Month: October 2015

  • Case of the Day: United States v. Alarcon

    The case of the day is United States v. Alarcon (S.D.N.Y. 2015). The US Coast Guard intercepted a small boat on the high seas approximately 280 miles from the coast of Ecuador. It found 600 kg of cocaine on board and charged the three Ecuadoran men on the boat, Javier Joaquin Alarcon Prado, Luis Armando […]

  • Case of the Day: Altos Hornos de Mexico v. Rock Resource Ltd.

    The case of the day is Altos Hornos de Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. v. Rock Resource Ltd. (S.D.N.Y. 2015). Altos Hornos moved for confirmation of an arbitral award it had obtained against Rock Resources. Altos Hornos sought to serve Rock Resources with process in Hong Kong via the Central Authority, using the address Rock Resource […]

  • Lago Agrio: Guerra Unravels?

    The transcripts of the Track 2 hearings in the Lago Agrio BIT arbitration have now been made public. In this post I want to focus on the proceedings of April 23 and 24, namely, the cross-examination of Alberto Guerra Bastidas. Guerra, recall, was one of Chevron’s key witnesses—maybe the key witness if you had to […]

  • Lago Agrio Update: The Tribunal’s Site Visit and Motions for Summary Judgment

    I do not have an update for you on the BIT Tribunal’s visits to several sites in the Oriente, which I briefly covered on October 19. The reason I don’t have an update is the same reason, more or less, I copped out on the Louis Berger Group report. On the one hand, it seems […]

  • Event Reminder: “Service of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad”

    Readers, don’t forget to RSVP for Service of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad, to be held November 2 at Georgetown Law School in Washington DC. You can find all the details at this post, but the most important link is the preregistration page. I hope to see you there!