International Arbitration

  • September 26, 2022

    Saipan Casino Investors Win Arbitration Of Licensing Fight

    A Northern Mariana Islands federal judge has granted a bid by Chinese investors in a Saipan luxury casino to block proceedings initiated by regulators to yank their license over a fee dispute brought on by the pandemic and other force majeure events, saying the parties must arbitrate their dispute.

  • September 26, 2022

    Mining Co. Faces Another Blow To Rare Earth Project

    An Australian mining company announced Monday that an arbitration tribunal had dismissed its request for interim measures restraining the Greenland government's denial of the company's exploitation license for a rare earth mining project in southern Greenland.

  • September 26, 2022

    Ship Charterer Fights For Payout Amid Sanctions On Appeal

    A ship charterer argued at the Court of Appeal on Monday that it is entitled to an arbitration award from a shipping company after it refused to accept payments for freight in euros, amid concerns about U.S. sanctions on the charterer's Russian owner.

  • September 23, 2022

    Air India Wins A Round In $111M Award Fight In Quebec

    An appeals court in Quebec has lifted an order allowing shareholders in Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. to seize millions of dollars in Montreal that are owed to India's official airline as they look to enforce an as-yet-unpaid $111 million arbitral award against the country.

  • September 23, 2022

    Keystone XL Pipeline Claim Against US Set To Proceed

    The prominent French arbitrator Alexis Mourre has been tapped to preside over the international tribunal weighing the politically charged $15 billion case brought against the U.S. by the Canadian company TC Energy Corp. challenging the cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • September 23, 2022

    'Morality Police' Protests Spur US To Aid Iran Internet Access

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Friday issued guidance easing sanctions to allow technology companies to offer Iranians access to the internet after a 22-year-old woman's death in police custody sparked protests around the country.

  • September 23, 2022

    Boy Scouts Appeals Roll In, Alex Jones Ch. 11 Attys Nixed

    More than a dozen insurers commenced appeals of the Boy Scouts of America's confirmed Chapter 11 plan, proposed attorneys and advisers in an Alex Jones-linked bankruptcy were disqualified, and talc injury claimants questioned the good faith of Johnson & Johnson's talc unit in filing for bankruptcy. This is the week in bankruptcy.

  • September 23, 2022

    6 Questions For Sidley's Disputes Head, Matthew Shankland

    Sidley Austin LLP's London dispute resolution head Matthew Shankland talks to Law360 about how a career in the army led him into the law, the rise he's seen in post-M&A disputes, and why tackling turnover is key to putting together a litigation group.

  • September 22, 2022

    Gas Co. Indicates It'll Drop Suit After Shell Pays Arbitral Award

    The owner of a Mexican liquefied natural gas facility anticipates dropping its lawsuit against Shell's Mexico affiliate after the energy giant paid out a multimillion-dollar arbitral award months after it was handed down by an International Chamber of Commerce tribunal. 

  • September 22, 2022

    Former California Superior Court Judge Joins JAMS

    Retired California Superior Court Judge Barry Baskin has joined JAMS, the alternative dispute resolution services organization.

  • September 22, 2022

    International Arb Specialist Joins Hughes Hubbard In Paris

    An international arbitration specialist with experience as counsel and arbitrator before leading international arbitration institutions has joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP's Paris office as partner.

  • September 22, 2022

    Death In Custody Spurs Blacklisting Of Iran's 'Morality Police'

    The U.S. Treasury Department announced new sanctions on Thursday against Iran's Guidance Patrol, frequently referred to as the "morality police," following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini at a reeducation center, which has spurred national protests.

  • September 22, 2022

    MVP: White & Case's Hansel Pham

    White & Case LLP's Hansel Pham worked with a team to overturn the enforcement of a nearly $18 billion arbitration against the state-owned Saudi Aramco in a fight over allegations of unpaid rent for oil fields, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 International Arbitration MVPs.

  • September 22, 2022

    Pillsbury Adds Simpson Thacher Litigator, Asia Expert In SF

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has brought in a Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP litigator with extensive Asia-related experience to be a partner in its San Francisco office.

  • September 21, 2022

    Space Co. Asks 9th Circ. To Remand $1.3B Enforcement Battle

    The commercial arm of India's national space agency wants the Ninth Circuit to drop its appeal of a $1.3 billion enforcement ruling, arguing that the massive arbitral award — won by a now-defunct agency contractor — is obsolete after an Indian court overturned it late last month.

