Breaking: Lago Agrio Plaintiffs to Seek Recognition and Enforcement in Argentina

Reuters is reporting that the Lago Agrio plaintiffs plan to seek recognition and enforcement of their Ecuadoran judgment in an Argentine court. No details as yet—stay tuned!

This new action, if it is filed, raises the possibility of Letters Blogatory worlds colliding: I have been covering the Argentina sovereign debt cases as well as the Lago Agrio case. It will be interesting to see how Chevron plays this if things start to go badly for it in Argentina. Is there the potential for a BIT claim? Is there some other pressure Chevron can bring to bear on Argentina, as it has with Ecuador before the US Trade Representative?

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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