International Arbitration

  • February 13, 2018

    Nomadix Must Cough Up Patent Info In $11M Licensing Row

    A California federal judge on Monday ordered network device maker Nomadix Inc. to disclose patent information related to the counterclaims filed against it by a hotel entertainment company, explaining that the patent licenses could help establish damages in an $11 million suit over unpaid royalties.

  • February 13, 2018

    Japanese Speedskater Banned From Games Over Doping Test

    Japanese short track speedskater Kei Saito was suspended from the Pyeongchang Olympics after testing positive for a masking agent used to conceal the presence of drugs, an international sports court said Tuesday. 

  • February 12, 2018

    Trump's Trade Budget Stays Mostly Level Despite Tough Talk

    The Trump administration has repeatedly voiced its commitment to substantial trade negotiation and enforcement policies, but its latest budget proposal issued Monday does not signal too many significant changes in funding for the government’s major trade agencies.

  • February 12, 2018

    Shareholders Must Pay Bond In $573M Pakistan LNG Row

    A British court on Friday ordered the shareholders for a former liquefied natural gas business in Pakistan to post a £400,000 ($553,000) security payment as they try to revive their $573 million contract dispute with Pakistan, which the Mauritius companies accuse of manipulating gas prices in the country so their business would fail and then expropriating their assets after the fact.

  • February 12, 2018

    Kazakhstan Assets Still Frozen In Award Fight, Investors Say

    Two Moldovan oil and gas investors said Sunday that, Kazakhstan’s claims to the contrary notwithstanding, roughly $22.6 billion in the country’s national assets remain frozen, securing their bid to enforce a more than $500 million arbitration award stemming from the country’s seizure of the their petroleum operations.

  • February 12, 2018

    Ex-FIFA VP Gets 2nd Shot After Corruption Ban Reduced

    The top court for international sports will let former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon rejoin international soccer's governing body after drastically reducing his five-year ban despite evidence the South Korean's lobbying activities around the 2022 World Cup tarnished the reputation of the game, the organization said Saturday. 

  • February 12, 2018

    US-China Food Fight Ready For Prime Time At WTO

    After more than a year of procedural wrangling, the U.S. and China are ready to square off at the World Trade Organization over Beijing’s tariff-rate quotas on food imports following the WTO Secretariat’s appointment Monday of three panelists to adjudicate the dispute.

  • February 9, 2018

    Athletes' Rights In View After IOC, CAS Differ On Olympians

    Nearly 50 Russian athletes lost last-ditch appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to participate in the Winter Olympics despite a ban on their country’s team for state-sponsored doping, raising questions about the due process afforded to athletes and placing new focus on the international sports court.

  • February 9, 2018

    Solar Co. Gets OK To Seize Panels In $20M Dispute

    A California federal judge on Thursday said a U.S. solar construction company could seize $1.6 million worth of modules from a California company and its Chinese owner after they allegedly failed to deliver $20 million worth of prepurchased equipment.

  • February 9, 2018

    Canada Says Four Countries, EU Can Join Wine Dispute

    Pressure to overturn Canada's rules for selling foreign wine is building after the country said it would allow four more countries and the European Union to join ongoing discussions before the World Trade Organization, according to a WTO notice.

  • February 9, 2018

    What's Next In The WTO Tussle Over Trump's Safeguards

    Major U.S. trading partners have begun to push back against the Trump administration’s newly minted safeguard tariffs at the World Trade Organization using a tactic that, for now, stops short of a full-on dispute but could enable those aggrieved countries to strike back against the duties more swiftly.

  • February 9, 2018

    Network Co. Can't Duck Claims In $11M Patent Licensing Row

    A California federal judge Thursday refused to let a network device maker slip counterclaims launched by a hotel entertainment company in an $11 million suit over unpaid royalties, explaining that if the counterclaims are true, it may be the manufacturer's fault the other company allegedly violated a patent licensing deal in the first place.

  • February 8, 2018

    CAS Upholds Russian Athletes' Exclusion From Olympics

    Sport's top court upheld a ban on 47 Russian athletes and coaches hoping to compete at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday, just hours before opening ceremonies were set to begin.

