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International Arbitration

  • May 16, 2018

    Spanish Soccer Star Can't Play For Morocco At World Cup

    Arbitrators with the top court for international sports said Spanish soccer forward Munir El Haddadi can’t play for Morocco, likely dooming his chances of appearing in this year’s World Cup. 

  • May 16, 2018

    S. Korea Picks WTO Fight Over Trump's Solar, Washer Tariffs

    South Korea has moved the squabble over President Donald Trump’s safeguard tariffs on solar panel components and washing machines to a more serious phase by filing a formal World Trade Organization dispute against the United States, according to documents published Wednesday.

  • May 15, 2018

    FedEx Faces Arbitration Over Logistics Deal With Saudi Co.

    A FedEx Corp. unit is facing arbitration over its alleged abandonment of a deal with a logistics company that had already invested more than $95 million to become its global service provider in Saudi Arabia, according to documents filed in Tennessee federal court Monday.

  • May 15, 2018

    Sens. Push Trump Not To Give Away Cheese Names In NAFTA

    Two dozen U.S. senators urged the Trump administration to protect the use of common cheese names in the North American Free Trade Agreement Tuesday, expressing consternation that a bilateral deal between the European Union and Mexico could clamp down on U.S. dairy producers.

  • May 15, 2018

    Some Lawyers Seen As Change-Averse In Dispute Resolution

    Seven out of 10 people polled during a recent conference series believe that private practice lawyers are the primary obstacles to changing how commercial disputes are resolved, while in-house counsel are broadly perceived as "change enablers," according to a new study published on Tuesday.

  • May 15, 2018

    WTO Opens Door For US Retaliation In Airbus Subsidy Saga

    The World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body ruled Tuesday that the European Union continued providing illegal subsidies to aircraft giant Airbus in defiance of an earlier WTO ruling, opening the door for the U.S. to retaliate and closing the book on a long and winding 14-year legal saga.

  • May 15, 2018

    Peru Dealt World Cup Blow As Captain's Doping Ban Is Upheld

    The top court for international sports dealt a blow to Peru's chances at the World Cup next month on Monday when it upheld a ban on the soccer team's captain following a positive doping test.

  • May 14, 2018

    Trump's Pick For Hostage Affairs Office Is Arbitration Pro

    President Donald Trump has tapped an Arent Fox LLP alumnus who specializes in litigation, as well as domestic and international arbitration, to help lead the U.S. government's response in situations involving hostages being held abroad.

  • May 14, 2018

    Biofuel Producer Can't Shake $25.3M Verdict In Contract Row

    A New York federal judge has rejected a Utah biodiesel fuel producer’s bid to set aside a $25.3 million verdict stemming from its admitted breach of a fuel purchase contract with a Singapore biofuel trader, holding Monday that the jury’s conclusions were reasonable.

  • May 14, 2018

    Liability Was Wrongly Decided In Shipping Row, Judge Says

    An arbitral tribunal wrongly concluded that liability arising from a loading accident involving an iron shipment bound for India should be divided equally between the ship owner and the company that chartered the vessel, an English High Court judge found Friday.

  • May 14, 2018

    ConocoPhillips Seizes Venezuela's Curacao Oil Amid $2B Row

    A court on the island of Curacao has said ConocoPhillips Corp. may seize $636 million worth of assets held at refineries there that belong to Venezuela's state-run oil company as it looks to collect on a $2 billion arbitration award issued over the South American country's expropriation of two oil projects, according to local media reports. 

  • May 14, 2018

    White House Looks To Mitigate Trump's ZTE Reversal Fallout

    President Donald Trump’s apparent decision to spare Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. after its Iran and North Korean sanctions violations sent the White House into damage control mode Monday as it stressed that the U.S. Department of Commerce would be making an “independent” decision on the matter.

  • May 11, 2018

    Elliott Wants $670M From S. Korea Over Samsung Tie-Up

    The U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Associates LP is seeking at least $670 million from South Korea over its decision to back the $8 billion merger of two Samsung affiliates in 2015, according to documents released by the country's Ministry of Justice on Friday.

  • May 11, 2018

    Russia Rejects PCA Order To Compensate Ukrainian Cos.

    The Russian Ministry of Justice on Thursday rejected a recent arbitral decision that the country owes around $159 million to a group of Ukrainian real estate investment companies whose properties in Crimea were expropriated following the 2014 takeover of the region, according to local media accounts.

  • May 11, 2018

    Health Hires: Katten, Seyfarth, Holland, Dechert, K&L Gates

    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Garfunkel Wild PC, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Holland & Knight LLP, Dechert LLP, K&L Gates LLP and Polsinelli PC are among the latest firms to have grown their health and life sciences abilities.

  • May 11, 2018

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The last week has seen a vacation rental agency file for an appeal against a fiduciary service company, the Bank of India sue a jewelry company owned by an alleged fraudster and an African mining company launch legal proceedings against a Brazilian bank. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.

