First Circuit affirms that a generic choice of law provision is not a sufficient...

Dialysis Access Center, LLC v. RMS Lifeline, Inc. No. 17-2014 (1st Cir. Aug. 1, 2019) Appellant Dialysis Access Center, LLC ("DAC"), a Puerto Rico LLC, and Appellee RMS Lifeline, Inc. ("RMS"), a Delaware corporation, entered...

Event Highlight: NEW YORK ARBITRATION WEEK – November 20-22, 2019

Welcome to Arb Week New York is the leading center for international arbitration in the United States and one of the leading arbitral centers in the world. New York’s diverse and welcoming business and cultural...

District court confirms foreign arbitral award under New York Convention and denies petition to...

Superior Energy Services Columbia S.A.S. v. Premium Petroleum Services S. de R.L., No. 18-cv-7704 (S.D.N.Y. June 28, 2019) Petitioners, Houston-based suppliers to the oil and gas industry, entered into a Sales Purchase Agreement ("SPA")...

Louisiana Supreme Court rules that Louisiana’s non-resident attachment statute allows for attachment in aid...

Stemcor USA Inc. v. CIA Siderurgica Do Para Cosipar, No. 2018-CQ-1728 America Metals Trading L.L.P. ("AMT") and South Korean trading company, Daewoo International Corp. ("Daewoo") executed a series of agreements in May 2012 under which...

Polish Appellate Court set aside ICC award for violating basic principles of public policy

The Appellate Court in Wrocław, Poland ] considered the question of whether the principle that a case must be examined comprehensively and that doubts must be cleared to the fullest extent possible before the...

Enforcement of Intra-EU Investment Treaty Arbitration Awards in U.S. Remains Unclear After D.C. Court’s...

In Micula v. Romania, a D.C. district court judge recently enforced an investor-state arbitration award in a case brought by nationals of a European Union (“EU”) state against another EU state.  This is the...

Federal Republic of Germany faces third ever investor-state arbitration: Might changes to renewables regime...

On 20 September 2019, ICSID registered a request by the Austrian construction company STRABAG SE ("Strabag") for the initiation of an ICSID arbitration proceeding (ICSID Case No. ARB/19/29). Strabag and two of its affiliates ("Erste Nordsee-Offshore...

Fifth Circuit holds that question of whether arbitration agreement prohibits class arbitration is for...

20/20 Communications, Inc. v. Crawford, No. 18-10260 (5th Cir. July 22, 2019) 20/20 Communications, Inc. ("20/20"), a direct-sales and marketing company, had required its sales managers—as a condition of their employment—to agree to an arbitration...

District court holds Respondents in contempt for violating the court’s anti-suit injunction order

Jolen, Inc. v. Kundan Rice Mills, Ltd., No. 19-cv-01296 (S.D.N.Y. July 9, 2019) In November 2004, the parties executed an Exclusive Trademark License Agreement (the "Agreement"), which included an arbitration clause governing any dispute...

Landmark arrangement on interim relief protection in China for Hong Kong arbitrations to take...

On 1 October 2019, the landmark arrangement between the Hong Kong Government and China's Supreme People's Court on interim measures in aid of arbitrations ("Arrangement") will enter into operation. The Arrangement allows parties to...

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