Case Watch: BG Group PLC v. Republic of Argentina

In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in BG Group PLC v. Republic of Argentina, Case No. 12-138. The case involves interpretation of arbitration agreements. This issue is of great importance to foreign states because, under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 U.S.C. §1605(a)(6), U.S. courts have jurisdiction […]

August 19, 2013

Article: What Embassies and Consulates Need to Know About Employment Lawsuits in U.S. Courts

It is common knowledge that employers in the United States are at risk of employment lawsuits when things go wrong, for example, in cases of discrimination or breaches of contract. But what happens when the employer is a foreign state, such as an embassy or a consulate? May an unhappy […]

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