International Arbitration

  • March 6, 2018

    WTO Lawyer Shortage Pushes Back Turkish Pipe Decision

    A World Trade Organization panel overseeing a dispute between the United States and Turkey over tariffs on Turkish pipe imports on Tuesday announced that it was not issuing a final decision until later this year, citing a shortfall of lawyers to work on the case.

  • March 6, 2018

    Moldovan Investors Want Info From NY Firm In $500M Award

    Two Moldovan oil and gas investors looking to enforce a more than $500 million arbitral award against Kazakhstan have asked a New York federal court to help them get their hands on financial records maintained by a major New York City sovereign investment firm, saying the company manages some of Kazakhstan's assets here. 

  • March 6, 2018

    ECJ Blocks Arbitration Clause In Bilateral Investment Deal

    European Union legislation prevents member states from reaching an arbitration agreement to stop governments and investors seeking judicial review before a European court, the bloc’s highest court ruled on Tuesday.

  • March 5, 2018

    David Caron Remembered For His Intellect, Approachability

    Whether it was sitting as an arbitrator in a high-profile international dispute or hosting one of many dinners with friends and colleagues, David D. Caron could draw upon his impressive intellect while remaining uniquely genial, gracious and compassionate.

  • March 5, 2018

    Arbitrator Ignored Law In Ford Dispute, Kuwaiti Dealer Says

    A Kuwaiti auto dealer on Monday urged a Michigan federal judge to overturn an arbitral decision that Ford Motor Co. properly terminated its resale agreement and that a federal motor vehicle law did not apply to contracts between domestic manufacturers and foreign dealers.

  • March 5, 2018

    Rubbermaid Wins Approval Of Award Over No-Show Supplier

    A New York federal court has confirmed an International Centre for Dispute Resolution breach of contract award topping $850,000 won by Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC against a Chinese supplier accused of never furnishing paid-for cookware and never returning Rubbermaid molds and tools.

  • March 5, 2018

    Naftogaz Says Gazprom Owes It For Natural Gas Stopgaps

    Russian gas giant Gazprom must compensate Naftogaz for the cost of importing more expensive natural gas into Ukraine, a Naftogaz executive said Monday, after Gazprom refused to restart supplies following Naftogaz's $2.56 billion arbitral award in their dispute over a 10-year gas purchase deal.

  • March 5, 2018

    EU, Russia Want In On South Korea's New WTO Challenge

    The European Union and Russia have asked the World Trade Organization for permission to formally observe a dispute between the U.S. and South Korea over a slew of U.S. duties on the Asian nation’s steel and energy products.

  • March 5, 2018

    Metal Mania: How Trump Put The Trading System On Edge

    For nearly a year, the Trump administration has been toying with steep tariffs on steel and aluminum in the name of national security, pulling the nation and its largest trading partners into a dramatic saga that has put the fate of the global trading system on the line. As the president nears a final decision, Law360 takes you through all of the story’s twists and turns.

  • March 2, 2018

    Tribunal Wrongly Narrowed Polish Property Row, Court Says

    A Stockholm Chamber of Commerce arbitral tribunal wrongly narrowed a Luxembourg private equity company's claim against Poland over measures that precluded the company from developing a Warsaw apartment complex, an English court found Friday.

  • March 2, 2018

    Venezuela Loses Bid To Nix Enforcement of $1.2B Award

    A D.C. federal judge on Friday shot down Venezuela's attempt to block enforcement of a $1.2 billion arbitral award issued to Rusoro Mining Ltd. after the Canadian company's Venezuelan investments were nationalized without compensation, rejecting arguments that the award had been improperly calculated. 

  • March 2, 2018

    Belgian Co. Hits Turkey with $80M Claim Over Media Purge

    A Belgian investor has launched a €65 million ($80 million) arbitration claim against Turkey in the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, alleging that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s crackdown on press freedom has resulted in its investment in a media services company being unlawfully expropriated by the state.

