Clients facing complex, high-value international business disputes are increasingly looking to international arbitration to resolve them. Paul, Weiss positions companies and investors to secure the most favorable decisions possible, drawing on our team’s experience and prowess as courtroom advocates, and a specialized knowledge of the major arbitration bodies’ rules and procedures.
Supreme Court: New York Convention Doesn’t Bar Non-Signatories to an International Arbitration Agreement from Seeking to Compel Arbitration
In GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS v. Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC, the Supreme Court held that the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards does not preclude a nonsignatory to an international arbitration agreement from seeking to compel arbitration by invoking state-law doctrines of equitable estoppel.
Litigation partner Christopher Boehning wrote the “North American Overview” chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: International Arbitration 2019, published by the Global Legal Group Ltd., London.
Awards & Recognition
Paul, Weiss was recognized with The American Lawyer’s most prestigious award, “Law Firm of the Year,” at the American Lawyer Industry Awards Gala. Additionally, the firm was named “White Collar Litigation Department of the Year.”
Christopher Boehning Participated in The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 Meeting on an International Arbitration Panel
On Wednesday, June 19 at The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 Meeting, Chris Boehning and a panel of WG6 drafting team members hosted a panel entitled International arbitration: Guidance beyond the International Principles on the first working draft of a Commentary to provide guidance to practitioners and arbitrators on best practices regarding cross-border discovery and disclosures in international arbitration matters.
On February 1, litigation partner Jessica Carey and counsel Peter Jaffe will participated in a conference on anticorruption hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce at Universidad Panamerica in Mexico.
Awards & Recognition
Firm chair Brad Karp was named a 2017 “Litigator of the Year” by The American Lawyer.