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ICSID Tribunal Upholds a State’s Right to Investigate Criminality in Arbitral Proceedings

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

An ICSID tribunal has unanimously rejected a claimant’s attempt to temporarily suspend a State-initiated criminal investigation involving two of its witnesses. In Italba Corporation v Uruguay[1] Italba Corporation (Italba)...more

Defence & Indemnity - February 2017: IV. PRACTICE ISSUES A.

by Field Law on

IV. PRACTICE ISSUES A. The doctrine of abuse of process does not preclude re-litigation of the issue of whether or not an individual was insured in a priority dispute between insurers in the face of that individual’s having...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

Title IX Investigations in Need of Reform

by JAMS on

How much of the failure to grasp current controversies over campus Title IX investigations come from seeing two sides even though they are demanding similar measures? Many from both camps, seemingly in frustration, suggest...more

Alert: Antitrust 2017: Trends and Developments to Watch

by Cooley LLP on

1. Transition to a Trump Administration is top of the agenda - President-elect Donald Trump's DOJ and FTC transition team appointments and public short list of candidates to run the agencies indicate that antitrust...more

Antitrust Authorities to Prosecute Criminally Anticompetitive Hiring and Compensation Agreements

by Goodwin on

The United States federal antitrust authorities announced last week that companies who have in place formal or informal hiring or compensation agreements with competitors may now face criminal prosecution. This is a notable...more

British Columbia Arbitrator Reinstates Firefighter Convicted of Possession of Stolen Boat

by Dentons on

In a recent grievance decision, Re Prince George and Prince George Firefighters, Local 1372 (Williams), 2016 CarswellBC 2591, a labour arbitrator reinstated a firefighter whose employment was terminated after being found...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

Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter - July 2016

by King & Spalding on

FCPA Best Practices - The Risks Posed by Third Parties and the Importance of Third-Party Audits - Introduction - Since 2010, the United States government has extracted just shy of $5 billion in corporate...more

Bribery and Corruption in International Arbitration

by Bryan Cave on

Corruption in international business is becoming endemic. Transparency International's latest Global Corruption Report highlights that nearly two in five business executives say they have been asked to pay a bribe when...more

An Employee Stole Your Trade Secrets but You Cannot Prove It. Now What?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Consider the following, relatively uncommon scenario: an employee stole your trade secrets and went to work for a competitor. You know the employee did it, you just cannot prove it. Even with the best forensic analysis it is...more

Putting the “force” into enforcement: the Commercial Court sentences arbitration award defaulters to 18 months in prison

by Reed Smith on

A recent decision demonstrates the English courts’ resolve in the enforcement of arbitration awards and court orders. It is a useful reminder to those facing obstructive counterparties of the measures available to enforce...more

Third Party Bound By Arbitration Agreement Which It Never Signed

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In the context of a right of direct action by an injured party (Spain and France) against a D&I insurer, in The London Steamship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Ltd v The Kingdom of Spain & anr [2015] EWCA Civ 333, 1...more

ICSID tribunal refuses to allow state to recommence criminal investigation that would disrupt arbitration proceedings

by DLA Piper on

In Lao Holdings NV v The Lao People's Democratic Republic, an ICSID tribunal (constituted to resolve Holdings' bilateral investment treaty (BIT) claim against Laos) recently dismissed an application by Laos to modify a...more

Eleventh Circuit Affirms District Court’s Decision Allowing Discovery For Use In Foreign Proceeding

by Carlton Fields on

The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a decision permitting discovery for use in foreign proceedings which were contemplated but not yet pending. In this case, which arose from a billing dispute between Consorcio Ecuatoriano de...more

Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals [Video]

by Mimesis Law on

July 1, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Robert Blecker, professor of law at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recently released internal investigation into the failure to report a problem with ignition switches on...more

Business Litigation Report -- July 2013

In This Issue: Main Article: ..“Gray-Market” Goods Now Less Gray Practice Area Notes: ..Trial Practice Update ..Structured Finance Litigation Update ..Russia Litigation Update ..White Collar...more

Corruption in The Energy Sector: Criminal Fines, Civil Judgments, And Lost Arbitrations

by JAMS on

Synopsis - This article examines the anti-bribery legislation of three countries, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The legislation of the three countries is compared and virtually all the criminal...more

Business Litigation Report -- April 2013

In This Issue: - Firm News: DoJ Star Healthcare Fraud Prosecutor Joins Washington, D.C. Office; and Quinn Emanuel Wins Top Honors at the Inaugural U.S. Benchmark Annual Awards - Main...more

Winter 2013 Eye on China Newsletter

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Legal News: Eye on China Quarterly Newsletter offers companies helpful insight as they successfully navigate China’s complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment. In this issue, we focus on the following...more

Lonely Conspirators: Antitrust Liability When Nobody Joins Your Conspiracy

by BakerHostetler on

The worst antitrust offenses involve conspiracies involving multiple actors. Hard-core offenses under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, such as price-fixing, market division, customer allocation, or bid-rigging, require...more

Business Litigation Report -- October 2012

In This Issue: Firm News: ..Kathleen Sullivan Named a “Top 10 Female Litigator” by Benchmark Litigation and Euromoney Legal Media Group ..Pharma Patent Litigators Nick Cerrito and Eric Stops Join Quinn Emanuel...more

Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

by Kaiser Legal Group on

Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website as an installment in Michael Kaiser's Animal-Law blog. Mr. Kaiser, founder of the Kaiser Legal Group, is a consultant and mediator. He...more

Paris International Litigation Bulletin no. 3

by Christelle Coslin on

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS French legislative and regulatory developments Page 4 French proceedings Page 7 UPDATES The dematerialisation of French civil procedure: More than ever a reality Page 9 Reform of the French Blocking...more

Current changes in the authorities of bailiffs

by Lidings Law Firm on

The President of the Russian Federation has signed the Decree No. 1240 «Amendments to the Statute Concerning Federal Bailiff Service» dated September 23, 2011, approved by the Presidential Decree No. 1316 dated October 13,...more

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