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International Arbitration

  • November 29, 2018

    Insurer Gets OK To Pursue Piracy Payout Dispute In UK

    Insurer Griffin Underwriting can sue the owner of a ship that was hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia for breach of contract after a court in London ruled that the English legal system has jurisdiction over the claim.

  • November 29, 2018

    FCA Backs May's Brexit Deal, Says New Legislation Is Crucial

    The Financial Conduct Authority gave its backing to Prime Minister Theresa May’s controversial agreement for Britain's withdrawal from the European Union on Thursday, warning that crashing out of the bloc in March would bring “much higher risk” for the companies it regulates.

  • November 28, 2018

    ArcelorMittal’s $1.2M S. African Arbitral Award Upheld

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday upheld a nearly 16.2 million South African Rand ($1.2 million) arbitral award in favor of steel company ArcelorMittal South Africa in a dispute over a South African desulfurization plant.

  • November 28, 2018

    Wine Co. Investor Can't Save $29M Award, 11th Circ. Hears

    A controlling shareholder of a Chilean wine company on Tuesday reiterated his Eleventh Circuit bid to reverse a lower court’s decision ordering him to pay an American investor $28.7 million, contending that the company secured a windfall and is using “baseless arguments and red herrings” to defend it.

  • November 28, 2018

    Med Tech Co. Seeks DC Circ. Review Of $400M Award Denial

    A medical technology business is seeking a rehearing en banc at the D.C. Circuit after a panel affirmed that a $400 million arbitral award the company secured against the Czech Republic Ministry of Health was not enforceable, asserting the ruling conflicts with standards for confirmation laid out by other circuit decisions.

  • November 28, 2018

    Singapore, China Regulators Forge Stronger Financial Links

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore and Shanghai Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau said Tuesday that they have identified key areas in which to increase financial cooperation between the country and the sovereign city-state, including financing the Belt and Road Initiative projects.

  • November 28, 2018

    Citgo Parent Wants Crystallex Suits To Stay On Hold

    The U.S. subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company that owns Citgo has urged a Delaware federal judge to extend the stay of Crystallex enforcement actions regarding a $1.2 billion arbitration award against the financially troubled nation, saying the matters should remain paused pending a Third Circuit decision in related litigation.

  • November 27, 2018

    Vantage Says Bribery Deal Irrelevant To $622M Award

    Vantage Deepwater Co. has urged a Texas federal court to disregard Petrobras' contention that the Texas driller's recent deal with U.S. regulatory authorities in a bribery matter bolsters its argument that a $622 million award against the Brazilian company should be nixed, saying the settlement is inadmissible and irrelevant.

  • November 27, 2018

    AlixPartners Adds International Arbitration Expert In DC

    Global consulting firm AlixPartners LLP has nabbed an international arbitration expert from Ankura Consulting Group LLC, bolstering its investigations, disputes and risk practice in Washington, D.C., with her background in matters touching on sectors like construction, transportation and energy.

  • November 27, 2018

    Lesotho Wins Ax Of Int'l Award Over Nixed Tribunal

    A Singapore appeals court refused on Tuesday to revive an arbitral award issued to South African investors who accused Lesotho of leaving them without a forum to pursue claims relating to a mining lease dispute, saying the underlying tribunal lacked jurisdiction.

  • November 27, 2018

    WTO Panel Set To Decide EU-China Dumping Row Next Year

    A World Trade Organization panel overseeing China’s challenge of the European Union’s treatment of Beijing in its anti-dumping investigations said Tuesday it will issue its decision sometime in the first half of next year.

  • November 27, 2018

    ECJ To Rule On Whether Britain Can Reverse Brexit Process

    The European Court of Justice heard detailed arguments on Tuesday about whether the U.K. can unilaterally reverse the process of leaving the European Union, in a case that campaigners hope could help to keep Britain in the bloc.

  • November 26, 2018

    Telecom Must Halt $1.5B Satellite IP Suit, Chinese Co. Says

    A Dutch telecom can’t continue its $1.5 billion suit accusing the Hong Kong subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned asset management company of plotting to steal its satellite designs while similar claims are being arbitrated in Hong Kong, the company has told a California federal judge.

  • November 26, 2018

    Russia Ordered To Pay $1.1B To Ukrainian Bank

    Russia on Monday was ordered by an international tribunal to pay one of Ukraine's largest banks $1.1 billion for expropriating its assets in Crimea following its 2014 takeover of the peninsula.

