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Brazilian Court of Appeals confirms the validity of arbitration in international sales representation agreement

On June 21, 2017, the Court of Appeals of São Paulo confirmed the validity of an arbitration clause set forth in an international sales...

International Service via the Postal Service: The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Hague...

Prior to May 22, 2017, there was a split among U.S. federal appellate courts as to whether service of process abroad, through postal channels,...

The International Arbitration Bill: South Africa as a preferred Arbitration Venue on the Horizon?

As the world becomes more globalized and as ongoing international investment interest and economic growth across Africa continues unabated, a sound international arbitration framework...

EU Court thwarts prompt ratification of EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

In a legal Opinion handed down on 16 May 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") declared that the free trade...

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...

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...

Ontario introduces new international arbitration legislation

Canada has long been an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction and was the first state to adopt the 1985 UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration ("Model...

Penn Law to host forum on key international arbitration trends including Post-Brexit and Trump...

The International Arbitration Association (IAA) at Penn Law will host the Contemporary Issues & Emerging Trends in International Arbitration Conference on March 27, 2017...

Brazilian Senate Approves Bill of New Public Bids Law, Authorizing Arbitration for Public Contracts

On December 23, 2016 the Brazilian Senate approved a bill for a new law to regulate public bidding procedure (the "Bill"). In Brazil contracts...

California Supreme Court: No Universal Rule on Deciding Class Arbitration Availability

California continued its ongoing debate on arbitrations and class actions in July when its Supreme Court held that in some cases an arbitrator, not the court,...