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|CIETAC Dispute Leads to Suspension of Chinese Arbitration Venues|
Sally Fitch LLP;
February 18, 2015One of the primary services provided by international arbitration attorneys is helping business clients choose the proper venue for possible future disputes over contracts or other legal issues. Depending on a client's business aspirations and various factors unique to alternative dispute...
|International Arbitration: Appeals of Decisions in Foreign Courts|
Sally Fitch LLP;
February 18, 2015The advantages of arbitration for companies that transact business around the world are many: expedited resolutions, lower legal costs and knowing the playing field in advance are high among them. But businesses with international contractual relationships must always take into account that an...
|The Evolution of Commercial Court Practice on Reimbursement of Legal Fees|
Roman Zaitsev; Dentons Canada LLP;
February 18, 2015, previously published on November 14, 2014The Russian Constitution guarantees unlimited judicial protection of rights and liberties to all. In reality, however, when forced to seek judicial protection even those who win their case do not always end up in the position they would have been if the violation of their rights had not taken...
|International Chamber of Commerce Implements New Arbitration Rules|
Sally Fitch LLP;
February 18, 2015One of the key factors that most companies consider when doing business with foreign enterprises is the potential costs of resolving international commercial disputes. In most cases, that means looking at the comparative advantages of arbitration as opposed to business litigation in U.S. or foreign...
|Commercial Disputes: When Discussions Before Arbitration are Required|
February 18, 2015, previously published by ParrisWhittakerA salutary lesson has emerged from the English Commercial Court - that contractual parties involved in a dispute must discuss the issues before arbitration. The expert commercial litigation lawyers at Bahamas law firm ParrisWhittaker are highly experienced in advising and representing commercial...
|Does Agreement Between Counsel Prohibit the Application of the ‘Drop-Dead’ Rule: Charik Custom Homes Ltd. v Sara Development Inc.|
Elise Calvert; Davis LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on November 07, 2014In Charik Custom Homes Ltd. v Sara Development Inc., Master Robertson of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench added another layer of interpretation to the “drop-dead” rule. Specifically, the question posed to the Court was whether a request made for time to defend a claim, and...
|Mediation of Property Insurance Claims Rulemaking Underway After State Farm Florida Water Damage Case|
Colodny Fass P.A.;
February 17, 2015, previously published on February 06, 2015The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation ("OIR") advised on February 2, 2015 that rulemaking is necessary to address an invalid portion of Rule 69O-166.031, F.A.C., "Mediation of Property Insurance Claims."
|ICSID Arbitration Initiated Against China as Negotiations Move Ahead on U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty|
David Baron, Philippe M. Bruno, Owen D. Nee, Thomas R. Snider, Dawn (Dan) Zhang; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 01, 2014Arbitration proceedings have been initiated against China for only the second time at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an international arbitral institution that is a member of the World Bank Group. In this new case, a Korean company has reportedly brought an...
|OFAC General License No. 5 Allows Certain Activities Prohibited by Executive Order 13685 in Order to Wind Down Operations in Crimea Region of Ukraine|
Duane Morris LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13685, which further limits commercial transactions and blocks the property and interest in property of certain persons associated with the Russian occupation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. The Order announced additional steps that...
|China Arbitration Update: New CIETAC Rules Effective January 1, 2015|
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014The China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) approved a new set of arbitration rules effective on January 1, 2015. The 2015 CIETAC Rules include a number of important updates and revisions that bring CIETAC arbitration proceedings closer in line with international...