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International Arbitration

  • April 25, 2018

    Pineapple Biz Slams Del Monte Bid To Enforce $32M Award

    A Costa Rican pineapple grower urged a Florida federal court Tuesday to abstain from enforcing a $32 million arbitral award to Swiss corporation Del Monte International GmbH, saying that Costa Rican courts have refused to enforce the award and that the grower has no assets in the United States.

  • April 25, 2018

    WTO Poised To Decide Russia-Ukraine Railway Tussle

    A World Trade Organization dispute panel currently mulling a closely watched Ukrainian complaint against the Russian government’s restrictions on imports of railway equipment and parts said Wednesday that it expects to hand down a final ruling in the case some time next month.

  • April 24, 2018

    US Energy Firm Targets Poland Over Nixed Wind Farm Deals

    Invenergy LLC made good Tuesday on its threat to mount an arbitration claim against Poland for allegedly orchestrating the unlawful termination of the American energy company's long-term wind farm contracts with several state-owned utilities, saying efforts to amicably resolve the dispute have failed.

  • April 24, 2018

    Holland & Knight Adds Ex-Baker McKenzie Arbitration Pro

    Holland & Knight LLP has landed a former Baker McKenzie arbitration pro with a decadeslong background in Latin American disputes to head the firm's litigation and arbitration practice in Mexico City.

  • April 24, 2018

    Warner Bros. Wins Bid To Arbitrate 'Mad Max' Director Row

    An Australian judge wrongly denied Warner Brothers' bid to arbitrate in California a dispute with the director of “Mad Max: Fury Road” over a $7 million bonus payment for keeping the film under budget, an appeals court concluded Tuesday.

  • April 24, 2018

    Justices Ask What Deference US Courts Owe Foreign Gov'ts

    The U.S. Supreme Court explored the appropriate level of deference that U.S. courts should pay a foreign country’s interpretation of its own laws during oral arguments Tuesday in a price-fixing case against Chinese vitamin C exporters, a question of increasing relevance in today’s interconnected world.

  • April 24, 2018

    Publisher's Payout To Chile Stayed In $330M Seizure Row

    An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes panel in an order released Tuesday told the centenarian owner of a Spanish newspaper seized in Chile's 1973 coup that he can postpone paying almost $200,000 while he tries to revive a $330 million claim over the dissolution of the paper.

  • April 23, 2018

    Bulgarian Telecom Fights Injunction Bid Over $6.7M Claim

    A Bulgarian telecommunications provider urged a New York federal court Monday not to freeze certain funds related to a complex satellite financing deal while an arbitral tribunal considers a California company's $6.7 million claim against it, saying the motion is a bullying tactic.

  • April 23, 2018

    EU, Mexico Agree To Broader Trade Deal Nixing Tariffs

    Trade officials with the European Union and Mexico announced that they have struck a bilateral free trade agreement that would eliminate virtually all duty payments between the two economies and further open government contracts by the North American nation to European companies.

  • April 23, 2018

    NY Bar Aims To Help Uninitiated With Arbitrator Appointments

    The New York City Bar Association’s arbitration committee has released a report detailing arbitrator appointment procedures of various arbitral institutions for commercial proceedings to help guide parties who lack extensive experience, according to a Monday notice.

  • April 23, 2018

    Failed Fraud Doesn't Doom $4.9M Award In Steel Sale Row

    An English appeals court on Monday upheld the enforcement of a $4.9 million arbitration award issued to a Chinese metals supplier against a British company over an alleged breach of a steel contract, finding that although the manufacturer may have tried to forge shipping documents, it failed, and failed forgery is no fraud at all. 

  • April 23, 2018

    Construction Firm Says German Solar Panel Co. Has NJ Ties

    A construction firm seeking to enforce a $1.9 million arbitration award against German solar panel supplier Recom AG urged a New Jersey federal judge Monday to block the company’s effort to avoid paying the award, saying Recom AG has sufficient ties to the district and the underlying contract in the case.

  • April 23, 2018

    Miami Slams Marlins' 'Sour Grapes' Push For Arbitration

    Miami asked a Florida federal court Friday to deny a "sour grapes" bid by the Marlins to dissolve a state court finding that international arbitration can’t be used in a dispute over the government’s piece of the baseball team’s $1.2 billion sale, saying the federal court shouldn't get involved and calling the team "state court losers."

  • April 20, 2018

    Gazprom Files For Contract Termination In Gas Supply Row

    Gazprom on Friday asked arbitrators in Stockholm to sign off on its decision to terminate gas supply and transit contracts with Ukraine's Naftogaz, after negotiations to restart supplies following Naftogaz's $2.56 billion arbitral award ended without a deal.