  • February 8, 2018

    3rd Circ. Won't Rehear Crystallex $1.4B Venezuela Mine Suit

    The Third Circuit recently declined to reconsider its ruling that Canadian mining company Crystallex cannot sue the Delaware subsidiary of Venezuela's national oil company to collect a $1.39 billion arbitral award over a canceled mining contract, denying the miner’s rehearing bid.

  • February 8, 2018

    NY Appeals Court Nixes €433M Bid To Enforce Albanian Award

    A New York state appeals court on Thursday nixed an Albanian power company's quest for €433 million ($530 million) as it looks to enforce an Albanian court judgment against Italian utility giant Enel over a severed power plant deal, saying the Empire State lacks jurisdiction over the dispute.

  • February 8, 2018

    Mexican Diving Co. Gets $19.5M Award OK'd In Ship Dispute

    A Texas federal judge on Thursday confirmed a $19.5 million maritime arbitration award issued to a Mexican underwater construction company in its dispute over unpaid chartering fees with a Mexican infrastructure business and its parent company, finding arbitrators made no errors on attorneys' fees or procedural delays in their decision.

  • February 8, 2018

    EU Also Seeks Compliance Ruling In Russia WTO Pork Brawl

    The European Union asked the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to determine whether Russia has adequately scaled back its pork import restrictions, following Moscow’s lead and restoring a measure of order to a dispute that had become tangled in procedural fights.

  • February 7, 2018

    47 Russian Athletes Appeal Bans On Eve Of Winter Olympics

    Forty-seven Russian athletes barred from competing in the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, lodged last-ditch appeals with sports' top court on Wednesday, setting up a showdown with Olympic officials even as the proceedings cause mistrust on the eve of sports' most prestigious competition.

  • February 7, 2018

    Solar Co. Asks To Take Panels In $20M Chinese Contract Row

    A U.S. solar construction company asked a California federal court Tuesday for emergency powers to seize $1.6 million worth of modules locked up in an Oakland warehouse, explaining that they are in the hands of a California company and its Chinese owner that have failed to deliver millions of dollars worth of prepurchased equipment.

  • February 7, 2018

    International Court Of Justice Elects New President

    The International Court of Justice announced Tuesday that Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of Somalia was elected to a three-year term as president of the United Nations’ main judicial agency.

Expert Analysis

  • 5 Ways To Improve The Anti-Doping Legal Process

    Ronald Katz

    Procedures for dealing with doping are not well established and are not at all uniform from sport to sport. The current situation is chaotic — it is not known until the last minute who will be competing and it is not known for years who actually medaled in the competitions. A new system is needed, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • 6 E-Discovery Predictions For 2018

    Erich Potter

    Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.

  • 6 Roles To Embrace In An Evolving Legal Industry

    Rob MacAdam

    Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.

  • Crystallex's Implications For Holders Of Venezuelan Debt

    Richard Cooper

    As the economic situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate and the number of bond defaults continues to mount, the Third Circuit’s recent ruling against Crystallex is a poignant reminder about the challenges of recovering on claims against a determined sovereign. However, Crystallex is not without further litigation options, say Richard Cooper and Boaz Morag of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

  • Opinion

    This Year, Let’s Invest In Lawyer Resiliency

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    Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.

  • 5 Legal Technology Predictions For 2018

    Jeff Ton

    While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.

  • Litigation Finance Trends To Watch In 2018

    Jay Greenberg

    Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.

  • The Enneagram And The Practice Of Law

    Jennifer Gibbs

    Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Tymkovich Reviews 'Gorsuch'

    Timothy Tymkovich

    John Greenya’s new book, “Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself,” offers readers something the confirmation hearings did not — the backstory of Neil Gorsuch and a glimpse of who Justice Gorsuch is, says Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit.

  • Roundup

    5 Most-Read Legal Industry Articles Of 2017

    2017 Trends

    What business of law topics piqued reader interest in 2017? Take a look back at the year's five most-read legal industry articles from Law360 guest authors.