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International Arbitration

  • September 25, 2018

    Lighthizer Defends Trump's Hard Line On China

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer defended President Donald Trump’s aggressive use of tariffs against China on Tuesday, harshly criticizing past administrations’ attempts to deal with Beijing on a diplomatic basis.

  • September 24, 2018

    Trusts Can't Revive $101.8M Arbitration Claim At 11th Circ.

    The Eleventh Circuit on Monday agreed with a lower court's interpretation of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's code when it ruled that two offshore trusts could not pursue a $101.8 million arbitration against Canadian brokerage Pictet Overseas Inc.

  • September 24, 2018

    UK Court Extends Injunction Against Djibouti In Port Row

    The government of Dubai said that a U.K. High Court judge had extended an injunction against Djibouti’s port operator that bars it from interfering in the management of a port terminal the East African nation seized from operator DP World.

  • September 24, 2018

    Electrical Equipment Co. Wants $16M Power Plant Award Axed

    Dixie Equipment LLC has asked the Texas Supreme Court to overturn rulings affirming a $16.6 million arbitration award against it in a dispute over the construction of a power plant in Mexico, telling the justices that because it was not present for the arbitration and because proceedings were not recorded, the award cannot stand.

  • September 24, 2018

    EHealthline.com Says $3.5M Award Row Should Be Paused

    EHealthline.com urged a California federal judge to pause a confirmed $3.49 million award issued to its former joint-venture partners over a failed project to build a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia, saying a separate lawsuit accusing those businesses of stealing trade secrets needs to play out first. 

  • September 24, 2018

    Arbitration Could Benefit From Litigation Rules: Ex-Judge

    There's a culture within arbitration to reject on principle lessons that could be learned from litigation, but doing so may impede the efficiency and effectiveness of arbitration, according to arbitrator, mediator and former U.S. District Judge Abraham D. Sofaer.

  • September 24, 2018

    Irish Packaging Co. To Abandon Operations In Venezuela

    Irish packaging maker Smurfit Kappa Group PLC on Monday said it has moved to deconsolidate its Venezuelan operations a month after ceding control of its subsidiary to the country's government, adding that it may pursue arbitration in order to secure compensation for its losses.

  • September 21, 2018

    LG Panama, Mall Ordered To Show If AC Contract Is Binding

    A Virgin Islands federal judge on Friday vacated an order compelling the owners of a shopping center to arbitrate their dispute with LG Electronics Panama over commercial air conditioning equipment, finding that more discovery is needed to determine whether the contract between the parties was a legally binding agreement.

  • September 21, 2018

    Ex-Yukos Shareholders Widen Doc Bid In $50B Award Row

    Former OAO Yukos Oil Co. shareholders on Friday opened up another front in their bid for information to be used in a closely watched appeal in the Netherlands to revive $50 billion in arbitral awards against Russia, seeking permission to subpoena a former White & Case LLP partner who now lives in Pennsylvania.

  • September 21, 2018

    GE Unit Wants Full 11th Circ. To Decide $45M Steel Plant Row

    A French unit of General Electric Co. urged the Eleventh Circuit on Thursday to revisit its decision finding that an Alabama steel plant owner doesn't have to arbitrate the companies' dispute over allegedly faulty motors, arguing that international arbitration law doesn't preclude non-signatories from enforcing an arbitration agreement.

  • September 21, 2018

    Petrobras Can't Arbitrate Investors Bribery Row In Brazil

    A Netherlands court has denied Brazilian state-owned Petrobras' bid to arbitrate investors' securities fraud claims stemming from the oil giant's massive corruption scandal, ruling instead that shareholders can proceed with a collective action in Rotterdam.

  • September 21, 2018

    UK PM Warns Of Trade Impasse, Reviving 'Hard Brexit' Fears

    Prime Minister Theresa May indicated on Friday that Britain’s chance of leaving the European Union without a trade deal had escalated, leaving banks and insurers facing legal uncertainty and the possibility of a cliff-edge Brexit.

  • September 20, 2018

    HTC Says Ericsson Waived Arbitration In SEP Royalties Row

    HTC America Inc. urged a Texas federal court on Thursday to deny Ericsson Inc.'s bid to arbitrate claims that the Swedish telecommunications company overcharged for aging standard-essential patents, saying Ericsson waived its right to force arbitration of the dispute.

  • September 20, 2018

    LCIA Court Picks Herbert Smith Arbitration Head For Prez Slot

    The London Court of International Arbitration has tapped the head of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP’s global arbitration practice to serve as the court's next president, as well as the co-head of a U.K. commercial law chambers to act as one of its directors.

