Defeated motion to quash information subpoena seeking world-wide discovery against South American sovereign and its agencies and instrumentalities, successfully arguing in New York federal court for European investors that such requests did not violate the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
Represented C=Holdings B.V. in a trial against Asiarim Corporation regarding ownership of Commodore trademark. Achieved confirmation of ownership by our client and an award of $1 M in statutory damages via scrupulous correspondence review and strong cross-examination.
Represented European client in contract dispute with Asian entity in AAA/ICDR arbitration seated in New York.
Obtained ex parte pre-judgment attachment in New York federal court pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 64 and Article 62 of the N.Y. C.P.L.R.
Achieved dismissal of a complaint brought by an Uruguayan company based on alleged credit agreement against a Dutch client, successfully arguing that the New York federal court lacked diversity jurisdiction under 28 USC § 1332.
Defeated motion for a preliminary injunction sought against German client, successfully arguing in New Jersey federal court against extraterritorial application of U.S. law.
Won summary judgment on copyright infringement claim brought by European client pursuant to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works and U.S. copyright law based on foreign unregistered work.
Represent European client against Middle Eastern conglomerate in ICC arbitration seated in Paris.
Won summary judgment in New York federal court for recognition of foreign judgments and interest totaling close to $45 million pursuant to Article 53 of the N.Y. C.P.L.R.
Advised Cyprus client on U.S. federal litigation involving patent, trademark and copyright claims, successfully reducing client’s exposure to less than 2% of original demand.
Represented sub-Saharan African country related to ICSID annulment proceeding.
Represent investment manager in $100+ million dispute related to international private equity investment program against Cayman, New York and Brazilian entities and individuals in New York state and federal court, and involving the application of New York and Cayman law.
Defeated objection by a sovereign to the sufficiency of service of process under the Hague Convention of the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters.
Favorably settled client’s employment-related dispute with executive through AAA/ICDR mediation involving German and U.S. parties.
Assisted as secretary to arbitrator in various matters including those under various laws and institutional rules, including ICC, UNCITRAL and AAA/ICDR.
Defeated motion for judgment on the pleadings for European client in New York federal court, successfully arguing that maritime lien and certain bills of lading were not dispositive of client’s claims.
Represented institutional investment management service provider at 10-day trial in New Jersey state court in “business divorce” suit involving claims of shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duty.