An English judge on Wednesday halted Russian litigation brought by a bank that claimed to have purchased $600 million in fraudulent bonds through certain financing transactions with several real estate investment companies, rejecting arguments that the dispute did not belong before a London arbitral tribunal.
King & Spalding LLP on Wednesday said a former Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP international arbitration expert has joined the firm's Paris office, bringing 20 years of experience in dispute resolution, including construction-related matters in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
A dispute over an insurance claim for more than $2.7 million worth of damage sustained by a Hollywood Beach hotel after Hurricane Irma battered southern Florida last September belongs in arbitration, underwriters at Lloyd's of London told a Florida federal court on Tuesday.
Two Trump hotel companies asked a New York federal judge to deny a bid by owners of units in a Trump-branded Panamanian luxury hotel to pause a jurisdiction suit during related International Chamber of Commerce arbitration, saying the owners previously claimed that the suit and the arbitration were unrelated.
Major U.S. trading partners continued their campaign against the Trump administration’s national security-based steel and aluminum tariffs on Wednesday, with both Canada and the European Union filing new World Trade Organization cases alleging that the duties flout global trade rules.
A 14-year battle over the European Union’s subsidies to plane maker Airbus is set for yet another round of arbitration Wednesday as the EU asked for a World Trade Organization panel to confirm that it has withdrawn the illegal subsidies faulted by earlier rulings.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has hired former Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP international arbitration pro Robert Sills as a partner in New York for its growing cross-border arbitration practice, the firm recently announced.
The Swedish Supreme Court has refused to enforce a Russian arbitral award ordering a Swedish robotics company to pay a meat processor nearly $400,000, concluding that the tribunal disregarded due process when it refused to give the Swedish company more time to present its case.
"To err, as Pope wrote, is human," an Indian yarn spinner told a California federal judge, quoting the English poet Alexander Pope while asking him to rethink his arbitration order in a dispute in which it accused two U.S. cotton companies of plotting to shut it out of the market and inflicting $100 million in damages.
A Hong Kong judge has nixed a Taiwanese capacitor manufacturer's bid to refuse enforcement of a $22.1 million arbitral award issued to a Japanese appliance company to resolve a dispute over allegedly defective parts, rejecting allegations that the tribunal had been biased.
Two Saudi families have asked a California federal court to confirm a $17.9 billion arbitral award against Chevron Corp. for allegedly continuing to use their lands after the expiration of a lease agreement.
With any hope of delivering a revised North American Free Trade Agreement to Congress this year all but gone, the White House’s top economic adviser said Tuesday that President Donald Trump is considering whether to bifurcate the effort and hold talks with Canada and Mexico on separate tracks.
New provisions in a model Dutch bilateral investment treaty that would narrow investment protection and allow institutions, rather than the parties, to appoint arbitrators in investor-state disputes are significant changes that could pave the way for future similar trade pacts, experts say.
A Florida federal judge slapped a controlling shareholder in a Chilean wine company with a $28.7 million judgment Monday, after finding for a Delaware-based investor in its dispute seeking to confirm an arbitration award stemming from the soured business venture.
A Chinese company that was contracted to supply Apple Inc. with materials for the glass screens used on iPhones asked a California federal court Friday to send its $25 million dispute with the technology giant to arbitration, saying their agreement called for all disputes to be resolved via International Chamber of Commerce arbitration.
With the European Union, Canada and Mexico readying retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods following the Trump administration's decision to move ahead with steel and aluminum duties, the nation's trade-reliant farmers on Monday called for the White House to reverse course.
DWF LLP has added an insurance partner who specializes in construction, power and engineering claims to its London office from Simmons & Simmons LLP.
A Bolivian investment firm urged a Colorado federal court to confirm a $36.1 million arbitral award against a Mexican cement company following a dispute stemming from a shared investment, arguing that an "endless barrage" of challenges in Bolivia don't mean the company can escape its obligations.
A California appeals court on Friday axed confirmation of a $414 million arbitral award against a Chinese font company that said it had never been properly notified of the underlying arbitration, concluding its agreement on service with an American investment partnership didn't trump an applicable international treaty.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP has picked up Baker McKenzie's North American insurance practice head for its New York office, Stroock announced Friday.
How can we improve meetings in the legal industry, which tends to evolve with the speed of a tranquilized water buffalo mired in quicksand? Breaking it down to three phases can yield significant benefits, says Nicholas Cheolas of Zelle LLP.
One way law firms differentiate themselves from the competition to attract and retain top talent is through their real estate and workplace strategies. Taking a lead from the hospitality industry can help create a more inviting, welcoming and collaborative workspace environment, says Bella Schiro of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.
Foreign companies affected by the America First tariffs should consider the extent to which such tariffs may violate their rights under applicable investment treaties or free trade agreements, and thus may provide them with recourse in international arbitration for the harm they have suffered, say Javier Rubinstein and Lauren Friedman of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.