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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,...

Brazil: Code of Civil Procedure transplants arbitration tools to litigation

Interview with Ronaldo Cramer, vice-president of the Rio de Janeiro branch of the Brazilian Bar Association, offered to Rodrigo Moreira and Lucas Mendes, members of...

USA: Fourth Circuit Rejects Arbitration Clause Waiving Federal Statutory Rights

In Hayes v. Delbert Servs. Corp., No. 15-1170 (4th Cir. Feb. 2, 2016), the Fourth Circuit refused to enforce an arbitration agreement that forbid...

How to Prove Your Case: Conflict Between Substantive and Procedural Law in International Arbitration?

Document production, at least to some extent, is an integral part of most international arbitration proceedings. This is true even if the substantive law...

The New Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure Entered into Force with Provisions Supporting Arbitration

On 18 March 2016, the new Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure entered into force. The main goal of the new code is to reduce...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 9th Edition – now available!

We are pleased to announce that the new edition of The Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. The ninth edition of an annual series...