Month: October 2022

  • New Website:!

    A couple of months ago I was chatting with a well-known lawyer. He was surprised when I told him I was spending a significant amount of time on Hague Evidence Convention matters. He encouraged me to do some marketing on this. The website covers this, but obviously people who know about me aren’t all […]

  • Case of the Day: In re VUZ-Bank JSC

    The case of the day is In re VUZ-Bank JSC (W.D. Va. 2022). VUZ is a Russian bank. It sought discovery in Virginia for use in potential criminal proceedings in Dubai, that it said arose out of a fraud on the bank by Rus-AgroExport LLC, Hakan Holdings Ltd., and Hakan Agro DMMC. VUZ brought a […]

  • Lago Agrio: Dutch Appellate Court Affirms Decision Rejecting Ecuador’s Challenge to Arbitral Award

    I’m a little late to this, but there has been a significant development in the investment treaty dispute between Chevron and Ecuador. As long-time readers know, an arbitral tribunal found that the Lago Agrio judgment was fraudulent and that Ecuador was liable to Chevron and had an obligation to suspend the Ecuadoran judgment’s enforceability. Ecuador […]

  • Case of the Day: SEC v. Knox

    The case of the day is SEC v. Knox (D. Mass. 2022). The SEC brought a fraud case against Roger Knox. Knox had used entities allegedly owned by Michael Gastauer to launder the proceeds of the fraud. Michael had transferred some of the laundered money to his father, Raimund Gastauer, and to entities the SEC […]

  • Türkiye Halk Bankasi v. United States: Supreme Court Grants Cert.

    The Supreme Court will review the Second Circuit’s decision in Türkiye Halk Bankasi, A.Ş v. United States, a decision rejecting the argument that the United States cannot criminally prosecute a foreign company owned by a foreign sovereign. Paul Stephan has an excellent post about the case at the Transnational Litigation Blog. I don’t want to […]