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The End of the "Deemed Liability" Adjudication in Western Australia

by Jones Day on

The Problem: The Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) contains a number of provisions that are to be implied into construction contracts that are silent as to those matters. These implied terms have been a steady source of...more

Limited recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in Singapore

by Dentons on

Creditors and anyone seeking recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in Singapore should consider how the presence of an injunction or an adverse court order may affect the chances of successful recognition....more

The European Court of Justice Changes the Rules of Investment Treaty Arbitration Game in Europe

by K&L Gates LLP on

6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) rendered a judgment in the case of the Slovak Republic v Achmea B.V., C-284/16 (the “Achmeajudgment”). The CJEU declared that "Articles 267 and 344 TFEU...more

Unique Venue and Personal Jurisdiction Challenges of Foreign Corporations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In 2017, the Supreme Court rejected the Federal Circuit’s longstanding interpretation of Personal Jurisdiction and Venue in patent infringement actions against domestic companies. 28 U.S.C. §§ 1391, 1400; see TC Heartland LLC...more

Toward e-justice with the transformation of the French legal system?

by White & Case LLP on

On March 9th 2018, the Minister of Justice has unveiled the main lines of the upcoming reform regarding the radical transformation of the French judicial system....more

“Ambiguity” Is Not a Basis to Deny a Petition to Enforce a Foreign Arbitration Award

The drive in the Second Circuit to clarify the rules regarding confirmation and enforcement of various types of arbitration awards continues. The latest addition is the decision in BSH Hausgerate GmbH v. Kamhi, 17 Civ. 5776,...more

California Court Finds Russian Court's Service Comported With Due Process

by Allen Matkins on

California adopted the 1962 Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition Act in 1967. The Act was intended to encourage the reciprocal recognition of United States judgments abroad by codifying rules as to foreign money...more

Lauri Love – How high has the forum bar really been set?

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In what has been hailed as a landmark decision, the High Court recently refused to allow the extradition of UK citizen Lauri Love to the USA for offences of cyber theft, activating the forum bar for the first time since its...more

The Court of Justice of the European Union finds the arbitration provision in The Netherlands-Slovakia BIT incompatible with EU...

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) delivered its judgment in Case C-284/16, Slovakia Republic v Achmea B.V., declaring that the investor-State arbitration provision in the bilateral...more

'Unknown unknowns' and the limits of natural justice challenges in adjudication

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The Singapore High Court has set aside a construction adjudicator's determination for breaching the rules of natural justice. The adjudicator applied the wrong standard of proof without hearing submissions on the issue. This...more

GDPR Compliance Collides with U.S. Law at Supreme Court

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The EU’s General Data Protective Regulation (“GDPR”) has been a popular topic of late. Fisher Phillips’ Employment Privacy Blog has covered the evolution of this regulation, starting with the roll back of the previous “safe...more

Zetta Jet: multi-jurisdictional investigation and asset tracing

by DLA Piper on

DLA Piper is advising Zetta Jet in relation to ongoing proceedings in the United States, Singapore and Australia. This multi-jurisdictional matter centers on the bankruptcy proceedings and subsequent collapse of the luxury...more

United States v. Microsoft Raises Significant Questions Regarding Application of the Stored Communications Act

by White and Williams LLP on

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the US Supreme Court heard oral argument in connection with an ongoing dispute between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Microsoft over data in the corporation’s datacenter in Ireland. At the...more

Compliance into the Weeds-Episode 73, Compliance Trouble in Dallas

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In this episode, Matt Kelly and I explore the recent revelations of systemic sexual harassment and abuse present in the front office of the Dallas Mavericks. The allegations were not lodged against owner Mark Cuban but...more

English Court Takes a More Flexible Approach to Service of Proceedings on a Foreign State

by Dechert LLP on

A trend has emerged which demonstrates the London Commercial Court’s increasing willingness to adopt a pragmatic approach to the method of service of documents on a foreign State in appropriate cases, even though the...more

Civil Liability of Arbitrators in the UAE – An Update

by White & Case LLP on

The Dubai Court of Cassation in its recent decision in Case 484/2017 has set a new threshold for establishing the liability of arbitrators in civil matters, thereby providing some much needed clarity on this important issue....more

Aviation Happenings - Spring 2018 - Part A

...California District Court Dismisses Suit Against Airbus and Rolls Royce on Forum Non Conveniens Grounds - On December 11, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted defendants Airbus S.A.S....more

What Controls: The Location of the Data or the Location of the Searches for the Data?

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Microsoft, tackling the question of whether an organization can refuse to disclose foreign-stored data sought by the U.S. government through domestic warrants....more

Chapter 15: Delaware Court Sends U.S. Creditor Packing … to Italy

In the Chapter 15 proceeding of Energy Coal S.p.A., the Delaware Bankruptcy Court required a U.S. creditor to recover its claim in Italy....more

New DIS RULES after 20 years

by White & Case LLP on

On 1 March 2018, after 579 days of deliberations, the new arbitration rules of the German Institution of Arbitration ("DIS") will enter into force, replacing the previous 1998 DIS Rules. The 2018 DIS Rules include several...more

February 2018: Attaching Debts Due Under Letters of Credit in the UK

Introduction - The case of Taurus Petroleum Limited v State Oil Marketing Company of the Ministry of Oil, Republic of Iraq [2017] UKSC 64 involved Taurus Petroleum Ltd. (“Taurus”), a Geneva-based oil trading company, and...more

Your Arbitration Is Not Yet Filed, But Attachment in Aid of That Arbitration May Be Available

The courts undoubtedly have the power to grant provisional remedies in aid of a pending arbitration – including temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and attachments. As a recent Fifth Circuit decision...more

The “Eurohope”: Unlike England & Wales, Little Hope for Vessel Arrest Purely for Foreign Court Proceedings in Singapore

by Reed Smith on

The recent Singapore High Court decision of The Eurohope confirms the position under Singapore law that a vessel cannot be arrested in Singapore in aid of foreign court proceedings, but it can be arrested for the purposes of...more

The Week Ahead – US v. Microsoft at SCOTUS

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in United States v. Microsoft Corp., in which the court will decide whether a US technology service provider, Microsoft, must obey a search warrant for data stored in a foreign...more

Data Lockdown: How In-Place Preservation is Changing the Preservation Game

To collect or not to collect. That is the question. In discovery, parties must be proportional with what they preserve and collect – avoiding over-collection of information that is not needed, but at the same time not...more

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