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International Arbitration

  • March 28, 2016

    Canadian Paper Co. Says US Misapplied New Trade Law

    A Canadian company that is fighting countervailing duties on its shipments of specialty paper has alleged that the U.S. Department of Commerce improperly applied a newly amended trade remedy law in order to artificially hike up the tariffs, according to a filing released Monday.

  • March 28, 2016

    Insurer Says Broker Bears Blame In Cybersecurity Policy Row

    Eustis Insurance Co. on Monday dragged a specialty insurance broker into a lawsuit brought by New Hotel Monteleone LLC over an allegedly deficient cybersecurity insurance policy, with Eustis claiming in a third-party complaint that it relied entirely on the broker to secure the hotel's policy.

  • March 28, 2016

    Singapore Arbitration Court To Get Cases In East Timor Zones

    The Singapore International Arbitration Centre will provide dispute resolution services for certain districts in East Timor under a new agreement with the Southeast Asian country, the organization said Monday.

  • March 28, 2016

    Emirati Bank Says Court Should Nix Fee Bid In Venue Fight

    An Emirati bank argued in federal court on Friday that a technology company isn't entitled to attorneys' fees following its successful bid to arbitrate their contract dispute over money transfer technology in California instead of Dubai, saying the company has only won a "preliminary skirmish."

  • March 28, 2016

    High Court Wants SG's Take On Belize Arbitration Row

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on Belize's challenge to the confirmation of a more than 38 million Belize dollar ($19 million) arbitral award issued to a telecommunications company in a dispute over the country's alleged breach of an agreement that gave the company tax and trade benefits.

  • March 28, 2016

    Manufacturers Rebut Enviros' Assault On Arbitration Rules

    The National Association of Manufacturers on Monday gave a full-throated defense of the investment arbitration rules embedded in U.S. trade agreements, asserting that the heated criticism from the Sierra Club and other environmental groups is wildly overblown.

  • March 28, 2016

    Q&A With Dechert's Arif Ali

    There are many paths to success in the international arbitration field. There is no need to pick one. The key is to stay focused on your passions and pursue the paths that will allow you to work with interesting people, doing interesting things, and that will contribute to the mosaic of your life, says Arif Ali, co-chairman of Dechert LLP’s international arbitration group.

  • March 25, 2016

    Cargill Slams Bid By Developer To Revive $19M Resort Row

    Cargill hit back in New York federal court Friday against a Mexican real estate company’s bid to reopen a $19.3 million suit over a purported "illegal takeover" of a resort development, saying there is no reason to revisit the feud despite accusations that Cargill executives have acknowledged previously withheld facts during arbitral depositions.

  • March 25, 2016

    Korean GM Auto Parts Supplier Wants $1M Award Upheld

    Korean auto parts supplier DMC Inc. urged a Michigan federal judge on Friday to confirm an over $1 million arbitration award ordered against its U.S. sales agent by a Korean arbitration panel in a dispute over proceeds from rubber parts sold to customers in North America, saying the distributor never paid for the goods.

  • March 25, 2016

    Mining Co. Gets OK To Use Secret Docs In London Arbitration

    Brazilian mining company Vale SA got permission from a New York federal judge Friday to use thousands of pages of confidential financial records from Guinea’s allegedly corrupt former mines minister in London arbitration against its former business partner BSG Resources Ltd.

  • March 25, 2016

    Feb. Exchange Rate Can't Apply In Award Row, Court Told

    A Scottish company that provides ventilation products for wastewater treatment plants asked a Washington federal court on Friday not to calculate the value of its arbitration award won in a contract dispute with a marketing company based on a February exchange rate, saying the marketing company's request is improper.

  • March 25, 2016

    Work Remains In Elevating Dubai's Int'l Arbitration Status

    Dubai's rise as one of the Middle East's economic powerhouses has brought with it a push by foreign investors for a more predictable system of arbitrating disputes arising in the region, and while recent measures taken by the city are a step in the right direction, more work remains before it's likely to be considered a major arbitral seat.

  • March 25, 2016

    Aussie Oil Co. Faces Arbitration Over Tunisian Joint Venture

    The Australian oil and gas company Cooper Energy said Thursday that its subsidiary has been served with a request for arbitration by its joint venture partners in a drilling and exploration project located off the coast of Tunisia following the subsidiary's decision to opt out of a permit extension.

  • March 25, 2016

    Resort Investor Says Partner’s Arbitral Request Doesn't Fly

    The minority owner of a Pacific island resort company can’t be forced to arbitrate an investment dispute with his South Korean business partner because he neither signed nor sued under an agreement cited by the Korean company, a Northern Mariana Islands federal judge was told Friday.

  • March 25, 2016

    Q&A With O'Melveny's Friven Yeoh

    International arbitration is becoming a much more competitive space, as more firms become acquainted with it and compete for a share of the pie. Thankfully, it is a growing pie, so I see competition as a healthy sign of the increasing sophistication of the practice, says Friven Yeoh, managing partner of O'Melveny & Myers LLP's Hong Kong office.

  • March 24, 2016

    Tribunal President Resigns From Conoco, Venezuela Case

    The president of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal overseeing ConocoPhillips' claim against Venezuela over the illegal expropriation of its investments has resigned, adding a new wrinkle to proceedings that have been beset with arbitrator challenges.

  • March 24, 2016

    Refiner Hits Auto Salvage Co. With Fraud Suit Over Award

    A South African refiner that recently won a $200 million arbitral award against a Pennsylvania auto salvage company in a loan dispute launched a new suit Wednesday in Pennsylvania federal court, accusing the U.S. company and four of its shareholders of fraudulently transferring millions of dollars even as it refused to pay the refiner back.

  • March 24, 2016

    Judge Won’t Cut Counsel Loose In Wind Investment Row

    A Texas federal judge Wednesday declined to let two law firms withdraw from representing a wind energy company attempting to confirm a $70 million arbitration award and gave the dispute-wracked company and its lawyers 60 days to get its representation in order.

  • March 24, 2016

    Judge Nixes Bids To Trim Evidence In Computer Contract Spat

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday largely denied or held off ruling on several motions to limit testimony provided by the owners of a Philadelphia information technology company in an upcoming trial, which stems from a dispute with a Taiwanese computer manufacturer that has already received a $6.6 million arbitration award.

  • March 24, 2016

    UK Court Says Display IP Row Doesn't Belong In Arbitration

    Three suppliers of shop display equipment in the United Kingdom who are accused of selling a Russian company’s patented invention in violation of a license agreement cannot stay court proceedings to arbitrate the claims, according to a British court’s ruling Wednesday.