International Arbitration

  • February 05, 2024

    Justices Urged To Turn Away $392M Arbitrator Bias Suit

    An oil company has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a petition asking it to overturn the Second Circuit standard for vacating arbitral awards over apparent arbitrator bias, arguing that any differences in the federal appeals courts over the evident partiality standard are "academic."

  • February 05, 2024

    US Backs Spain In $386M Solar Award Cases

    The Biden administration is urging the D.C. Circuit not to enforce some $386 million in arbitral awards issued to investors after Spain dialed back its renewable energy incentives, arguing that courts need not defer to arbitrators when deciding whether an arbitration agreement exists.

  • February 02, 2024

    Ukraine Suffers Setback In Russia Genocide Case

    The International Court of Justice on Friday tossed a significant portion of the case Ukraine filed against Russia following the events of February 2022 on jurisdictional grounds, saying it cannot decide whether Moscow's invasion violated a decades-old anti-genocide treaty.

  • February 02, 2024

    Hemp Co. Founder Says Court Should Uphold $1.7M Win

    A cannabis entrepreneur has urged a federal judge in Manhattan to reject Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc.'s "frivolous" bid to "re-litigate" an arbitration award of $1.7 million in attorney fees and expenses, saying the arbitrator didn't need to follow New York law.

  • February 02, 2024

    Judge Tosses Involuntary Releases In Amyris Ch. 11 Plan

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday struck down biotechnology company Amyris Inc.'s plan to shield executives and others from liability using nonconsensual releases as part of its Chapter 11 plan, finding that Amyris can reorganize without relying on the controversial mechanism.

  • February 02, 2024

    Off The Bench: NIL In Court, $3B Golf Deal, Angelos Sells O's

    In this week's Off The Bench, the NCAA's legal woes mount as two states lob antitrust claims against its name, image and likeness payment rules, the PGA Tour secures a $3 billion investment as talks with LIV Golf trudge on, and the Angelos family sells its stake in the Baltimore Orioles.

  • February 02, 2024

    Gazprom Subsidiary Told To Halt Claim Proceedings In Russia

    A London appeals court on Friday granted an anti-suit injunction against a Gazprom joint venture, putting a halt to its €450 million ($488 million) claim in the Russian courts against UniCredit Bank AG for allegedly refusing to pay out under seven bond contracts.

  • February 02, 2024

    Holiday Inn Owner, Insurers Settle Suit Over $11M Ida Award

    A New Orleans Holiday Inn owner asked a Louisiana federal court to permanently dismiss its suit against three insurers over an $11.4 million arbitration award and related bad faith claims after the parties reached a settlement in January.

  • February 02, 2024

    Cozen O'Connor Adds Rivero Mestre Business Litigator In NY

    Cozen O'Connor has hired a Rivero Mestre LLP international business litigator who focuses his practice on cross-border business disputes originating in Latin America to the firm's New York City-based commercial litigation group.

  • February 01, 2024

    175 Biz Groups Lobby WTO To Keep Block On Digital Duties

    The World Trade Organization should renew a decades-old suspension of tariffs on electronic commissions at its upcoming Ministerial Conference to ensure a future of innovation and resiliency, 175 business associations from around the world told the WTO in a statement.

  • February 01, 2024

    Oil Price Cap Coalition Outlines Top Evasion Tactics

    The countries behind the Russian oil price cap, or OPC, issued new guidance Thursday outlining the primary tactics used to evade the $60 per barrel limit, including the increasing use of byzantine corporate structures to hide prohibited transactions.

  • February 01, 2024

    Mexico Can't Confirm US Labor Claims At Fujikura Auto Plant

    Investigators from Mexico's Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Economy said Wednesday they can't verify U.S.-backed claims of labor rights violations and discrimination against former union organizers at an automotive plant in Piedras Negras, Coahuila.

  • February 01, 2024

    Former Gov. Of Puerto Rico Joins Reed Smith From Steptoe

    Reed Smith LLP announced Thursday that it has hired two partners to its Washington, D.C., and New York offices, including a former governor of Puerto Rico.

  • February 01, 2024

    Spain Doesn't Have To Pay Upfront In €120M Energy Row

    An appeals court said Thursday it had found "no compelling reason" to make Spain's challenge to a €120 million ($130 million) arbitral award for slashing economic incentives for renewable energy investors conditional on the state paying the full amount upfront.

