturer given in a contractual dispute between the companies, rejecting the manufacturer’s claim that the arbitrator who doled out the award had exceeded his authority.