International Arbitration

  • 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.

  • January 26, 2024

    EU Investment Plans Play To US Nat'l Security Concerns

    Three new measures adopted by the European Commission stand to close alternate pathways to advanced technology and funding that have plagued U.S. efforts to thwart adversaries like China and Russia.

  • January 26, 2024

    US Can't Escape $24M Case Over Alleged Ukrainian Scheme

    An international tribunal has declined to grant the United States an early exit from a $24 million arbitration accusing the Biden administration of overstepping its authority by initiating forfeiture proceedings aimed at unraveling an alleged Ukrainian money laundering scheme.

  • January 26, 2024

    Trans Swimmer Wants Ban Arbitrated In Time For Olympics

    American swimmer Lia Thomas, who in 2022 became the first openly transgender woman to win an NCAA championship, has challenged the world swimming governing body's transgender ban by requesting arbitration, the Court of Arbitration for Sports confirmed Friday.

  • January 26, 2024

    Refrigerant Importers Get Chilly Reception In 11th Circ.

    The Eleventh Circuit appeared skeptical on Friday morning of arguments that several refrigerant importers had not waived their right to arbitrate claims that they fraudulently transferred assets to avoid paying damages awarded in a previous lawsuit to Chinese exporter T.T. International Co. Ltd.

  • February 08, 2024

    Law360 Seeks Members For Its 2024 Editorial Boards

    Law360 is looking for avid readers of its publications to serve as members of its 2024 editorial advisory boards.

  • January 26, 2024

    Moroccan Grain Tycoon Sees Jail Term For Hiding Assets Cut

    An English appeals court on Thursday overturned a contempt of court conviction of a grains importer executive, who was accused of failing to comply with an asset disclosure order over a $3.5 million arbitral award issued to a subsidiary of food specialist Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., or ADM, in Switzerland.

  • January 25, 2024

    High Court Arbitration Case May Raise More Questions

    A petition before the U.S. Supreme Court relating to whether federal judges can permit a party to immediately appeal a ruling compelling arbitration raises related issues that the justices may opt not to resolve, potentially resulting in a decision that only sows more confusion.

Expert Analysis

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    Performing Music Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    The discipline of performing live music has directly and positively influenced my effectiveness as a litigator — serving as a reminder that practice, intuition and team building are all important elements of a successful law practice, says Jeff Wakolbinger at Bryan Cave.

  • Russia Ruling Shows UK's Robust Jurisdiction Approach

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    An English High Court's recent decision to grant an anti-suit injunction in the Russia-related dispute Renaissance Securities v. Chlodwig Enterprises clearly illustrates that obtaining an injunction will likely be more straightforward when the seat is in England compared to when it is abroad, say lawyers at Linklaters.

  • Breaking Down High Court's New Code Of Conduct

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    The U.S. Supreme Court recently adopted its first-ever code of conduct, and counsel will need to work closely with clients in navigating its provisions, from gift-giving to recusal bids, say Phillip Gordon and Mateo Forero at Holtzman Vogel.

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    Legal Profession Gender Parity Requires Equal Parental Leave

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    To truly foster equity in the legal profession and to promote attorney retention, workplaces need to better support all parents, regardless of gender — starting by offering equal and robust parental leave to both birthing and non-birthing parents, says Ali Spindler at Irwin Fritchie.

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    Writing Thriller Novels Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Authoring several thriller novels has enriched my work by providing a fresh perspective on my privacy practice, expanding my knowledge, and keeping me alert to the next wave of issues in an increasingly complex space — a reminder to all lawyers that extracurricular activities can help sharpen professional instincts, says Reece Hirsch at Morgan Lewis.

  • What Lawyers Must Know About Calif. State Bar's AI Guidance

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    Initial recommendations from the State Bar of California regarding use of generative artificial intelligence by lawyers have the potential to become a useful set of guidelines in the industry, covering confidentiality, supervision and training, communications, discrimination and more, say attorneys at Debevoise.

  • Industry Must Elevate Native American Women Attys' Stories

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    The American Bar Association's recent research study into Native American women attorneys' experiences in the legal industry reveals the glacial pace of progress, and should inform efforts to amplify Native voices in the field, says Mary Smith, president of the ABA.

  • Understanding Discovery Obligations In Era Of Generative AI

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    Attorneys and businesses must adapt to the unique discovery challenges presented by generative artificial intelligence, such as chatbot content and prompts, while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and compliance with legal obligations in federal civil litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • An Overview Of Circuit Courts' Interlocutory Motion Standards

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    The Federal Arbitration Act allows litigants to file an immediate appeal from an order declining to enforce an arbitration agreement, but the circuit courts differ on the specific requirements for the underlying order as well as which motion must be filed, as demonstrated in several 2023 decisions, says Kristen Mueller at Mueller Law.

  • The State Of UK Litigation Funding After Therium Ruling

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    The recent English High Court decision in Therium v. Bugsby Property has provided a glimmer of hope for litigation funders about how courts will interpret this summer's U.K. Supreme Court ruling that called funding agreements impermissible, suggesting that its adverse effects may be mitigated, says Daniel Williams at DWF Law.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • Attorneys Have An Ethical Duty To Protect The Judiciary

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    The tenor of public disagreement and debate has become increasingly hostile against judges, and though the legislative branch is trying to ameliorate this safety gap, lawyers have a moral imperative and professional requirement to stand with judges in defusing attacks against them and their rulings, says Deborah Winokur at Cozen O'Connor.

  • Nix Of $11B Award Shows Limits Of Arbitral Process

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    A recent English High Court decision in Nigeria v. Process & Industrial Developments, overturning an arbitration award because it was obtained by fraud, is a reminder that arbitration decisions are ultimately still accountable to the courts, and that the relative simplicity of the arbitration rules is not necessarily always a benefit, say Robin Henry and Abbie Coleman at Collyer Bristow.

  • Int'l Arbitration Doesn't Have To Be Slow And Expensive

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    Anton Maurer at JAMS offers a series of practice points aimed at reducing the cost and delays of international arbitration, such as avoiding overbroad document discovery, without harming the result of the proceedings.

  • AI Can Help Lawyers Overcome The Programming Barrier

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    Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

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