Subscribe: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ International Arbitration Legal News
http://www.lexisnexis.com/mealeys/rss/legalnews_internationalarbitration.xml
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
arbitral award  arbitration  award issued  award  company  court  icsid  international  investment  judge  new york  republic 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ International Arbitration Legal News

LexisNexis® Mealey's™ International Arbitration Legal News



Headline International Arbitration Legal News from LexisNexis®



 



ICSID Committee Rejects Argentina's Request To Annul $380M Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. - An ad hoc Committee for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on May 8 released its decision rejecting an application filed by the Argentine Republic to annul a $380 million award issued in favor of claimants that invested in water distribution and waste water systems in Argentina (Suez, Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona S.A., and Vivendi Universal S.A. v. The Argentine Republic, No. ARB/03/19, ICSID).



Company Seeks To Annul Award Issued In Treaty Arbitration With Argentina
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on April 25 registered an application filed by a German company to partially annul an award issued in an arbitration commenced against the Argentine Republic in a dispute over a concession for the construction of a toll road and bridges in Argentina (Hochtief AG v. The Argentine Republic, No. ARB/07/31, ICSID).



Court Enforces $1.8B LCIA Award For Mobile Service Provider In India
TOKYO - A Japanese mobile service provider on May 1 announced that an Indian court has found that an arbitral award issued in its favor is enforceable in India and ordered a teleservices company to pay it $1.18 billion in satisfaction of the ruling.



ICSID Rejects Venezuela's 4th Request To Disqualify Arbitrator In Treaty Case
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Two members of a tribunal for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on May 15 rejected the fourth request filed by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to disqualify an arbitrator in a case filed by two Venezuelan entities who assert violations of a bilateral investment treaty, finding that it failed to show that the arbitrator's assistant is employed by a law firm that allegedly represented interests that were adverse to Venezuela (Fabrica De Vidrios Los Andres C.A., et al. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, No. ARB/12/21, ICSID).



Claimant In Newspaper Seizure Actions Requests Termination Of ICSID Cases
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The former owner of a Chilean newspaper, who asserted claims against the Republic of Chile for damages in the amount of $422 million that were dismissed, on April 21 filed an application to terminate cases in which he requested that the award be interpreted and a case seeking rectification of the award (Victor Pey Casado and Foundation Presidente Allende v. Republic of Chile, No. ARB/98/2, ICSID).



ICSID Registers ECT Arbitration Against Italy Over Production Concession
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on May 19 registered a request by an English exploration entity, commencing arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) against the Republic of Italy (Rockhopper Italia S.p.A., Rockhopper Mediterranean Ltd, and Rockhopper Exploration Plc v. Italian Republic, No. ARB/17/14, ICSID).



ICSID To Hold Merits Hearing In Guinea Mining Rights Arbitration
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on May 16 announced that it will hold a hearing on jurisdiction and the merits in an arbitration commenced by a Guernsey mining company against the Republic of Guinea in relation to the alleged revocation of mining titles (BSG Resources Limited, BSG Resources [Guinea] Limited and BSG Resources] Guinea] SARL v. Republic of Guinea, No. ARB/14/22, ICSID).



Federal Judge Confirms $29.29M ICC Award Issued In Pineapple Sale Dispute
MIAMI - A Florida federal judge on May 2 rejected all of a Costa Rican company's objections to confirmation of a $29,290,440 international arbitral award issued in favor of Del Monte International GMBH (Inversiones Y Procesadora Tropical Inprotsa, S.A. v. Del Monte International GMBH, No. 16-24275, S.D. Fla., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66544).



Federal Judge Confirms $2.9M Award In Favor Of Verasonics Inc.
SEATTLE - A Washington federal judge on May 19 granted a petition filed by the maker of ultrasound devices and technology to medical researchers to confirm a $2,914,000 arbitral award issued in relation to a breach of nondisclosure agreements (Verasonics Inc. v. Alpinion Medical Systems Co., Ltd., No. 14-1820, W.D. Wash., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76694).



Solar Energy Firms Ask New York Federal Court To Confirm $143M ICSID Award
NEW YORK - A United Kingdom entity and a Luxembourg company on May 19 filed a petition in a New York federal court, seeking to confirm a $143,302,395 international arbitral award issued in their favor and against the Kingdom of Spain (Eiser Infrastructure Limited, et al. v. Kingdom of Spain, No. 1:17-cv-03808, S.D. N.Y.).



