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International Arbitration

  • October 31, 2018

    Ecopetrol Seeks $20M From Texas Co. For Peruvian Tax Bill

    Ecopetrol SA asked a New York federal court Tuesday to confirm an arbitration award ordering Offshore Exploration and Production LLC to pay it back for a tax bill it paid to Peru, saying the company owes more than $20.1 million.

  • October 31, 2018

    Cos. Say Time's Up For $37M Dutch Telecom Contract Suit

    A Dutch telecom company and an information company both urged a California federal court Tuesday to dismiss a $37 million dispute over alleged fraud, saying that the case should be kicked from federal court.

  • October 31, 2018

    WTO Strikes Down Morocco's Duties On Turkish Steel

    A World Trade Organization panel ruled Wednesday that the Moroccan government violated international trade rules when it placed anti-dumping duties on imports of hot-rolled steel from Turkey, handing a win to Ankara.

  • October 31, 2018

    Gold Mining Co. Gets $23M Default Judgment In Award Row

    A New York federal judge confirmed an arbitral award totaling $23.1 million issued against two connected mining companies for allegedly breaching a settlement agreement with a U.S.-based gold mining company, entering default judgment against the two companies for their failure to respond to the petition.

  • October 31, 2018

    TPP Rises From The Grave, Will Take Effect In December

    A slimmed-down version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, all but left for dead after President Donald Trump vacated the pact after taking office in January 2017, will take effect at the end of the year after Australia ratified the pact on Wednesday.

  • October 30, 2018

    Software Co. Says VW Distributors Can't Put It On $2.5M Hook

    A company that makes software for auto retailers told a federal court Monday it had never entered a contract with Brazilian Volkswagen distributors that are trying to enforce a $2.5 million arbitration award on claims that it sold malfunctioning software. 

  • October 30, 2018

    Pakistan Says Court Can't Enforce $846M Award Over Project

    Pakistan has continued to push a D.C. federal court to toss a Turkish energy company’s suit seeking to confirm a nearly $846 million arbitral award stemming from a rental power project, reiterating its argument that the court lacks jurisdiction to enforce the award as the country was not properly served.

  • October 30, 2018

    Sports Tribunal Clears Konakbayev To Run For AIBA President

    An international sports tribunal has overturned a decision by the election committee for the International Boxing Association, or AIBA, that excluded Serik Konakbayev as a candidate for the association’s presidency, putting him back on the ballot for this weekend’s election in Moscow against interim President Gafur Rakhimov.

  • October 30, 2018

    Teco Rips Guatemala's Bid To Nix $21M Award Over Rates

    A subsidiary of U.S.-based Teco Energy Inc. has urged a D.C. federal court to confirm a partially annulled $21.1 million award issued against Guatemala in a dispute over electricity rates, saying the Central American nation has offered no valid reason why the award should not be enforced.

  • October 30, 2018

    UK Data Breach Fines Double As GDPR Sets In

    The average fine handed out by Britain’s data regulator for information breaches doubled in the year ending in September, as large firms now risk stiffer penalties under Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation, a law firm said Tuesday.

  • October 29, 2018

    Saudi Oil Co. Wants Sanctions In $18B Award Row

    A U.S. subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company urged a Texas federal court on Monday to sanction a group of individuals looking to enforce a nearly $18 billion arbitral award issued in a dispute over Saudi oil fields, saying the suit is frivolous and has no legal basis.

  • October 29, 2018

    Romania Wants Sanctions Threat In $250M Award Suit Mooted

    Romania has urged a D.C. federal judge to treat as moot his threat to sanction the country for advancing a "flat wrong" argument to dismiss a suit by two Swedish food industry investors seeking to enforce a $250 million arbitral award, arguing on Friday that the court lacked jurisdiction at the time.

  • October 29, 2018

    Petrobras Says Arbitrator's Views Needed In $622M Award Suit

    Brazilian oil company Petrobras has reiterated its bid to subpoena an arbitrator who sat on the tribunal that issued a $622 million award to Vantage Deepwater Co., telling a Texas federal court his "unprecedented" dissent illustrates how flawed the underlying arbitration was.

  • October 29, 2018

    Justices Look For Arbitration 'Outs' In Antitrust Appeal

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal minority dominated oral arguments Monday morning as they searched for possible off-ramps to arbitration proceedings like the one nixed by the Fifth Circuit after several dental equipment companies used a contractual clause to force a distributor's antitrust case to arbitration.

  • October 29, 2018

    WTO Dispute Roundup: Gloves Come Off In Trump Trade Row

    In Law360’s latest look at the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body, 11 different cases stemming from the Trump administration’s decisions to impose steel and aluminum tariffs moved to a more contentious phase as the U.S. and its partners dig in for a long fight.

  • October 26, 2018

    Banco Popular Investors To Appeal Order Denying Docs

    Former investors in Banco Popular Español SA said Thursday they will appeal an order denying their bid for information they say is needed for an arbitration against Spain and related European litigation, after a New York federal judge ruled they had not shown that their target had a sufficient connection to the Empire State.

  • October 26, 2018

    Panamanian Petroleum Co. Urges Toss Of $5.8M Award

    A Panamanian petroleum services company has urged a New York federal court to nix a $5.8 million arbitration award to a Colombian energy services company stemming from a soured purchase agreement, arguing the tribunal improperly failed to consider certain crucial evidence.

  • October 26, 2018

    $400M Arbitral Award Against Czechs Isn't Binding: DC Circ.

    The D.C. Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court's decision to reject a $400 million arbitral award against the Czech Republic Ministry of Health for sabotaging a medical technology business in the 1990s, finding that the award is not binding or enforceable.

  • October 26, 2018

    Turkish Co. Seeks Confirmation Of $47M Award Against Gabon

    A Turkish construction company has asked a D.C. federal court to confirm a $46.9 million arbitration award it secured against the African nation of Gabon in a dispute over payments on contracts to build the presidential palace and a museum in the country.

  • October 26, 2018

    Up Next At High Court: Arbitration, Tribal Taxes

    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to grapple with critical questions related to arbitration and others affecting tribal tax liability and international organizations when it returns to the bench Monday for the second oral argument session of the October 2018 term.

Expert Analysis

  • Interview Essentials For Attorneys On The Move

    Eileen Decker

    Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.

  • Roundup

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 3 Surprises

    David Post

    It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 RBG Lessons On Having It All

    Rachel Wainer Apter

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be​ — f​eminist icon​, brilliant jurist​, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend.​ ​Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and ​raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: How To Play The Long Game

    Arun Subramanian

    One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.

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    Clerking For Ginsburg: In Pursuit Of Precision

    Trevor Morrison

    As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.

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    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

  • 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.

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    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.