Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky Comments on Retiring Supreme Court Justice's Impact on Arbitration, International Law

News / February 8, 2022

Counsel Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky was quoted in article that was published on January 27, 2022, by Law360. The article, “Justice Breyer Set Many Standards for Arbitration Community,” examined retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s heavy influence on arbitration and international law, including the case that produced one of his most cited opinions, First Options v. Chicago: a unanimous decision making clear that arbitrators deciding jurisdiction is supposed to be the exception, rather than the rule.

“The influence of Justice Breyer’s decision in First Options is felt across the field, not only when arbitrations reach the courtroom but also when parties are framing their arbitration agreements,” said Ramos-Mrosovsky. “By clearly defining what the presumptive rules are while also recognizing parties’ ability to vary those rules, the decision empowered parties to define their own dispute resolution procedures — and that is at the core of the whole enterprise of arbitration.”

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