Kiera Gans

Kiera Gans

DLA Piper

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US federal courts take limited review of parties’ challenges to arbitrators

Challenges to arbitrator appointments have become a hot topic in international arbitration, having arisen in several high-profile international arbitrations this year. Mimicking some of the cases arising in the...more

12/23/2013 - Arbitration Arbitrators Federal Arbitration Act ICSID

International Arbitration - Q4 2013

AUSTRALIA: NEW GOVERNMENT MAY LEAD TO OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTOR/STATE ARBITRATION - This autumn, the people of Australia elected a new federal government, presenting a number of potential opportunities for...more

12/23/2013 - Arbitration Australia Cross-Border Derivatives ICSID International Arbitration Investors

Tackling the realities of due diligence in a global setting

The Resource Guide to US FCPA* (the Guidance) promulgated by the DOJ and SEC emphasizes the need for appropriate due diligence and vetting before engaging third parties. The Guidance details the need to conduct...more

10/26/2013 - Anti-Corruption DOJ Due Diligence FCPA FCPA Resource Guide SEC Third-Party

The Global Anti-Corruption Perspective - October 2013

CHINA’S NEW WAVE OF REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT: WHAT MULTINATIONALS NEED TO KNOW - Since Xi Jiping became China’s leader this year, the PRC has seen the launch of an unprecedented, sweeping government campaign to tackle...more

10/25/2013 - Anti-Corruption Bribery China Compliance Corporate Gifts Enforcement FCPA Multinationals White Collar Crimes

International Arbitration News - Q3 2013

US SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS FREEDOM OF CONTRACT PRINCIPLE IN ANTITRUST CLASS ARBITRATION - In the recent case of American Express co. et. al. v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al., the US Supreme Court addressed the validity...more

10/1/2013

US Supreme Court upholds freedom of contract principle in antitrust class arbitration

In the recent case of American Express co. et. al. v. Italian Colors Restaurant et al., the US Supreme Court addressed the validity of a contractual waiver to class arbitration where the cost of individually arbitrating a...more

9/30/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Antitrust Litigation Arbitration Class Action Class Certification Collective Actions Contract Formation SCOTUS

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