Case of the Day: Strategic Technologies v. Procurement Bureau
The case of the day is Strategic Technologies Pte Ltd. v. Procurement Bureau of the Republic of China Ministry of National Defense,  EWCA Civ. 1604. Strategic Technologies had a contract to supply goods to the Taiwanese government. The contract had an arbitration clause requiring arbitration in Taipei and was governed by Taiwan law. A […]
Case of the Day: Servotronics v. Rolls-Royce
The case of the day is Servotronics, Inc. v. Rolls-Royce PLC (7th Cir. 2020). I wrote about a related Fourth Circuit case earlier this year. The case deepens the circuit split on whether Section 1782 reaches private foreign arbitrations. The Fourth and Sixth Circuits have recently said “yes.” The Second and Fifth Circuits had said […]
Prince Andrew and the Epstein Case: Can the US Government Force The Prince to Cooperate?
In light of today’s news about a US request to the UK government seeking evidence from Prince Andrew, I am re-upping this post from January 2020. Back in 2015 I wrote about some unserious attempts by lawyers for an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein to get testimony or a statement from Prince Andrew. I commented […]
Paper of the Day: Spies and FX Dealers
Readers, I commend to you a fun new paper by Steven Loble, a friend of Letters Blogatory and solicitor at W Legal in London. The paper, available on his website, is titled “Spies and FX Dealers—They Can Be Made To Talk.”
Royal Scandal of the Day: Can Prince Andrew Be Required To Testify?
Back in 2015 I wrote about some unserious attempts by lawyers for an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein to get testimony or a statement from Prince Andrew. I commented on the haplessness of the strategy of sending requests to Buckingham Palace and the awesomeness of the letterhead of the alleged victims’ lawyers. Later, I commented […]