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The Hague Court Rules for Chevron in Ecuador Dispute

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:50pm

The District Court of The Hague today ruled in favor of Chevron Corporation in its dispute with the Republic of Ecuador, upholding a 2018 arbitral award rendered by an international tribunal administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Key Points: 
  • The District Court of The Hague today ruled in favor of Chevron Corporation in its dispute with the Republic of Ecuador, upholding a 2018 arbitral award rendered by an international tribunal administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
  • The court held that because none of the setting aside grounds brought forward by Ecuador succeed, the claims will be denied.
  • Even Ecuador finally admitted in a public filing earlier this year that the $9.5 billion judgment issued by its courts against Chevron is fraudulent.
  • Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com .

Dutch Supreme Court Rules for Chevron in Ecuador Dispute

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 5:59am

The Dutch Supreme Court joins the courts of the United States, Argentina, Brazil, and Gibraltar in rejecting the Ecuadorian fraud against Chevron.

Key Points: 
  • The Dutch Supreme Court joins the courts of the United States, Argentina, Brazil, and Gibraltar in rejecting the Ecuadorian fraud against Chevron.
  • Chevron urges Ecuador to honor its obligations under international law, comply with the lawful orders of The Hague tribunal and put an end to the fraud and extortion against Chevron.
  • The Dutch Supreme Court found that the challenged arbitral awards are consistent with public policy and justified to prevent irreversible harm to Chevron.
  • The decision of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands follows on the footsteps of last weeks decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in favor of Chevrons indirect Canadian subsidiary.

Dutch Supreme Court Rules for Chevron in Ecuador Dispute

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 9:28pm

The Dutch Supreme Court joins the courts of the United States, Argentina, Brazil, and Gibraltar in rejecting the Ecuadorian fraud against Chevron.

Key Points: 
  • The Dutch Supreme Court joins the courts of the United States, Argentina, Brazil, and Gibraltar in rejecting the Ecuadorian fraud against Chevron.
  • Chevron urges Ecuador to honor its obligations under international law, comply with the lawful orders of The Hague tribunal and put an end to the fraud and extortion against Chevron.
  • The Dutch Supreme Court found that the challenged arbitral awards are consistent with public policy and justified to prevent irreversible harm to Chevron.
  • The decision of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands follows on the footsteps of last weeks decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in favor of Chevrons indirect Canadian subsidiary.

Fraudulent Ecuador Judgment is Unenforceable Against Chevron’s Canadian Subsidiary

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:16pm

"We are pleased that the highest court in Canada has put an end to the plaintiffs lawyers attempts to enforce their corrupt Ecuadorian judgment against Chevrons indirect subsidiary in Canada, said R. Hewitt Pate, vice president and general counsel, Chevron Corporation.

Key Points: 
  • "We are pleased that the highest court in Canada has put an end to the plaintiffs lawyers attempts to enforce their corrupt Ecuadorian judgment against Chevrons indirect subsidiary in Canada, said R. Hewitt Pate, vice president and general counsel, Chevron Corporation.
  • Canadian courts have rejected the plaintiffs efforts to circumvent the determination by U.S. courts that the Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron was procured through bribery, fraud and other racketeering activity.
  • The tribunal concluded that the fraudulent Ecuadorian judgment violates international public policy and should not be recognised or enforced by the courts of other States.
  • This followed a ruling by a court in Argentina in October 2017, which also denied recognition of the Ecuadorian judgment.

Fraudulent Ecuadorian Judgment is Unenforceable Against Chevron’s Canadian Subsidiary

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 5:59pm

"We are pleased that the highest court in Canada has put an end to the plaintiffs lawyers attempts to enforce their corrupt Ecuadorian judgment against Chevrons indirect subsidiary in Canada, said R. Hewitt Pate, vice president and general counsel, Chevron Corporation.

Key Points: 
  • "We are pleased that the highest court in Canada has put an end to the plaintiffs lawyers attempts to enforce their corrupt Ecuadorian judgment against Chevrons indirect subsidiary in Canada, said R. Hewitt Pate, vice president and general counsel, Chevron Corporation.
  • Canadian courts have rejected the plaintiffs efforts to circumvent the determination by U.S. courts that the Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron was procured through bribery, fraud and other racketeering activity.
  • The tribunal concluded that the fraudulent Ecuadorian judgment violates international public policy and should not be recognised or enforced by the courts of other States.
  • This followed a ruling by a court in Argentina in October 2017, which also denied recognition of the Ecuadorian judgment.