Indraneel Gunjal is an attorney from India and an advanced degree graduate from Stanford Law School, Class of 2020 with a specialization in International Economic Law, Business & Policy. Before joining Stanford, he worked with the Trade Policy Division of the Department of Commerce, Government of India where he was a member of the legal team representing India in its inter-state trade and investment disputes, Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, and also tasked with formulating and reviewing its trade policy.
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The 9th Circuit Rules that Commercial Arbitration Rules Also Apply to Labor Disputes
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision ruled that the standard for evaluating whether the courts or the arbitrators themselves must decide if commercial disputes are to be arbitrated is equally applicable in the context of labor disputes.
A Study of International Commercial Arbitration in the Commonwealth
A major Commonwealth study on international commercial arbitration led by Dr. Petra Butler, a professor at Victoria University of Wellington, and Dharshini Prasad, a Senior Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, offers trade-boosting solutions.
Supreme Court Rules that a Non-Party to an International Arbitration Agreement is not precluded from Compelling Arbitration under the Domestic Laws
Recently, the Supreme Court ruled in GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS v. Outokump Stainless USA that, the New York Convention on Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards is not in conflict with the domestic equitable estoppel doctrines that would allow the enforcement of arbitration agreements by non-signatory parties.
The Ninth Circuit Holds that Amazon Drivers are Covered by the FAA's Transportation Worker Exemption
The Ninth Circuit allowed Amazon delivery drivers to proceed with a nationwide class-action suit in place of arbitration while holding that these drivers are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act as they are engaged in interstate commerce.
Switzerland Challenges All the Claims Against it in an Arbitration Proceeding at the ICSID
A Seychelles based legal entity which is controlled by a Swiss citizen has initiated arbitration proceedings against Switzerland at the ICSID, by relying on the provisions of the Swiss-Hungarian Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).
The Seventh Circuit's Ruling in the GrubHub Inc. Driver's Case Creates New Fault Lines in Driver Arbitrations
The Seventh Circuit recently ruled that Grubhub Inc. drivers must arbitrate their overtime claims instead of litigating them in the courts.
Court Denies Patreon Injunction Against Fans of 'Canceled' Comedian
A California court ruled in favor of the fans of Owen Benjamin, a controversial right-wing comedian, after Patreon, a US fan-funding service, sought an injunction against their arbitration suits against it.
Joe Biden declares his opposition to private corporations having access to 'Special' ISDS Tribunals
Joe Biden has declared that he is opposed to giving private corporations the right to challenge U.S. labor, health and environmental policies through 'Special' investor-state dispute resolution (ISDS) tribunals, in future trade deals.
Petrobras Files Appeal Against Decision Confirming a $622 Million Award for Texas Oil Rig Operator
Petrobras claims on appeal that the award cannot be be enforced on grounds of public policy and must, therefore, be vacated, and that the district court erred in denying the defendants’ discovery motions.
NJ Supremes Hold that Arbitration is Applicable to Workers Exempt Under FAA
NJ Arbitration law is applicable to workers exempt under the Federal Arbitration Act holds the NJ Supreme Court in truckers' wage related litigation.
Uber’s Arbitration Clause Ruled Unconscionable by the Supreme Court Of Canada
Uber’s service agreement for the drivers of its food delivery services in Canada required them to resolve any dispute with Uber through arbitration in the Netherlands. The Supreme Court of Canada on appeal allowed the driver’s class action to proceed in the Ontario Courts and found the arbitration clause in the Uber drivers’ contracts to be ‘unconscionable’.
Former WeWork Employee Pushes to Resolve Job Discrimination Claims in Court, not Arbitration
A former employee of WeWorks Companies Inc. has petitioned a Federal District Court in New York to allow a review of its earlier decision which compelled her to pursue her job discrimination claims based on race and sex through arbitration, rather than before the Courts.