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Crowell & Moring Boosts International Arbitration Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the addition of New York partner Henry "Harry" Guy Burnett to the firm's internationally recognized International Arbitration and Latin America practices. The former co-head of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's New York...

International Arbitration Court Awards Chevron $700 Million In Dispute With Ecuador

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — (Mealey’s) The Permanent Court of Arbitration on March 30 issued a partial arbitration award of $700 million for Chevron Corp. and Texaco Petroleum Co. (TexPet), finding that the courts of Ecuador violated international law by delaying ruling on various disputes between...

Lexis Is Now The Exclusive Online Provider Of International Arbitration Content From Juris Publishing

Does your firm handle international arbitration cases? Does your firm help clients negotiate cross-border contracts with dispute resolution/arbitration clauses? With the increasing globalization of the world economy, international arbitration has become the preferred method for resolving disputes...

Free Webinar-Drafting an Effective Arbitration Clause: Lessons from International Arbitration Checklists, 2nd Edition, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 12:00 PM

Hear essential highlights from the brand-new second edition of International Arbitration Checklists published by leading international arbitration provider JURIS in this 20-minute Webinar--which will be presented by Grant Hanessian, co-chair of Baker & McKenzie's International Arbitration...

Switzerland: Update On Recent Arbitral Developments And Tendencies

by Nicolas Ulmer and Lionel Serex Switzerland has long profited from its status as a small, reliable and neutral country, to be a major venue for international arbitration. In addition, Swiss substantive law is often chosen as a "neutral" law to govern international contracts, even...

Arbitrators Are Not Employees for the Purposes of UK Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Fulbright Alert By: Richard Hill and James Rogers In a decision handed down earlier today, the UK Supreme Court unanimously allowed the appeal in Jivraj v Hashwani [2011] UKSC 40, and held that arbitrators are not employees for the purposes of UK anti-discrimination legislation. The...

First Circuit Finds Fraudulent Inducement Claims Arbitrable by Virtue of the “Ambiguity” of “Arising Under” Language — Despite Granite Rock

By Louis M. Solomon Dialysis Access Center, LLC, et al. (DAC) v. RMS Lifeline, Inc. (RMS) , No. 10-1872 (1st Cir. Mar. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], includes a step-by-step refresher of the current state...

Fulbright Publication: 3rd China Arbitration Conference

View Media By: C. Mark Baker , Jeffrey A. Blount , Jie Zhang , Richard Hill and James Rogers Following the success of Fulbright's 2007 and 2009 China Arbitration Conferences, we held our third China Arbitration Conference in Beijing this October. This half-day conference addressed a range...

As More “Confidential” International Arbitral Awards Made Public, the Practitioner’s Need to Consider Alternatives Increases

By Louis M. Solomon We recently posted on the peril to the intended confidentiality accorded the arbitration of international disputes by the necessity of having to file in open court arbitral awards in order to enforce or challenge them. The issue can be addressed in a number of ways, two of which...

D.C. Circuit Vacates $185 Million Arbitration Award Against Argentina

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A U.S. appeals court on Jan. 17 vacated a district court's confirmation of a $185,285,485.85 arbitration award issued by a foreign tribunal against the Republic of Argentina and in favor of an English distribution company, finding that the arbitration panel failed...

D.C. Circuit Vacates $185 Million Arbitration Award Against Argentina

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A U.S. appeals court on Jan. 17 vacated a district court's confirmation of a $185,285,485.85 arbitration award issued by a foreign tribunal against the Republic of Argentina and in favor of an English distribution company, finding that the arbitration panel failed...

Fourth Circuit Sends Plaintiff to the Boondocks for International Arbitration, But with a Round Trip Ticket

The Fourth Circuit last week affirmed a ruling that an injured plaintiff had to arbitrate his claims against his employers in the Philippines, but ruled that the District Court had improperly dismissed his claims for injunctive relief, in Aggarao v. MOL Ship Management Co . Aggarao had suffered...

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...

U.S. Supreme Court To Rule On Precondition To Arbitration Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 10 granted a petition for writ of certiorari filed by a U.K. investor in a dispute with the Republic of Argentina over whether courts, rather than arbitrators, should decide whether a precondition to arbitration has been satisfied ( BG...

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Precondition to Arbitration Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 10 granted a petition for writ of certiorari filed by a U.K. investor in a dispute with the Republic of Argentina over whether courts, rather than arbitrators, should decide whether a precondition to arbitration has been satisfied ...

Ivars Mēkons on The Crucial Moment for International Investment Law and Arbitration

by Ivars Mēkons Excerpt: Legal practitioners, as well as global corporations have quickly perceived the positive remedial character of bilateral investment treaties (" BITs ") against unfair sovereign conduct by host States. The caseload of international investment arbitration has grown...

Federal Judge Confirms $400 Million ICC Award, Finds Mexican Court Erred

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) A New York federal judge on Aug. 27 granted a Mexican corporation’s request to confirm an approximately $400 million arbitration award that was issued in its favor in a dispute over contracts for the construction of offshore platforms, finding that a Mexican court...

Federal Judge Confirms $400 Million ICC Award, Finds Mexican Court Erred

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) A New York federal judge on Aug. 27 granted a Mexican corporation’s request to confirm an approximately $400 million arbitration award that was issued in its favor in a dispute over contracts for the construction of offshore platforms, finding that a Mexican court...

Supreme Court Upholds $185 Million UNCITRAL Award Against Argentina

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) After finding that arbitrators had the authority to determine whether a precondition to arbitration in an investment dispute was met, the U.S. Supreme Court on March 5 reversed an appeals court ruling that vacated an order confirming a $185,285,485.85 award issued...

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Review Decision Upholding $185 Million Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 3 denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by the Republic of Argentina, which sought review of a recent Supreme Court ruling that reversed an appellate court decision to vacate an order confirming a $185,285,485.85 international...