International Arbitration

  • January 25, 2018

    International Arbitration Group Of The Year: Sidley Austin

    With its representation of clients like Russian aluminum company United Co. Rusal, TransCanada and others in arbitrations where hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, Sidley Austin LLP is a leader in the international arbitration field, landing the firm a spot among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 25, 2018

    Blank Rome Snags Litigation Partner From Pepper Hamilton

    Blank Rome LLP announced Wednesday that it's hired a Pepper Hamilton LLP litigation partner to handle intellectual property, product liability, securities and business disputes from its Philadelphia office.

  • January 25, 2018

    S. Korea Fights New US Solar, Washer Tariffs At WTO

    South Korea has launched a swift effort to fight newly minted U.S. safeguard tariffs on solar energy equipment and washing machines, lodging challenges and requests for compensation that the World Trade Organization published on Thursday.

  • January 25, 2018

    Unions Slap Mexico With NAFTA Labor Complaint

    As the sixth round of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement forged ahead in Montreal on Thursday, a pair of powerful union groups hit the Mexican government with a new complaint aiming to head off the implementation of new laws that they claim will flout workers’ rights.

  • January 24, 2018

    Moldovan Cos. Gain Traction In $506M Kazakhstan Award Row

    A Swedish court on Wednesday affirmed a freezing order against $100 million in Kazakh assets as two Moldovan oil and gas investors look to enforce a $506 million arbitral award against the country, a day after a Dutch court lifted a freezing order on $22 billion in Kazakh sovereign fund assets.

  • January 24, 2018

    No Signs Of WTO Appellate Body Impasse Abating At Davos

    World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discussed the Trump administration’s continual blocking of new panelists to the WTO’s Appellate Body Wednesday, but emerged with no clear path to ending the deadlock.

  • January 24, 2018

    $8.5M Award Enforcement Violates Public Policy, DC Circ. Told

    A U.S. engineering firm on Tuesday urged the D.C. Circuit to reverse an order enforcing an $8.5 million arbitration award against it issued to an Afghan builder over a project to construct a power station in Kabul, arguing the decision violates public policy interests. 

  • January 24, 2018

    Heckler & Koch Must Produce Docs In Orbital ATK Dispute

    Heckler & Koch must cough up documents to Orbital ATK as part of a subcontracting dispute involving a rescinded U.S. Army weapons contract, a Minnesota federal magistrate judge ruled on Tuesday, after Orbital accused the German gun maker of deliberately dragging its feet.

  • January 24, 2018

    Judge Won't Nix Award In Costa Rica Land Seizure Row

    A D.C. federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by U.S. real estate investors to void an interim arbitral award dismissing most of their claims over Costa Rica's allegedly improper seizure of their land for a national park, concluding the nonfinal award was unappealable.

  • January 24, 2018

    International Arbitration Group Of The Year: Freshfields

    The international arbitration practice at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP enjoyed a banner year in 2017, securing more than a half-dozen major victories — collectively worth more than $2.5 billion — to earn recognition as one of Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 23, 2018

    Quinn Emanuel Hires Ropes & Gray Litigator In Boston

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has hired a Ropes & Gray LLP commercial litigator who has scored big wins in disputes over fraud claims, data breaches, employment contracts, securities and product defects, Quinn Emanuel announced Tuesday.

  • January 23, 2018

    Russia, Argentina Want In On Canada's WTO Fight With US

    Russia and Argentina on Friday asked to join a sweeping World Trade Organization complaint launched earlier this month by the Canadian government that accuses the U.S. of violating WTO rules in anti-dumping and countervailing duty probes focused on a variety of countries around the world.

  • January 23, 2018

    Epstein Becker Adds Financial Services, Arbitration Atty

    Epstein Becker Green PC added a former Proskauer Rose LLP senior counsel with experience representing financial service companies in court and in arbitration as a partner in its New York office.

  • January 23, 2018

    Fashion Brand To Pay $2.3M In Bangladesh Accord Deal

    Two international labor unions said Monday they had reached a $2.3 million settlement in arbitration proceedings with an unnamed global fashion brand over garment factory conditions, a month after a separate deal was reached with another fashion brand under the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety.

  • January 23, 2018

    GE Unit Fights To Keep $45M Motor Dispute In Arbitration

    A French unit of General Electric Co. accused of supplying faulty motors that caused $45 million in damages has urged the Eleventh Circuit not to reverse a decision sending the dispute to arbitration, saying the Ninth Circuit in a recent decision "misread" an applicable international treaty.

  • January 23, 2018

    International Arbitration Group Of The Year: Arnold & Porter

    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP's international arbitration team scored an $800 million award for a Turkish company in a row with Pakistan over floating power ships, showing it can win big for investors as well as sovereign states and helping it land a spot among Law360's International Arbitration Groups of the Year.

