International Arbitration

  • February 8, 2018

    EU Also Seeks Compliance Ruling In Russia WTO Pork Brawl

    The European Union asked the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to determine whether Russia has adequately scaled back its pork import restrictions, following Moscow’s lead and restoring a measure of order to a dispute that had become tangled in procedural fights.

  • February 7, 2018

    47 Russian Athletes Appeal Bans On Eve Of Winter Olympics

    Forty-seven Russian athletes barred from competing in the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, lodged last-ditch appeals with sports' top court on Wednesday, setting up a showdown with Olympic officials even as the proceedings cause mistrust on the eve of sports' most prestigious competition.

  • February 7, 2018

    Solar Co. Asks To Take Panels In $20M Chinese Contract Row

    A U.S. solar construction company asked a California federal court Tuesday for emergency powers to seize $1.6 million worth of modules locked up in an Oakland warehouse, explaining that they are in the hands of a California company and its Chinese owner that have failed to deliver millions of dollars worth of prepurchased equipment.

  • February 7, 2018

    International Court Of Justice Elects New President

    The International Court of Justice announced Tuesday that Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of Somalia was elected to a three-year term as president of the United Nations’ main judicial agency.

  • February 7, 2018

    Arbitral Hearing Set In $443M NAFTA Quarry Fight

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration said Tuesday that a damages hearing has been set in the dispute between the Canadian government and a Delaware-based mining company to determine if the government must pay more than $443 million after it was found liable under NAFTA for denying the miner’s application to build a quarry and marine terminal.

  • February 7, 2018

    Pakistan Loses Bid To Nix Arbitrators In Mining Row

    Pakistan can't disqualify arbitrators overhearing a dispute regarding its denial of a mining lease to an Australian joint venture, the governing body for an international arbitration tribunal has ruled in a decision that clears the way for the proceedings to resume.

  • February 6, 2018

    Pursuing $15M Award, Cardno Says Death Doesn't Halt Default

    Forging ahead in its bid to enforce a $15 million arbitration award over an acquisition gone bad, Australia's Cardno Ltd. asked a Florida federal judge to enter a default judgment against one of four owners of an Ecuadoran engineering firm, even though his co-defendants say he is dead.

  • February 6, 2018

    Former NY Federal Judge Joins Arbitration Panels

    A former New York federal judge who currently serves as of counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP has joined the arbitration and mediation panels of the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution, according to the institution.

  • February 6, 2018

    Adocia Adds $200M To Arbitration Demand Against Eli Lilly

    French biopharmaceutical company Adocia SA is seeking over $200 million more in damages from Eli Lilly and Co. in arbitration over an abandoned partnership on the diabetes treatment BioChaperone Lispro, adding claims that Lilly misused Adocia's trade secrets and breached confidentiality agreements.

  • February 6, 2018

    Romania Awarded $73M Against Chevron In Oil Contract Row

    International arbitrators have awarded Romania $73 million in damages following Chevron Petroleum Co.'s cancellation of three agreements related to shale gas exploration that were found to have violated the country's Petroleum Law, the country's finance ministry said Friday.

  • February 6, 2018

    China Strikes Back Against US Safeguards At WTO

    The Chinese government demanded compensation for new U.S. safeguard tariffs on solar panel components and washing machines on Tuesday, alleging that the Trump administration violated a number of World Trade Organization rules in erecting the new restrictions.

  • February 6, 2018

    32 Russians Appeal To Force IOC Invite To Winter Games

    Thirty-two Russian winter athletes who did not receive invitations to participate in this month's Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, asked sports' top court on Tuesday to overturn the International Olympic Committee's decision to exclude them.

  • February 5, 2018

    ICSID Had Record Caseload In 2017, Report Says

    The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes said Friday it registered a record number of cases last year, with the most involving states in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, while it also strove to appoint a diverse collection of arbitrators.

  • February 5, 2018

    Russians Cleared By Sport Court Won't Compete In Korea: IOC

    The International Olympic Committee won't invite Russian Olympic athletes whose lifetime bans for doping were overturned at the Court of Arbitration for Sport last week to compete in this month's Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, officials said Monday. 

  • February 5, 2018

    Kazakhstan Wants $39M Award In Oil Field Row Overturned

    Kazakhstan on Friday asked international arbitrators to overturn their decision to award an oil company some $39 million, a move that freezes efforts to cash in on the award, issued after the country was found to have expropriated the company's investment interests by unlawfully cancelling a contract to develop oil fields. 

  • February 5, 2018

    Kazakh Firm Can Continue Fraud Claims Against Ex-Director

    An English appeals court will let Kazakhstan-based law firm Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd. pursue new, albeit narrowed claims against a former director found to have conspired to lure lucrative oil and gas clients away to his new firm, but barred the firm from pursuing claims already settled at arbitration over a partnership dispute in the firm. 

  • February 5, 2018

    Left-Leaning Sens. Unveil Core NAFTA Demands

    A group of six progressive senators illustrated their vision for a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement on Friday, demanding stronger rules on labor and the environment and calling for the abolition of a controversial investment arbitration system.

  • February 2, 2018

    11th Circ. Seeks Clarity For Shipping Row Arbitration Forum

    An Eleventh Circuit panel appeared to make some progress Friday in untangling apparent conflicts in an arbitration agreement and resolving whether a dispute over a ship chartering contract should be moved to London or New York from Miami — eliciting some potentially key concessions during oral arguments.

  • February 2, 2018

    Montenegro Says It Won Arbitration Over Marina Deal

    Montenegro has prevailed in arbitration that was filed after it backed out of a deal with a Latvian consortium to privatize a marina located on the country's southern coast, according to Montenegro's Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs.

  • February 2, 2018

    Law Firm Wants Trump Panama Hotel Row In State Court

    A Panamanian law firm on Thursday urged a Delaware federal judge to remand its suit accusing Trump Organization's international hotel arm and an affiliate of improperly responding to arbitration over a “mismanaged” hotel by dragging the firm itself into the fight, arguing that no arbitration agreement exists between the firm and Trump’s businesses.

Expert Analysis

  • 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.

  • How IT And Procurement Pros Can Inform Law Firm Budgeting

    Steve Falkin

    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.

  • Getting Real About Artificial Intelligence At Law Firms

    Mark Williamson

    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.

  • Perception Vs. Reality At Trial

    Martha Luring

    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.

  • Proportionality, Not Perfection, Is What Matters

    John Rosenthal

    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.

  • Make Way For The 'Unicorns'

    Lucy Endel Bassli

    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.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: McConnell Reviews 'Unequal'

    Judge John McConnell

    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.

  • Roundup

    Making Pro Bono Work

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    In this series, attorneys explore the challenges and rewards of pro bono volunteering in the legal profession.

  • Being There: Preparing Witnesses For Depositions

    Alan Hoffman

    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.

  • 6 Key Considerations In China-Related Arbitrations

    Ing Loong Yang

    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.