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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trump International Hotels Management LLC has removed to Delaware federal court a suit by Panama law firm Morgan & Morgan PA accusing the hotel management company and an affiliate of improperly responding to arbitration over a “mismanaged” Panamanian hotel by dragging the firm into the fight on “absurd” claims.
The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a dispute between Lloyd's of London and SFA Group over responsibility for a $64 million malpractice judgment against a former Dickstein Shapiro lawyer, at the request of both parties.
American Arbitration Association president and CEO India Johnson doesn't much care for it when arbitration is referred to as being big business, telling Law360 recently she considers arbitration a means of serving the public and providing a "solution to a problem." Here, Law360 takes a closer look at how the AAA and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution are focused in 2018 on improving their offerings by tackling issues like cybersecurity, arbitrator challenges, and greater cost savings for involved parties.
The World Trade Organization on Friday said the U.S. has until Aug. 22 to alter its calculation methods for anti-dumping duties as part of its compliance with adverse rulings made in a dispute with China at the global trade body.
The shuttering of the U.S. government will have dramatic effects across the vast federal bureaucracy, and the nation’s trade apparatus is no exception, with agencies preparing for a considerable hit to ongoing negotiations and the enforcement of U.S. trade laws.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday announced that it had suspended a controversial rule on hyperandrogenism in international athletics for another six months, allowing women to compete as female athletes who would otherwise be barred due to high testosterone levels.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday overturned a five-year ban prohibiting a Senegalese soccer club from fielding a team, a suspension handed down in the aftermath of a stampede in a cup final that left at least eight people dead.
King & Spalding LLP’s success in treaty cases, such as its bitter battle with the Argentine government over expropriated airlines and its brokering of a $337 million settlement with Ecuador on behalf of ConocoPhillips Co., earned it a spot on Law360’s list of International Arbitration Practice Groups of the Year for 2017.
As law firms begin preparing for their annual budget review, Steve Falkin and Lee Garbowitz of HBR Consulting discuss why firm leaders should give their internal information technology and procurement teams a seat at the table.
Artificial intelligence needs to be legally defensible in order to be useful to law firms. There are requirements for making this happen, says Mark Williamson, co-founder and chief technology officer of Hanzo Archives Ltd.
The long litigation life cycle for large, complex civil lawsuits provides ample time for clients and counsel to form strong opinions — often negative when based on adversarial exchanges — about the opposing trial team, their witnesses and their experts. Martha Luring of Salmons Consulting shares some common perceptions not always shared by jurors.
A few jurists and commentators have recently caused a stir in the e-discovery community by arguing that litigants should avoid using keyword searches to filter or cull a document population before using predictive coding. This “no-cull” rationale undermines the principle of proportionality at the heart of the recent changes to Federal Rule 26, say John Rosenthal and Jason Moore of Winston & Strawn LLP.
By "unicorn" I don’t mean the next great tech startup with a valuation of $1 billion. I mean the new breed of lawyers realizing that there are better ways to get their day jobs done, says Lucy Endel Bassli, assistant general counsel leading the legal operations and contracting functions at Microsoft Corp.
As widespread claims of sexual misconduct continue to surface in the entertainment industry and beyond, a discussion of how judges treat workplace discrimination cases may be particularly timely. Here, U.S. District Judge John McConnell reviews the book "Unequal: How America’s Courts Undermine Discrimination Law," by professors Sandra Sperino and Suja Thomas.
In this series, attorneys explore the challenges and rewards of pro bono volunteering in the legal profession.
Preparing witnesses to be deposed is a critical element of discovery. It is important to remember that each witness is an individual with unique personal qualities, strengths and weaknesses. Getting to know the witness helps establish rapport and trust, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
As commercial ties between mainland China and the rest of the world broaden and deepen, the number of China-related commercial disputes has also increased. Parties to disputes in China, especially foreign-invested enterprises, should carefully consider if and how to pursue arbitration in China, say Ing Loong Yang and Tina Wang of Latham & Watkins LLP.
Exelon Corp. and Sidley Austin LLP have been working together on both short- and long-term pro bono matters for the past 10 years. We offer a glimpse of how we got started and what we have done in the hope that other corporate legal departments and law firms might find ways to work together to meet the legal needs of the poor, say Kelly Huggins, pro bono counsel at Sidley Austin, and Margaret Balsley-Cross, assistant general counsel at Exelon.