We have experience litigating cases involving the laws of England, Spain, Lebanon, and Iran, as a few examples. International business disputes generally involve some unique legal issues, starting with the court’s jurisdiction over the subject matter and the defendants and which law applies to the dispute.
The parties frequently retain experts in the law that controls the dispute. These cases often require important documents to be translated and explained. If the forum for the case is in a country where the defendant has no or limited assets, another issue is whether a judgment will be enforceable in the country where the defendant holds its assets.
We won a defense judgment at trial on behalf of Israeli wholesale diamond dealers who bought millions of dollars’ worth of rare diamonds in Spain from third parties that had gained possession of them under false pretenses from the consigning owners who were Swiss and New York dealers that were never paid for the diamonds. Learn More
We won a $35.4 million judgment at trial on behalf of a family trying to reclaim hundreds of real property parcels in Iran that were confiscated during the Iran Revolution and subsequently misappropriated by the defendant. Learn More
What Counsel Say
“Greg was my opposing counsel in a complex diamond case that went to trial a number of years ago. He was a formidable adversary throughout the case and an effective cross-examiner during trial. Despite our hard-fought battle, Greg was a pleasure to deal with. Anyone who hires Greg can be assured that they are hiring a consummate professional and one of the best trial lawyers in Los Angeles.”
- Andre Cronthall, partner at Sheppard Mullin LLP