Entries by Lucy Watson

The Singapore International Arbitration Center Opens in New York

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) opened its first office outside of Asia in New York on December 3, 2020.  According to SIAC, US parties are consistently among the top foreign users of SIAC and in 2020 alone, over 500 US parties have arbitrated under SIAC’s Rules.  According to SIAC’s 2019 Annual Report, U.S. was […]

Top 5 Telehealth Law Predictions for 2021

With 2020 officially behind us, what does 2021 have in store for telemedicine and digital health policy? A year ago, our team predicted 2020 would bring “notable expansions in Medicare and Medicaid coverage” and “the reimbursement landscape looks promising for virtual care services.” Looking back, that was an understatement (if an easy one). Below are […]

A Court Recognizes a Duty in Data Breach Litigation

According to many plaintiffs in recently filed data breach litigations, credit and debit card fraud is a growing problem.  It’s great if this sounds familiar to readers of CPW, because it should:  last year, we discussed a class action lawsuit filed by a group of credit unions against a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain alleging a data breach […]

What You Need to Know about the Corporate Transparency Act

On January 1, 2021, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes the Corporate Transparency Act (the CTA).1 The CTA requires all U.S. businesses to file “beneficial ownership” information with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). In sum, the CTA is designed to ban the anonymous shell companies that criminals and […]

2020 Advertising Law Year in Review

While 2020 was an eventful year in the world of advertising law, it feels wrong to begin any type of “year in review” without acknowledging the global events of this year, and the challenges they have brought to every individual in one way or another. In our role, we are often in a position of […]

The Jury Returns…Returns

Happy New Year! 2021 begins as 2020 ended: mostly without jury trials. Some are determined to change that, however, which brings us to the latest in the saga of Judge Alan Albright’s US District Court for the Western District of Texas case, which we covered immediately below (and elsewhere). When we left off, Judge Albright […]

Cairn V. India – Investment Treaty Arbitration

Foreign Investors Continue to Find Relief from Soverign Retrospective Taxation Powers of States Under International Law Introduction  On December 21, 2020, the international arbitral tribunal (Tribunal) constituted in the case of Cairn Energy Plc and Cairn UK Holdings Limited (collectively ‘Cairn’) v. The Republic of India1 held that India had failed to uphold its obligations […]

International law is a ‘political construct’, Tory MP says

A Conservative MP has defended the government’s intention to break international law by claiming that countries violate it on a “routine” basis. Theresa Villiers, one of Boris Johnson’s former cabinet ministers, argued that it was “not unusual” for countries to disregard the rules and said such laws were merely a “set of political constructs”. MPs […]

2021 ICC Arbitration Rules Come Into Force

The International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) launched the Revised Rules of Arbitration (“2021 ICC Rules”), on 1 December 2020.1 The 2021 ICC Rules enter into force on January 1, 2021. The ICC Arbitration Rules 2017 (“2017 ICC Rules”) will continue to apply to cases registered prior to January 1, 2021.2 The amendments in the 2021 ICC Rules […]

China takes action after NYSE delist three Chinese telecom firms

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Saturday that it would take “necessary measures” to protect its enterprises’ interests, after the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced Thursday that it had begun proceedings to delist three Chinese telecom firms. The NYSE’s announcement comes in response to US President Donald Trump’s recent executive orderprohibiting any transaction in […]