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International Arbitration

  • January 22, 2016

    Colombia Fights WTO's Rebuke Of Apparel Tariffs

    The Colombian government on Friday went to bat for its tariffs on textiles, clothes and footwear by appealing a World Trade Organization panel decision that faulted the duties as discriminatory against goods originating from Panama, according to the WTO.

  • January 22, 2016

    FIFA Seeks Max Ban For Player In Mustache Cream Case

    FIFA is urging an independent arbitration court in Switzerland to levy the maximum penalty possible on a South Korean soccer player who blamed his positive steroid test on a mustache-growing cream, a representative for the court said.

  • January 22, 2016

    Pharma Co.'s Arbitration Bid Denied In $6M Contract Row

    A Chinese herbal pharmaceuticals manufacturer that has been accused by investors in a $6 million lawsuit of breaching contracts in a $12 million financing offering lost its bid to arbitrate the investors’ claims after a federal judge ruled Thursday that the parties had explicitly agreed to resolve all their disputes in New York courts.

  • January 21, 2016

    Romania’s Bonds Off-Limits For Paying $250M Arb. Win

    Two Swedish businessmen trying to collect on a $250 million arbitration award stemming from a subsidies dispute against the Romanian government had their efforts to intercept the country’s bond payments foiled on Thursday in New York federal court.

  • January 21, 2016

    S. Korea Tech Co. Says Ybrant Hasn't Paid Up $30M Award

    A South Korean technology company has asked a New York federal judge to force the transfer of stock certificates held by India-based Ybrant Digital in Lycos Internet Ltd., saying Thursday that Ybrant has refused to comply with court orders to pay an arbitration award of more than $30 million.

  • January 21, 2016

    Tally No! MTA Loses Bid To Settle Insurance Tiff In London

    The insurance arm of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority can't head to London to arbitrate a dispute with reinsurer Infrassure Ltd. over $20 million in coverage for damage to the city's public transit system caused by Hurricane Sandy, a New York federal judge ruled Thursday.

  • January 21, 2016

    Al Jazeera Slaps Egypt With $150M Arbitration Claim

    Al Jazeera has formally lodged a $150 million claim against Egypt at a World Bank tribunal for allegedly violating a bilateral treaty through its continued harassment of the media company and its journalists, according to a notice made public on Thursday.

  • January 21, 2016

    K&L Gates Adds Corp., M&A Pro To Brussels Office

    K&L Gates LLP said on Thursday it had added a new partner who specializes in structuring and restructuring business operations to its corporate and mergers and acquisitions practice in Brussels.

  • January 21, 2016

    Slovakia Disputes Tribunal's Jurisdiction In Mining Row

    Slovakia is contesting the authority of an arbitration tribunal to settle claims brought by Eurogas and Belmont Resources over the revocation of their purported mining rights, saying that the companies do not actually have an investment in the company whose rights were revoked.

  • January 20, 2016

    Gold Reserve Seeks Assurances In $740M Mining Row

    Gold Reserve Inc. asked for permission Wednesday to register in other federal courts a D.C. federal judge's order affirming a $740 million arbitration award against Venezuela in a mining rights dispute, the same day the judge affirmed that sufficient time had passed for the company to start collecting its money.

  • January 20, 2016

    Dubai Commercial Courts Offer Dispute Resolution To Traders

    Dubai International Financial Centre’s court system has entered into an agreement with the city’s commodities regulator and free trade authority to provide certain businesses with access to its dispute resolution services, according to a statement released Wednesday.

  • January 20, 2016

    Newco Asks DC Circ. To Ax Belize's Protests To $4.4M Award

    A contractor that's seeking to enforce a $4.4 million arbitral award against Belize for reneging on an operating agreement for its international airport told the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday that the country can't rely on a "dubious" tax claim to avoid payment.

  • January 20, 2016

    Roquette Asks What It Can Sell During IP Arbitration Fight

    A French manufacturer of algae food additives asked a Delaware federal judge Tuesday to clarify which products it can sell while it appeals her December affirmation of an international arbitrator’s award to its former joint venture partner of the rights to disputed patents and trade secrets.

  • January 20, 2016

    UAE Bank Says Software Co. Trying To Delay Arbitration

    An Emirati bank accused a U.S. tech company in California federal court Tuesday of pursuing a too-late attorneys' fee bid to delay arbitration that a U.S. district judge had compelled the bank to pursue in California instead of Dubai.

  • January 20, 2016

    Turkey Keeps Arbitration Award Over Mixed-Use Project

    An international judicial panel has rejected a Dutch real estate developer’s arguments that an arbitration tribunal overstepped its authority and insufficiently explained why it sided with the Turkish government in a contract dispute over a real estate project.

  • January 20, 2016

    Akin Gump Adds Ex-Jones Day International Arbitration Atty

    A leading international arbitration attorney has left Jones Day to join Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in the firm’s London office, where he will focus on the burgeoning area of international construction disputes surrounding the energy industry amid declining oil prices.

  • January 19, 2016

    $168M Insurance Dispute Umpire Was Biased, Court Told

    National Indemnity Co. and a Brazilian reinsurer clashed in New York federal court on whether the umpire chosen to oversee their arbitration of a $168 million insurance settlement was biased and should have withdrawn from the proceedings.

  • January 19, 2016

    Solar Co. Seeks $90 Million After Deal Falls Through

    The Chinese solar power company United Photovoltaics Group Ltd. has filed a HK$700 million ($90 million) international arbitration claim against China-based Hareon Solar Technology Co. Ltd. after a RMB8.8 billion ($1.3 billion) deal to purchase certain solar power plant projects failed to pan out.

  • January 19, 2016

    Marathon Oil Seeks To Compel Arbitration In Foreign Tax Row

    Marathon Oil Corp. and its Cayman Islands subsidiary urged a Texas federal court Friday to compel arbitration in a dispute with limited partners over millions of dollars in foreign income tax credits, saying that arbitration is mandated by a partnership agreement and an international arbitration convention.

  • January 19, 2016

    Stans To Take $118M Arbitration Fight To Ontario Court

    Stans Energy Corp. on Friday said that it will continue its push for the recognition and enforcement of a $118 million arbitration award against Kyrgyzstan in the Ontario Court of Justice after Russia’s Supreme Court declined to review its case.