  • January 22, 2018

    Indian Tech Co. Looks To Arbitrate $5M Heads-Up App Dispute

    An India-based technology company accused in a $5 million lawsuit of misrepresenting its ability to design and develop a cellphone application incorporating technology meant to keep a driver’s eyes on the road asked a Delaware federal court on Friday to send the dispute to arbitration.

  • January 22, 2018

    WTO Dispute Roundup: US Keeps Appellate Body Languishing

    In Law360’s latest glimpse of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body, the U.S. delegation continues to block the appointment of new Appellate Body judges while members squabble over compliance in cases centering on washing machines, food products and paper.

  • January 22, 2018

    International Arbitration Group Of The Year: Skadden

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP convinced courts around the world to enforce a $1.3 billion arbitration award for NTT DoCoMo Inc. in a high-stakes contract dispute last year, landing it a spot on Law360’s International Arbitration Groups of the Year for a second year in a row.

  • January 22, 2018

    Samsung, Oman Reach Deal On Refinery Bidding Row

    Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. and Oman have reached a deal resolving arbitration initiated after the Middle Eastern nation denied the South Korean company a deal to upgrade an oil refinery, despite selecting it as the preferred bidder, counsel for the company confirmed on Monday.

Expert Analysis

  • Don't Waste This Planning Cycle: Year-End Strategies

    Hugh A. Simons

    Law firms are businesses where partners operate with significant autonomy. To see their priorities translate into individual partner action, firm leaders should use a few collaborative strategies, suggests Hugh A. Simons, former senior partner of The Boston Consulting Group and former COO of Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • Creditors’ Options In Venezuela’s Disorderly Default

    Javier Rubinstein

    By analyzing the case law from Argentina’s default in 2001 and the terms of the Venezuelan bonds, it is possible to predict how a disorderly default might play out in Venezuela's debt crisis. Attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP examine key elements from Argentina’s default in order to predict whether history is likely to repeat itself.

  • From Snaps To Tweets: The Craft Of Social Media Discovery

    Matthew Hamilton

    Courts have consistently held that social media accounts are subject to established discovery principles but are reluctant to allow parties to rummage through private social media accounts. Recent case law confirms that narrowly tailored information requests get the best results, say Matthew Hamilton, Donna Fisher and Jessica Bae of Pepper Hamilton LLP.

  • Feature

    An Interview With Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson

    Randy Maniloff

    Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, was kind enough to let me visit him to reflect on his diverse career. He told stories that left me speechless. And yes, the man who was responsible for the Transportation Security Administration removed his shoes when going through airport security. You bet I asked, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Gilstrap Reviews 'Alexander Hamilton'

    Judge Rodney Gilstrap

    While Alexander Hamilton is the subject of a hit Broadway musical and renewed biographical examinations, professor Kate Brown takes us down a road less traveled in her book "Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law" — showing Hamilton as first, last and foremost an American lawyer, says U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas.

  • The Case For Creating A Mediation Department At Your Firm

    Dennis Klein

    There are at least four reasons supporting the need for some form of a mediation group within a law firm, especially in firms with larger practices, according to Dennis Klein, owner of Critical Matter Mediation and former litigation partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

  • Being There: Defending Depositions

    Alan Hoffman

    Defending depositions is challenging. The lawyer is the only shield and protector for the witness and the client. The rules of engagement are less than clear, and fraught with ethical perils. Difficult judgment calls often must be made in the heat of battle. This is where lawyers really earn their keep, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.

  • Opinion

    The Legal Fallout For Harvey Weinstein’s Hired Hands

    Nicole Kardell

    There is a difference between a lawyer or investigator seeking evidence to defend against allegations and correct misrepresentations, and, on the other hand, using duplicitous means to gather information and intimidate alleged victims and journalists. Client advocacy does not mean winning at all costs, says Nicole Kardell of Ifrah Law PLLC.

  • Jury Persuasion In An 'Alt-Fact' World

    Shelley Spiecker

    Today's climate of “alternative facts” has jurors making decisions based on beliefs, emotions and social affiliations that often go unacknowledged or underappreciated. To present their case in the most persuasive manner possible, litigators should consider adapting to their audience when it comes to four psychological factors, say consultants with Persuasion Strategies, a service of Holland & Hart LLP.

  • Applying The Investors' Playbook To Legal Career Planning

    Howard Cohl

    Nothing has been more instrumental in my role as a legal recruiter than what I learned from a variety of hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and investment bankers — how to analyze a deal and make a decision quickly. It boils down to the traditional SWOT analysis, says Howard Cohl, director in Major Lindsey & Africa’s emerging markets group.