  • November 26, 2018

    Crystallex, Venezuela Ink Deal Over $1.2B Award

    Crystallex International Corp. has reached a deal with Venezuela and will temporarily halt efforts to enforce a $1.2 billion arbitration award issued after the financially troubled nation expropriated its mining investments, saying Monday that it's already pocketed $500 million in cash and liquid securities.

  • November 26, 2018

    Disney Loses 'Pink Slime' Arbitration Appeal

    Disney can’t get its way over how arbitration should occur in a fight for insurance coverage linked to the “pink slime” news reports aired by subsidiary ABC, a Canadian appeals court ruled Friday, saying the entertainment giant’s reading of the insurance contract didn’t make sense.

  • November 26, 2018

    Bermudian Co. Gets $28M To End Bolivian Silver Mine Row

    South American Silver Ltd. won $28 million to resolve its claims before an arbitration tribunal in The Hague that the Bolivian government improperly seized the Bermudian mining company's investments in the country, SAS has said.

  • November 26, 2018

    Europe Spearheads Bid To Resolve WTO Appeals Crisis

    The European Commission on Monday issued an official proposal to restore order to the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body, which has been badly hobbled by the Trump administration over the past year, in an attempt to rescue the globe’s highest trade court from collapse.

  • November 21, 2018

    Law360 MVP Awards Go To Top Attorneys From 71 Firms

    The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2018 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.

  • November 21, 2018

    Judge Says $20M Maritime Contract Row Should Be Arbitrated

    A Texas federal judge has recommended that Psara Energy Ltd.'s $19.9 million breach of contract suit against the purported successor corporation of Space Shipping Ltd. be arbitrated, saying Psara's claims are connected to those in an ongoing foreign arbitration proceeding.

Expert Analysis

  • Roundup

    Trade Wars

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    This special series examines the legal, strategic and economic dimensions of the Trump administration's trade agenda, and assesses what the recent shifts in U.S. trade policy may mean for the country and for the established system of international commerce.

  • Series

    Trade Wars: Restricting Foreign Access To US Technology

    Hdeel Abdelhady

    The tech industry is now at the center of policies designed to protect U.S. technology from foreign access and influence — including not only restrictions on foreign investment, but also supply chain exclusions, limits on academic research, curbs on third-country technology transfers and measures against foreign control of key raw materials, says Hdeel Abdelhady of MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC.

  • Need Litigation Finance? Don't Skip These 5 Steps

    Molly Pease

    The process of applying for litigation financing isn’t difficult, but few do it right the first time. Following five steps in your application process will help make sure litigation funders are convinced of the value of your company's legal claims, says Molly Pease of Curiam Capital LLC.

  • Series

    Trade Wars: Top 10 Trump Trends

    Charles Skuba

    The inner workings of the Trump economics and trade team remain foggy, but the administration's trade strategy can be discerned from the public statements of the president and his advisers. Unpredictability, mercantilism, bilateralism and a willingness to accept collateral damage are among the most important patterns, says Charles Skuba of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

  • Series

    Trade Wars: Tariffs Threaten To Outweigh Tax Reform Gains

    Erica York

    In the next installment of this series examining the dimensions of the Trump administration's trade agenda, Erica York of the Tax Foundation discusses how the economic harm caused by tariffs could slow or offset the economic and employment benefits of tax reform.

  • A Holistic Approach To Client Retention

    Dan Tacone

    In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc.

  • Series

    Trade Wars: When Trade And National Security Converge

    Mario Mancuso

    Increasing tariffs, new scrutiny of foreign investments in U.S. companies, and export controls over “emerging and foundational” technology are part of a Trump administration strategy to advance national security objectives using economic tools. These measures are ushering in a new era of trade restrictions, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Allens Pricing Chief Pier D'Angelo

    Pier D'Angelo

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens.

  • Series

    Trade Wars: Anti-Dumping And Countervailing Duty Trends

    Shelby Anderson

    In the first article of this special series on the Trump administration's trade policies, attorneys from Covington & Burling LLP explore how a notable increase in U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duty enforcement actions is creating significant compliance challenges for foreign companies and U.S. importers.

  • Opinion

    The ABA Was Dead Wrong About Model Rule 8.4(g)

    Bradley Abramson

    In the two years since the American Bar Association's controversial anti-discrimination and harassment rule, only one state has adopted it, while numerous state supreme courts, state attorneys general and legal groups have correctly rejected Model Rule 8.4(g) as a threat to lawyers' First Amendment rights, says Bradley Abramson, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.