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US Court holds that service providing actual notice of arbitration-related court proceeding is sufficient...

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TVL Int'l, LLC v. Zheijiang Shenghui Lighting Co., No. 3:19-CV-00393-RJC-DCK (W.D.N.C. Feb. 2, 2021)  In 2014, Plaintiff TVL International, LLC ("TVL"), a Delaware corporation, and...

District court confirms arbitration award of $2 million in fees and costs to prevailing...

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Cognac Ferrand S.A.S. v. Mystique Brands LLC, No. 20 Civ. 5933 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 31, 2021) In 2008, Petitioner and Cross-Respondent Cognac Ferrand S.A.S ("Ferrand"),...

Ninth Circuit Court denies motion to compel arbitration under federal equitable estoppel law

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Setty v. Shrinivas Sugandhalaya LLP, No. 18-35573 (9th Cir. Jan. 20, 2021) In 1999, brothers Balkrishna and Nagraj Setty signed a Partnership Deed agreeing...

Part II of a Trilogy: Investor claims in response to the State’s protective measures...

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We are pleased to introduce the second part of our trilogy of brief commentaries on Investment Treaty Protection & Covid-19 driven State Intervention. In...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 14th Edition – now available!

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

16th Annual ICDR Y&I Coffee House Debate

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On 28 March 2021 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Eastern / 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CET, Baker McKenzie will be sponsoring the...

Supreme Court of Canada finds Uber arbitration clause is unconscionable

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In Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller, 2020 SCC 16 ("Uber v. Heller") the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision...

Revised IBA Rules 2020

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About 20 years after their introduction, and about 10 years after their first revision, the International Bar Association ("IBA") recently published the new version...

California appellate court overturns arbitration award that violated Plaintiff’s statutory right to work

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Brown v. TGS Management Co., 57 Cal. App. 5th 303 (2020) TGS Management Co., Ltd. ("TGS") was a private limited liability company that engaged...

Part I of a Trilogy: State measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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States around the world have adopted measures in reaction to the unprecedented nature and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic to curb the spread of...