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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


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


General counsel update September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China, European Union
  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration


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


The US Supreme Court decides BG v Argentina right place, wrong road?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

In a 7-2 majority decision on 5 March 2014, the United States Supreme Court has reinstated BG Group (BG)'s US$185 million arbitral award against


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


Res judicata effect of a prior arbitration is to be determined by arbitrators, not the courts the Belco Rule can be hard to swallow
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2013

In Citigroup, Inc. v Abu Dhabi Investment Authority 13 Civ. 6073 (PKC), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY


Dueling limitation periods: time-limit under the US Federal Arbitration Act trumped by state law on enforcement of foreign judgments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2014

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rules that state law governing the limitation period for enforcing a foreign judgment


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