International Litigation: In the News

In the News

For Former Embassy Hostages, a Special Interest in Iran Talks
November 25, 2014 — New York Times

Washington, D.C.-based partner and member of the firm's International Dispute Resolution Group, Stuart H. Newberger, talks with the New York Times about the United States' recent agreement to extend the nuclear negations with Iran for another seven months. Newberger, offers insight based off his own client counseling and stated, "If and when they do reach an agreement on the nuclear nonproliferation issue, there must be at some point an agreement between the U.S. and Iran similar to the one the U.S. did with Libya."



GOP Senate Victory To Boost Obama Trade Agenda
November 5, 2014 — Law360

Jonathan S. Kallmer, Washington, D.C.-based counsel in Crowell & Moring's International Trade Group and former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Investment, speaks to Law360 regarding how the expected shift in power due to the outcome of the elections in the U.S. Senate should help the Obama administration have an easier time getting legislative action on its robust international trade agenda, including the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the completion of its regional negotiating efforts. Kallmer states, "There's going to be a lot more operational will in the Congress to both generate momentum for TPA... but also more of a practical ability to do the legwork necessary to do it," and continues, "You will have two chambers rowing more or less in the same direction when it comes to putting together TPA legislation."



Delmonte gTLD Blocked in First Successful LRO
August 7, 2013 — World Intellectual Property Review

Flip Petillion, a Brussels-based Intellectual Property and International Disputes Resolution partner, comments on the recent blocked bid for a generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the first legal rights objection (LRO) to be upheld.



"US Discovery in Aid of Foreign or International Proceedings: The Rise of 28 USC, Sec. 1782"
June 30, 2007 — The Journal of the Dispute Resolution Section of the International Bar Association (also appeared in Transnational Dispute Management, September 2007)

Crowell & Moring counsel Jane Wessel and associate Peter J. Eyre write about the United States statute 28 USC, s 1782, which allows parties engaged in international disputes to obtain documents and testimonial evidence from companies or individuals in the US.


Using Experts in Arbitration
February/April 2007 — American Arbitration Association’s Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 62, 1

Chair of Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group George D. Ruttinger and counsel Joseph L. Meadows write about the opportunities to use and present expert evidence in arbitration cases vs. traditional litigation cases.


Recent International Developments: Private, International Arbitration Panel Qualifies as § 1782 Tribunal, U.S. Court Held
February 2, 2007 — World Arbitration and Mediation Report

International Arbitration Group counsel Jane Wessel and associate Peter J. Eyre write about the U.S. Courts judgment to expand 28 U.S.C. § 1782. Under this statute, parties involved in non-U.S. dispute resolution proceedings can seek discovery in the U.S. in aid of those proceedings.


US Discovery in Aid of Non-US Arbitration Proceedings: In Re Matter of the Application of Oxus Gold PLC; In Re Application of Roz Trading LTD
February 1, 2007 — International Arbitration Law Review

Crowell & Moring London office counsel Jane Wessel and D.C. associate Peter J. Eyre write about the arbitration tribunals that qualify as "tribunals" under the U.S. statutory provision 28 U.S.C. s. 1782. This provision allows those involved in non-U.S. dispute resolution proceedings to seek discovery in the United States in aid of those proceedings.


US Discovery in Aid of Non-US Arbitration Proceedings: In re Matter of the Application of Oxus Gold PLC
December 27, 2006 — World Arbitration and Mediation Report

Crowell & Moring London office counsel Jane Wessel and Washington, DC office associate Peter J. Eyre write about the recent ruling in Oxus Gold PLC.


Washington, DC - "The Capital’s Market"
September 2006 — Global Arbitration Review – Volume 1, Issue 4

Crowell & Moring’s International and Governmental Litigation/Arbitration practice is featured as the largest arbitration practice in Washington, DC.


Bottled up: Why Coke Stands Accused of Being Too Cosy With the Karimovs
June 16, 2006 — Financial Times (also appeared in the ABA Section of the International Law’s Russia/Eurasia Committee Newsletter, October 2006)

Crowell & Moring International Dispute Resolution Group co-chair Stuart H. Newberger is featured in the Financial Times for his comments on the international arbitration claim filed in Vienna, Austria on behalf of Crowell & Moring client ROZ Trading, Ltd., against a subsidiary of Coca-Cola and the Republic of Uzbekistan, its former partners in a soft-drink joint venture. The claim alleges that ROZ Trading, Ltd. was unlawfully excluded from the joint venture and had its shares unlawfully taken by the Uzbekistani Government -- and that the respondents continue to operate the joint venture today at great profit.


Effective Cross-Border Mediation in Europe
June 1, 2006 — ACC Docket, European Briefings

Brussels office associate Emmanuel Plasschaert co-authors an article with Chevron Phillips Legal Counsel Yves Heijmans that highlights some of the issues companies should consider before engaging in a mediation.


Appropriate Forum to Decide Validity of Contracts Containing an Arbitration Clause
April 1, 2006 —

Jane Wessel of the London office and Alyssa Gsell of the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring are featured for their comments on the U.S. Supreme Court case, Buckeye Cheque Cashing Inc. v. Cardegna

April 2006 – International Arbitration Law Review, Vol. 9, Issue 2