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International Arbitration Yearbook, 12th Edition – now available!

We are pleased to announce that the twelfth edition of The Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This edition reviews important developments in...

Thinking ahead: What to consider prior to arbitration when securing warranties and indemnities under...

In the field of mergers and acquisitions, warranties and indemnities introduced to share purchase agreements (SPAs) offer certain level of security and allocate risk...

U.S.: District court grants application for discovery pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 in aid...

In re Application of the Children's Inv. Fund Found. (UK), Sir Christopher Hohn, and Axon Partners, LP for An Order to Take Discovery Pursuant...

U.S.: District court recognizes as preclusive final, non-appealable Singapore judgment holding that parties had...

China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. v. Big Port Serv. DMCC, No. 15 Civ. 2006 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 15, 2019) Through a series of subcontracts,...

U.S.: District court grants default judgment against an absent defendant and enforces arbitral award...

Tidewater Inv. SRL v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, No. 17-1457 (TJK) (D.D.C. Dec. 17, 2018) Plaintiffs Tidewater Investment SRL and its subsidiary Tidewater Caribe,...

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...

U.S.: Appellate court reverses trial court order compelling arbitration, finding parties did not enter...

Skuse v. Pfizer, Inc., No. A-3027-17T4 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Jan. 16, 2019) In November 2017, Plaintiff Amy Skuse ("Skuse") filed a complaint...