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ICSID Rejects BIT Claims Against Algeria Over Telephone System Project
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A tribunal for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on May 31 dismissed all of the claims asserted by an investment company against the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, finding that it could not assert claims against Algeria that were already resolved in a settlement agreement that was entered into by its subsidiary (Orascom TMT Investments S.a r.l. v. People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, No. ARB/12/35, ICSID).



PCA To Issue Final Award In Dispute Between Croatia And Slovenia
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on June 19 announced that it will issue its final award in a maritime arbitration pending between the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Slovenia later this month (Republic of Croatia v. the Republic of Slovenia, No. 2012-04, PCA).



ICSID Grants Mexico's Request To Bifurcate Investment Issue From Merits
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A tribunal for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on May 30 partially granted a request by the United Mexican States to bifurcate the issue of whether a Canadian company made an investment in Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from the merits of the case (Lion Mexico Consolidated L.P. v. United Mexican States, No. ARB[AF]/15/2, ICSID).



D.C. Circuit Refuses To Rehear Appeal Of Order Confirming $18.4M Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 7 denied a petition filed by the government of Belize for rehearing of a decision in which the court rejected its appeal of an order confirming a $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).



U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Lago Agrio $18.5 Billion Fraud Case
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on June 19 refused to hear the appeal of a group of Ecuadorian residents and their attorney, who challenged a fraud ruling with regard to an $18.5 billion judgment they previously won against Chevron Corp. for injuries they had alleged were caused by the company's oil field operations in Ecuador (Steven Donziger, et al. v. Chevron Corporation, No. 16-1178, U.S. Sup.).



D.C. Federal Judge Confirms $8.4M Award For Afghan Construction Firm
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on May 31 granted a [ee]construction company's petition to confirm an $8,462,516 arbitral award issued in its favor in relation to payment for subcontracting work on the construction of a power plant in Kabul, finding that the primary contractor on the project failed to show that a public policy exception under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards applied (Venco Imtiaz Construction Co. v. Symbion Power LLC, No. 16-1737, D. D.C., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82480).



Judge Confirms $1.2M ICC Award For Albanian Telecommunications Company
NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on May 30 granted a petition to confirm a $1,220,790 international arbitral award issued in a dispute over a telecommunications agreement, finding that an award that was agreed on by the parties was still binding under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (Albtelecom SH.A. v. Unifi Communications Inc., No. 16-9001, S.D. N.Y., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82154).



Federal Judge Confirms PCA Award Against Cabo Verde, Enters Default
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on June 13 entered a default ruling against the Republic of Cabo Verde and granted a finance company's petition to confirm a $190,098.12 award against it, finding that Cabo Verde failed to respond to the petition or present any arguments as to why the award should not be enforced (Sterling Merchant Finance Ltd. v. Republic of Cabo Verde, No. 16-1285, D. D.C., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90434).



Federal Judge Enters Default, Confirms $2.1M Award For ING Bank
SEATTLE - After a fuel bunker trader failed to respond to a bank's petition to confirm a London arbitral award issued in its favor, a Washington federal judge on June 15 entered a default ruling for the bank and ordered the trader to pay it $2,103,750 (ING Bank, N.V. v. Express Pacific LLC, No. 17-0336, W.D. Wash., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92464).



Venezuela Requests Stay Of Enforcement Of $1.2B Award Pending Appeal
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on June 12 moved in a federal district court to stay the enforcement of a $1.2 billion arbitral award that was confirmed in favor of a Canadian investor, pending the outcome of its appeal of the decision to the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Crystallex International Corp. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, No. 16-0661, D. D.C.).



Judge Rejects Mesa Power's Petition To Vacate NAFTA Award For Canada
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on June 15 rejected an energy company's petition to vacate an international arbitral award in which a tribunal found that the Government of Canada did not violate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), finding nothing to show that the tribunal exceed its authority (Mesa Power Group LLC v. Government of Canada, No. 16-1101, D. D.C., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92037).



Justice Finds Arbitrator Exceeded Authority, Requests More Information
SYDNEY, Australia - A justice for the Federal Court of Australia on June 9 found that an arbitral process in a dispute over an agreement to sell shares in a food company was significantly flawed and that portions of partial awards should be set aside, but requested additional information from the parties before issuing a ruling (Hui v Esposito Holdings Pty Ltd., [2017] FCA 648, Australia Fed.).



U.K. Firm Proceeds With PCA Arbitration Against India Tax Department
EDINBURGH, Scotland - A United Kingdom energy company on June 19 gave updates on a dispute with the Indian Income Tax Department, stating that an international arbitration over a tax assessment is progressing and that final hearings in the case will be held next year.



ICSID Invites Amicus Curiae Filings In NAFTA Case Filed Against Canada
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on June 20 announced that it is inviting nonparties in an arbitration commenced by a resource company against the government of Canada to submit amicus curiae briefs in accordance with the statement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Commission (Lone Pine Resources Inc. v. The Government of Canada, No. UNCT/15/2, ICSID).



Celamin Holdings Says It Has Raised $1.05M To Fund ICC Arbitration
MELBOURNE, Australia - Celamin Holdings NL on May 30 announced that it has raised capital to fund an international arbitration and other proceedings that were commenced in relation to a dispute over shares in a phosphate project.



ITLOS President Gives Annual Report And Case Update
HAMBURG, Germany - The president of the International Tribunal for the Law of The Sea (ITLOS) on June 12 issued the annual report for the tribunal, noting several important rulings and appointments.



Syndicates Ask Court To Compel Reinsurer To Follow Umpire Selection Process
BOSTON - In a dispute over environmental claims, a collection of insurance syndicates on May 31 asked a Massachusetts federal court to compel a reinsurer to arbitrate their disagreement and to enforce the parties' agreed-to procedure for the selection of an umpire (Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, London v. Transport Insurance Co., No. 17-10618, D. Mass.).



Brazilian Reinsurer Owes $5M Under Arbitration Award, Insurer Asserts
NEW YORK - An insurer argues in a June 21 reply brief filed in a New York federal court that a Brazilian reinsurer is obligated to pay $5 million under an arbitration award so that the insurer can pay a settlement it reached with a steel maker in a related dispute (National Indemnity Co. v. IRB Brasil Resseguros S.A., No. 15-3975, S.D. N.Y.).



Kuala Lumpur Centre Launches Updated Arbitration Rules
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia- The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) on June 1 announced that it has released new rules, which are aimed at improving the quality of its arbitral awards.



PCA And Djibouti Enter Host Country Agreement For Arbitrations
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands - The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on June 6 announced that it has reached a host country agreement with the Republic of Djibouti, allowing PCA-administered cases to be heard there.



Ontario Superior Court Judge Joins Arbitration Place, Thornton Grout Finnigan
TORONTO - The Arbitration Place on June 12 announced that a former Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge has joined the law firm Thornton Grout Finnigan (TGF) as counsel and has joined Arbitration Place as a member arbitrator.



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.