Diamond McCarthy has significant capabilities in representing clients throughout Europe, and acting on behalf of European entities abroad. For decades, our lawyers have handled complex commercial disputes with parallel proceeding in the region. The depth of our experience also draws on the strength of our strategic relationships throughout the continent to ensure efficiently and effectively resolution of disputes for clients.
**Diamond McCarthy lawyers are licensed to practice law in US jurisdictions and courts and some international jurisdictions (as indicated on the bio for each individual). Otherwise, we draw on our network of lawyers that are licensed locally in each respective matter.**
Significant Representative Experience:
- Acting on behalf of Claimants against a European Government under the US-Poland BIT
- Acting as lead litigation counsel in connection with multimillion-dollar cross-border litigation on behalf of a US multi-national Energy company and various of its affiliates against various Mexican-based corporations and individuals. Parallel enforcement proceedings are ongoing in the Hague, Netherlands, and Mexico with ultimate judgment enforcement in connection with Mexican legal proceedings
- Acted on behalf of a U.S. citizen in Ninth Circuit proceedings against a European Government for the breach of its obligations under international law.
- Acted on behalf of an international Dutch financial institution against one of the United Kingdom’s largest banks in parallel litigation in California and England. Competing claims in the case exceeded $100 million
- Acted on behalf of an Italian oil and gas company in parallel litigation in the United States and the United Kingdom relating to the construction of a pipeline and refining facility in the British
- Acted on behalf of the Lehndorff Companies of Hamburg, Germany in connection with AAA international arbitration proceedings in New York City involving complex real estate development disputes.
- Acted on behalf of the trustee for Enron-affiliated US$400 million partnership that structured the infamous “Raptors” transactions that allowed Enron to avoid reporting US$1 billion in losses; recovered confidential amounts from partnership’s former legal counsel, “big four” accountants, and investment bankers
- Acted on behalf a major financial institution in an antitrust action directed at the predatory practices of the competitor whose acts forced the borrower out of business. As a result of these attorneys’ work, in the state courts of New Mexico and Texas, and in the federal court in El Paso, the client obtained a very substantial settlement from the alleged predator, its German foreign parent entities, and certain of their German and American officers and directors.
- Acted as U.S. litigation counsel for a German real estate investment company.
- Appointed by the US Department Of Justice, Allan Diamond, Managing Partner at Diamond McCarthy, acted as the Chapter 11 Trustee for the Howrey LLP law firm bankruptcy estate to wind down the global operations and oversee the recovery and monetization of its assets, including litigation claims. Howrey LLP is one of the largest law firm bankruptcies in US history with over 750 lawyers and offices throughout the world in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Recovered upwards of a hundred million dollars for the Howrey bankruptcy estate to date.
- Acted as lead trial counsel to the Cayman Island court-appointed liquidators for two former Cayman Island based companies related to the former Italian international food and dairy conglomerate, Parmalat, in connection with their multibillion-dollar claims against financial institutions and professional service firms in a global MDL proceedings in NYC along with related proceedings in the courts of Grand Cayman, Malta, and other countries. Diamond McCarthy was the only law firm to go to trial in the MDL proceedings in the S.D.N.Y, and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for both the 2nd Circuit and 7th Circuit
- Acted on behalf of a major US Oil and Gas company in connection with international arbitration proceedings (LCIA) adverse to Ruhrgas (ExxonMobil subsidiary) of Germany related to interests in a production license for gas in the Norwegian North Sea.
- Acted on behalf of insolvency administrator for KTB Tumorforschungsgesellschaft mbH in Heidelberg, Germany adverse to ApoCell, Inc. in connection with international arbitration proceedings (UNCITRAL and AAA) in Houston, Texas with respect to breaches of contract involving the effective delivery of certain oncological medical device(s).
- Acted as lead trial counsel to global Dutch bank, Rabobank Netherlands, in connection with parallel international proceedings involving more than $100 million in claims against another international European bank, former officers and directors of an international dry fruits and nuts processor as well as cross-border accounting and audit malpractice litigation against one of the big four accounting firms in Contra Costa County, California, Fresno, California and London, England