Tag: BIT

  • “Intellectual Whiplash”: One Day, Two International Cases, and Two Different Results at the U.S. Supreme Court

    I invited Chuck Kotuby to do a guest post on the Lozano case, as he is Letters Blogatory’s resident expert on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction, and lo and behold, he wrote up the BG Group v. Argentina case as well! Of course, the two cases, decided on the same […]

  • Case of the Day: Republic of Ecuador v. Hinchee

    The case of the day is Republic of Ecuador v. Hinchee (11th Cir. 2013). I covered the case in the district court back in December 2012. You may want to read this post in conjunction with my post on Ecuador v. Bjorkman, a similar case in the Tenth Circuit. As in Bjorkman, the main question […]

  • Case of the Day: Chevron Corp. v. Republic of Ecuador

    Today’s case of the day, Chevron Corp. v. Republic of Ecuador (D.D.C. 2013), is the latest installment in Chevron’s efforts to enforce a $96 million arbitral award it obtained against Ecuador in an investment treaty arbitration held in the Hague under the US/Ecuador bilateral investment treaty. This arbitration arose out of Chevron’s claim that it […]

  • Lago Agrio: Update on the BIT Arbitration

    Update: I updated this post to include an editorial comment about the Fourth Interim Award. I haven’t written about the arbitration between Chevron and Ecuador in quite a while, so here is very brief post just to bring folks up to date. I highly recommend Luke Eric Peterson’s International Arbitration Reporter for additional and sometimes […]

  • Case of the Day: Republic of Ecuador v. Connor

    The case of the day is Republic of Ecuador v. Connor (5th Cir. 2013). I love this case. After Chevron initiated the BIT arbitration against Ecuador, Ecuador sought discovery from GSI Environmental and its owner, John A. Connor, under 28 U.S.C. § 1782. Although Chevron had previously argued around the country that the BIT tribunal […]