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International Arbitration Statistics 2018 – Another busy year for Arbitral Institutions

While it hasn’t been a record year for most arbitral institutions, the demand for arbitration is still very strong. As in the previous yearsSee:...

U.S.: District court refuses to confirm unreasoned arbitration award and remands it to the...

Smarter Tools Inc. v. Chongqing SENCI Import & Export Trade Co., No. 18-cv-2714 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 26, 2019) Smarter Tools Inc. ("STI"), a Virginia corporation,...

U.S.: District court stays enforcement proceedings pending foreign appeal of the arbitral award.

Gretton Ltd. v. Republic of Uzbekistan, No. 18-cv-01755 (D.D.C. Feb. 6, 2019) Petitioner, Gretton Ltd. ("Gretton"), is a litigation funder. Following the alleged expropriation...

U.S.: District court grants petition to confirm foreign arbitral award and awards attorneys’ fees.

Eolica Tres Mesas, S. de R.L. de C.V. v. Abengoa Mexico S.A. de C.V., No. 1:18-cv-07505 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2019) In June 2014, Eolica...

U.S.: District court confirms an arbitration award by an appellate panel that overturned the...

Hamilton v. Navient Solutions, LLC, No. 18-cv-5432 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 14, 2019) Lucin Hamilton obtained a student loan from Navient Solutions, LLC in 2007. When...

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...

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...

FIDIC Emerald Book Published for Underground Work

The Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC), in association with the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES), launched the First Edition of the "Conditions...

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...