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First Corporate Anti-Terrorism Act Prosecution Marks Expansion of U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts

USA - October 27 2022 In October 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ" or "Department") announced a guilty plea in its first-ever corporate "material support"…

James E. Gauch, Theodore T. Chung, Steven T. Cottreau, James P. Loonam, Kendra L. Marvel

Changing Anti-Terrorism Act Jurisprudence Increases Litigation Exposure

USA - July 19 2022 Following the 2016 enactment of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act ("JASTA"), courts construed aiding-and-abetting liability narrowly…

James E. Gauch, Steven T. Cottreau, Henry Klehm III, Emily Goldberg Knox, Christopher Lovrien

Energy Transition and Climate Change Treaties

Global - May 30 2022 As climate change and energy transition play an increasingly important role in the decision-making of private and government entities, one issue is…

Michelle Bradfield, Philip J. Devenish, Caroline C. Edsall, Melissa Stear Gorsline, Sylvia Tonova

Peru's Struggle to Balance Foreign Investors' Rights and Local Communities' Demands

Peru - May 30 2022 In 2021, Pedro Castillo, a left-wing socialist from Peru's Marxist party, was elected the country's president. President Castillo promised to…

James Egerton-Vernon, José A. Estandía, Mercedes Fernandez, Melissa Stear Gorsline, Sylvia Tonova

Legislative Setback to Electrical Reform in Mexico. New Target: Lithium

Mexico - May 23 2022 In 2021, Mexican President Lopez Obrador proposed a Reform Initiative to transform the electricity sector in Mexico by transferring control of the…

James Egerton-Vernon, José A. Estandía, Melissa Stear Gorsline, Maria I. Pradilla Picas, Luis Riesgo