February 19, 2021
The American Lawyer’s Litigation Daily highlighted a recent victory from a team that included DPK partners Tom Dewey and Keara Bergin in an article titled “This Week’s Litigator of the Week Runner-Up and Shout Outs” on February 19th. “Shout out to a team led by Mike Miller at Steptoe & Johnson who this week convinced New York’s Appellate Division, First Department to revive a breach of contract claim Leonid Lebedev brought against Leonard Blavatnik and Viktor Vekselberg over $2 billion in proceeds from TNK-BP’s 2013 sale to Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft. The court also affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of counterclaims seeking to force Lebedev to indemnify the defendant’s litigation costs.”
“Other successful practices have remained decidedly small. The grandson of Thomas E. Dewey, for example, has his own firm, Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky, a litigation boutique in Manhattan that he started in 1998. Thomas E.L. Dewey’s 14-lawyer shop, which represents large corporate clients like Credit Suisse and Time Warner, markets itself as a cost-effective alternative to large, expensive firms.”
The New York Times
December 16, 2020
Global Arbitration Review Highlights Investors’ Claims Against Peru
Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky, with co-counsel Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, represents a group of US-based investors that have brought an ICSID arbitration against Peru, under the terms of the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. The case concerns investments by Worth Capital Holdings in the Pucallpa gas refinery near the country's border with Brazil.
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