The Global Lawyer
Eleven lessons from the world's biggest case--in 11 words or less.
After the Second Circuit torpedoed the system of sovereign restructuring in the Argentine bondholder litigation, it was invited to play sovereign bankruptcy court. Now what should it do?
The late Venezuelan president posed as the mad dog of the Americas, but the record shows he was a man you could do business with.
The Global Lawyer: Chevron by the Numbers: 60 Law Firms, 114 Gibson Dunn Lawyers, 117 Charges of Ghostwriting
Complaining that they're being overwhelmed by Chevron's army of litigators, the plaintiffs lawyers accused of using Ecuador's courts to defraud the oil giant are asking a U.S. judge to lift the siege. Chevron, meanwhile, is piling on even more evidence that the court that issued a $19 billion judgment against the company is filthy with corruption.
The Global Lawyer: After Argentine Bonds Hearing, Will the Second Circuit Act as a Sovereign Bankruptcy Court?
Jonathan Blackman of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton warned that if the court ordered Argentina to fully pay holdout creditors--who collectively seek over $10 billion--Argentina would default on $24 billion in restructured debt.
Skadden's $77.5 million win for Hank Greenberg may be hard to replicate.
As apparent evidence of fraud by the plaintiffs continues to mount, at least one observer is ready to draw conclusions.
The ABA is on board with the U.N.'s agenda on business and human rights, but lawyers are only starting to ponder the questions it raises. Should human rights influence legal advice? Did Shell's advisers go too far in Kiobel?
How well did Global Lawyer columnist Michael Goldhaber fare with his 2012 advice and predictions for Chevron in Ecuador, SEC rule-making, and international human rights litigation?