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Judicial Review of Government Contractor Suspensions

In recent years, the U.S. government has exercised enhanced scrutiny over federal contractors through, among other things, the increased use of its suspension and debarment remedies – fueled in part by reports of contractor...more

PEMEX Files Suit to Recover $160 Million in Bribery Case

Mexican state oil company Pemex has filed a lawsuit in New York seeking to recover nearly $160 million from Germany's Siemens and South Korea's SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. in a global bribery case, a law firm...more

An Independent Corporate Monitor's Perspective on Pre-Trial Diversion/Government Settlement Agreeements

Pre-Trial diversion or settlement agreements have been increasingly used as a tool by government agencies as a means of resolving corporate liability for misconduct or fraud perpetrated by an organization's employees,...more

UK Public Procurement Law Digest: Successfully Setting Aside UK Procurement Contract Awards

Ever since UK law was changed to permit courts to set aside improperly awarded public contracts, there has been a series of unsuccessful attempts to invoke the new remedy. Successful set-aside applications have been rare...more

Fourth Circuit Upholds “Derivative” Soveign Immunity, following the D.C. Circuit

Suhail Najim Abdullah Al Shimari, et al. v. CACI Int’l, No. 09-1335 (4th Cir. 2011), addresses the issue of “derivative sovereign immunity”, which deserves another look. According to the allegations, four Iraqi citizens were...more

An Improved NAFTA? Investor-State Arbitration Provisions Under the Colombia-US Free Trade Agreement

Chapter 11 of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the first international trade agreement provision to give foreign investors a direct cause of action for investment disputes against the host government in...more

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