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International Tribunal Rules for Chevron in Ecuador Case

Author: Chevron, Published on: 7 September 2018

An international tribunal administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has issued an award in favor of Chevron...“An esteemed international tribunal...has unanimously confirmed that, following completion of an agreed environmental remediation program, Chevron was released by the Republic of Ecuador from the environmental claims that the fraudulent Ecuadorian judgment purports to address,” said R. Hewitt Pate, Chevron vice president and general counsel...“The tribunal found extensive evidence of fraud and corruption by members of the Ecuadorian judiciary acting in collusion with American and Ecuadorian lawyers.  This award is consistent with rulings by courts in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Gibraltar confirming that the Ecuadorian judgment is unenforceable in any country that respects the rule of law,” said Pate...Pate concluded:  “Ecuador’s executive and judicial branch officials are now different from those involved in the events at issue in this award.  Chevron takes no pleasure in any dispute with a sovereign nation.  The company invites the government of Ecuador to repudiate the fraudulent scheme and make constructive efforts to meet its own long unfulfilled environmental obligations.”...

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