Nuestros abogados supervisaron la exitosa recuperación de bienes en trece países contra un fugitivo de la justicia de los Estados Unidos, y representaron a los liquidadores de compañías como Laker Airways, Madoff International Securities, Akai Electronics, Polly Peck, First Cayman Bank, Carlyle Capital Corp., Galleria Corp y otras importantes compañías y fondos de inversión. Trabajamos como coordinadores legales globales para la familia Algosaibi, víctimas de un fraude de 10 mil millones de dólares en Arabia Saudita, coordinando estrategias y litigios en más de una docena de jurisdicciones. También tenemos experiencia en representar grandes conglomerados familiares en disputas con empresas multinacionales de bebidas, automóviles y hoteles. Actuamos como abogados en los Estados Unidos de los liquidadores en la insolvencia bancaria más importante del mundo, el Banco de Crédito y Comercio Internacional (BCCI) - incluso obtuvimos uno de los veredictos del fraude RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) más grandes en la historia: más de mil millones de dólares, contra un ex funcionario del gobierno de Arabia Saudita. También manejamos la mayor confiscación penal de bienes en la historia de los Estados Unidos.
Nuestros clientes obtienen una experiencia sólida en resolver problemas legales transnacionales cruciales - insolvencias, fraudes, investigaciones y más - en fondos de cobertura, bancos, seguros, reaseguros y otras industrias.
Representamos a clientes en Inglaterra, las Islas Caimán, las Islas Canal, Luxemburgo, y en muchos otros lugares, también litigamos en nombre de gobiernos extranjeros, figuras políticas, empresas e individuos en los tribunales de los Estados Unidos. Coordinamos disputas legales transnacionales, que involucran intereses en los Estados Unidos, el Reino Unido, Europa Continental, el Caribe, América del Sur y Central, el Medio Oriente, y Asia. Como miembros del International Business Law Consortium, mantenemos relaciones de trabajo estrechas con firmas líderes alrededor del mundo, con el fin de brindar nuestra experiencia legal local en la resolución de las más complejas y desafiantes disputas internacionales.
Nuestros abogados dan clases y publican sobre una variedad de temas relativos a litigios transnacionales, como la obtención de evidencia en los Estados Unidos en colaboración con procesos judiciales extranjeros y procesos de insolvencia en los Estados Unidos, subordinados a las liquidaciones extranjeras.
Nuestros abogados no solo tienen experiencia en otras jurisdicciones. Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss también tiene abogados y asistentes legales que hablan español, árabe y chino mandarín.
For "any kind of foreign litigation or arbitration ... that involves transactions in U.S. dollars, there's at least a possibility that there's going to be information in the U.S. and that tends to be attractive," said Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC partner A. Katherine Toomey.Law360, March 25, 2021
Six LBKM professionals have been selected to the 2019 New York and Washington, DC Super Lawyers lists - an honor limited to 5 percent of the lawyers in each state. In addition, one LBKM professional has been selected to the 2019 New York Rising Stars list.October 2019
- New York Post reports FBI evidence in a lawsuit alleges Saudi Arabia's US embassy may have funded test run for Sept 11.
Waleed Nassar, an international disputes lawyer who represents two Saudi charities that are defendants in 9/11 litigation alongside Saudi Arabia, said, "the evidence, along with much of what has been submitted, is innuendo and circumstantial".
