The United States has announced more sanctions against Russia due to the invasion occurring in Ukraine. One of the main sanctions that will affect corporations and foreign investors is the ban on oil, energy, and wheat import from Russia. Today, the United States is among the first few countries taking such positions. These are some of the issues that corporations and … [Read more...]
How to File a Lawsuit Against a Foreign Government: The Swiss Perspective.
I'm thrilled to publish this excellent guest post submitted by Yves Klein of Monfrini Crettol & Partners in Geneva, Switzerland. I recently read Santiago Cueto’s entry on this blog titled How to File a Lawsuit Against a Foreign Government. The Basics, on which I commented on LinkedIn. Santiago kindly offered me to write this contribution on the Swiss perspective to this … [Read more...]
How to File a Lawsuit Against a Foreign Government. The Basics.
Our firm recently received a call from a U.S. entity looking to file a lawsuit against a foreign government. While I cannot discuss the specifics of the case, I can tell you that the circumstances under which a U.S. entity or citizen would want to sue a foreign government fall across a broad spectrum. The most common cause of action filed against a foreign government is a … [Read more...]
Chevron Files International Arbitration Claim Against Ecuador: Forum Shopping in the Hague?
**Update January 15, 2010**: The Republic of Ecuador and the class Plaintiffs have both challenged Chevron's arbitration claim in New York federal court. You can read about it here and here. First, the United States. Then Ecuador. Now Holland. Chevron's wanderlust knows no bounds, as it recently filed a parallel international arbitration proceeding in the Hague (Holland). The … [Read more...]
Chevron's Missteps: How Not to Handle Foreign Litigation
Some of my recent "how to" posts have offered practical advice and tips concerning various areas of international business law. This post is different--it's a "how not to" article based on Chevron's inept and unethical handling of the oil pollution trial currently taking place in Ecuador. While zealous advocacy is critical to any high caliber practice, it … [Read more...]