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The Global Lawyer: The Supreme Court Sides With the Arbitrators

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

By favoring BP Group this month in its battle with Argentina, the Supreme Court sided with arbitrators over judges, with the U.S. arbitration industry over its rivals, and with the international investment system over scofflaws.

Chevron v. Donziger: The Beginning of the End

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

After 20 years and hundreds of millions of dollars in litigation costs, we have a winner in the Chevron Ecuador dispute. And of all the countless legal battlegrounds, it's now clearer than ever that U.S. litigation was the main event.

The Global Lawyer: After the Donziger Trial, Chevron Can Rest Easy

By Michael D. Goldhaber |

The $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron is grounded in fraud. So who cares if Canada's courts aren't hung up on corporate formalities?