"The plaintiff's burden is to show something more direct, and that's really the only hope they have to have Saudi Arabia remain in the litigation," Nassar said.September 11, 2017
Katherine Toomey was interviewed about renewed Chamber of Commerce efforts to obtain disclosure of third party funding arrangements for litigation. She noted that the process of obtaining funding can be helpful “because oftentimes you are engaging in a real testing of the strength of the case. . . You have people who are very knowledgeable and are interested in making sure they're making a good investment, asking you some very hard questions about the weakest parts of your case. So the cases that make it through are stronger for the process."Law360, June 21, 2017
The Appellate Division, First Department, recently affirmed the dismissal of various claims brought by New Greenwich Litigation Trustee, successor to the claims of two feeder funds in the Bernard Madoff affair, against various third-party fund administrators, accountants and auditors.New York Law Journal, November 16, 2016
Next week, for the second time in two years, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in a case for the purpose of resolving a split in the circuits concerning the scope of the bank fraud statute — 18 U.S.C. §1344.Law360, September 29, 2016
- Law 360, March 30, 2016
- Yahoo Finance France, August 13, 2014
- Le Parisien, August 13, 2014
- Societe Generale allegedly mis-sold financial products to Northern Rock that were partly to blame for UK bank's collapseThe Telegragh, August 13, 2014
- Law360, August 12, 2014
- October 4, 2012
- Law360, September 25, 2012
- The recoupment of illicit funds pilfered from the country through the decades of Mubarak led corruptionDaily News Egypt, July 19, 2012
- Insurance Day, April 26, 2012
- Insurance Day, April 12, 2012
- The lawyer behind a $1 billion cross-border suit against Goldman Sachs following the sub-prime mortgage crisis praises the merits of bringing major commercial cases in the United States.February 3, 2012
- Washington lawyer Eric Lewis, who is acting for hedge fund Basis Capital in its $1 billion court action against Goldman Sachs over collateralised debt obligation deals in 2007, is used to playing a long game.The Australian, February 2, 2012
- Saudi Firms Continue Multi-Billion Dollar Global Legal BattleMiddle East Economic Survey, October 31, 2011
- Huffington Post, October 28, 2011
- Saudi Arabia’s most high profile legal battle indicates just how dangerous the world’s capital markets remain a decade after Sept. 11, 2001.Trends Magazine, September 11, 2011
- The National, March 13, 2011
- The Washington Post, February 13, 2011
- Insurance Day, February 11, 2011
- The Australian Financial Review, June 11, 2010
- Reuters, June 10, 2010
- An Australian hedge fund has launched a billion dollar lawsuit alleging Goldman Sachs knowingly sold it dud investments.ABC News, June 10, 2010
- Huffington Post, June 9, 2010
- Goldman Faces $1 Billion SuitBasis Capital Cites 'False Representations' in Collapsed CDO; Abacus Factor?Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2010
- Simmons, Withers and Linklaters Advise on $9.2bn Saudi Fraud CaseMultibillion-pound Saudi fraud case hands roles to raft of UK firmsLegalweek.com, January 20, 2010
- The Big Money from Slate, March 23, 2009
Publicaciones, Presentaciones y Eventos
In recent weeks, the world has been engulfed by the spread of COVID-19 as governments scramble to protect their citizens and avoid the collapse of public health systems and long-term damage to their economies. The wide-ranging efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 has created a tidal wave of ramifications for an international business community that is today more interconnected than ever, and led to high levels of uncertainty surrounding current and future contractual obligations. At a time when government policies fluctuate daily and courts and arbitration centers are becoming increasingly inaccessible to resolve active disputes, it is difficult for a party to seek or obtain interim measures or relief. From country to country and company to company, the responses have not been uniform: some commercial parties have continued to perform their obligations, while others have argued for wholesale abdication of their responsibilities, and still others are somewhere in between. Certain trends of government action and commercial response are emerging worldwide, no less so in the hyper-connected global businesses that are found in the Middle East.April 20, 2020
In these tough times, when clients are looking to protect assets and increase revenue, it is more important than ever to ensure that their arbitral awards are collectible. A truly successful outcome requires the ability to enforce and monetize the award that was won in the arbitration. When faced with a recalcitrant award debtor, it is imperative to think strategically and work closely with counsel and experts to enforce and identify recoverable assets.April 2, 2020
- Panelist, "Doing Business in Mexico: Legal Developments in Arbitration and Financial Crime (Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption)"The Cornell Club, New York, NY, June 18, 2019
- New York Appellate Court Imposes Jurisdictional Requirements in Foreign Judgment Recognition Actions
The First Department Appellate Division in New York recently issued a ruling that will make the recognition of foreign country money judgments more difficult in New York. Kate Toomey and Tara Plochocki summarize its impact.March 19, 2018
- For global transparency and financial integrity, the US must ensure that the dollar remains dominanthttp://www.independent.co.uk, October 31, 2017
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- August 16, 2012
- "The El Paso Ruling and its Effect on the Use of §1782 in Private International Arbitration Proceedings"September 2009
- June 13, 2009