Tag: Ecuador

  • Ecuador Withdraws Asylum, Assange Arrested

    Officers of the Metropolitan Police were invited into the Ecuadoran embassy in London yesterday to arrest Julian Assange. I haven’t written much about Mr. Assange here, though I’ve made it clear for a long time that I have little sympathy for him. In some way Assange is like Trump. They both are epic narcissists and […]

  • Lago Agrio: The Remedy

    This is the third post about the new arbitral award in the Chevron/Ecuador case. The first post addressed the tribunal’s finding that the Lago Agrio judgment was ghostwritten. The second addressed the issue of estoppel as it related to the question whether Chevron had an investment in Ecuador so as to implicate the bilateral investment […]

  • Lago Agrio: Chevron Wins Investment Treaty Arbitration Against Ecuador

    Lago Agrio: Chevron Wins Investment Treaty Arbitration Against Ecuador

    The tribunal hearing the investment treaty dispute between Chevron and Ecuador has issued a partial award that decides the case in Chevron’s favor. I learned of the award on Friday, and there’s a lot in there that eventually I want to write about. But I do want to take an initial look at an issue […]

  • Political Speculation of the Day: Ecuador, Chevron, Assange, and the USTR

    Many news reports have recently suggested that the Ecuadoran government is on the verge of expelling Julian Assange from its embassy in London. Back in 2012, there was a suggestion that Ecuador’s preferential trading relationship with the US might be put at risk on account of the Assange affair. I am unaware of any direct […]

  • Lago Agrio: Gibraltar and Other Updates

    A few updates from the Lago Agrio case: The Supreme Court of Gibraltar has entered a default judgment against Pablo Fajardo, the Frente de Defensa de la Amazonia, and others, for approximately $38 million in damages. It also enjoins them from doing anything “in or from Gibraltar for the purpose of assisting or supporting” the […]