International Arbitration

  • September 29, 2014

    Argentina Can't Fight $185M Arbitration Award, Justices Told

    British energy titan BG Group PLC has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block Argentina's latest bid to undo the company's $185 million investment arbitration award, asserting that the country presents minor factual issues that do not warrant review by the justices, who have already weighed in on the case.

  • September 26, 2014

    WTO Dispute Roundup: Chief Tackles Swollen Caseload

    In Law360's latest look at Friday's operations of the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, the director-general takes steps to address an unprecedented uptick in new cases, Russia clogs the European Union's effort to advance its case on car tariffs and Argentina fights a recent ruling against its import policies.

  • September 22, 2014

    Gold Mining Co. Wins $740M In Arbitration With Venezuela

    A three-member tribunal at the World Bank's International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes has awarded mining company Gold Reserve Inc. $740.3 million in its dispute with the Venezuelan government over the expropriation of a gold and copper mining project, the company said Monday.

  • September 18, 2014

    US To Restart Guatemalan Labor Case After Failed Reforms

    The United States will resume its arbitration action against Guatemala after the country failed to enforce fair working standards for its employees under a regional trade agreement, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Thursday.

  • September 15, 2014

    Ex-Mauritius Ambassador Tapped For WTO Appellate Body

    The World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body is poised to install the newest panelist of the seven-member Appellate Body after a selection committee tapped the former ambassador of Mauritius to the WTO and other international organizations out of a group seven candidates, the organization said Friday.

  • September 15, 2014

    WTO A Tough Venue To Challenge China On Antitrust Law

    The opposition to China's enforcement of a controversial antitrust law continues to amplify as a key business group has alleged breaches of World Trade Organization rules, but experts say the WTO's texts and existing jurisprudence create enough uncertainty that U.S. trade authorities will likely hold off on bringing a case.

  • September 11, 2014

    5 Insights From Ford General Counsel David Leitch

    We look for outside counsel who, among other things, embrace a highly collaborative approach to problem solving, recognizing that our in-house attorneys are very capable peers and that Ford’s interests may require working with firms that are in other contexts viewed as competitors, says David Leitch, general counsel of Ford Motor Co. and former deputy counsel to President George W. Bush.

  • September 8, 2014

    Hughes Hubbard Snags Treaty Arbitration Partner In NY

    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP announced Monday that it has snagged investor treaty arbitration attorney Alexander Yanos from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, bringing him on as co-chairman of the firm’s treaty arbitration practice and partner in its New York office.

  • September 5, 2014

    5 Insights From AT&T General Counsel Wayne Watts

    We had one three-year period where we successfully closed the back-to-back acquisitions of AT&T Wireless Services Inc., AT&T and BellSouth Corporation. Those years were hard to beat, says Wayne Watts, senior vice president and general counsel of AT&T Inc.

  • August 29, 2014

    WTO Dispute Roundup: Rare Earth, Energy Rows Cool Down

    In Law360's latest rundown of the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body proceedings, members adopt reports faulting China's rare earth elements export barriers, Canada takes steps to settle a dispute over its green energy subsidies, and Antigua seeks peace in a years-long online gambling fight.

  • August 25, 2014

    USTR Gives Guatemala More Time For Labor Reforms

    The U.S. Trade Representative's office announced Monday that it will need more time to examine a series of labor reforms made by Guatemala, keeping in place a provisional settlement agreement that has suspended arbitration proceedings under a regional trade pact for four more weeks.

  • August 22, 2014

    Argentina Renews Bid To Undo $185M Arbitration At High Court

    Argentina has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take another look at the long and winding litigation surrounding a $185 million arbitration award to BG Group PLC over a botched investment in an Argentine gas distributor, asserting that the tribunal blatantly ignored legal principles that would have altered its decision.

  • August 7, 2014

    International Arbitration Pro Joins Baker & McKenzie

    Baker & McKenzie picked up leading international arbitrator Luis M. O'Naghten from Akerman LLP for its North American litigation practice and international arbitration group in Miami, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • August 7, 2014

    K&L Gates Nabs Ex-Baker & McKenzie Life Sci, M&A Pro

    K&L Gates LLP has lured a former Baker & McKenzie LLP life sciences and mergers and acquisitions expert to serve as partner in its international arbitration practice in Tokyo, the firm said on Wednesday.

  • August 3, 2014

    UK Firms Expand Global Empire, But US Firms Gaining Ground

    U.K.-based law firms have kept a tight grip on the global market as evidenced by their prominence on Law360's Global 20 list, but U.S. firms continue to make inroads as the mounting legal needs of their global corporate clients push them to expand abroad.

  • August 3, 2014

    Law360's Global 20 Firms Take Global To New Heights

    For the fourth straight year, Law360 has selected and ranked the 20 law firms that had the biggest global presence and handled the most large, significant and groundbreaking international and cross-border matters over the past year.

  • August 1, 2014

    Miami Litigation Boutique Adds 2 From Fowler Rodriguez

    Miami boutique litigation firm Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider Grossman LLP announced it has reeled in two attorneys from Fowler Rodriguez Counselors at Law who will help grow the firm's arbitration and Latin American offerings while bringing litigation experience in product liability, real estate, banking and trademark disputes, among other areas.

  • July 22, 2014

    WTO Dispute Roundup: Russia-EU Feuds Advance, GPX Intact

    In Law360's latest roundup of proceedings before the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, two import policy fights between the European Union and Russia head for adjudication, members formally adopt WTO findings on a controversial U.S. trade law, and the U.S. and China continue sparring over banking regulations.

  • July 18, 2014

    5 Insights From Pfizer Chief Litigation Counsel Michael Parini

    We are not afraid of risk, and my boss and his boss accept that sometimes things won’t go our way. We want our outside counsel to be creative thought partners who don’t use the same old playbook, says Michael Parini, chief litigation counsel for Pfizer Inc.

  • July 16, 2014

    EU Official Plays Down 'Americanization' Risks of TTIP

    The European Union's top trade official on Tuesday offered a sweeping defense of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations currently underway in Europe, saying reduced trade barriers would not threaten high living standards or cause American corporations to undermine environmental or public health regulations through litigation.