International Arbitration

  • September 23, 2019

    9th Circ. Revives Cerner Unit's Bid To Enforce $63M Award

    The Ninth Circuit has revived a Cerner Corp. unit's bid to enforce a $63 million arbitral award it won in a contract dispute with a United Arab Emirates businessman and found that a related suit should be remanded to state court.

  • September 23, 2019

    $1.2B Award Against Mining Co. Must Be Enforced

    An Israeli billionaire’s mining company has failed to convince an English judge to nix an order enforcing a nearly $1.25 billion arbitral award issued to its former joint venture partner following a dispute over a stymied Guinean mining project.

  • September 23, 2019

    Madoff Investigator To Join Allen & Overy's New York Office

    Allen & Overy LLP has added a prosecutor who was part of the team investigating the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme as a partner in its litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution practice, the firm has announced.

  • September 23, 2019

    Pause $112M Arbitral Award For Justices' Input, Ukraine Says

    A D.C. Circuit ruling allowing litigation over a $112 million arbitral award essentially rewrote the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the government of Ukraine said, asking the panel to pause the case while it seeks U.S. Supreme Court review.

  • September 23, 2019

    UK Top Court Sets Parliament Suspension Ruling For Tuesday

    The U.K. Supreme Court will rule Tuesday on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson unlawfully suspended Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, according to a statement issued by the court Monday.

  • September 20, 2019

    King & Spalding Adds Ex-Hunton Andrews Litigator In Texas

    King & Spalding LLP has added to its ranks a business litigator who previously served as managing partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s Austin, Texas, office, the firm has announced.

  • September 20, 2019

    NY Judge Knocks Hedge Fund For Flimsy DQ Bid

    A New York federal judge on Friday agreed to sanction hedge fund Weston Capital Advisors Inc. for an "objectively unreasonable" bid to get him to step away from overseeing a long-running fight over millions owed to an Indonesian bank.

  • September 20, 2019

    Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's Daniel Salinas-Serrano

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP partner Daniel Salinas-Serrano has helped to secure an initial victory for U.S. casino investors suing Mexico for more than $100 million, and is representing mining investors suing Bolivia for more than $1 billion, helping to land him a spot among five international arbitration lawyers under 40 honored by Law360.

  • September 20, 2019

    Pillsbury Adds Former Clyde & Co. Int'l Arbitration Pro

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has gained a former Clyde & Co international arbitration partner who specializes in representing and advising clients in relation to complex cross-border disputes across a variety of industries, with a primary focus on Asia.

  • September 20, 2019

    'Irregular' $335M Awards Against PrivatBank Prompt UK Suit

    The trustee for $375 million worth of securities backing loans to troubled Ukrainian lender PrivatBank has asked a London court for guidance on how to abide by its obligations to noteholders while it challenges $335 million worth of partial arbitration awards against that bank. 

  • September 20, 2019

    6th Circ. Allows Discovery In Commercial Arbitration Abroad

    The Sixth Circuit has ruled that federal courts can order parties to turn over evidence for private commercial arbitration abroad in what appears to be a novel ruling among federal appeals courts, handing a win to a Saudi Arabian company in a dispute with FedEx Corp.

  • September 19, 2019

    US Makes First Environmental Claim Under Korean Trade Deal

    The U.S. government on Thursday filed the first-ever environmental claim under its trade agreement with South Korea by accusing Seoul of not doing enough to crack down on illegal fishing operations.

  • September 19, 2019

    Foreign Arbitration Power Key In 7th Circ. Discovery Fight

    The Seventh Circuit on Thursday raised concerns that an aerospace manufacturer’s argument that a federal statute governing discovery in foreign tribunals includes private arbitrations would give foreign arbitrators more expansive discovery powers than domestic ones.

  • September 19, 2019

    Mexican Bank Tried To Sabotage Deal, Deutsche Bank Says

    A Mexican bank that had once been set to buy Deutsche Bank's business in Mexico for $175 million flouted their deal when it "secretly" obtained a court order barring the German financial services giant from selling the business to a third party, according to a lawsuit filed in New York.

