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The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur is quickly approaching. While most people know that Jews are supposed to fast on that holiday (and ask G-d for forgiveness for their sins), one of the other traditions of the holiday is that...more
Outsourcing, whether technical or process-centric, has become an increasingly important component of businesses of all sizes. Handing over the complexity of ever-changing systems that require increasing expertise can often...more
WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
Regulation of foreign investment in Malaysia is done both through legislation as well as governmental policies....more
We have previously blogged about the comment letter concerning the CFPB’s March 10, 2015 Study on consumer arbitration that we submitted to the CFPB on behalf of the American Bankers Association, the Consumer Bankers...more
WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF KOREA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
The Korean government takes an active, investor-friendly role in approving and regulating foreign direct investment....more
Hot Topic: New York Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills Law -
Earlier this year, New York’s Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills Law went into effect (the full text of the bill is available on the...more
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) recently revised its Construction Industry Rules and Mediation Procedures (Rules). The revised Rules, which took effect on July 1, 2015, are intended to provide a more efficient and...more
In a recent blog post, Professor Jeff Sovern responded to our blog post indicating that the CFPB’s March 10, 2014 Arbitration Study strongly supports the industry’s view that consumers fare better in arbitration than...more
1. WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF INDONESIA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
The existing Indonesian Investment Act is Law No. 25 of 2007, passed by the Indonesian House of Representatives...more
1. WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
Historically, India has been a regulated economy since its independence. The government of India (GOI) launched a new...more
Christopher Pike: “That’s a technicality.”
Spock: “I am a [lawyer], sir. We embrace technicalities.”
Star Trek Into Darkness -
Arbitration is no longer the final frontier. Instead, arbitration is often the...more
The following is an edited transcript of a discussion at a May 8 meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s State and Local Taxes Committee in Washington. Bruce Ely, a partner at Bradley Arant Boult...more
Hong Kong is always rated as one of the world’s freest economies, one of the reasons being that the government has always adopted the approach of nonintervention.
Hong Kong strives to attract more foreign investors to...more
The March 23, 2015 Memorandum of Guidance issued jointly by the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC Courts) and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY Court) follows the same pattern...more
The Third Circuit affirmed an arbitration award under the Labor Management Relations Act (“LMRA”) as the decision reached by the arbitrator comported with the collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) between the parties....more
1. WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
In the past, foreign investment in China was highly regulated. However, following China’s entry into WTO in 2001,...more
The Eighth Circuit affirmed a district court’s finding that LoRoad, LLC (“LoRoad”) failed to accept an agreement with Global Expedition Vehicles, L.L.C. (“Global”) that would allow LoRoad to enforce the arbitration contained...more
A mini-trial is basically a sophisticated settlement conference. When you have complex questions of mixed law and fact, a mini-trial may be your best way forward....more
Weighing in on an issue that has divided the federal courts of appeals, the Second Circuit has held that under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), a court that grants a motion to compel arbitration of all claims must stay the...more
The strength of the Seattle area economy has been attracting both national and international attention. The bird that is synonymous with economic activity — the construction crane — is visible from downtown to South Lake...more
Parties who ask a court to compel arbitration of all the plaintiff’s claims have a decision to make: should they ask the court to stay the claims or dismiss them (if it finds them arbitrable)? After noting that the federal...more
As this blog has repeatedly documented, it can be hard for insurers to assert the attorney-client privilege in the context of bad faith litigation. One difficulty arises in states that enforce a presumption against the...more
This article is the second in a series which provides an overview of the basics of employment law in Nigeria and will focus on laws governing employment terminations, including wage and hour, termination, restrictive...more
It is generally accepted that an international arbitration award is final and binding. Unlike a court judgment that can be appealed for factual and legal review, an arbitration award typically can only be challenged based on...more
It has long been the accepted norm in international arbitration that an arbitral tribunal has the jurisdiction to order interim measures relating to the subject matter of the dispute. It also has been long accepted that a...more
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