Baker McKenzie’s Teddy Baldwin to Moderate Q&A with Alexander Fessas Covering the ICC’s New...

The ICC has made amendments to the Arbitration Rules which came into force as of 1 March 2017.  The most important aspect of these amendments is that it offers an expedited procedure providing for...

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Employment Arbitration Provisions Containing Class & Collective Action...

As a condition of employment, employers often require their employees to sign arbitration agreements requiring that all employment related disputes be resolved by means of individual, rather than collective, arbitration.  Employers that include class...

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit adopts “look-through” approach for determining...

Appellants brought an arbitration against Appellees, asserting claims under both federal and Puerto Rico law for violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act, Rule 10b-5 of the Securities Exchange Commission, and the...

Brazilian Labor Reform authorizes arbitration

On April 26 the Brazilian House of Representatives has approved a reform of the Brazilian Labor Code (“Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho”), aiming at rendering the Brazilian labor market more flexible and allowing more...

Share With Care: US Court Finds Attorney Client Privilege Waived Through Use of Cloud...

Practicing law in a time when information sharing technology is rapidly evolving poses significant challenges, especially with respect to an area of law that for the most part, lacks uniformity and remains fairly unpredictable—that...

U.S. Court rejects public policy objections and affirms enforcement of international arbitral award against...

In 1999, Enron Nigeria Power Holding, Ltd ("ENPH") entered into a power purchase agreement ("PPA") with Nigeria, Lagos State, and the National Electric Power Authority of Nigeria. The PPA envisioned construction of electricity generation...

Brazilian Superior Court denies Recognition of Award Due to Conflict Relating to Arbitrator’s Law...

On April 19, the special chamber of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice denied recognition of an arbitral award issued in the United States in favor of Abengoa against Adriano Ommeto Agricola et al....

US court confirms international arbitral award against non-signatory.

Petitioner, Trina Solar US, Inc. ("Trina"), is a California company that manufactures and sells solar panels. In 2012, Trina began negotiations with Respondents, Australia-based Jasmin Solar Pty Ltd. ("Jasmin") and Nevada-based JRC-Services LLC ("JRC"),...

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejects effort to compel arbitration based...

In Norcia, Plaintiff filed a putative class action against Samsung, alleging that it made misrepresentations as to the performance of the Galaxy S4 phone. Plaintiff purchased his Samsung phone from a Verizon Wireless store...

10th Anniversary Edition of International Arbitration Yearbook – now available!

Baker McKenzie has released the 10th anniversary edition of its annual International Arbitration Yearbook, an in-depth report reviewing significant developments in international arbitration over the past 10 years across 47 jurisdictions. Section A of each...

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