  • March 2, 2018

    Litigation Funder Finances Its 1st Int'l Arbitration In Singapore

    Global litigation funder IMF Bentham Ltd. has signed on to finance its first international commercial arbitration in Singapore, thought to be one of the first examples of funded international arbitration in the city-state since the passage of legislation last year that opened the door to outside funding.

  • March 2, 2018

    Trump's Trade Crossfire May Imperil Food Producers

    President Donald Trump has picked a new trade fight over imports of steel and aluminum, but experts say it is the nation's booming agricultural sector that could end up taking the brunt of the damage if major U.S. allies begin retaliating.

  • March 1, 2018

    London Tribunal Can't Hear $70M Shipping Row, Court Finds

    An English High Court judge on Thursday found that a London tribunal lacks jurisdiction to hear a nearly $70 million arbitration against a Chinese company that was allegedly acting as guarantor for a shipping company that backed out of a charter agreement, concluding the underlying guarantee agreement had never been authorized.

  • March 1, 2018

    Trump's Latest Salvo May Push Trading System To The Brink

    President Donald Trump’s looming threat to slap hefty tariffs on imported steel and aluminum is the most aggressive trade enforcement maneuver yet from an administration that has had many of them, and one that experts say may pose a significant threat to the global trading order.

  • March 1, 2018

    United Arab Emirates Advances New Arbitration Law

    Lawmakers for the United Arab Emirates have approved a long-awaited draft federal arbitration law, the country's official news agency has reported.

  • March 1, 2018

    Gazprom Cries Foul Over $2.56B Naftogaz Award

    Russian natural gas giant Gazprom said Thursday that it would defend its rights after arbitrators in Stockholm awarded Ukraine's national oil and gas company a net $2.56 billion following a dispute over a 10-year gas purchase deal.

  • February 28, 2018

    King & Spalding DQ'd In Boehringer Unit Arbitration

    A New York Supreme Court judge has disqualified King & Spalding LLP from representing an animal health company in international arbitration, ruling that its past work with the company's adversaries in the case presents a conflict.

  • February 28, 2018

    Ukrainian Energy Co. Claims Win In Russia Gas Supply Row

    Ukraine's national oil and gas company said Wednesday it has prevailed in arbitration in Stockholm over Russian natural gas giant Gazprom following a dispute over a 10-year gas purchase deal, resulting in a net payment by the Russian company to the Ukrainian company of $2.56 billion.

Expert Analysis

  • 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.

  • Spoliation Scrutiny: Disparate Standards For Distinct Mediums

    Robin Shah

    Two years ago, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) was amended to provide a clearer road map for courts analyzing whether to permit sanctions for the spoliation of evidence. Yet there is still no specific guidance for when a sanctions request relates to electronically stored and nonelectronically stored information, says Skadden associate Robin Shah.

  • Hearing The Need For More Women’s Voices In The Courtroom

    Carrie Cohen

    For many female attorneys, the results revealed in the New York State Bar Association’s recently adopted report on female litigators in the courtroom were not encouraging but not terribly surprising. Each stakeholder in the litigation process — judges, law firms and corporate clients — should contribute toward increasing female voices in the courtroom, says Carrie Cohen of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

  • Roundup

    My Strangest Day In Court


    Every seasoned litigator has his or her fair share of courtroom stories. Check out the strange experiences that captured reader interest in this popular 2017 series.

  • How 2 Devices And 1 Domain Changed My Practice In 2017

    Paul Kiesel

    The question I ask about new technology is how can it improve the quality of my practice — and my life? This year, the iPhone X, the Apple Watch Series 3 and a .LAW domain have proven to be great investments, for professional and personal reasons, says attorney Paul Kiesel of Kiesel Law LLP.

  • Alternative Fees: My Experience At Bartlit Beck

    J.B. Heaton

    Bartlit Beck was a wonderful place to work for 18 years, and the lawyers there are not only excellent attorneys but also great people. That said, I can look analytically at the Bartlit Beck fee model and make some observations on its pros and cons, says J.B. Heaton, founder of investment analytics company Conjecture LLC.