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U.S., China – 1974-77

Assisted in litigation of stakeholder claims asserted in Delaware courts arising from U.S. settlement with the PRC regarding expropriation of the property of the Shanghai Power Company, which held the franchise to supply electricity to the foreign community in Shanghai from the mid 1920’s until 1949.

U.S. – Otis Elevator – 1978-9

Managed Otis defense dockets for elevator personal injury and unjust imprisonment claims, working with local counsel and insurers. Also successfully managed a major defense of a claim arising from personal injury allegedly arising from a defective forklift truck manufactured by former Otis subsidiary, Baker Linde, in U.S. Federal District Court, Northern District of Virginia.

Canada – 1982

Managed Sterling Drug’s successful defense of claims relating to administration of poultry vaccines, other veterinary products, in Ontario. Also managed claims asserted by employees as regards employee rights and prerogatives, career development, etc.

Australia, New Zealand – 1987-88

Managed Sterling’s product promotion claims against competitors, which resulted in victorious assertions of exclusive aspects of Sterling’s product advertising and promotion.

Canada – 1988-89

Managed Sterling’s suit challenging Canadian compulsory licensing legislation with respect to a drug then under development. Collaborated with leading Canadian IP counsel in Montreal.

Participated in pharmaceutical industry groups negotiating with the Canadian government as a prelude to U.S.-Canada adoption of NAFTA in relation to protection of intellectual property interests.

Korea 1988-89

Negotiated settlements with estranged local joint venture shareholders resulting in Sterling’s recovery of an entire interest in and liquidation of, its consumer product joint venture in Korea. This project also entailed management of a settlement with a competing pharmaceutical multinational as regards unauthorized competitive product disparagement. Complaints lodged against the Sterling JV under Korean Fair Trade laws.