International Arbitration

  • January 27, 2022

    The Term: Breyer's Legacy And The Nomination To Come

    Justice Stephen Breyer on Thursday formally announced he would be retiring at the end of the Supreme Court term. Here, The Term breaks down the legacy he will leave behind and takes a look at what lies ahead for his potential successor with two special guests.

  • January 27, 2022

    Breyer Retiring As Supreme Court Lurches Right

    Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court at a time when his conservative colleagues on the bench seem intent on dismantling landmark precedents on abortion, affirmative action and the administrative state, to name a few. Can his successor preserve his liberal legacy?

  • January 27, 2022

    Justice Breyer Set Many Standards For Arbitration Community

    Retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be remembered in the arbitration and international law bars as a highly influential figure in the field who not only helped to ensure the predictability of arbitration law but also took a deep interest in international matters.

  • January 27, 2022

    Quinn Emanuel Links Up With Top Saudi Litigator

    Top international trial firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has announced its association with a Saudi litigator as it looks to gain a foothold in major markets globally, saying the lawyer has broad experience representing clients in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • January 27, 2022

    $23M Fuel Arbitration Award Confirmed Against Haitian Gov't

    A New York federal judge has confirmed a $23 million arbitral award against the Republic of Haiti for failing to pay for fuel deliveries, after determining that the Caribbean nation had opportunities to present its case but decided against doing so.

  • January 27, 2022

    Chinese Co. Wants Nigeria To Pay $65M Arbitral Award

    A Chinese bottling company has asked a D.C. federal judge to uphold a $65 million award against the government of Nigeria over a joint venture to develop and operate a free trade zone in the West African nation.

  • January 27, 2022

    Judge Jackson Back In Spotlight As High Court Contender

    The upcoming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court quickly threw the spotlight back on D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a former clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer whose stature as a likely successor to the retiring justice was suddenly raised Wednesday.

  • January 27, 2022

    Biden At His Side, Justice Breyer Announces Retirement

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer joined President Joe Biden at the White House Thursday to formally announce his retirement, kicking off a rush among Democrats to confirm a new member of the court to replace the oldest serving justice.

  • January 27, 2022

    Top UK Court Passes On $1.4B 1MDB Scandal Deal Review

    Malaysia's government can proceed with efforts to upend a $1.4 billion settlement with a United Arab Emirates investment fund in connection with the 1MDB scandal after the U.K. Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it would not hear the case.

  • January 26, 2022

    Democrats Plan Swift Confirmation Of Breyer Successor

    The U.S. Senate's Democratic leaders pledged Wednesday to move swiftly to confirm a successor for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who is expected to formally announce his retirement Thursday.

  • January 26, 2022

    4 Cruise Lines Oppose Jury Demand In Havana Docks Case

    Four major cruise lines have asked a Florida federal court to refuse a former Cuban port owner's demand for a jury trial in its case claiming they violated federal law by docking ships in Havana, saying a magistrate judge wrongly recommended that the jury demand is viable.

  • January 26, 2022

    Meet The Possible Nominees For Justice Breyer's Seat

    President Joe Biden has promised to nominate the first-ever Black woman to the nation's highest court. Here we look at the contenders for Justice Stephen Breyer's seat, including one notable front-runner.

  • January 26, 2022

    Oil Co. Says Ecuador Has No Excuses In $393M Award Fight

    A Bahamian oil company has asked a D.C. federal court to enforce an entire $393 million arbitral award against Ecuador, arguing the country's attempts to chisel down the award through tax claims is a dubious and inappropriate strategy.

  • January 26, 2022

    'Just Do Your Job': Justice Breyer's Legacy Of Pragmatism

    With the coming retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, the U.S. Supreme Court loses not only a core member of its liberal bloc, but also a judicial thinker who cares deeply about making the law work on a practical level, those who worked with him said.

  • January 26, 2022

    WTO Opens Door For Chinese Tariffs On $645M Of US Goods

    A World Trade Organization arbitration panel ruled Wednesday that China may target up to $645 million worth of U.S. goods with retaliatory tariffs in response to U.S. levies on a range of Chinese products that were deemed illegal several years ago.

