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Jones Day’s Global Disputes Practice offers clients a comprehensive international footprint with lawyers qualified before jurisdictions throughout the worldwww.jonesdayconstruction.com and prepared for any dispute, from jury trials before domestic courts to international arbitration, from complex commercial litigation cases to criminal or administrative proceedings. Our lawyers deliver deep legal and industry experience, and our track record contributes to our impressive reputation for successful dispute resolution wherever disputes arise.

The globalization of commerce has brought with it the globalization of disputes. Modern disputes may be litigated in courts anywhere in the world. They may be arbitrated under a governing contract or agreement, or against a sovereign state or state-owned entity under a bilateral investment treaty (BIT), free trade agreement (FTA) or foreign investment law. Today most disputes arise in some combination of the above. They may be governed by the domestic law of the forum, foreign law, treaties, or public international law. They may involve the criminal statutes and codes of various sovereigns.

With no predisposition toward any one strategy, Jones Day’s Global Disputes Practice draws upon its transnational capabilities, substantive experience, and presence in worldwide commercial centers to advance our clients’ interests.

Global Disputes attorneys were victorious in defending against the first Alien Tort Statute (ATS) claim to go to a jury and successfully argued that the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) does not apply to corporations.  We have represented the International Air Transport Association (IATA) before the Court of Justice of the European Union to challenge the EU’s extension of its Emission Trading Scheme to global aviation, and have represented Apple Inc. and iTunes SARL before the Ombudsmen in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, the UK Office of Fair Trading, and the European Commission in relation to an antitrust investigation.  We brought the first NAFTA claim against the United States and are currently representing clients in investor-State claims against Argentina.  Jones Day has brought claims at all levels of dispute resolution in all important jurisdictions.

We are with our clients from day one, putting our expertise and carefully-honed skill at our clients’ disposition and in the service of their interests. From the outset, we consider all elements: dispute resolution opportunities through litigation or international arbitration, potential criminal or administrative proceedings, and possible treaty protection. We know how to fight for and against arbitrability and arbitral appointments, and how to use courts for interim or emergency measures. And we are with our clients to the end, designing damage theories that consider tax benefits and currency fluctuations, as well as strategies for resisting or enforcing awards and judgments, and securing attachment, freezing, restraint, and search orders.

Our Global Disputes lawyers are experienced in international discovery (including through the channels of 28 U.S.C. § 1782, letters rogatory, and Norwich Pharmacal (third party) discovery orders in the U.K.), case management, and advocacy. We routinely litigate the claims that international parties face with increasing frequency, such as the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), the Tort Victim Protection Act (TVPA), the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). We also provide well-developed sector expertise in a myriad of industries, including antitrust, aviation, banking and finance, construction, energy, environment health and safety, insurance recovery, intellectual property, labor and employment, mining, telecommunications, and transportation.


 
Group Presentations
  Navigating Global Risk, October 16, 2013
 
Past Seminar Materials
  PPP in Southeast Asia and India Seminar, September 27, 2013
 
 
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Fifth Circuit Holds that NLRB Erred in Finding that Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers Violate NLRA
, December 10, 2013
On December 3, the Fifth Circuit, in D.R. Horton, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, rejected the National Labor Relations Board's ruling that Horton's mandatory arbitration agreement containing a class action waiver violated § 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. No. 12-60031, 2013 WL...

Impeaching an Arbitral Award in the Singapore High Court—Natural Justice
Martin S. King,Matthew J. Skinner, November 26, 2013
The sanctity of arbitration proceedings and awards was again preserved by the Singapore High Court in its decision in TMM Division Maritima SA de CV v Pacific Richfield Marine Pte Ltd [2013] SGHC 186. The tone of the judgment was established in the very first sentence of the introductory paragraph...

Astro v Lippo: Singapore Court of Appeal Establishes Options for Parties Challenging Arbitral Awards
Martin S. King,Matthew J. Skinner, November 22, 2013
In the latest chapter of the long-running dispute between the Astro Group and the Lippo Group, the Singapore Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment relating to challenges brought by the Lippo Group against five Singapore arbitration awards (PT First Media TBK v Astro Nusantara International...

California Supreme Court Recognizes Concepcion Requires Reversal of Sonic-Calabasas but Continues to Display Skepticism Toward Arbitration
Aaron L. Agenbroad,Christopher J. Lovrien,Jason C. Wright, November 15, 2013
On October 17, 2013, the California Supreme Court issued its second decision in Sonic-Calabasas v. Moreno. In Sonic I, the court ruled that an arbitration agreement's waiver of an administrative hearing on wage claims was void and unenforceable. In Sonic II, the court reversed its prior decision,...

Belgium Adopts New Arbitration Law Based on UNCITRAL Model Law
Sébastien Champagne,Vanessa Foncke, October 14, 2013
On June 24, the Belgian legislature enacted a new Arbitration Law that replaces all previous provisions on arbitration in the sixth part of the Belgian Judicial Code. The Law essentially aims at increasing efficiency in arbitration and thereby the attractiveness of Belgium, and especially Brussels,...

BIT Protection of Foreign Investments in Times of Volatile Currency, Slow Growth, and Political Uncertainty in India
Geoffrey S. Stewart,Sylvia Tonova,Baiju S. Vasani, October 11, 2013
A depreciating rupee, slowing growth, and high inflation are some of the many risks confronting foreign investors in India. With elections due to take place in less a year, political uncertainty is also likely to afflict the country, which is home to 1.3 billion of the world's population. After the...

American Arbitration Association Issues Revisions to Commercial Arbitration Rules
Peter J. Biersteker,Christopher J. Lovrien,David Perez, September 27, 2013
On September 9, the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") issued revisions to the AAA's Commercial Arbitration Rules, which (unless otherwise agreed to by the parties) will apply to any AAA-administered arbitration that is filed on or after October 1. Several of these amendments are...

The New Enforcement Law of Saudi Arabia: An Additional Step Toward a Harmonized Arbitration Regime
, September 05, 2013
Following on the heels of last year's reform of the arbitration regime in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a new Enforcement Law (the "new Enforcement Law") came into effect in March of this year by virtue of Royal Decree No. M/53. The new Enforcement Law, which replaces the relevant...