Tag: Venezuela

  • Case of the Day: In re Application of Gazprom

    The case of the day is In re Gazprom Latin America Servicios, CA (S.D. Tex. 2016). Gazprom Latin America, a Venezuela company, brought a § 1782 application seeking discovery from Jean-Marc Pivert. The court granted the application ex parte, and then moved to compel and for contempt. Privert then moved to vacate the original order.

  • Case of the Day: Bazarian International v. Aerohotelco

    The case of the day is Bazarian International Financial Associates LLC v. Desarrollos Aerohotelco CA (D.D.C. 2016). Bazarian sued Aerohotelco for breach of an investment banking agreement. Aerohotelco was a Venezuelan firm.

  • Case of the Day: ATN Industries v. Gross

    The case of the day is ATN Industries, Inc. v. Gross (S.D. Tex. 2016). ATN alleged that Rafael Schwartz and others wer part of a “massive scheme that defrauded Plaintiffs out of millions of dollars.” It sued him for violations of the RICO statute and on other claims. Schwartz was in Venezuela. ATN sent the……

  • Case of the Day: Helmerich & Payne v. Venezuela

    The case of the day is Helmerich & Payne International Drilling v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (D.C. Cir. 2015). Helmerich & Payne, an Oklahoma oil company, operated in Venezuela through subsidiaries incorporated under Venezuelan law. Beginning in 2007, its subsidiary made contracts with the Venezuelan state oil company, PDVSA, for the use of the subsidiary’s……

  • Case of the Day: Mobil Cerro Negro v. Venezuela

    The case of the day is Mobil Cerro Negro, Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (S.D.N.Y. 2015). In 2007, Venezuela expropriated Mobil’s interest in various oil projects in the country. Mobil commenced an ICSID arbitration under a bilateral investment treaty. In 2014, the tribunal awarded Mobil approximately $1.6 billion, which remains unpaid. A day after……