  • September 21, 2022

    Law Agency Says Arbitration Can't Always Be Confidential

    The Law Commission of England and Wales on Thursday proposed a raft of changes to the arbitration process in the U.K., including a stipulation that confidentiality should not be enshrined in law and a revised appeals procedure for jurisdiction.

  • September 21, 2022

    Biden Unveils $2.9B Food Aid In UN Speech

    The United States will commit an additional $2.9 billion toward global food security this year, President Joe Biden announced during his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, decrying Russia for "pumping out lies" about the crisis' cause.

  • September 21, 2022

    ICCA Debates Investment Arbitration At Edinburgh Congress

    Would the world be better with or without investment arbitration? That was the topic at hand on Wednesday, the final day of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration's biennial Congress, as arbitration heavyweights Carolyn Lamm and Toby Landau KC went head-to-head presenting the opposing viewpoints.

  • September 21, 2022

    Tai Talks WTO Dispute Reform At G20 Trade Meeting

    U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Wednesday gathered officials from six countries on the sidelines of the G20 Trade, Investment and Industry Ministerial Meeting in Bali to promote the U.S. push to overhaul dispute resolution at the World Trade Organization.

  • September 21, 2022

    MVP: Squire Patton Boggs' Stephen Anway

    Stephen Anway of Squire Patton Boggs LLP's international dispute resolution practice helped Italian utility company Edison SpA persuade an International Chamber of Commerce tribunal to reject state-owned Qatargas' proposed natural gas price hike worth several hundred million dollars, earning him a spot among Law360's 2022 International Arbitration MVPs.

  • September 21, 2022

    Squire Patton Adds Commercial Disputes Pro From Eversheds

    Squire Patton Boggs LLP has hired commercial litigation specialist Lucy Webster from Eversheds Sutherland as a partner to focus on the clean energy, sports and media sectors.

  • September 20, 2022

    Win Or Lose, China Tariffs Litigation Will Change USTR

    As the U.S. Court of International Trade works through unprecedented litigation from thousands of importers challenging sweeping tariffs on Chinese imports, one thing is clear: The agency behind the duties will have to rethink its approach to public comments.

  • September 20, 2022

    Arbitration Is 'Justice Instrument,' Keynote Speaker Says

    The arbitration community has "obligations" to contribute to improving the justice sector in developing nations and should chip in to help out, ​prominent Canadian attorney Louise Arbour said in her keynote address at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration's biennial Congress.​

  • September 20, 2022

    ICCA Gender Diversity Report Shows Continuing Improvement

    A new report launched by the International Council on Commercial Arbitration's gender diversity task force on Tuesday during the biennial ICCA Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, provides a groundbreaking, in-depth snapshot of the improving appointment rates of female arbitrators.

  • September 20, 2022

    ArcelorMittal Keeps $1.4B Award Fight With Essar In NY

    A New York federal judge declined to dismiss Luxembourg-based steelmaker ArcelorMittal's suit claiming Indian conglomerate Essar Group shuffled assets to avoid a $1.4 billion arbitration award, rejecting arguments that ArcelorMittal was forum shopping.

Expert Analysis

  • How In-House Counsel Can Better Manage Litigation Exposure

    Author Photo

    In anticipation of economic downturn and increased litigation volume, the true struggle for an in-house team is allocating their very limited and valuable attentional resources, but the solution is building systems that focus attention where it can be most effective in delivering better outcomes, say Jaron Luttich and Sean Kennedy at Element Standard.

  • Practical E-Discovery Lessons From The Alex Jones Case

    Author Photo

    The accidental disclosure of mobile phone data during the Alex Jones defamation damages trial underlines the importance of having in place a repeatable e-discovery process that includes specific steps to prevent production of data that may be privileged, sensitive or damaging to the case, say Mike Gaudet and Richard Chung at J.S. Held.

  • The Ethical Risks For Lawyers Accepting Payments In Crypto

    Author Photo

    Ohio recently became the fifth jurisdiction to provide attorneys guidance on accepting cryptocurrency as payment or holding cryptocurrency in escrow, but lawyers should beware the ethics rules such payments may implicate, and consider three practical steps to minimize the risks, say Hilary Gerzhoy and Jared Marx at HWG.