Brazilian Company Seeks Confirmation Of Award In New York Federal Court
NEW YORK - A Brazilian intermediary of securities and derivatives for investment funds on April 28 filed a petition to confirm a Brazilian arbitral award in the amount of $3,588,347 that was issued in its favor in relation to another entity's breach of its obligations to make a bonus payment under a service agreement (TBC Consultoria em Investimentos Financeiros Ltda. v. Gradual Corretora de Cambio, Titulos e Valores Mobiliarios S.A., et al., No. 17-cv-3145, S.D. N.Y.).



Chevron: No Legal Issue In Lago Agrio Case Warrants High Court Review
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chevron Corp. on May 15 filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that, with regard to the petition for writ of certiorari filed by a group of Ecuadorian residents and their attorney who challenge a fraud ruling with regard to an $18.5 billion judgment they previously won against the company, there is no legal issue warranting the Supreme Court's review (Steven Donziger, et al. v. Chevron Corporation, No. 16-1178, U.S. Sup.).



PCA Holds 1st Meeting In UNCLOS Arbitration Filed Against Russia
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on May 22 said that it has held the first meeting in an arbitration commenced by the Ukraine against the Russian Federation in a dispute over coastal state rights, establishing a procedural framework for the case (Ukraine v. The Russian Federation, No. 2017-06, PCA).



ICSID Issues 1st Order In Laos Gaming Industry Arbitration
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A tribunal for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on May 19 released the first procedural order in an arbitration commenced by Lao Holdings N.V. against the Lao People's Democratic Republic in relation to the alleged breach of a settlement agreement, establishing the procedural framework of the case (Lao Holdings N.V. v. Lao People's Democratic Republic, No. ARB[AF)/16/2], ICSID).



Judge Orders Costa Rican Company To Produce Emails To Del Monte
MIAMI - A Florida federal magistrate judge on May 2 granted a request by Del Monte International GMBH for production of documents, finding that a Costa Rican entity did not meet its burden of establishing all the elements of the common interest doctrine in relation to the requested information (DelMonte International GMBH v. Ticofrut S.A., No. 16-23894, S.D. Fla.).



Singapore Judge Affirms Denial Of Leave To Serve Order Enforcing PCA Award
SINGAPORE - A Singapore judge on May 8 affirmed a register's decision to deny a group of investors' ex parte application to serve an order enforcing an international arbitral award on the Kingdom of Lesotho's attorneys, finding that the State Immunity Act does not require granting leave to serve outside of the appropriate jurisdiction (Josias Van Zyl, et al. v. Kingdom of Lesotho, No. [2017] SGHC 104, Singapore Sup.).



ICSID Secretary General Discusses Reforms At NYIAC Lecture
NEW YORK - The New York International Arbitration Centre (NYIAC) on May 3 announced that the secretary general of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) outlined the top areas for reform of the ICSID rules and regulations at a recent lecture held at the NYIAC.



ICSID Launches New Website Detailing Rule Amendment Project
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICISD) on May 9 announced that it has launched a web page for its Rule Amendment Project.



ICC Announces Establishment Of Team To Administer Arbitrations In Brazil
PARIS - The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on May 4 announced that it has expanded operations with the creation of a case management team in Sao Paulo, Brazil.



PCA Reaches Cooperation Agreement With Istanbul Arbitration Centre
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands - The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on May 18 said that it has reached a cooperation agreement with the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC).



Syndicates Seek Arbitration Of Role In Claims Dispute Affecting Reinsurance Billings
BOSTON - A collection of insurance syndicates sued an insurer on April 11 in Massachusetts federal court, seeking to compel arbitration with regard to their involvement in an underlying coverage dispute over environmental claims that would affect reinsurance billings (Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London v. Transport Insurance Co., No. 17-10618, D. Mass.).



SIAC Appoints Members To Arbitration Court And Board Of Directors
SINGAPORE - The Singapore International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (SIAC) on May 15 announced that it has appointed new members to its board of directors and Court of Arbitration.



Chief Of Investment Arbitration For Department Of State Joins Jenner & Block
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jenner & Block on May 23 announced that the former chief of investment arbitration with the U.S. Department of State will join the firm as a partner.



