Nine times out of ten, one of the first questions we are initially asked by clients when we explain how international arbitration works is this: if we win the case, how can we be sure that the other side will pay, or that the award will be enforced? Because international arbitration often involves parties from different countries resolving business disputes in a neutral … [Read more...]
Key Principles for International Law Firms to Follow.
The American Lawyer just did a great piece on how the most successful international law firms operate. The article, The 7 Key Steps International Law Firms Should Take in 2013 to Ensure Themselves a Bright Future, lists a number of principles that a modern international firm should follow for success in the age of globalization. While the article is directed at firms with … [Read more...]
Get the International Business Law Advisor App.
Several years ago, we introduced the International Law Advisor App for the iPhone. We are thrilled with the enormous amount of interest it has generated. The International Business Law Advisor App is available as a free download here through the iTunes App Store. Simply enter the text “International Business Law Advisor” and you’re all set! Let us know what you think and … [Read more...]
My International Investment was Expropriated. Now What?
Investing millions of dollars with a foreign government and then having it all expropriated is not fun. It's the kind of scenario that international investors fear the most. I know because one of the largest cases in our office right now involves the expropriation of sizable investments by a foreign government. Unfortunately, given the volatility of the global … [Read more...]
Top 5 International Business Law Trends to Watch in 2013: Trend #3 International Arbitration.
This is the third post in a five-part series on the top 5 international business law trends to watch out for in 2013. The third big story to look for in 2013 is the continued growth in international arbitration particularly in in the area of investment treaty arbitration. The preference of many international companies to forgo litigation in favor of international arbitration … [Read more...]