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New Signatories to the New York Convention

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On 3 February 2020, the Seychelles became the 162nd State party to accede to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of...

Corporate Restructuring and Investment Treaty Protections

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We are pleased to announce that we have published the first comprehensive empirical study on corporate restructuring and investment treaty protections, in collaboration with the...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 13th 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 year, in recognition of...

Louisiana Supreme Court rules that Louisiana’s non-resident attachment statute allows for attachment in aid...

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Stemcor USA Inc. v. CIA Siderurgica Do Para Cosipar, No. 2018-CQ-1728 America Metals Trading L.L.P. ("AMT") and South Korean trading company, Daewoo International Corp. ("Daewoo")...

Federal Republic of Germany faces third ever investor-state arbitration: Might changes to renewables regime...

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On 20 September 2019, ICSID registered a request by the Austrian construction company STRABAG SE ("Strabag") for the initiation of an ICSID arbitration proceeding (ICSID Case...

Brazil Enacts Decree Regulating Arbitrations Involving the Federal Union

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On September 20, 2019, Decree 10,025/2019 was enacted, to regulate arbitration with the Federal Union, federal administration entities and concessionaires of federal public services. The...

Fifth Circuit holds that state law prohibiting arbitration in insurance contracts was preempted by...

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McDonnel Group, L.L.C. v. Great Lakes Ins., SE, No. 18-30817 (5th Cir. May 13, 2019) In fall 2015, McDonnel Group, L.L.C. ("McDonnel") purchased a builders...

Supreme Court of Alaska holds that settlement agreement releasing parties from “any and all...

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SMJ Gen. Constr., Inc. v. Jet Commer. Constr., LLC, 440 P.3d 210 (Alaska 2019)  In May 2016, after entering into a contract for the construction...

U.S.: . Ninth Circuit holds that settlement agreement entered as an order by a...

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Castro v. TriMarine Fish Co. LLC, No. 17-35703 (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2019) Plaintiff Castro was injured while working as a deck hand aboard...

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

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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,...