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Arbitrability – Fifth Circuit affirms grant of motion to dismiss because arbitrability was validly...

Brittania-U Nigeria, Ltd. v. Chevron USA, Inc., No. 16-20690 (5th Cir. Aug. 9, 2017) In 2013, Plaintiff Brittania-U Nigeria Limited ("Brittania-U") was invited to...

Arb-Med-Arb: what is it and how can it help the parties to solve their...

What is the most efficient alternative, i.e. out of court, way to settle disputes? Arbitral institutions provide many options to the parties: “normal” arbitration,...

Uber Wins Right to Arbitrate Customer Price-Fixing Claim and Secures Key Win for App...

On August 17, 2017, the Second Circuit vacated a district court order denying defendants' motion to compel arbitration of a consumer price-fixing putative class...

District court holds that nonsignatory to a charter agreement is not bound to its...

Iota Shipholding Ltd v. Starr Indem. & Liab. Co., 16 Civ. 4881 (S.D.N.Y. May 31, 2017) Petitioners brought this action before the U.S. District...

Defendants Stay Court Proceedings by Relying on an Arbitration Agreement to Which They were...

The Singapore High Court has reaffirmed that Singapore courts have the power to stay court proceedings in favour of arbitration, even where the party...

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...

CFPB Rule Bars Financial Firms from Using Consumer Class Action Waivers

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued what is being labeled a “brazen” rule on Monday, July 10, 2017, prohibiting financial firms from...

New Arbitration Clauses of Brazilian Oil and Gas Agreements Made Public

The Brazilian Oil and Gas Agency ("ANP") has recently published the draft agreements for exploration and production of oil and gas in Brazil, which...

Tribunal dismisses investor’s claims because of breach of admissibility requirements under the applicable BIT...

Tribunal dismisses investor's claims because of breach of admissibility requirements under the applicable BIT in the ICSID case Supervisión y Control S.A. v. Republic...

Brazil: Law published today allows arbitration for extension of contracts and new bids on...

Law 13.448 was published today in Brazil, to regulate the possibility of extending or submitting to new bid certain current concessions of railways, highways...