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Dechert lawyers representing a major international bank in court proceedings in a number of regions in southern Russia with respect to claims to recover a total of about US$300 million in loan funds from the guarantors of a...more
Recently, The Economist – Intelligence Unit, released a report entitled “The Safe Cities Index 2015: Assessing Urban Security in the Digital Age.” It’s a very interesting read that reviews four different categories of safety...more
The original Brussels Regulation (Regulation (EC) 44/2001) was the key European instrument on jurisdiction and enforcement issues in civil and commercial matters. It was applied by the courts of all 28 EU member states. Since...more
On Monday 9 March 2015, F1 team Sauber launched a legal challenge in the Victorian Supreme Court to a previous decision by a Swiss arbitration court. The previous decision ruled that Sauber must uphold its contractual...more
On November 18, 2014, we reported on the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Pine Top Receivables of Illinois, LLC v. Banco de Seguros del Estado, in which Pine Top claimed that Banco de Seguros owed it $2,352,464.08 under certain...more
The modernised and improved LCIA rules offer greater efficiency and flexibility and include some entirely new provisions.
The 2014 Rules include some completely new provisions, with no equivalent in the previous (1998)...more
One of the relatively unsung success stories of the European Union (and its predecessors) is its experiment in judicial co-operation. The first major component of this experiment was the 1968 Brussels Convention on...more
Monde Petroleum SA v Westernzagros Ltd  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
The High Court has held that where a clause provides for an “arbitration to be held” in a given jurisdiction, there is an implied choice that the laws of that place will be the curial law – that is, the law governing the...more
In Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd v Owners of the MV Sanko Mineral  EWHC 3927 it was held that, as a matter of English law, a claimant should have commenced arbitration within 12 months, in accordance with contractual...more
Reed Smith (Lianjun Li and Min Li of the Hong Kong office, Nick Shaw and Halani Lloyd of the London office) recently represented the successful Charterers in Shagang South-Asia (Hong Kong) Trading Co. Ltd v Daewoo Logistics...more
Following the Black Swan decision the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Court has exercised a power to grant free-standing injunctions to safeguard assets in support of foreign proceedings. ...more
New York's position as a global financial center means litigants often have sought to use New York courts as a forum to enforce judgments or arbitration awards against foreign entities. In reality, the burden of enforcement...more
Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 applies from 10 January 2015 and replaces Regulation 44/2001 from that date. Its main achievement is the abolition of exequatur although a party may invoke the same grounds that under the previous...more
In the widely cited and sometimes wildly interpreted 1982 arbitration award issued by the tribunal in Aminoil v. Kuwait, the Government argued that compensation for its expropriation of Aminoil's concession should be based on...more
In this Issue:
- Thwarting Torpedoes and Other Clarifications: Recast Brussels Regulation in Force From 10 January 2015
- International Energy Charter Signals New Global Cooperation in the Energy...more
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) decision in Dirk de Ridder v International Sailing Federation, recently published in full, has outlined six propositions to ensure that the disciplinary procedures operated by...more
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed, for lack of appellate jurisdiction, a district court order granting a motion to compel arbitration filed by Certain Underwriters of Lloyds of London and several other...more
The Brussels Regulation (Regulation (EC) 44/2001) has governed questions of jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters within the EU for over a decade. From 10 January 2015,...more
The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission – better known as CIETAC1 – is one of the major arbitration institutions. In 2013, CIETAC accepted 1,256 cases, out of which, 375 were foreign-related.2 As the...more
The IBA Council in Tokyo recently approved a revised version of the International Bar Association’s Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration (the Guidelines). The new Guidelines entail changes...more
In an important decision for anyone trying to enforce an arbitration award, in Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v Unitech Ltd & 7 ors  EWHC 3704 (Comm) Males J ruled that the English court did not have jurisdiction to...more
Following is a roundup of recent opinions on motions concerning the confirmation, vacation, and modification of arbitration awards, organized by the issues presented in the motions...more
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by FC Barcelona in relation to the FIFA sanction imposed on the Spanish club, reported here in April 2014.
The ban was imposed on FC Barcelona...more
In recent years, the Supreme Court has decided a number of cases that, alone and certainly in the aggregate, have significantly impacted the ability of plaintiffs to initiate and maintain class actions.
By and large,...more
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