Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Selected Representations:

Recent international arbitrations where the Firm acted as counsel:

  • A large French multinational corporation in connection with disputes arising out of a major industrial project.  The disputes are subject to ICC arbitration in Geneva
  • The French subsidiary of a US company in connection with commercial disputes arising out of an industrial operating agreement.  The disputes are subject to ICC arbitration in Paris
  • A Turkish company that is in a commercial dispute with a European company, which is subject to ICC arbitration in Geneva
  • A Central American company in a commercial dispute with a large Scandinavian company in an ICC arbitration in Geneva
  • Total SA in an ICC arbitration with a South American state entity in a breach of contract case arising out of an acquisition agreement
  • A Belgian company in an ICDR arbitration against U.S. subsidiaries of Siemens for breach of a Patent License Agreement
  • US, Danish and Belgian claimants in an ICC arbitration in Paris against German and French respondents arising out of a stock and asset purchase agreement
  • Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, London and London Market Companies in multiple arbitration proceedings involving disputes with US clients regarding asbestos-related reinsurance claims
  • A large Scandinavian industrial company in an ICC arbitration against its North American distributor
  • Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, London in connection with multiple arbitration demands issued by Century Indemnity Company and other affiliates of ACE Ltd involving disputes regarding asbestos - related reinsurance claims
  • A French company in a dispute with a US company, which was subject to ICC arbitration in Brussels
  • A US hedge fund manager in a dispute with a Swiss money manager, which was subject to ICC arbitration in London
  • A US broker of commodities in a dispute with a South African supplier, which was subject to ICC arbitration in London
  • The French subsidiary of a US chemical company in a major ICC arbitration in Paris against a French company for claims arising out of the design, construction and operation of a chemical plant in France
  • Total SA in an ad hoc arbitration with the US subsidiary of an Italian company
  • A US chemical company in an ICC arbitration in Paris with a French chemical company in connection with the design, construction and operation of a new chemical plant
  • US underwriters in a dispute before the London Court of International Arbitration in London arising out of an export credit insurance policy
  • A European energy company in an LCIA arbitration arising out of a petroleum supply contract
  • The United Nations against claims brought by a Canadian supplier of air-charter services to the organization's international operations in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules
  • Thales SA in an ad hoc arbitration against a US company concerning patent infringement disputes relating to avionics equipment
  • Total SA in an ICC arbitration in Geneva arising out of a patent-licensing dispute with a major US oil company
  • Total SA in an UNCITRAL arbitration in Lausanne arising out of a joint venture in Turkey with a large Turkish industrial group
  • A French company in a regulatory expropriation dispute with a governmental entity subject to ICSID arbitration
  • General Electric Company in an ICC arbitration arising out of the construction of two power plants in Venezuela
  • A US company in breach-of-contract claims relating to the construction of a steel plant in Thailand in an ad hoc case in London under the UNCITRAL rules
  • A French company in an ICC arbitration against another French company arising out of the construction of a semiconductor plant in France
  • A European manufacturer of nuclear reactors in a dispute subject to arbitration before the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in connection with claims arising out of the construction of a nuclear power plant in China
  • A US company in an ICC arbitration in Stockholm arising out of a contract for the procurement of military equipment from a Russian state entity
  • The Scotts Company in an ICC arbitration in Paris against Aventis SA arising out of the sale of a European business to Scotts
  • British underwriters in an LCIA arbitration in London brought by a Singapore insured asserting claims under an export credit insurance policy
  • European reinsurers in an ad hoc arbitration in defense of a claim by an American insurer to recover in excess of $1 billion in connection with asbestos-related bodily injury losses
  • Andersen Worldwide Société Coopérative in the landmark arbitration initiated by Andersen Consulting before the ICC
  • A French satellite manufacturer in a breach-of-contract arbitration in Washington, DC before the AAA
  • A Swiss company in an ICC arbitration in Vienna arising out of the purchase of a Danish company
  • A US manufacturer in multiple AAA arbitrations in Washington, DC against its British distributor
  • A US systems engineering company against a Spanish company in an ICC arbitration in London governed by English law
  • A large Scandinavian industrial company in an ICC arbitration against its North American distributor
  • Various ad hoc arbitrations involving purchase price disputes and indemnification claims arising out of the sales of businesses

Recent international arbitrations where a Firm member acted as arbitrator:

  • Chairman in an ICC arbitration between Japanese parties and South American parties arising out of a construction project
  • Chairman in an ad hoc arbitration between a US company and a Canadian company arising out of a commercial relationship
  • Chairman in an ICC arbitration between a US company and a Canadian company arising out of a Distribution Agreement.
  • Arbitrator in an International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) case between a British company and a US company arising out of a Marketing, Development and Strategic Alliance Agreement. 
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between a German company and a US company arising out of a distribution agreement. 
  • Party–appointed arbitrator in an ICDR case between an Austrian company and a US company, arising out of a software license and distribution agreement. 
  • Arbitrator in an ICDR case between an Indian company and a US claimant arising out of a commercial contract.
  • Arbitrator in an ICDR case between a Canadian company and a US company arising out of a patent license.
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between a Singapore company and a US company arising out of a telecom licensing agreement
  • Arbitrator in an ICDR case between a Norwegian company and a US company arising out of an acquisition agreement

Recent domestic arbitrations:

  • Representation of a broker-dealer in an arbitration, arranged through a private arbitration service, of claims by the vendor of a proprietary software package to royalties on a significant portion of the broker-dealer's revenues
  • Representation of a broker-dealer in an NASD arbitration involving suitability claims arising from unsolicited online transactions
  • Representation of a leading insurer in an arbitration, before a panel of industry professionals, of claims in excess of $1 billion asserted against our client on the basis of reinsurance contracts alleged to cover the primary insurers' asbestos-related liabilities
  • Representation of a major media organization in an AAA arbitration against the fee owner of its headquarters building in New York City concerning the owner's right to permit the construction of substantial signage on the outside of the building
  • Representation of a major oil company in a series of disputes arbitrated before an Independent Legal Adviser to resolve the contractual relationship between our client and the US Department of Energy
  • Representation of a manufacturer of aerospace equipment, in an arbitration before the AAA, with a licenser who claimed the right to royalties on sales of a broad range of the manufacturer's product line asserted to be covered under the wording of the parties' license agreement
  • Representation of both buyers and sellers of businesses in various arbitrations to determine responsibility under indemnification provisions of acquisition agreement for matters ranging from the costs of environmental compliance to liabilities arising from later-discovered litigation exposures to the appropriate treatment of items in the sold entity's financial statements
  • Representation of broker-dealers in various NYSE and NASD arbitrations involving claims of nonsuitability and misrepresentation in connection with the purchase and sale of derivative instruments and claims as to the appropriate interpretation of the terms of these instruments
  • Numerous intercompany disputes, arbitrated before the AAA, dealing with election of directors, payment of dividends, rights under buy-sell agreements and related determinations as to valuation of the ongoing business, rights to effect a corporate dissolution and rights and duties under agreements with corporate employees
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