  • September 20, 2018

    Award In Saudi Contract Row Should Be Nixed, Court Hears

    A U.S. military contractor urged a Georgia federal court on Wednesday to toss a suit seeking to confirm an emergency arbitral award ordering it not to terminate a subcontract under a deal to help maintain Saudi Arabian military aircraft, arguing that it never agreed to arbitrate the dispute.

  • September 20, 2018

    Korean Wind Co. Can't Get Turbine Removal Order Overturned

    A Minnesota federal judge has refused a South Korean wind turbine manufacturer’s bid to alter arbitrators’ order requiring it to pay the cost of dismantling a community wind farm, saying it’s not up to the court to second-guess their decision to undo its contract with an American clean energy company.

  • September 20, 2018

    Data Regulator Plans GDPR 'Sandbox' To Test Compliance

    The U.K.’s data regulator has announced plans to create a regulatory test site to help companies try out innovative business ideas without breaching Europe’s new information protection regime and risking tough penalties.

  • September 19, 2018

    Costa Rica Prevails In $97M Real Estate Project Row

    An international tribunal has rejected several U.S. investors' $97 million claim accusing Costa Rica of improperly shutting down their beachfront villa project, while also accepting jurisdiction over but ultimately rejecting the Central American nation's counterclaim seeking to hold the investors accountable for alleged environmental damage.

  • September 19, 2018

    Gov't Contractor Aims To DQ Saudi Co.'s Atty In Contract Row

    An attorney for a Saudi subcontractor should be disqualified from the subcontractor's suit seeking to confirm an arbitration award against an American defense and logistics contractor as the attorney's prior representation of the U.S. company creates a conflict of interest, the contractor told a Georgia federal court Wednesday.

  • September 19, 2018

    Guinean Shipping Co.'s Claims Trimmed In $150M Ore Row

    A D.C. federal judge has nixed some of a Guinean shipping company's claims accusing American aluminum producer Alcoa of breaching a contract with the Guinean government over ore shipments, finding that while the shipper doesn't have to arbitrate its $150 million lawsuit, it can only proceed with certain contract and racial discrimination claims.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 Things I Learned

    Judge John Owens

    A lot has changed since I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 20 years ago. At that time, I had hair and no wife. I also thought I knew everything — but working for the justice made me realize very quickly that I actually knew very little, says Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: The Equality Lessons

    Margo Schlanger

    In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I began my two-year clerkship with her. In her first opinion as a justice, and in dozens since, Justice Ginsburg reminded us how the law needs to operate if equality is to be a reality, says Margo Schlanger, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

  • 6 Trends Will Shape Future International Commercial Disputes

    Cedric Chao

    The world of international litigation and arbitration tends to move slowly — however, I expect the pace of change to accelerate in the coming decade as six trends take hold, says Cedric Chao, U.S. head of DLA Piper's international arbitration practice.

  • The Future Of Authenticating Audio And Video Evidence

    Jonathan Mraunac

    The recent emergence of artificial intelligence-based technology has prompted serious concerns about the future integrity of recordings. Attorneys must think critically about standards for authenticating audio and video evidence as well as legislative and regulatory safeguards to discourage pervasive manipulation and forgery, says Jonathan Mraunac of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.

  • Opinion

    Law360's Global 20 Doesn't Acknowledge Global Networks

    Glenn Cunningham

    While I read with interest Law360's report analyzing the top 20 global law firms of 2018, I also noticed it doesn't tell the whole story. Global networks of independent law firms compare favorably with multinational firms in terms of geographic coverage, legal expertise, and awareness of local cultures and customs, says Glenn Cunningham of Interlaw Ltd.

  • What Kavanaugh's Writing Tells Us About His Personality

    Matthew Hall

    People with certain personality traits tend to use certain words. A computer analysis of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s D.C. Circuit opinions reveals that he is highly extraverted, which means that he would be a prominent voice on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Matthew Hall, a professor at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Opinion

    3 Pros, 3 Cons Of Litigation Finance

    Ralph Sutton

    An educated guess puts the number of new litigation funders launched in the past 18 months at 30 — an astonishing number, with more to come. Is this a blessing to our legal system or something more akin to tulip mania? Maybe both, says Ralph Sutton, founder and CEO of litigation funding firm Validity Finance LLC.

  • ADR And The Solomonic Solution

    Gary Birnberg

    Is mediation an exercise in baby-splitting? I argue that it is not. Tactical positioning, available resources, psychological considerations, and internal value and risk analysis all conspire to create a dynamic in which a Solomonically even split is not a realistic solution, says Gary Birnberg of JAMS.

  • Modern Communication Brings E-Discovery Challenges

    Thomas Bonk

    As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.

  • Opinion

    It's Not All About The Benjamins, Baby (Lawyer)

    J.B. Heaton

    Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.