Cakes, Goulash And Denial Of Justice: Can A Court's Violation Of Its Own Domestic Bankruptcy Law Constitute A Breach Of An Investment Treaty?
By Carlos J. Bianchi I. Introduction In a previous article, we discussed claims of denial of justice, in the investment treaty context, based on acts or omissions of the judicial branch of a nation's government.1 It is well established that, for the purpose of investment treaties, the acts or omissions of the judicial branch can be ascribed to the State so as to render it liable internationally if they amount to violation of a treaty.2 The acts or omissions can include delay3, a clear and malicious misapplication of the law,4 or other conduct which causes "shock or surprise" leading to "justified concerns as to the judicial propriety of the outcome".5 In this article, we will examine a somewhat unusual situation, where the conduct giving rise to the treaty claim consisted of a court ignoring or misapplying its own legislation.6



ICSID Grants Stay, Orders Tanzanian Entity To Pay $148M Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. - An ad hoc Committee for the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on April 17 granted a request by a Tanzanian electric supply company to stay the enforcement of a $148.4 million arbitral award pending the outcome of its application to annul the decision but ordered it to post a security guarantee in the full amount of the award (Standard Chartered Bank v. Tanzania Electric Supply Co., No. ARB/10/12, ICSID).



BlackBerry Awarded $814.8M In Arbitration Over Royalties For Sales
WATERLOO, Ontario - A mobile-native security software and services company on April 12 announced that an award has been issued by an arbitral panel in its favor in a dispute over royalties applied to payments under a license agreement, ordering a California entity to pay it $814,868,350 in damages.



Mexico's Oil Company Pays $435M Settlement In Satisfaction Of ICC Award
HOUSTON - KBR Inc. on April 10 announced that it has reached a settlement with a Mexico-owned oil company, ending its efforts to collect a $435 million arbitral award issued in favor of its subsidiary.



Companies Settle Arbitration Case Over Colombia Mine Dispute
LONDON - An English mining company on April 5 announced that its subsidiary and a Colombian milling company have entered into a settlement, completely resolving an international arbitration case.



Judge Confirms $1.2B ICSID Award, Dismisses Venezuela's Motion To Vacate
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on March 25 granted a Canadian mining company's petition to confirm a $1.2 billion arbitral award issued by an international tribunal, rejecting the Republic of Venezuela's challenges to the award (Crystallex International Corp. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, No. 16-0661, D. D.C., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43697).



D.C. Circuit Affirms Confirmation Of $18M Award For Belize Bank
WASHINGTON, D.C. - After finding that a London arbitral award did not violate U.S. public policy, the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 31 rejected an appeal by the government of Belize and affirmed confirmation of the $18,470,881 award issued in favor of a Belize bank (Belize Bank Limited v. Government of Belize, Nos. 16-7083 Consolidated with 16-7089, 16-7094, D.C. Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 5587).



Federal Judge Grants Request To Amend Ruling Confirming $52M ICC Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on April 13 granted a technology development company's request to amend a judgment that confirmed a $52,087,465.69 arbitral award issued in its favor and against the Hellenic Republic, adding the tribunal's award of costs and converting the entire ruling into U.S. dollars (Science Applications International Corp. v. The Hellenic Republic, No. 1:13-cv-01070, D. D.C.).



ICSID Registers Case Seeking To Annul Award For Indonesia
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on April 11 registered an application for annulment filed by an English mining company that seeks to annul an award that granted an application filed by the Republic of Indonesia to dismiss an arbitration against it (Churchill Mining PLC v. Republic of Indonesia, No. ARB/12/14 and ARB/12/40, ICSID).



Venezuela Requests Annulment Of $161M Award For Energy Product Supplier
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on April 18 registered a request filed by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to annul a $161.6 million arbitral award issued in favor of investors in two Venezuelan entities (Tenaris S.A. and Talta - Trading e Marketing Sociedade Unipessoal Lda. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, No. ARB/12/23, ICSID).



Hungary Seeks To Annul $24.6M Award For French Benefit Company
WASHINGTON, D.C.- The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on April 18 registered an application filed by Hungary to annul an arbitral award that was issued in favor of a French social benefit company (Edenred S.A. v. Hungary, No. ARB/13/21, ICSID).



ICSID Grants Request To Discontinue Pipeline Case Filed Against United States
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on March 27 released its order discontinuing an arbitration commenced by two Canadian entities that sought damages from the United States in relation to their investment in a crude oil pipeline (TransCanada Corporation & TransCanada PipeLines Limited v. The Government of The United States, No. ARB/16/21, ICSID).



Judge Compels Arbitration Of Shipping Dispute, Asks Parties To Agree On Forum
MIAMI - A Florida federal judge on March 28 found that a dispute over a charter party agreement should be compelled to arbitration but denied the motion until the parties could agree as to where the arbitration should be conducted (Internaves De Mexico, s.a. de C.V. v. Andromeda Steamship Corporation, et al., No. 16-81719, S.D. Fla., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46507).