  • EU And Turkey Show How To Break WTO Appeal Impasse

    Author Photo

    As the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization has been nonfunctional since 2019, the significance of the recent settlement of an appeal arbitration between the EU and Turkey cannot be overstated, says Akshay Sewlikar at Linklaters.

  • Envisioning Metaverse-Based Litigation In The Real World

    Author Photo

    Attorneys should entertain the possibility of the metaverse becoming a matter of interest in real-world courts by considering what could cause actions outside the virtual world and digital forensics hurdles to be cleared in demonstrating the offense, identifying the culpable parties and collecting damages, say consultants at Keystone Strategy.

  • Opinion

    ABA Stance On Role Of Nonlawyers Is Too Black And White

    Author Photo

    The American Bar Association's recent resolution affirming its long-standing opposition to nonlawyers owning law practices or receiving shares of legal fees overstates the ethical, professional and regulatory challenges — and ignores the potential benefits — of allowing nonlawyers greater participation in the legal industry, say Peter Jarvis and Trisha Rich at Holland & Knight.

  • Harnessing The Power Of Big Data In Litigation

    Author Photo

    The growth in the volume, scope and utility of available data — with vendors tracking and selling data, and government releasing large data sets — requires consideration of new data analysis approaches and technological tools that can help provide objective insights in litigation matters, answer key liability and damages questions, and support critical discovery efforts, say analysts at Bates White.

  • How Law Firm Operations Can Adjust To New COVID Realities

    Author Photo

    Given that COVID-19 may be here to stay, law firms must once again rethink their office policies and culture to adapt to new trends and the permanent lifestyle changes that many attorneys and employees have made, say Kami Quinn and Adam Farra at Gilbert.

  • Law Of The Case Is More Nuanced Than You May Think

    Author Photo

    The recent Seventh Circuit decision in Flynn v. FCA highlights how frequent misconceptions about the law of the case doctrine are, and suggests that litigants should take a hard look at the key qualifications — and quirks — of this narrow and discretionary doctrine before relying on it as a silver bullet, says Michael Soyfer at Quinn Emanuel.

  • Engage Associates At Orientation With Thoughtful Activities

    Author Photo

    The pandemic has driven home the dangers of taking associate talent for granted, and law firms should consider five types of orientation activities that give new employees a greater sense of belonging, set the tone at the outset for a long career and influence attitudes toward the firm, says Joseph Gerstel at GetSomeClass.

  • The Cruciality Of Building Client Intimacy Ahead Of Recession

    Author Photo

    Attorneys are likely already feeling the pressure that a recession brings to control costs and at least hold the line on top-line growth — but strengthening client relationships through increased communication will ensure continued progress under such conditions, says Dave Southern, a business development and marketing professional.

  • A Cautionary Tale On Diversity Jurisdiction From The 6th Circ.

    Author Photo

    The Sixth Circuit’s recent opinion in Akno 1010 Market St. v. Pourtaghi highlights the importance of properly establishing citizenship of all parties before filing a federal lawsuit under diversity jurisdiction rules, and shows how overlooking jurisdiction issues could undo years of litigation, say Lauren Snyder and Charles Loeser at Harris Wiltshire.

  • Opinion

    China Has No Legal Claim To Taiwan

    Author Photo

    Tensions over China's reunification efforts are high after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan, but unilaterally seizing Taiwan would be bad for both China and the global economy, and long-standing international law prohibits such actions, says attorney Charles Camp.

  • What Litigators Can Really Learn From Rambo

    Author Photo

    A Rambo litigator is a consistently overaggressive and dishonest attorney, but the John Rambo of "First Blood," which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, has several excellent qualities worth emulating in the legal profession, including professional competence, mental resilience and improvisational ability, says Christopher Van de Kieft at Gitlin Horn.

  • Attorneys Should Note Judges' Financial Conflicts Of Interest

    Author Photo

    The Federal Circuit's recent ruling vacating a $2.75 billion judgment in Centripetal Networks v. Cisco should be a wake-up call for lawyers that they and their clients could pay a heavy price if a judge with financial ties to a litigant fails to take appropriate action, says Deborah Winokur at Cozen O'Connor.

Want to publish in Law360?


Submit an idea

Have a news tip?


Contact us here
Can't find the article you're looking for? Click here to search the International Arbitration archive.
Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!