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Canada: British Columbia modernizes its international commercial arbitration legislation

British Columbia is now the second Canadian province to modernize its international arbitration legislation by adopting the 2006 amendments to the UNCITRAL Model Law...

U.S.: District court refuses to allow non-parties to arbitration to intervene in enforcement proceedings,...

Eddystone Rail Co. v. Jamex Transfer Servs., LLC, No. 17-cv-1266 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 7, 2018) A district court in the Southern District of New York...

U.S.: Second Circuit affirms bankruptcy and district court decisions to deny motion to compel...

Anderson v. Credit One Bank, N.A. (In re Anderson), 884 F.3d 382 (2d Cir. 2018) Plaintiff was a credit card holder with Credit One...

U.S.: District court refuses to stay enforcement of an award pending foreign challenge but...

Tatneft v. Ukraine, No. 17-582 (D.D.C. Mar. 19, 2018) On July 4, 1995, Tatarstan and Ukraine entered into an agreement to create CJSC Ukrtatnafta...

U.S.:District court confirms ICSID award and refuses to stay enforcement pending foreign proceeding.  

Rusoro Mining Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, No. 16-cv-02020 (D.D.C. Mar. 1, 2018) Rusoro, a Canadian company, owned 58 mining concessions and contracts...

U.S.: District court holds arbitration awards entered by parties’ consent are subject to the...

Transocean Offshore Gulf of Guinea VII Ltd. v. Erin Energy Corp., No. H-17-2623 (S.D. Tex. Mar. 12, 2018) Petitioners, Transocean Offshore Gulf of Guinea...

U.S.: District court confirms arbitration award, denying Respondent’s claims that the agreement at issue...

Balkan Energy Ltd. v. Republic of Ghana, No. 17-cv-00584 (D.D.C. Mar. 22, 2018) In 2007, the Republic of Ghana ("Ghana") negotiated with Balkan Energy...

Comparative Chart of International Investment Arbitration Rules

Investment treaty arbitrations may be brought under the rules of many different arbitration institutions.  As can be expected, each institution has its unique rules...

LCIA publishes its facts and figures: The 2017 Casework Report

The London Court of International Arbitration (the "LCIA") has recently published its Casework Report for 2017 which contains statistics on its performance last year....

Minimising your M&A risk: top ten tips from transactional and disputes specialists

In many M&A transactions litigators become involved only after a dispute has arisen. However, a litigator’s experience in handling post-M&A disputes can give them...