Litigation/dispute resolution


    Football and music disputes dominating UK High Court

    Premier League football may be in recess and music festivals in full swing, but football and music bodies are very busy in court.


    Vietnam launches first mediation centre

    International commercial mediation centre launches in Hanoi and signs cooperation agreement with law faculties.


    Pay now, argue later?

    Launch by Pinsent Masons and QMUL School of Arbitration of survey aims at efficiently resolving international construction disputes.


    Falling filings still yield $1.8 billion damages

    First annual Lex Machina litigation report shows over $1.8 billion in ERISA-related damages awarded 2016-2018 despite decline in filings.

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    Sweden introduces “beer contract”

    Failing to meet a friend for a beer will cost $50 for breach of contract, which is still marginally cheaper than buying a round of beers for your friends in Sweden - perfect story to end the week!


    Huawei general counsel attacks US “state-sanctioned campaign”

    Huawei Technologies calls on US halt a 'state-sanctioned campaign against company,' as general counsel says it will not deliver global cybersecurity and attacks blacklisting.


    The "gift of feedback" with a global resonance

    Two female plaintiffs deliver the “gift of feedback” to Irish bar conference while barrister calls legal delays a “national disgrace” - messages for lawyers in all jurisdictions?


    JAMS in NY and LA

    Not traffic jams for a change, but new international arbitration centers which have officially opened in Los Angeles and New York.


    LIDW19 ends on a high

    As London International Disputes Week draws to a close, a commercial courts report highlights London's record year, while organizers are optimistic the inaugural LIDW will be back next year.


    Brexit legal effect “exaggerated”

    Speaking at the inaugural London International Disputes Week, top British judges put the impact of Brexit on UK courts in perspective.


    New litigation service launched

    European law firm Fieldfisher launches FeeSolve litigation funding service.


    In-house counsel under fire on human rights

    Poverty group Oxfam general counsel calls on in-house lawyers to step up on human rights, citing absence of counsel in arbitration debates.


    London to get new disputes hearing centre

    As London International Disputes Week (LIDW19) kicks off, Delos arrives in London with a new hearing centre and the relocation of its president, while the Scotland highlights benefits and next year's ICCA in Edinburgh.


    HSF does a high five in Spain

    Herbert Smith Freehills expands disputes offering in Spain bringing in five-strong arbitration and litigation team from five-year old local practice.


    Trial abuse to be exposed “one case at a time”

    The Clooney Foundation joins forces with partners to launch TrialWatch initiative in systematic approach to highlight abuse at trial worldwide.


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