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...]
5 Ways to Make In-House Counsel's Job Easier in High Stakes Litigation
As a litigator, I’m in constant communication with in-house counsel concerning the status of a given case—as most litigators are or should be. Even if nothing material is going on, I make it a point to simply communicate “there are no material issues to discuss at the moment.” I do this for several reasons. First, knowing that the case is under control allows … [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...]
What Every Corporate Attorney Must Know About European Union E-Discovery Rules. An Update.
Back in August of 2009, I wrote an article, European Union E-Discovery Rules: What Every Corporate Litigator Must Know, describing the privacy laws in the European Union and the significant implications for litigation based in the United States. At the end of the article, I predicted that the EU would further shore up their privacy laws as business between U.S. and EU … [Read more...]
Another Win for Anti-Suit Injunctions and the Integrity of Arbitral Awards
Only 2 weeks into 2010 and I’m seeing a lot of positive movement on the street. The international markets are roaring back to life. Deal makers are picking up the phone again. And lawyers are being hired to put these deals together. Based on this snapshot view, I expect to see international transactions skyrocket as investor confidence and flexible credit terms … [Read more...]