  • April 20, 2018

    Arbitration Place Adds Canadian High Court, Appeals Judges

    Two former judges with a background in deciding high-profile business and labor disputes in Canada have joined dispute resolution center Arbitration Place, the organization said recently. 

  • April 20, 2018

    Arnold & Porter Picks Up Antitrust Partner In London

    Arnold & Porter has hired a veteran international arbitration and antitrust litigation attorney with a background in investor state and commercial contract disputes from Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, the firm recently announced. 

  • April 20, 2018

    Kraft Unit's NY Peanut Butter Arbitration Paused In Australia

    An Australian judge refused to lift an order barring a Kraft Heinz Co. subsidiary from proceeding with a New York arbitration stemming from an Australian dairy company's alleged misuse of Kraft's peanut butter jar design, saying Friday the parallel proceedings could lead to inconsistent findings.

  • April 20, 2018

    Jamaican Investor Hits Dominican Republic With $300M Claim

    A Jamaican national has hit the Dominican Republic with a more than $300 million arbitration claim after the landfill he invested in was improperly seized by the government for alleged environmental misdeeds, his law firm confirmed on Friday.

  • April 19, 2018

    Greenberg Traurig Nabs Pillsbury International Arbitration Pro

    An international arbitration pro with a background defending global corporations from U.S. regulatory probes has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, the firm said Thursday.

  • April 19, 2018

    Kimberly-Clark Hits Venezuela With Claim Over Seized Factory

    Personal and health care products company Kimberly-Clark, best known for brands like Huggies, Kleenex and Kotex, filed for arbitration against Venezuela on Wednesday following the 2016 government seizure of one of its factories, Law360 has learned.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    Evolving Due Process In The Digital Age

    Stephen Kane

    Because courts have not modernized as quickly as companies like Amazon, Tesla and Apple, Americans are becoming increasingly dissatisfied, but technological innovations may be able to help Americans access their due process, says Stephen Kane of FairClaims.

  • Centers Of Influence Are Key To Small Law Firm Rainmaking

    Frank Carone

    In a national survey of 378 small law firms, partners ranked client referrals as the most important means of business development. Yet studies reveal that while professional services providers obtain most new clients from existing client referrals, their best new clients — the ones providing the largest pool of investable assets — overwhelmingly come from “centers of influence,” says Frank Carone, an executive partner at Abrams Fensterman.

  • Feature

    From Law Firm To Newsroom: An Interview With Bob Woodruff

    Randy Maniloff

    Lawyers who have left the traditional practice for perceived greener pastures are many. But the circumstances surrounding broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff’s departure are unique. Like none I’ve ever heard, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Kendall Reviews 'On The Jury Trial'

    Judge Virginia Kendall

    As someone who spent half her days last year on the bench presiding over trials, I often find the alarmist calls to revamp the jury trial system a tad puzzling — why is making trial lawyers better rarely discussed? Then along comes a refreshing little manual called "On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy," by Thomas Melsheimer and Judge Craig Smith, says U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall of the Northern District of Illinois.

  • Opinion

    Int'l Arbitration Will Keep Thriving Despite Trump Agenda

    Ava Borrasso

    While there may be minor deviations along the way, international arbitration has made many recent gains and will no doubt continue to flourish in the age of Trump and beyond, says Ava Borrasso, a Miami-based attorney specializing in international commercial litigation and arbitration.

  • Lessons From President Trump's Failed Judicial Nominations

    Arun Rao

    On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced 12 new judicial nominations. We will soon discover whether these candidates learned from the mistakes of the three nominees forced to withdraw in December after bipartisan concerns arose over their qualifications, says Arun Rao, executive VP of Investigative Group International.

  • How To Control Data As Technology Complicates E-Discovery

    Peter Ostrega

    While technology is making certain aspects of e-discovery faster and easier, it is also creating new challenges as quickly as we can provide solutions. The good news is that there are concrete steps businesses can take to address those challenges, says Peter Ostrega of Consilio LLC.

  • 5 Ways To Improve The Anti-Doping Legal Process

    Ronald Katz

    Procedures for dealing with doping are not well established and are not at all uniform from sport to sport. The current situation is chaotic — it is not known until the last minute who will be competing and it is not known for years who actually medaled in the competitions. A new system is needed, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • 6 E-Discovery Predictions For 2018

    Erich Potter

    Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.

  • 6 Roles To Embrace In An Evolving Legal Industry

    Rob MacAdam

    Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.