expropriation

June 5, 2017

Case Watch: Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne

On May 1, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., 581 U.S. ___ (2017). In an opinion authored by Justice Breyer, the Supreme Court determined that a […]

April 8, 2015

Case Watch: Bahgat v. Egypt

On January 30, 2014, I posted about Bahgat v. Egypt, Case No. 1:13cv8894, noting that Ahmed Bahgat, his company, and his family had sued Egypt and the National Bank of Egypt (“NBE”) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern […]

September 2, 2014

Case Watch: LaLoup v. Hellenic Republic (Greece)

On July 10, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted Greece’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit on grounds of sovereign immunity in LaLoup v. Hellenic Republic, Case No. 2:13-cv-7124. In the complaint, the plaintiffs, parents of U.S. […]

January 30, 2014

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 […]

January 7, 2014

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 […]

October 29, 2013

Article: Art Loans by Foreign Countries

Art and cultural artifacts are wonderful ambassadors. When U.S. museums exhibit foreign works, Americans and tourists learn about other nations’ passions, struggles, traditions, and cultures. For this reason and others, the United States has long encouraged the international exchange of […]

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