  • May 11, 2018

    Congress Again Angles For A Check On Trump's Trade Power

    A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers unveiled new legislation on Thursday that would create a process for Congress to block new trade moves from the White House in an attempt to reclaim some of the trade power that the legislature has delegated to the executive branch.

  • May 11, 2018

    Fraud Claims In $506M Kazakh Award Row Head To Trial

    Two Moldovan oil and gas investors trying to collect a $506 million arbitral award plus interest against Kazakhstan must face allegations that the award was tainted by fraud, after an English judge Friday denied their bid to drop the "exceptional case" before a trial could take place.

  • May 10, 2018

    Dutch Oil Co.'s $200M Suit Can Stay In England, Judge Says

    An English judge refused Wednesday to pause litigation initiated by a Dutch oil company looking to enforce a $200 million arbitral award relating to its acquisition of a Rompetrol unit, concluding that an individual accused of dissipating assets had not shown the dispute belonged in the Netherlands.

  • May 10, 2018

    Paris Could Benefit From Brexit, Arbitration Survey Says

    A small majority of those polled in a survey on the evolution of international arbitration released Thursday said Brexit won't dampen London's popularity as an arbitral seat, but if there is any ill effect, respondents said Paris is set to benefit most.

Expert Analysis

  • Finance-Savvy Millennials Are Shifting Business Of Law

    Michael Perlich

    The impact of millennials has already been felt within the legal community by our eagerness to embrace new technologies. One way that we will have potentially even more impact lies in our willingness to embrace new ways of developing business and financing law, says Michael Perich of Burford Capital LLC.

  • Opinion

    Attorney-Client Privilege Is Alive And Well

    Genie Harrison

    The FBI raid of the office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer set off a firestorm of controversy about the sanctity of the attorney-client privilege, epitomized by Trump's tweet that the "privilege is dead." But attorney-client privilege is never taken lightly — I have battle scars from the times I have sought crime-fraud exceptions, says Genie Harrison of the Genie Harrison Law Firm.

  • Roundup

    Dissolving Practice

    Dissolving Practice

    In this series, experts discuss the unique aspects of closing a law firm, and some common symptoms of dysfunctionality in a firm that can be repaired before it's too late.

  • Series

    Dissolving Practice: How To Fix A Dysfunctional Law Firm

    Larry Richard

    I am often asked, “When there are one or more partner departures, what can a firm do to prevent this from escalating to a catastrophic level?” The short answer is “nothing.” Law firms need to adopt culture-strengthening lifestyles to prevent defections from occurring in the first place, says Larry Richard of LawyerBrain LLC.

  • Pros And Cons Of Co-Testimony In International Arbitration

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    International arbitration bodies provide little guidance on the use of co-testifying experts in dispute resolution. However, there are practical examples of co-testifying in international case law from which to learn, say members of StoneTurn Group LLP.

  • Series

    Dissolving Practice: Partner Agreement Clauses That Can Help

    ​​​​​Leslie Corwin

    Given the competing public policies of protecting clients’ right to counsel of their choice, lawyer mobility, and the fiduciary duty partners owe to a dissolved firm, it behooves law firms to carefully review their partnership agreements to make sure they adequately spell out what happens in the unfortunate event that the law firm chooses to wind down, say ​​​​​Leslie Corwin and Rachel Sims of Blank Rome LLP.

  • Series

    Dissolving Practice: The Unfinished Business Doctrine

    Thomas Rutledge

    There has been, of late, significant dispute as to the application of the unfinished business doctrine, particularly with respect to hourly rate matters of now-dissolved large law firms. And the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Heller Ehrman, like others as to similar points, is highly questionable, says Thomas Rutledge of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC.

  • Opinion

    BigLaw Doesn't Have A Diversity Problem

    Marlen Whitley

    Although the lack of racial and gender diversity among the ranks of the majority of both midsized and top law firms is a major issue, it’s past time to shed light on the real problem — inclusion, or lack thereof, says Marlen Whitley of Reed Smith LLP.

  • Opinion

    Roman J. Israel, Esquire, Meet Donald J. Trump, POTUS

    Kevin Curnin

    Despite the Trump administration's desire to shut down the Legal Services Corp., thankfully the budget that Congress passed and the president signed into law last week has restored $410 million of funding to the legal aid organization. An unlikely brief for preserving LSC may be found in the quirky Denzel Washington film "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," says Kevin Curnin, immediate past president of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.

  • Opinion

    We Need A Cybersecurity Framework For Law Firms

    Shaun Jamison

    In order to enable lawyers to best meet cybersecurity challenges, state bars should pass rules that adopt a cybersecurity framework to be developed by a national committee, says Shaun Jamison, associate dean of faculty and professor at Purdue University's Concord Law School.