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Mandatory Arbitration of Securities Disclosure Disputes Is a Bad Idea—For Defendants

SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar recently said that the SEC is open to allowing companies that are going public to provide for mandatory shareholder arbitration in their corporate charters. Piwowar’s remarks have prompted a...more

The Decision of the Moscow Arbitration Court in the Transneft vs. Sberbank Dispute Increases Litigation Risk in the Context of...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

This brief summary of the decision that was published on 21 June 2017 will be of interest to anyone entering into derivative transactions that involve Russian counterparties....more

The Arbitrability of German Shareholder Resolutions: Limited Partnerships Now also Covered

by White & Case LLP on

The German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – "BGH") recently clarified that disputes over the validity of a limited partnership's shareholder resolutions may be submitted to arbitration ("Arbitrability III"...more

The Appeal in Teal: SCC Majority Restores Commercial Arbitrator's Award

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Supreme Court has again restricted the scope of appeals from decisions of commercial arbitrators, this time upholding an arbitrator's award of compensation under a British Columbia statute by a close majority....more

International Arbitration Newsletter - May 2017

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 1 March 2017 the UK Supreme Court1 overturned an order of the Court of Appeal and decided that Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) could not be required to provide monetary security as a condition for resisting...more

Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Alert - April 2017, Issue 1

by Reed Smith on

Welcome to the April 2017 issue of the CR&B Alert, the newsletter produced by Reed Smith's Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group. Excerpt from Newsletter: SUPREME COURT WILL DECIDE STANDARD OF REVIEW ON...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter – March 2017

by King & Spalding on

US Department of Justice Issues New Corporate Compliance Guidelines - Criteria for the Criminal Division’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs - Introduction - Recently, and without the fanfare that often...more

Business Divorce Nation: Five States, Five Cases

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

It’s true that the statutory and common-law rules at play in business divorce cases can vary widely from state to state. But it’s also true that court decisions in one state can influence courts in other states, and can...more

The Court Of Chancery Addresses Conflicting Forum And Arbitration Provisions In Related Contracts

by Morris James LLP on

The Court of Chancery often addresses the question of who, as between the Court and an arbitrator, should decide whether certain disputes are arbitrable. The analysis of this substantive arbitrability question is complicated...more

Court of Chancery Addresses Effect Of Carve-Outs On The Question Of Substantive Arbitrability

by Morris James LLP on

This case involves the overlap of an advancement dispute and the question of substantive arbitrability under Willie Gary. The two-part test of Willie Gary asks whether the parties (i) generally referred all disputes to...more

The Court of Chancery Sends Advancement Case To Arbitration

by Morris James LLP on

This is another instance of the Court of Chancery addressing the overlap of advancement and the question of substantive arbitrability under Willie Gary. Here, the Court explains that once Willie Gary’s two-part test is...more

Investment Treaty Arbitration: How Multinationals Can Structure Their Investments to Obtain Treaty Protection

by King & Spalding on

In a previous article, we explained how a U.S.-based company that had established a subsidiary abroad could benefit from protections against unfair conduct of a foreign State that are found in most bilateral investment...more

Prison sentence for avoiding English freezing and disclosure order

by DLA Piper on

The English Court has made an order sentencing the director and shareholder of a company operating from China to 18 months' imprisonment for failing to comply with a disclosure order made ancillary to a Worldwide Freezing...more

Should You Arbitrate Your Family Business Disputes?

by Murtha Cullina on

When family business disputes erupt, the parties often end up in court, where a judge or a jury will decide their fates. Litigation of these cases often takes years. In Massachusetts Superior Court, for example, the rules...more

2016 Arbitration Roundup in Australia

by DLA Piper on

In 2016, the Australian courts were at the forefront of maintaining Australia's stronghold as a pro-arbitration jurisdiction. This was notably demonstrated in three Federal Court decisions, which also served as a salutary...more

Arbitration World

by K&L Gates LLP on

From the Editors - Welcome to this 33rd edition of Arbitration World. Following the United Kingdom’s referendum decision on 23 June to leave the EU, in this edition we examine how the uncertainty over the treatment...more

Singapore Legal Update - November/December 2016

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Companies Act to Allow Re-domiciliation Into Singapore - On 26 October 2016, the MOF and the ACRA proposed to amend the Companies Act to allow for inward re-domiciliation of companies. This will allow a foreign company...more

Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements? Not as 'Fresh & Easy' as You Think

by Williams Mullen on

Many companies require their employees to sign employment agreements in which the employees agree that any claims they have against the company, including class action claims, will be decided only through private arbitration...more

New Test: Ontario Court Stayed Action in the Face of Broad Arbitration Agreement

In Haas v. Gunasekaram (Haas), the Court of Appeal for Ontario clarified the test for staying court proceedings under section 7(1) of the Ontario Arbitration Act and emphasized that courts should enforce arbitration...more

Russian arbitration reform

by White & Case LLP on

On 29 December 2015, the Russian President signed two laws – the Federal Law on Arbitration in the Russian Federation and Federal Law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation (together – the...more

Korea Quarterly - August 2016

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Controlling Costs in International Arbitration - Arbitration is an efficient means for resolving business disputes because it offers more flexibility than court proceedings and enables the parties to choose arbitrators...more

Alberta Judge Finds Party in Contempt of Court, Ends Multi-Million Dollar Litigation Case

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently ended a complex, multi-million dollar litigation between Attila Dogan Construction and Installation Co. Inc. (AD) and AMEC Foster Wheeler Americas Limited (AMEC) regarding a...more

Restructuring business to take advantage of investment treaty – a cautionary tale

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In Philip Morris Asia Ltd v The Commonwealth of Australia, PCA Case No. 2012-12, Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility, an investment arbitration tribunal has found that the Philip Morris International group (PMI Group)...more

Fifth Circuit Rejects Misbehavior Challenge To Arbitration Award

by Carlton Fields on

Foundation Surgery Affiliate of Southwest Houston, LLC (“Southwest”), the owner of a surgical and imaging facility in Houston, entered into a purchase and sale agreement in 2008 with Rainier Capital Acquisitions, LP, which...more

Privacy Shield to Open for Business August 1

by BakerHostetler on

After more than two years of negotiations, on July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (the “Privacy Shield”) framework as a valid mechanism for transfers of personal data from the EU...more

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