Energy Supplier Seeks Assistance In Obtaining Discovery In Arbitration
NEW YORK- An English energy supplier on April 18 filed an ex parte application in a New York federal court, seeking assistance in obtaining certain evidence held by a bank for use in an international arbitration commenced by it in relation to a dispute over the alleged forced taking of power-generating equipment by the Commonwealth of Australia (In re Application of APR Energy Holdings Limited for Judicial Assistance in obtaining Evidence in this District for Use in a Foreign and International Proceeding Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782, No. 1:17-cv-02784, S.D. N.Y.).



ICC Releases New Report On Technology And International Arbitration
PARIS - The International Chamber of Commerce on April 12 announced that it has updated its report on how information technology (IT) is used in international arbitration for the first time in more than a decade.



Judge Remands Injury Claims After Insurer Seeking Arbitration Is Dismissed
ALEXANDRIA, La. - After granting a request to dismiss a Bermuda insurer that removed an action filed by an injured electrician from a state court based on an arbitration agreement with an energy company named as a defendant, a Louisiana federal judge on April 3 granted the claimant's motion to remand the case to a state court for lack of jurisdiction (Garrett L. Faulk, et al. v. Alcoa Inc., et al., No. 2:16-CV-01461, W.D. La., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51675).



Judge: Relationship Involving Arbitrator Justifies Vacatur Of Award
NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on March 31 vacated a reinsurance arbitration award because of an arbitrator's failure to disclose his relationships with one of the arbitrating parties (Certain Underwriting Members at Lloyd's, London v. Insurance Company of the Americas, Nos. 16-cv-323, 16-cv-374, S.D. N.Y.).



Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp Add Attorney To International Dispute Practice
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp on April 6 announced that Alexandra "Xander" Meise has joined the firm's international disputes practice.



Reed Smith Opens Miami Office, Adds 7 Arbitration Attorneys
MIAMI - Reed Smith on April 11 announced that it is opening a Miami office and adding seven attorneys to its international arbitration and litigation practice.



ICSID Dismisses Eli Lilly's Claims Against Canada For Patent Invalidation
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A tribunal for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on March 20 issued its final award in a dispute over Canadian drug patents, dismissing all of a pharmaceutical company's claims and finding that the invalidation of the patents by Canadian courts did not constitute violations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (Eli Lilly and Company v. Government of Canada, No. UNCT/14/2, ICSID).



PCA Issues Jurisdictional Award In Treaty Arbitrations Against Russia
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on March 9 announced that it has issued an interim award in two cases in which investors assert claims against the Russian Federation for violation of a bilateral investment treaty, ruling on issues of jurisdiction and admissibility (PJSC CB PrivatBank, et al. v. Russian Federation, No. 2015-21, PCA).



Panel Awards California Electric Company $125M For Defective Generators
ROSEMEAD, Calif. - Southern California Edison (SCE) on March 13 announced [ee]that an international arbitration tribunal has issued an award in a dispute over defective generators that were built for use at a nuclear plant, awarding SCE $125 million in damages.



ICSID Finds Pakistan Violated Treaty, Will Proceed To Damages Phase
TORONTO - The owner of a joint copper mining venture on March 21 said the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has found that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan violated a treaty in relation to a dispute over mining licenses.



2nd Circuit Grants Petition For Rehearing In Enforcement Case
NEW YORK - The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 2 granted a petition for rehearing filed by defendants in an action to confirm a $48 million arbitral award issued by the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Court of Arbitration for the purpose of correcting its previous instructions to the district court with instructions that the district court apply New York law to the remaining issues of the case (CBF Industria de Gusa S/A, et al. v. Amci Holdings Inc., No. 15-1133, 15-1146, 2nd Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 3815).



ICSID Refuses To Stay Case Pending Court's Ruling On Petition To Vacate
WASHINGTON, D.C. - An arbitrator for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on March 1 released a decision in which he refused a request filed by investors in a luxury development in Costa Rica to stay an arbitration pending the outcome of their petition in a U.S. federal court to set aside an award, finding that a stay of the arbitration would prejudice the Republic of Costa Rica (Aaron C. Berkowitz, et al. v. The Republic of Costa Rica, No. UNCT/13/2, ICSID).



