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Swiss Federal Supreme Court upholds extension of arbitration agreement to non-signatories under the New...

In its decision dated 17 April 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) confirmed for the first time that an arbitration clause may validly...

Russia: An ICC Clause providing for international arbitration under Arbitration Rules of the ICC...

An award creditor, Dredging and Maritime Management SA (“DMM”) sought to recognize and enforce an ICC award issued on 15 September 2014 in a...

U.S.: Supreme Court reverses the Ninth Circuit and holds that ambiguity in a contract...

Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, No. 17–988, __ U.S. __ (April 24, 2019) In 2016, a hacker tricked an employee of petitioner Lamps Plus, Inc....

U.S.: District court refuses to stay a New York arbitration proceeding between French and...

Safran Elec. & Defense SAS v. iXblue SAS, No. 1:18-cv-07220 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 6, 2019) In 1993, the predecessor of iXblue SAS ("iXblue), a navigation...

Brazilian Transport Agency Regulates Arbitration with Privates Parties

On May 17, 2018, the Federal Terrestrial Transport Agency of Brazil (ANTT) enacted Resolution 5,845/2019, whereby it detailed the procedure for mediations and arbitrations...

U.S.: District court denies motion to compel arbitration of Defendants’ counterclaims when Plaintiffs intentionally...

HTC Corp. v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, No. 6:18-CV-00243-JRG (E.D. Tex. Jan. 22, 2019) Before the district court was Plaintiffs' motion to sever, stay, and...

U.S.: Sixth Circuit compels arbitration where attack was on validity of contract, not validity...

Rogers v. Swepi LP, No. 18-3229 (6th Cir. Dec. 10, 2018) In 2011, Matt Rogers entered into a lease agreement governing oil and gas...

U.S.: Second Circuit holds that arbitration provision did not become part of contract where...

Starke v. SquareTrade, Inc., No. 17-2474-cv (2d Cir. Jan. 10, 2019) In January 2016, Plaintiff purchased a 2-Year Electronics Protection Plan (the "Protection Plan")...

U.S.: Fourth Circuit directs district court to compel arbitration where agreement contained clear and...

Novic v. Credit One Bank, N.A., No. 17-2168 (4th Cir. Jan 4, 2019) Charleene Novic had entered into a credit agreement to obtain a...

U.S.: District court grants motion to compel arbitration in accordance with broad arbitration clause...

SteppeChange LLC v. VEON Ltd., No. 18-cv-04842 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 5, 2018) Plaintiff SteppeChange, LLC ("SteppeChange") a California-based tech company, was involved in two...