International dispute resolution
October 2015 | SPECIAL REPORT: INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Financier Worldwide Magazine
For multinational firms unfortunate enough to find themselves embroiled in a dispute in an overseas market, the challenges and potential consequences are immense. In addition to an understandable reluctance to enter into a dispute in a foreign territory, there is also the fear of local laws and the unfamiliarity with local language and customs. For multinational organisations, this, unsurprisingly, often leads to inconsistent outcomes in countries with less established dispute resolution regimes. Clearly, with unexpected and unique challenges lying in wait, the need to resolve a dispute as efficiently as possible is of paramount importance, with two methods in particular – arbitration and mediation – becoming increasingly popular in recent years due to the time and cost of litigation.
FW moderates a discussion on the challenges of managing investor treaty arbitrations between Andrew Cannon at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Alexander A. Yanos at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, and Julie Bédard at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Trowers & Hamlins LLP When businesses negotiate contracts they usually focus – quite rightly – on the commercial terms. At the back of the contract or in separate conditions will be the boilerplate legal terms, often including a ‘jurisdiction...
Blake Morgan LLP Expensive disputes can occur even in the best maintained contracting relationships but many can be headed off by careful thought and drafting at the outset. A well run contracts team will have – and will follow – a written and...
Collyer Bristow LLP A number of interim decisions in the English Courts concerning disputes about interest rate hedging and LIBOR manipulation have recently thrown a spotlight on the interplay between regulatory investigations and...
White & Case “A ‘compulsory attempt at mediation’ brings insured disadvantages which are not easily understood. The attempt is therefore void.” These are the pithy and unambiguous words of the Frankfurt Higher Regional
Drinker Biddle & Reath How can you not admire a judge who begins his 110 page post-trial Opinion with these words, “I did not try this case very well. I did try it fairly. As the Supreme Court has recognised, ‘a litigant is entitled to a fair trial but not a...
Bird & Bird The English group litigation system is far removed from the opt-out, US-style class action model. We are, however, seeing a significant change in the group litigation landscape in the UK and, following the financial...
CANDEY Commercial disputes, otherwise known as litigation, are often perceived with anxiety, time intensive and costly distractions from a company’s core business. They can, however, present incredible opportunities to acquire or...
FW moderates a discussion on managing and resolving mining & commodities disputes between Dawna Wright at FTI Consulting, Warren Beech at Hogan Lovells, Craig A.B. Ferris at Lawson Lundell LLP, and Cameron Ford at Rio Tinto...
Bird & Bird
Blake Morgan LLP
Collyer Bristow LLP
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Lawson Lundell LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Trowers & Hamlins LLP
White & Case