  • January 31, 2024

    Worker-Centered Trade Faces Headwinds From Lawmakers

    President Joe Biden's goal to recalibrate international trade to support middle-class jobs is facing headwinds following a series of trade negotiation setbacks, an exodus of high-level staffers, and now a congressional threat to his nomination of a deputy trade representative.

  • January 31, 2024

    11th Circ. Skeptical Of Bid To Nix Retail Heiress's Award

    The Eleventh Circuit appeared disinclined on Wednesday to vacate an arbitral award finding the grandsons of a retail store heiress liable for mismanaging her $70 million fortune based on the tribunal chair's failure to disclose a lawsuit she filed against State Farm, which had recently hired one of the grandsons.

  • January 31, 2024

    Watchdog Calls For Written Guidance On Autos

    A government watchdog report Wednesday urged the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to develop written guidance to better partner with other federal offices on the Interagency Committee on Trade in Automotive Goods, which provides advice on regional trade rules.

  • January 31, 2024

    DC Circ. Urged To Rush Russia Appeal In $50B Award Case

    Former shareholders of Yukos Oil Co. called on the D.C. Circuit to expedite Russia's appeal, which challenges its rejected attempt to dismiss a long-running case to enforce $50 billion in arbitration awards, arguing that answering the legal question at issue falls within the public interest.

  • January 30, 2024

    Patent Holding Firm Says Fight With Funder Belongs In Court

    An Irish patent holding company is fighting litigation funder Longford Capital's bid to force it to arbitrate a dispute over the proceeds of a settlement that ended certain patent litigation, telling a Delaware federal court in a brief made public on Tuesday that it never agreed to those terms.

  • January 30, 2024

    5th Circ. Tosses $200M Vessel Explosion Award Confirmation

    A Louisiana federal court couldn't confirm $200 million awarded to a German shipowner for a deadly chemical explosion on its vessel because MSC, the Swiss shipping giant liable for the disaster, doesn't have a connection to the Pelican State, according to a Fifth Circuit panel.

  • January 30, 2024

    US Skating Team Gets 2022 Gold After Arbitration Ruling

    The International Skating Union on Tuesday declared that the U.S. is the retroactive winner of the 2022 Olympic gold medal for team figure skating, an announcement that comes one day after the Court of Arbitration for Sport found that Russian Olympic figure skater Kamila Valieva violated Russian doping rules, making all her results since Dec. 25, 2021, invalid.

  • January 29, 2024

    Justices Urged To OK 9th Circ.'s Coinbase Arbitration Ruling

    The American Association for Justice, legal scholars and a consumer advocacy organization threw their weight behind a proposed class of Coinbase users Monday in their fight at the U.S. Supreme Court to keep their dispute alleging the cryptocurrency exchange platform misled them about a Dogecoin sweepstakes out of arbitration.

  • January 29, 2024

    International Arbitration Expert Rejoins Curtis In Geneva

    Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP has announced that "a leading lawyer of her generation" in international disputes and international arbitration has rejoined the firm as a partner in its Geneva office.

  • January 29, 2024

    Arbitration Court Upholds Russian Figure Skater's Doping Ban

    The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport has found that Russian Olympic figure skater Kamila Valieva violated Russian doping rules, making all her results since Dec. 25, 2021, invalid and possibly opening the door for the United States team to be crowned gold medal winners for the 2022 Winter Games.

  • January 29, 2024

    Russian Says Seized $300M Superyacht Is His, Not Oligarch's

    A Russian businessman and former CEO of a state-owned oil conglomerate has told a Manhattan federal judge that an attempt by the U.S. government to seize a $300 million yacht owned in his name should be tossed, rejecting claims that he was ever a stand-in owner for a sanctioned Russian oligarch.

Expert Analysis

  • Perspectives

    A Judge's Pitch To Revive The Jury Trial

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    Ohio state Judge Pierre Bergeron explains how the decline of the jury trial threatens public confidence in the judiciary and even democracy as a whole, and he offers ideas to restore this sacred right.

  • It All Comes Down To Choice Of Law In Nazi-Looted Art Case

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    The Ninth Circuit's recent decision in a nearly 20-year ownership battle over a Nazi-looted painting shows the court lacked adequate guidance on how California's choice-of-law rule should be applied to stolen property and that the choice of law — between California or Spain — will likely determine whose claim to the painting prevails, says Kevin Ray at Greenberg Traurig.