  • September 19, 2019

    Commodities Co. Gets OK To Seize Venezuelan Funds

    A New York federal judge has granted a British Virgin Islands company’s request to have nearly $8 million drawn from a Venezuelan state-owned mining company's bank account to help satisfy an arbitral award in a contract dispute.

  • September 19, 2019

    Rising Star: Reed Smith's Ben Love

    Reed Smith LLP counsel Ben Love has helped secure key wins for clients in challenging arbitration proceedings, including a $1.3 billion award for East Mediterranean Gas Co., earning him a place as one of five international arbitration attorneys under 40 named to Law360’s list of Rising Stars.

  • September 19, 2019

    US Keeping Close Eye On WTO Battle Over Indian Tech Duties

    The U.S. government has once again asked to observe a World Trade Organization dispute over India’s duties on information technology products, according to a WTO document circulated Thursday, citing its nearly $500 million worth of tech exports to India last year.

  • September 18, 2019

    MLB Sues Dominican Broadcaster Over Unpaid $5.8M Award

    Major League Baseball hit a Dominican Republic media company with a suit on Wednesday that seeks to enforce a nearly $6 million arbitration award, saying the company has yet to pay “a penny" of the money owed.

  • September 18, 2019

    Carnival Was Treated Fairly In $1.3M Award Fight, Judge Says

    A Florida federal judge has confirmed a $1.36 million arbitral award issued against Carnival Corp. to a former waiter who injured his back while trying to get into a bunk bed, saying the cruise line didn't show it was denied a fair hearing.

  • September 18, 2019

    DC Judge Defers Ruling On Enforcing €64.5M Spain Award

    A D.C. federal judge has paused litigation filed by a Dutch renewable energy firm to enforce a €64.5 million ($71.35 million) arbitral award against Spain, saying it's "wiser" to leave for another day "intricate issues" on European Union law that may affect the case.

  • September 18, 2019

    Rising Star: Freshfields' Maria Julia Milesi

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s Maria Julia Milesi played a leading role in some of her firm’s most complex client matters this past year, including 10 investor-state disputes collectively worth more than $3 billion, earning her a spot as one of five international arbitration law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360.

  • September 18, 2019

    'Political' Shutdown Not A Matter For Judges, UK Court Told

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament is a political issue that cannot be decided by the courts, a lawyer for Britain’s premier said Wednesday, telling the U.K. Supreme Court it would be “constitutionally inappropriate” to intervene.

  • September 18, 2019

    EU Says No-Deal Brexit Risk 'Very Real' As Time Runs Out

    A U.K. departure from the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal or transition period is now "very real" in the absence of any new British proposals that would get ratified in Parliament, the European Commission president warned Wednesday.

  • September 18, 2019

    Trump Names Hostage Negotiator As New Security Adviser

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday chose the U.S.’ chief hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as his new national security adviser, replacing John Bolton who was forced out after clashing with the president on a number of policy issues.

  • September 17, 2019

    Quinn Emanuel Wants Out Of $8.9M Arbitration Award Row

    Quinn Emanuel urged a California federal judge on Monday to let the firm withdraw as counsel for a broke Indian yarn company that was ordered to pay $8.9 million to two U.S. cotton suppliers after an unsuccessful antitrust suit against them.

Expert Analysis

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    Pursuing Wellness: Steps Toward A Supportive Firm Culture

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    As an early advocate of the American Bar Association's year-old well-being pledge, we launched an integrated program to create and sustain a supportive workplace culture with initiatives focused on raising mental health awareness, embracing creativity and giving back to the community, says Casey Ryan at Reed Smith.

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    Pursuing Wellness: Mental Health Education As A Firm Priority

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    Our firm drives a holistic concept of well-being through educational opportunities, such as a series of expert-led workshops intended to address mental health and substance abuse issues that we vowed to fight when we signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge one year ago, says Krista Logelin at Morgan Lewis.

