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International Arbitration

  • August 30, 2018

    Adocia Arbitration Claim Against Eli Lilly Climbs To $1.8B

    French biopharmaceutical company Adocia SA and Eli Lilly & Co. have stepped up their arbitral clash over the U.S. drugmaker's alleged misappropriation of confidential information, with Adocia increasing its damage demand to $1.8 billion and Lilly counterclaiming for $188 million, according to a Thursday statement.

  • August 30, 2018

    GE Unit's Arbitration Bid Nixed In $45M Steel Plant Row

    The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday reversed an order forcing an Alabama steel plant owner to arbitrate its dispute with a French unit of General Electric Co. for supplying allegedly faulty motors, concluding that there was no written arbitration agreement between them.

  • August 30, 2018

    Brazilian VW Dealers Want $2.5M Award Confirmed

    Brazilian Volkswagen distributors sued The Reynolds and Reynolds Co. in Ohio federal court Wednesday, seeking confirmation of an approximately $2.5 million arbitration award issued in a dispute over an allegedly malfunctioning electronic data processing software made by the American company.

  • August 30, 2018

    Mexico, US Investors Clash Over $100M Gambling Biz Claim

    U.S. investors and Mexico have clashed over the country's alleged destruction of a $100 million gambling business, with each party trading briefs sparring over whether investors failed to signal their intent to arbitrate or if the country's jurisdictional objections are just an overly technical "magical, written incantation."

  • August 30, 2018

    Singapore Chambers Nabs Baker McKenzie Arbitration Head

    Essex Court Chambers Duxton in Singapore has snapped up the former head of Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow's international arbitration practice, an experienced attorney and university lecturer with a background in maritime law, international trade and insurance.

  • August 29, 2018

    Venezuela Probing Co.'s Oil Shipment To US, Suit Says

    A pair of oil industry suppliers sued commodities trading firm Castleton Commodities International in West Virginia federal court this week seeking information on a shipment of oil from Venezuela to the United States that they claim is under criminal investigation by the country's authorities.

  • August 29, 2018

    Trade Disputes Mechanism To Dominate Canada’s NAFTA Talks

    As Canada scrambles to be included in trade talks for the updated North American Free Trade Agreement before a Friday deadline, efforts to save a controversial provision the country considers "essential" to fairly resolving trade disputes have already outweighed any concern over a more limited investor-state arbitration mechanism, experts say.

  • August 29, 2018

    Riding Into The Sunset: US Threads Needle On NAFTA Expiry

    Among the bombshells in the Trump administration’s handshake deal with Mexico to reshape the North American Free Trade Agreement was the revelation that it had ditched its controversial proposal to quickly "sunset" the accord in favor of a more even-handed system for reviewing it.

  • August 29, 2018

    US Lodges WTO Case Against Russia For Retaliatory Duties

    The Trump administration on Wednesday filed a World Trade Organization complaint against Russia for retaliatory tariffs it has placed on U.S. imports in response to the White House's national security tariffs on steel and aluminum.

  • August 29, 2018

    Colombia Can't Bifurcate Metals Co.'s $764M Gold Mine Row

    World Bank arbitrators have refused to consider whether they have jurisdiction to hear a Canadian precious metals company's $764 million claim against Colombia before deciding whether the country's environmental restrictions expropriated the company's investment in a silver and gold deposit, saying the issues are too intertwined to separate. 

  • August 29, 2018

    African Miner Denies Lender's Counterclaim In $65M Loan Suit

    An African-focused mining company suing Brazilian investment bank Banco BTG Pactual SA at the High Court in London has rejected the lender’s counterclaim for around $1.1 million in costs it says it has racked up trying to enforce payment of $65.4 million in debts from Pan African Minerals Ltd.

  • August 28, 2018

    Vantage Freezes Petrobras' Dutch Assets For $622M Award

    A Dutch court has allowed Vantage Deepwater Co. to freeze assets belonging to Petrobras to secure a more than $622 million arbitral award the Texas driller won after the Brazilian oil company prematurely terminated an eight-year drilling contract, according to documents filed in Texas federal court.

  • August 28, 2018

    Shook Hardy Picks Up International Arbitration Atty In Miami

    Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP announced Tuesday that it has added a multilingual international arbitration expert to its Miami office, where he will bring his expertise in resolving disputes in the construction, energy, infrastructure and hospitality industries.

  • August 28, 2018

    US Defends Iran Sanctions Before International Court

    The United States on Tuesday pushed back on Iran's call to lift reimposed sanctions, telling the International Court of Justice that it was legal to scrap the Obama-era nuclear deal under exemptions for national security reasons.

