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US district court confirms arbitral award against Pemex that was nullified at its seat
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2013

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has confirmed an arbitral award in favour of COMMISA, a subsidiary of KBR, against Pemex


General counsel update - march 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 5 2015

Protecting your investments: further public consultation to be launched on Investment Protection in the USEU Free Trade Agreement


Superstorm Sandy litigation ruling on hold pending parallel mediation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2014

By way of update to our previous report on 8 May 2013, on 12 August 2014 the New York federal court managing the consolidated Superstorm Sandy


Court-assisted discovery available in international arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2007

The US courts recently confirmed in In re Roz Trading Limited 469 F. Supp. 2d 1221 (N.D. Ga., 2006) that Section 1782 of the Federal Rules of Civil procedure is available to parties in international arbitration


A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update September 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 19 2013

The Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and changes to the Companies Act 2006 made by the


New York state court green-lights mandatory mediation pilot programme
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2014

As we previously reported (here), the New York Supreme Court Commercial Division (a Manhattan-based division of the state Court of First Instance


A matter of class: the spectre of class action arbitration in consumer product disputes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2013

Class arbitrations have primarily been viewed as an instrument of the US legal system. However, given the international capability and procedural


Mandatory mediation pilot proposed for New York State Court
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2014

An advisory committee has recommended that the New York Supreme Court (the state Court of First Instance located in Manhattan) adopt a pilot


Supreme Court limits ability to pursue class arbitration without specific agreement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2010

In a recent landmark class action case in the US, AnimalFeeds brought a class action antitrust suit against Stolt-Nielson


Landmark Supreme Court decision awaited on parties' agreements to expand grounds for judicial review of awards
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2008

A landmark decision is awaited in the US Supreme Court case of Hall Street v Mattel