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    Pursuing Wellness: A Firm's Work With Mental Health Experts

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    Signing the American Bar Association's well-being pledge last year was a natural progression of our firm's commitment to employee wellness, which has included developing partnerships with professionals in the mental health space to provide customized programming to firm attorneys and staff, say Annette Sciallo and Mark Goldberg at Latham.

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    Pursuing Wellness: When A Firm Brings Counseling On Site

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    One year ago, our firm signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge and embraced a commitment to providing on-site behavioral health resources, which has since become a key aspect of our well-being program, say Meg Meserole and Kimberly Merkel at Akin Gump.

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    Pursuing Wellness: Inside A Firm Meditation Program

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    After our firm signed the American Bar Association’s well-being pledge one year ago, we launched two key programs that included weekly meditation sessions and monthly on-site chair massages to help people address both the mental and physical aspects of working at a law firm, says Marci Eisenstein at Schiff Hardin.

  • Early Sampling Of Electronic Info Is Underutilized In Discovery

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    The early and prompt provision of samples from all electronically stored information sources as a part of ESI protocol search methodology is consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and may allow for significant cost savings during discovery, says Zachary Caplan at Berger Montague.

  • The Factors Courts Consider In Deposition Location Disputes

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    In the absence of a federal rule governing deposition location, federal courts are frequently called on to resolve objections to out-of-state deposition notices. Recent decisions reveal what information is crucial to courts in making the determination, says Kevin O’Brien at Porter Wright.

  • What To Consider Before Filing For A Rule 57 Speedy Hearing

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    Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 57 and its state counterparts provide a method for expediting claims for declaratory judgment that warrants closer attention than it has historically received from litigants and courts, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.

  • How Hague Enforcement Initiative Compares To EU Regimes

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    The Hague Conference on Private International Law's latest convention on cross-border enforcement may create an international dispute resolution framework, and could provide the U.K. with useful alternatives to EU regimes in the event of a no-deal Brexit. However, it is not guaranteed to be a true game-changer, say Andrew Stafford and James Chapman-Booth of Kobre & Kim.

  • NY Law May Remain Best Bet For Enforcing Foreign Awards

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    The scope of the recently adopted Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters is more limited than New York's Article 53, which raises the question of whether the U.S. should ratify it, say Oksana Wright and Philip Langer of Fox Rothschild.

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    Why I Became A Lawyer: Expanding The Meaning Of Diversity

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    My conservative, Catholic parents never skipped a beat when accepting that I was gay, and encouraged me to follow my dreams wherever they might lead. But I did not expect they would lead to the law, until I met an inspiring college professor, says James Holmes of Clyde & Co.

  • How The Wayback Machine Can Strengthen Your Case

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    The Wayback Machine, which archives screenshots of websites at particular points in time, can be an invaluable tool in litigation, but attorneys need to follow a few simple steps early in the discovery process to increase the odds of being able to use materials obtained from the archive, says Timothy Freeman of Tanenbaum Keale.

  • Opinion

    Draft Civil Procedure Jurisdictional Rule Needs A Tweak

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    The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee’s proposed addition to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1 needs to be amended slightly to prevent late-stage jurisdictional confusion in cases where the parties do not have attributed citizenship, says GianCarlo Canaparo at The Heritage Foundation.

  • New Best Practices Under E-Discovery Spoliation Rule

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    The amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) provides explicit criteria for imposing sanctions when electronically stored information has been lost during discovery, but courts are still not consistently applying the new rule, with some simply ignoring it in favor of inherent authority, say Matthew Hamilton and Donna Fisher at Pepper Hamilton.

  • How Law Firms Can Create Content Decision Makers Will Read

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    According to our recent survey, the one simple attribute that attracts both in-house counsel and C-suite executives to content is utility, but it’s also clear that both groups define utility differently and prefer different content types, says John Corey of Greentarget.