  • January 26, 2022

    5 Breyer Opinions You Need To Know

    Justice Stephen Breyer, who was confirmed Wednesday to be stepping down from the court after 27 years, was a pragmatist who thought about the real-world implications of the high court’s decisions. Here, Law360 looks at some of the cases that epitomize his career.

  • January 26, 2022

    Justice Breyer To Retire From High Court

    Justice Stephen Breyer, one of the longest-serving liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, will resign his post after more than 27 years on the bench.

  • January 26, 2022

    Vale Says It Was Victim Of Elaborate Fraud In Mining Deal

    Brazilian mining giant Vale told the High Court on Wednesday that it is owed $1.2 billion in damages by an Israeli billionaire, who the company alleges fraudulently induced it into a corrupt iron ore deal in Guinea.

  • January 25, 2022

    Feds Win Restraining Order In $6.5M PrivatBank Funds Case

    Federal prosecutors have won a temporary restraining order over loan documents used to secure a $6.5 million office complex in Texas that's allegedly tied to a money laundering scheme involving billions of dollars stolen from PrivatBank, one of Ukraine's largest banks.

  • January 25, 2022

    Romania Can't Pay $356M Award, Europe's Top Court Says

    Europe's highest court ordered the EU General Court to determine once and for all if a $356 million arbitration award to Swedish investors falls under state aid law, reviving a long-running dispute over the European Commission's decision to bar Romania from paying the award.

  • January 25, 2022

    Huawei Brings ICSID Claim Against Sweden Over 5G Ban

    Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei brought an investment treaty claim against Sweden after it excluded Huawei from the rollout of the country's 5G network technology amid national security concerns.

  • January 25, 2022

    WTO Dispute Roundup: US, EU Keep Playing Nice In Geneva

    In Law360's latest look at the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body, the U.S. agrees to comply with a ruling striking down its duties on Spanish olives, while two of its other long-running spats with Europe are put to rest.

  • January 25, 2022

    DC Circ. Won't Enforce $42M Award Against Venezuela

    The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday reversed a ruling enforcing a $42 million arbitral award to a Saint-Gobain subsidiary in a dispute stemming from Venezuela's seizure of the company's investment in a fracking components manufacturer, citing diplomatic concerns over document service issues.

  • January 25, 2022

    Beyond Big: Smaller, Hyperfocused Firms Still Stand Out

    Many of the biggest, most profitable law firms are continuing to get bigger. But that doesn't mean there's less room for smaller firms to occupy a leadership position in a set of practices or with a standout culture.

  • January 24, 2022

    Energy Firm Takes Aim At 5th Circ. Arbitration Waiver Finding

    A Houston energy consulting firm has pointed to an overtime case involving Taco Bell as reason to review a Fifth Circuit decision finding that it waived its right to arbitrate a dispute with a Hong Kong oil and gas exploration company by initially pursuing the claim in court.

Expert Analysis

  • How AI Can Transform Crisis Management In Litigation

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    Attorneys should understand how to use rapidly advancing artificial intelligence technology to help clients prepare for potential catastrophic events and the inevitable litigation arising from them, from predicting crises before they occur to testing legal theories once they arise, say Stratton Horres at Wilson Elser and David Steiger.

  • Get Ready For Likely New Sanctions Against Russia

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    ​New sanctions against Russia​ ​will be a likely reaction to the military situation in Ukraine, so compliance professionals should review​ ​their current relationships and learn common red flags associated with Russian state-owned enterprises, oligarchs and senior officials, say Daniel Chirlin at Walden Macht, David Tannenbaum at Blackstone Compliance and Serge Masters at SDM.

  • Supervisor Relationships Are Key To Beating Atty Burnout

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    In order to combat record attorney turnover and high levels of burnout, law firm partners and leaders must build engaging relationships with supervisees, fostering autonomy and control, enabling expression of values, and building a sense of community and belonging, says Anne Brafford at the Institute for Well-Being in Law.

