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Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:00 PM

The impact of burden of proof findings on future adjudications

The Court of Appeal has last week granted permission for the appeal of a TCC decision in relation to burden of proof findings made by an adjudicator

Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:00 PM

Serial Disputes: the same or substantially the same?

In the case of Hitachi Zosen Inova AG v John Sisk & Son Ltd 2019 the Technology & Construction Court held that, even though an earlier adjudication

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements Continue to be a Targeted

Democratic leaders are at it again, pushing a bill that would topple the United States Supreme Court 2018 decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis. In effect

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Turkey - Disputes in the telecom sector

As a result of the technological boom in the last three decades, the perception and definition of telecommunications have changed, and the telecom

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Calif. Privacy Law Will Likely Prompt Flood Of Class Actions

The California Consumer Privacy Act, known as the CCPA, is a new law set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The CCPA is the first U.S. law that will

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

French court rules that mandatory expert determination provisions do not render arbitration clauses inapplicable

The Arbitral Tribunal's power to determine its jurisdiction (known as 'compétence-compétence') is a fundamental principle of French arbitration law

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Franchising in Myanmar

The relaxation of foreign investment restrictions and a growing, aspiring middle class have encouraged new players to enter Myanmar’s franchising

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Busy lenders' round-up - May 2019

It now appears unlikely the FCA will call for the introduction of a statutory 'duty of care' to be placed on financial services firms to act in their

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Establishing Jurisdiction Over Federal Court Motions to Confirm, Vacate or Modify Domestic Arbitral Awards

As discussed in earlier posts, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. 1, et seq., does not provide an independent basis for federal subject

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Mainland China and Hong Kong agree mutual interim measures to aid arbitral proceedings

Mainland China and Hong Kong recently signed the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-Ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Hong Kong Court considers test to be applied when appealing arbitral award on a question of law

In Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co Ltd & Others v The Hong Kong Housing Authority 2019 HKCA 369 the Court of Appeal had to consider which

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Court of Appeal refuses further stay of enforcement of arbitral award

In our previous article, we reported on the judgment in Baosteel Engineering & Technology Group Co. Ltd. v. China Zenith Chemical Group Ltd, HCCT

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

When does the time limit for applying for leave to appeal an arbitral award start to run?

Often, parties wish to appeal to the Court if they are dissatisfied with an arbitral award. Sections 5 to 7 of Schedule 2 of the Arbitration

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Solar Wars IX: The Saga Continues

Previous Solar Wars articles reported on the numerous claims for breach of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) by EU investors against EU states such as

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:56 PM

Working With The Federal Government: Problems And Opportunities

<p><strong>Date: June 6, 2019</strong></p> <p><strong>Location:&nbsp;Barnes &amp; Thornburg<br /> 2121 N. Pearl St.<br /> First Floor Conference Center<br /> Dallas, Texas 75201</strong></p> <p><strong>Time: 7:30 a.m.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Speakers:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.btlaw.com/en/people/john-willding" target="_blank">John Willding</a>&nbsp;- Partner, General Counsel Services Chair</strong></p> <p><strong>Our program will feature lobbyists, government contracting specialists and litigators who regularly work with the federal government to provide their insights.</strong></p> <p>This program is provided courtesy of the attorneys of Barnes &amp; Thornburg LLP to its clients and friends. There is no charge to attend.</p> <p>Complimentary Parking</p> <p>Dress Code: Business Attire</p> <p><em>Questions? Contact Brittny Sorrells at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:brittny.sorrells@btlaw.com">brittny.sorrells@btlaw.com</a>&nbsp;or 214-258-4129.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:59 AM

Dispute Resolution in Cyprus

A structured guide to dispute resolution in Cyprus

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 PM

New Jersey agreements with employees: new law leaves nowhere to hide

Senate Bill 121 has amended New Jersey's longstanding Law Against Discrimination to prohibit any contractual provision that conceals "the details

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 PM

国际商事仲裁视野下法院对仲裁条款效力审查标准 ---实质性审查与形式性审查之争

在国际商事仲裁实践中围绕仲裁庭的管辖权问题仲裁条款的效力往往成为“兵家必争之地”针对该问题目前国际上普遍承认“仲裁庭自裁管辖权原则the principle of Kompetenz-Kompetenz”该原

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 PM

Running With Scissors: Avoiding Mishaps When Drafting Agreements at the End of Mediation

An agreement reached at the conclusion of a mediation session typically represents an abbreviated version of a formal settlement agreement

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 PM

Does Massachusetts Non-Compete Law Restrict Access to Federal Court or Arbitration?

The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (Non-Compete Act) has yet to be tested, but its venue provision likely will come under special

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 PM

Do you know what you agreed to?

On 14 May 2019, the English Commercial Court once again reminded commercial parties that they will be held to their contract. In Boskalis Offshore

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 PM

Arbitration Trends: The LCIA 2018 Casework Report

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) has just published its 2018 Casework Report. As ever, the statistics deriving

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:00 PM

The Supreme Court Announces a Presumption Against Class Arbitration

The Supreme Court of the United States announced a landmark ruling about arbitration clauses on April 24, 2019. In Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela the

Monday, May 13, 2019 8:00 PM

Quadrant on Shipping

The Four Island was a s.67 jurisdiction challenge (the arbitrators having held they had jurisdiction) which raised issued both as to (1) the scope of

Monday, May 13, 2019 8:00 PM

JOAs: you win some, you lose some

The body of case law dealing with Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) is comparatively limited. In the last two years, there have been two JOA cases of

Monday, May 13, 2019 8:00 PM

The margin of error: Interpreting GP records in the Workers Compensation Commission

Is an Arbitrator in the Workers Compensation Commission entitled to discredit the GP's contemporaneous records in determining that a frank injury was

Monday, May 13, 2019 8:00 PM

US Employment Litigation Round-Up for April 2019

On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, holding that an arbitration agreement that is ambiguous as

Monday, May 13, 2019 8:00 PM

To disclose or not to disclose: Frankfurt court ruling sets precedent for arbitrator challenges based on bias

On 24 January 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main (OLG Frankfurt) passed a decision dealing with the scope of an arbitrators' duty to

Monday, May 13, 2019 8:00 PM

Struggle for Control of Venezuelan Assets

While the ongoing struggle for control over the Venezuelan state between embattled President Nicolas Maduro and National Assembly leader and interim

Monday, May 13, 2019 8:00 PM

Supreme Court: Express Consent Required for Class Arbitration

On April 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an ambiguous arbitration agreement does not provide a sufficient basis to conclude that parties

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