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The UK releases new guidance on Mutual Agreement Procedures

by DLA Piper on

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK tax authority, has published revised guidance on the Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) in its International Manual (INTM) (at INTM 423000 – INTM423130)....more

Blog: SEC Chair Confirms Mandatory Shareholder Arbitration Provisions And Dual-Class Share Structures Not Near-Term Priorities

by Cooley LLP on

Last week, at a meeting of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, SEC Chair Jay Clayton delivered an opening statement, part of which addressed two governance topics of recent debate. One of the topics—dual-class share...more

The Choice of a Foreign Seat in Domestic Disputes – An Opportunity for one More Step Forward in India’s Journey to Establish...

by WilmerHale on

The growth of India as an arbitral jurisdiction continues to raise interesting questions of principle and policy. This article explores one such question - whether Indian parties have the autonomy to choose a foreign seat. As...more

Blog: Mandatory shareholder arbitration provisions for IPOs? SEC Chair says “not on my list”

by Cooley LLP on

Depending on your point of view, you may have experienced either heart palpitations or increased serotonin levels when you heard, back in July 2017, that SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar had, in a speech before the Heritage...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution and Crisis Management Newsletter - February 2018

by King & Spalding on

Attorney-Client Privilege and Corporate E-Mail: Navigating the Morass of Personal Communications in Investigations - Internal investigations are an important process for identifying potential wrongdoing by agents of a...more

Washington Legislature to Consider Reforms to Statute Governing Residential Construction Disputes

by Lane Powell PC on

Efforts are now underway in both houses of the Washington legislature to improve the legal landscape for condominium construction defect litigation by adding a mediation option similar to what has been common in commercial...more

Financial Services Weekly News - December 2017 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - Banks Look Like Winners in Tax Reform Bill. On December 20, the House of Representatives, by a vote of 224-201, and the Senate, by a vote of 51-48, passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the nation’s first...more

International Business and Human Rights Arbitration Proposal Gains Momentum

Between November 27-29, over 2,000 delegates gathered in Geneva to attend the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The central theme of this year’s Forum was “Realizing Access to Effective Remedy,” which is the third Pillar...more

The role of mediation in business and human rights disputes

by DLA Piper on

The United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights brings together business, governments, civil society and the legal profession to develop thinking and share best practice in this emerging area of law and practice. This...more

Court Of Chancery Applies Limitations Outside Of Arbitration

by Morris James LLP on

HBMA Holdings LLC v. LSF9 Stardust Holdings LLC, C.A. 12806-VCMR (December 8, 2017) - This decision illustrates the dangers of not following the limited contractual time to file a dispute and instead relying on an...more

With Mugabe's Departure, Should Foreign Investors Reconsider Zimbabwe?

by Jones Day on

The Situation: In November 2017, Robert Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe had known in 37 years, was ousted from power. The Development: Will this change in leadership usher in a new era of good governance and economic...more

Segway Competitor Rolls Away from Former CEO’s Attempt to Force Arbitration

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

A party seeking to enforce a contract has to show mutual assent, also referred to as “a meeting of the minds.” In other words, both parties actually have to agree on the same thing. If the parties don’t agree, then a contract...more

Make Your Online Terms of Service "Uber" Enforceable

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

Are your online Terms of Service enforceable? Businesses should review their account registration process in light of a recent court decision. In Meyer v. Uber Technologies, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second...more

Employment Law - November 2017 #2

California Court Tosses Arbitration Agreement ‘Permeated’ by Unconscionability - Why it matters - Concluding that an arbitration agreement was both substantively and procedurally unconscionable, a California appellate...more

Financial Services Weekly News - October 2017 #2

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - CFPB Outlines Principles for Consumer-Authorized Financial Data Sharing and Aggregation. How companies share consumer data, and how much they tell consumers about their information sharing practices, has...more

NC Business Court Rules On What Constitutes An "Arbitration"

by Brooks Pierce on

You've probably never had to decide what it means to agree to arbitrate. Usually, there is a written provision that references the AAA Rules and includes a consent to AAA's procedures as to the appointment of the...more

Extending your reach to the "invisible parties" to the arbitration agreement

by Dentons on

Aggrieved claimants may sometimes seek to extend their claims not only to the company that agreed to arbitrate disputes – but also to that company’s shareholders or ultimate controlling person(s). Such efforts are usually...more

Read This Case. Slap Your Head. Not Too Hard.

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Having read thousands of court opinions during my 30+ years as a litigator, I’ve learned to assume that there are things going on beyond what can be gleaned from the court’s written decision, and that these hidden factors may...more

Should You Mediate Your Family-Owned Business Dispute?

by Murtha Cullina on

Disputes between and among owners of family-owned businesses are sometimes unavoidable. When such disputes progress to litigation, they can be extremely costly, time-consuming, and disruptive for the business and its owners....more

S.D.N.Y. Dismisses Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claim Because Retaliation Claims Were Already Arbitrated

The Southern District of New York recently dismissed Dodd-Frank whistleblower retaliation claims brought by an employer’s ex-President and an ex-Director pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) on res judicata grounds, determining that...more

Nutter Bank Report, July 2017

CFPB Arbitration Rule Will Prevent Firms From Blocking Class Action Lawsuits - The CFPB has approved a new rule that will prohibit banks and other covered providers of certain consumer financial products and services from...more

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

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