Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez isn’t exactly chummy with the United States. So why would his government agree to be sued in U.S. courts?

It wouldn’t — as a team of Foley Hoag lawyers proved in a $200 million Manhattan federal district court case that was dismissed May 2. Foley represented the government of Venezuela in the suit, which was brought by two mining companies forced to surrender 20-year mining concessions so Venezuela could build a dam.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]