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Pillsbury Winthrop: Parties' Choice of Seat of Arbitration Key Factor in Choice of Law Decision

By Laura Thomson , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman English Court of Appeal dismisses appeal, upholding injunction of coverage dispute in Brazilian courts because arbitration clause specifying London as the seat of arbitration trumps the policy's controlling law provision. The English Court...

United States: Employment Agreement Clause Requiring “Christian Mediation” in Retaliation Civil Action is Valid

An arbitration clause in a two-page employment contract that provided for the resolution of disputes by "following the biblical pattern of Matthew 18:15-17," and which also stated that any unresolved disputes would be submitted to "Christian mediation and, if necessary, legal binding arbitration...