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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.