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The Supreme Court yesterday confirmed that, even where no arbitration is contemplated or afoot, English courts can grant an anti-suit injunction protecting an English law agreement to arbitrate (AES Ust-Kamenogorsk LLP v....more
"[A]n ITC order terminating an investigation on the basis of an arbitration agreement [is] an appealable final determination under 19 U.S.C. § 1337(c) [over which the Federal Circuit has] jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §...more
In This Issue:
- Shareholders' Agreements for LNG Midstream Projects
- Upstream Developments – Latin America Foreign Exchange Controls in Venezuela Strangle...more
Energy trading houses have progressively emerged as major players in the worldwide energy sector, matching supply and demand by purchasing, reselling, and shipping commodities across the globe. While...more
What has happened?
Arbitration in the UAE has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, with both domestic and international users increasingly drawn to many of its advantages over conventional court litigation....more
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven Emirates established by a constitution that was promulgated in 1971. Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven Emirates by geographic size and holds most of the hydrocarbon...more
Pine Top Receivables of Illinois, LLC v. Banco De Seguros Del Estado, No. 12 6357, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15246; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28040 (N. D. Ill. Feb. 5 & 25, 2013).
An Illinois federal court in two decisions...more
Patent Exhaustion Rejected: Patented Seed Purchaser Has No Right to Make Copies: Bowman v. Monsanto Co. -
In a narrow ruling that reaffirms the scope of patent protection over seeds, and possibly over other...more
In This Issue:
An Arbitrator’s Guide to Successfully Resolving eDiscovery Disputes; Ethics in International Arbitration; The 2012 International Arbitration Survey; and Notices & Events.
Excerpt from An...more
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
This morning, Mr Justice Field handed down his decision in the case of Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v Unitech Limited and others  EWHC 1323 (Comm), confirming the jurisdiction of the English courts to order a...more
The Presidium of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court (“SAC”) recently published Information Letter No. 156 approving the Review of the Arbitrazh Courts’ Practice of Considering Cases Concerning the Application of Public Policy as a...more
Introduction - The global demand for natural resources continues unabated. As revenues increase and profits soar in the face of this demand, there has been a resurgence of “resource nationalism” with resource-rich host states...more
On May 10, 2013, in Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Genentech, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Rader, Dyk, Reyna*) affirmed the district court's denial of Genentech's motion to enjoin Sanofi from...more
Just after I posted about the awesome power of federal courts to enjoin other cases, the Federal Circuit reminds us the power is not absolute....more
On 22 April 2013, the Council of the European Union (the “Council”) adopted a regulation on online dispute resolution (“ODR”) and a directive on alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). Tonio Borg, the EU's Commissioner for...more
On 1 April 2013, FIDIC issued guidance on how to deal with a contracting party who has failed to comply with a ‘binding’ decision of a Dispute Adjudication Board -
The standard FIDIC form of contract contains a tiered...more
On Jan. 18, 2013, the Supreme People’s Court of China promulgated Judicial Interpretation IV on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Hearing Labor Dispute (the “Interpretation”). The Interpretation went into...more
Every common law province except Ontario has passed legislation implementing the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Ontario instead adopted the United Nations’ Model Law on...more
This alert analyzes the legal positions taken by the Presidium of the Russian Federation Supreme Commercial Court (“SCC”) in its recently published review of commercial court practice in cases concerning the application of...more
Over the last 20 years, bilateral investment treaties (BITs) have provided foreign investors with basic safeguards against expropriation and related risks and guarantee the right to bring claims before a neutral arbitral...more
At the root of an uptick in cruise ship mishaps and disasters may be overworked and fatigued crew members, a maritime law firm is claiming. The spread of foreign arbitration clauses in employee contracts that prevent workers...more
On February 7, 2013, an investment arbitration tribunal issued its third interim measures award in the Chevron vs. Ecuador case. The tribunal found Ecuador in breach of its previous award ordering Ecuador to take all measures...more
In This Issue:
- Project Development/FinanceKey Considerations in Energy Take-or-Pay Contracts
- Upstream - Russia and former republics Unconventional Russia
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