Ontario Court Enforces $22M Award Against Republic Of Kyrgyzstan
TORONTO - An energy firm on Feb. 28 announced that a Canadian court has recognized and [ee]enforced an arbitral award issued pursuant to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) against Republic of Kyrgyzstan.



Judge Confirms $5.7M Award For UAE Food Products Distributor
NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on March 17 confirmed a $5,733,023 arbitral award issued in favor of a United Arab Emirates (UAE) company in a dispute over the termination of a food distribution agreement, but refused to award it sanctions, finding that the other party's motion to vacate the award was not frivolous (Al Maya Trading Establishment v. Global Export Marketing Co. Ltd., No. 16-CV-2140, S.D. N.Y., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39192).



Kyrgyz Republic Applies To English Court To Set Aside PCA Award
TORONTO - A Canadian energy company on March 8 said the Kyrgyz Republic has filed an application with an English court, seeking to set aside a jurisdictional award that was issued in favor of the company by an international arbitral tribunal.



Tata And Docomo Seek Stay Pending Approval Of Settlement By Indian Court
NEW YORK- In a joint statement filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, an Indian telecommunications provider on March 13 said that it will pay a Japanese telecommunications company a $1.7 billion arbitral award pursuant to a settlement and requested that the case be stayed pending approval of the agreement between the parties by an Indian court (NTT Docomo Inc. v. Tata Sons Limited, No. 1:16-cv-7809, S.D. N.Y.).



Judge Dismisses Case Against UAE Company, Rejects Alter-Ego Theory
TACOMA, Wash.- A Washington federal judge on Feb. 14 granted a motion filed by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) company and another entity to dismiss claims related to an underlying dispute under a medical services software agreement, finding that removal of the case was proper because it related to an international arbitral award and that a plaintiff failed to prove its alter-ego theory (Cerner Middle East Limited v. Belbadi Enterprises LLC, et al., No. 16-5706, W.D. Wash., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20828).



English Oil Company Commences Treaty Arbitration Against Italy
LONDON- An English exploration company on March 23 announced that it has commenced arbitration against the Republic of Italy, asserting that it breached the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).



Energy Firm Says It Will File SIAC Arbitration Over Shares In Mine
SUBIACO, Western Australia - An Australian energy firm on March 23 announced that it will commence arbitration with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) against a uranium holding company, asserting claims related to a notice requesting that it determine the value of its shares in a mine.



Judge Compels Arbitration Of Chef's Injury-Related Claims Against Ship Owner
MIAMI - A Florida federal judge on March 13 compelled arbitration of a sous chef's injury-related claims against the owner of a ship, finding that they directly related to an underlying mandatory arbitration provision in her employment contract but remanded her claims against another vessel owner to a state court for lack of jurisdiction (Linnea Wexler v. Solemates Marine Ltd., et al., No. 16-cv-62704, S.D. Fla., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36376).



Judge Refuses To Compel Arbitration Of Investor's Claims In China
WILMINGTON, Del. - A Delaware federal judge on March 22 denied a motion filed by several companies to compel arbitration of claims asserted by an investor in relation to supply and operating agreements, finding that neither of the arbitration provisions in the contracts applies to his claims (Pei Chuang v. OD Expense, et al., No. 1:16-cv-00915, D. Del., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40913).



Judge Finds Claims Could Relate To International Arbitration Agreement
BOSTON - A Massachusetts federal judge on Feb. 28 refused to dismiss an action filed by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) company, which is seeking payments related to a $62 million arbitral award, finding that the underlying claims could potentially be affected by an arbitration agreement (Cerner Middle East Limited v. Ahmed Saeed Mahmoud Al-Badie Al-Dhaheri, et al., No. 16-11984, D. Mass, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27954).



PCA Releases Annual Report, Announces Increase In Arbitrations
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on March 23 released its 2016 annual report announcing an increase in new arbitration requests and in administered cases.



Judge Finds Asbestos Claims Against English Insurer Related To Arbitration Clause
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal judge on March 16 found that an English insurer's removal of a former machinist's asbestos-related claims from a state court was appropriate, finding that the dispute could relate to an underlying arbitration agreement contained in an insurance policy (James Edward O'Connor v. Maritime Management Corp., et al., No. 16-16201, E.D. La., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37798).



PCA To Co-Host International Energy Forum In Brussels
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on March 21 announced that it is co-organizing a forum called "Mobilising Investments for a Sustainable Energy Future," which will be hosted by the International Energy Charter in Brussels, Belgium.