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Editorial: For Fla. Courts, Forum Selection Clause May Not Be Enough

You represent a Brazilian corporation that is entering into a joint venture with a Colombian concern. The joint venture relates to the development of a multimillion dollar wind farm in northeastern Brazil. Originally...more

9/8/2014 - Brazil Foreign Entities Forum Selection Clause Joint Venture Jurisdiction Personal Jurisdiction Wind Farm

Florida Federal Court Rejects Arbitration Waiver Claims In Multijurisdictional Dispute Litigated By Bilzin Sumberg

On January 10, 2014, Judge Kathleen Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the federal court based in Miami, issued an opinion which further solidifies the role of role of arbitration in...more

1/17/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Arbitration Waivers Jurisdiction Multidistrict Litigation Parallel Claims

Supreme Court Ruling Limits Extraterritorial Application Of Alien Tort Statute

U.S. companies with, or that were seeking to acquire, foreign operations often fretted over the possibility that plaintiffs in the foreign jurisdiction would seek to invoke the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"), 28 U.S.C. ยง 1350,...more

4/22/2013 - Alien Tort Statute Extraterritoriality Rules Jurisdiction Multinationals SCOTUS

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