  • August 28, 2018

    Ukraine Challenges WTO Over Russian Railroad Row

    Ukraine has appealed the World Trade Organization's decision to strike down several claims against Russia over its restriction of railway equipment shipments that's squeezing Kiev's access to Central Asian markets, according to the WTO.

  • August 28, 2018

    Nigerian Oil Co. Told Not To Block $66M UK Insurance Suit

    The High Court in London has warned bosses at a Nigerian energy company that they risk being sent to prison if they attempt to thwart a $66.5-million claim being brought against them by a Chinese credit insurer by filing suit in Nigeria.

  • August 28, 2018

    K&L Gates Gets OK To Combine Singapore Office, Local Firm

    Regulators have signed off on a proposed combination of Singapore firm Straits Law Practice LLC and K&L Gates LLP’s office in the city-state, opening the door for the consolidation to take effect at the beginning of 2019, according to a recent joint announcement.

  • August 27, 2018

    Arnold & Porter Hires Veteran Diplomat For Law, Policy Group

    Arnold & Porter has added a senior international policy adviser to its Washington, D.C., office who previously served as undersecretary of state for political affairs and as an ambassador to Brazil, the firm has announced.

  • August 27, 2018

    BigLaw Partner Denies Exposing Himself In NYC Gym Sauna

    A partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP pled not guilty at arraignment Monday to charges of public lewdness and exposing himself for allegedly masturbating in front of another man in the sauna of a downtown Manhattan gym.

  • August 27, 2018

    Singapore Trader Can't Get US Discovery Order Nixed In UK

    An English judge on Friday tossed a bid by a Singapore trading company to stop Russia's largest fertilizer company from using information obtained through a U.S. court order to shore up arbitration alleging that the parties' contracts were secured through bribery, concluding that enforcing the order is not unconscionable.

Expert Analysis

  • Myths And Facts About Using TAR Across Borders

    John Tredennick

    Many legal teams involved in cross-border matters still hesitate to use technology assisted review, questioning its ability to handle non-English document collections. However, with the proper expertise, modern TAR can be used with any language, including challenging Asian languages, say John Tredennick and David Sannar of Catalyst Repository Systems.

  • Roundup

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer

    Earlier this year, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., made headlines with his decision to leave Congress and return to law. ​​In this series, former members of Congress who made that move discuss how their experience on the Hill influenced their law practice.

  • Opinion

    A Trump Supreme Court Nominee Can Be Defeated

    Nan Aron

    The Senate Republican leadership and the Trump administration are racing to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. Does opposition to their plans have any chance of success? My answer is yes, because the stakes are so high, people are so engaged, and the records of those short-listed are so deeply troubling, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.

  • Limiting Law Firms' Professional Liability Risks: Part 3

    Stuart Pattison

    As clients increasingly look to limit their own liability exposure, they can reasonably expect that their retained counsel should do the same. In this context, a carefully crafted, thoughtfully presented engagement letter can help a law firm strike a successful balance between protecting itself and preserving a client relationship, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.

  • New Stats On Millennial Attorney Disciplinary Actions

    Jean Edwards

    In this analysis of disciplinary action trends in the legal industry, Edwards Neils LLC managing member Jean Edwards examines data provided by bar organizations for 17 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Limiting Law Firms' Professional Liability Risks: Part 2

    Stuart Pattison

    With law firms increasingly exposed to professional liability risks associated with their corporate client relationships, firms must craft well-structured client engagement letters to help protect against malpractice claims. Two key elements of an engagement letter are how it defines the scope of engagement and how it handles conflicts of interest, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.

  • Series

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer: Prioritizing Is Always Key

    Joe Lieberman

    Today, members of Congress often seem able to blame colleagues of the other party for not getting anything done for their constituents. In law practice, you can’t really blame a bad result for your clients on the lawyers on the other side, says former Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.

  • Limiting Law Firms' Professional Liability Risks: Part 1

    Stuart Pattison

    Corporate law departments are increasingly demanding more concessions from outside legal counsel, and presenting engagement letters that open the door to greater professional and cyber liability exposure for law firms — often beyond the scope of their insurance coverage. Firms must add their own language to engagement letters to limit liability, say Stuart Pattison and John Muller of Sompo International Holdings Ltd.

  • Series

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer: How Congress Affected My Career

    Yvonne B. Burke

    Being a former member of Congress put me in an advantageous position when I approached law firms in the late '70s, at a time when there were few female lawyers, and even fewer African-American lawyers, in major law firms, says former Rep. Yvonne B. Burke, D-Calif., a director of Amtrak.

  • Series

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer: DC Isn't As Bad As You Think

    Norm Coleman

    Popular culture paints the Hill as a place teeming with intrigue, corruption and malicious intent. But in Congress I learned important lessons about respecting people and the work they do, says former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., of Hogan Lovells.