International Litigation: In the News

In the News

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.



Challenges of Hall Street Associates, LLC v. Mattel Inc.
August 1, 2008 — International Arbitration Law Review, Vol. 11, Issue 3

Crowell & Moring London office counsel Jane Wessel and associate Claire Stockford, along with DC-based associate Peter J. Eyre, write about the challenges faced in the litigation case Hall Street Associates, LLC v. Mattel Inc. In this case, the United States Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act’s provisions containing grounds vacatur, modification, and correction of arbitration awards are exclusive and may not be expanded by the parties to an arbitration agreement.


"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