Daniel Harrison

Daniel Harrison

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Beware the “Non-Exclusive” Arbitration Clause

“Non-exclusive” arbitration clauses provide that disputes “may” be referred to arbitration (rather than “shall” or “should” be so referred). The Privy Council clarified the nature of these clauses in a recent case but...more

4/4/2016 - Arbitration Agreements Binding Arbitration British Virgin Islands Business Disputes Contract Drafting Exclusivity Forum Selection Litigation Fees & Costs Motions to Stay Proceedings Stockholder Agreements UK

Difficulties for witnesses or strong connection with another jurisdiction not grounds for resisting arbitration agreement

In circumstances where the parties have already chosen arbitration as a means of settling disputes, the English courts will give short shrift to arguments focused on practical difficulties in providing witness evidence or on...more

2/17/2016 - Anti-Suit Injunctions Arbitration Agreements Bills of Lading International Arbitration Jurisdiction Shipping Sudan UK Witnesses

High Court Flexes its Muscles in Support of LCIA Arbitration

The English High Court has again demonstrated its willingness to exercise supervisory jurisdiction in support of arbitration proceedings by granting an anti-suit injunction and a freezing order against a party which started...more

2/17/2016 - Anti-Suit Injunctions Arbitration Agreements Asset Freeze Dispute Resolution Clauses India International Arbitration Jurisdiction LCIA UK

The Bribery Act Bites: Convictions for Foreign Bribery as Government Publishes Anti-Corruption Plan

In December 2014, the Serious Fraud Office (the SFO) secured landmark convictions in two separate cases: its first convictions against individuals under the Bribery Act 2010 (the Bribery Act) and its first conviction against...more

3/9/2015

Dispute Resolution Clause in Settlement Agreement Supersedes the Underlying Agreement

Monde Petroleum SA v Westernzagros Ltd [2015] EWHC 67 (Comm) - In 2006, WesternZagros Ltd (WZL), an oil and gas company incorporated in Cyprus, entered into a consultancy agreement with Monde Petroleum SA (Monde), a...more

3/9/2015 - Arbitration Business Litigation Consultants Oil & Gas UK

International Arbitration Newsletter - January 2014

In This Issue: - Germany Designates Latham & Watkins International Arbitration Co-chair Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert to ICSID Panel - Choice of Venue in International Arbitration: A Book to Guide Tactical Venue...more

1/29/2014 - International Arbitration

Human Rights Obligations on Companies: Important Legal Developments

Introduction - The requirement that businesses take steps to ensure respect for human rights is no longer simply a matter of good governance and “soft” law. Companies involved in international businesses must comply...more

12/19/2013 - Human Rights UK

Non-Compliance with Human Rights Obligations Poses New Legal Risks for UK Companies

An overview of recent developments in UK law regarding business and human rights - The UK government has launched a new action plan on business and human rights that is designed to implement the UN’s Guiding Principles...more

11/5/2013 - Compliance Human Rights UK United Nations

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