  • Opinion

    Plea For A New Int'l Tribunal For Russia's Crime Of Aggression

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    Legal experts worldwide should support the International Bar Association and other organizations calling for a United Nations special criminal tribunal to prosecute Russian leaders for the crime of aggression against Ukraine, or risk standing by as war atrocities and threats to global security increase, says Olga Kostina at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

  • How To Recognize And Recover From Lawyer Loneliness

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    Law can be one of the loneliest professions, but there are practical steps that attorneys and their managers can take to help themselves and their peers improve their emotional health, strengthen their social bonds and protect their performance, says psychologist and attorney Traci Cipriano.

  • Opinion

    Litigation Funding Disclosure Should Be Mandatory

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    Despite the Appellate Rules Committee's recent deferral of the issue of requiring third-party litigation funding disclosure, such a mandate is necessary to ensure the even-handed administration of justice across all cases, says David Levitt at Hinshaw.

  • Recalling USWNT's Legal PR Playbook Amid World Cup Bid

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    As the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team strives to take home another World Cup trophy, their 2022 pay equity settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation serves as a good reminder that winning in the court of public opinion can be more powerful than a victory inside the courtroom, says Hector Valle at Vianovo.

  • Tools To Fight Delay From Arbitrability Appeals After Coinbase

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    The U.S. Supreme Court's recent Coinbase v. Bielski decision mentioned a series of procedural tools litigants facing an automatic stay due to a Section 16(a) appeal can use to mitigate resulting harms and costs from the delay, and counsel should weigh the potential benefits and risks of these options, say Glenn Chappell and Spencer Hughes at Tycko & Zavareei.

  • Senate Hearing Highlights Antitrust Hazards In PGA-LIV Deal

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    The U.S. Senate's recent questioning of PGA Tour COO Ron Price on the proposed deal with LIV Golf and its release of a dossier of framework agreements covered a variety of issues that could exacerbate antitrust concerns, including the predatory purchasing theory of competitive harm, free-riding and alternate funding, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.

  • What Venezuelan Gold Fight Means For UK One Voice Doctrine

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    The Court of Appeal's judgment in Deutsche Bank v. Central Bank of Venezuela clarifies the application of the "one voice" doctrine to foreign court judgments, highlighting that the reasoning depends on the recognition or nonrecognition of a head of state or government that is contrary to the U.K. government's position, say lawyers at Latham.

  • What's Causing EU-US Impasse On Steel And Aluminum

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    The EU and the U.S. have made limited progress in negotiating for a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum, and they face high obstacles to meeting the fast-approaching October deadline, say attorneys at Akin.

  • Perspectives

    Mallory Gives Plaintiffs A Better Shot At Justice

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    Critics of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern claim it opens the door to litigation tourism, but the ruling simply gives plaintiffs more options — enabling them to seek justice against major corporations in the best possible court, say Rayna Kessler and Ethan Seidenberg at Robins Kaplan.

  • How Conflict Management Can Prevent Arbitration Disputes

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    Recent International Chamber of Commerce guidance highlights that thinking beyond traditional arbitration and litigation can deliver huge benefits for businesses, which should be proactive in utilizing mediation, evaluations and expert determinations to expedite resolution and reduce costs, says Jennifer Haywood at Serle Court.

  • Rare UK Ruling Offers Clarity On Business-To-Consumer Arb.

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    In an unusual ruling, the High Court recently refused to enforce a foreign-seated arbitration award in Payward v. Chechetkin — as doing so would be contrary to public policy — which is an important reminder for businesses to tailor dispute resolution provisions to the needs of specific consumers, say Charlie Morgan and Elizabeth Kantor at Herbert Smith.

  • Courts Can Overturn Deficient State Regulations, Too

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    While suits challenging federal regulations have become commonplace, such cases against state agencies are virtually nonexistent, but many states have provisions that allow litigants to bring suit for regulations with inadequate cost-benefit analyses, says Reeve Bull at the Virginia Office of Regulatory Management.

  • Tales From The Trenches Of Remote Depositions

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    As practitioners continue to conduct depositions remotely in the post-pandemic world, these virtual environments are rife with opportunities for improper behavior such as witness coaching, scripted testimony and a general lack of civility — but there are methods to prevent and combat these behaviors, say Jennifer Gibbs and Bennett Moss at Zelle.

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