  • The Rising Demand For Commercial Litigators In 2022

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    Amid broken supply chains, pandemic-induced bankruptcies and a rise in regulation by litigation, strong commercial litigators — strategists who are adept in trying a range of tortious and contractual disputes — are becoming a must-have for many law firms, making this year an opportune moment to make the career switch, say Michael Ascher and Kimberly Donlon at Major Lindsey.

  • How In-House Counsel Can Make The Case For Settling Early

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    Following the recent settlement in McDonald's v. Easterbrook, in-house counsel should consider decision-tree analyses and values-driven communications plans to secure effective, early resolutions in litigation, saving time and money and moving the company mission forward, say Ronald Levine at Herrick Feinstein and Richard Torrenzano at The Torrenzano Group.

  • To Retain Talent, GCs Should Prioritize Mission Statements

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    With greater legal demands and an increasing number of workers resigning during the pandemic, general counsel should take steps to articulate their teams' values in departmental mission statements, which will help them better prioritize corporate values and attract and retain talent, says Catherine Kemnitz at Axiom.

  • Recent Bias Suits Against Law Firms And Lessons For 2022

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    2021 employment discrimination case filings and developments show that law firms big and small are not immune from claims, and should serve as a reminder that the start of a new year is a good time to review and update salary, promotion and leave policies to mitigate litigation risks, says Hope Comisky at Griesing Law.

  • Associate Hiring Outlook At Law Firms Is Bright For 2022

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    After a year of extraordinary signing bonuses, nearly instantaneous offers and flexible work arrangements, strong demand for talented law firm associates will continue into 2022 — with some differences between East and West Coast markets — and junior attorneys should take steps to capitalize on the opportunity, say Ru Bhatt and Summer Eberhard at Major Lindsey.

  • Roundup

    The Most-Read Legal Industry Guest Articles Of 2021

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    Popular legal industry guest articles this year included commentary on the admissibility of video depositions, an unusual U.S. Supreme Court citation, the perils of lawyer perfectionism, and more.

  • A Law Firm Leader's Guide To Seeking Effective Feedback

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    Law firm leaders often claim to have their fingers on the pulse of the people in their firms, but perspectives can be heavily weighted toward certain partners, so leaders should take certain steps to ensure they receive well-rounded feedback that helps them make more informed decisions, says Jennifer Johnson at Calibrate Legal.

  • Issues To Watch In Potential English Arbitration Act Reform

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    Summary dismissal, confidentiality, technological updates and certain other topics that could fall under the England and Wales Law Commission's upcoming review of the 25-year-old Arbitration Act should be of particular interest to those considering an English-seated arbitration, say Neil Newing and Alasdair Marshall at Signature Litigation.

  • High Court's Foreign Discovery Question, Take 2

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    The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear two cases to determine whether district courts can compel discovery proceedings in private foreign arbitrations, and unlike the previous case that the court agreed to hear on this topic, these cases don't seem as if they will be dismissed or withdrawn for mootness, say Neil Popović and Skyler Hicks at Sheppard Mullin.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: Whirlpool CLO Talks Structural Improvement

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    As the global understanding of what it means to measurably make a positive societal and environmental impact evolves, creating a solid governance structure, backed up by bold action and increased transparency, will set up companies and their legal teams to remain resilient through economic and societal changes and manage risk, says Ava Harter at Whirlpool.

  • Opinion

    Fla. High Court Is Wrong To Ban CLE Diversity Requirements

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    The Florida Supreme Court is wrong in precluding attorneys from getting any continuing legal education credit for courses that use so-called diversity quotas, as it erroneously assumes existing biases and prejudices in the legal profession will change without proactive steps, says Sidney Kanazawa at ARC LLC.

  • Lawyers Must Prepare For Contract Tech Co. Consolidation

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    The legal industry's continued remote work needs during the pandemic have fueled growth of contract lifecycle management providers, but to continue access to the platforms they have come to rely on, businesses should look out for the CLM mergers that are likely to occur in 2022, says Naseeha Machingal at LegalEase Solutions.

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