Case Watch: Bahgat v. Egypt

On December 16, 2013, Ahmed Bahgat, his company, and his family sued Egypt and the National Bank of Egypt in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 1:13-cv-8894. Mr. Bahgat alleges jurisdiction pursuant to the commercial activity and expropriation exceptions of the Foreign Sovereign […]

Case Watch: NML Capital v. Argentina, Case No. 12-842

In NML Capital Ltd. v. Republic of Argentina, Case No. 12-842, Argentina petitioned the Supreme Court to decide the following question: Can post-judgment discovery in aid of enforcing a judgment against a foreign sovereign be ordered with respect to all assets of the foreign sovereign regardless of their location or […]

Event: D.C. Bar Brown Bag – Legal Protection of Objects from Foreign Countries

I will be speaking from noon-2 p.m. on January 29, 2014, at a D.C. Bar brown bag lunch entitled “Art from Abroad: Legal Protection of Objects from Foreign Countries.” Here is the description: Whether buying or borrowing art and cultural heritage objects from overseas, handling foreign objects is fraught with […]

Case Watch: Funnekotter v. Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe

In Funnekotter v. Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164496 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 15, 2013), a group of plaintiffs won an ICSID arbitration against Zimbabwe for unlawful expropriation in violation of a bilateral investment treaty. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York confirmed the […]

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