9/21/23 - News
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SHJ’s Landmark Victory Clarifies Double Fraction Dilemma in Oil and Gas Law
The Texas Supreme Court recently clarified an issue that has been the source of extensive litigation for decades: the so-called “double fraction dilemma.” In a landmark victory, SHJ partner Marc Tabolsky successfully argued a dispute over a century-old deed containing a reservation of mineral rights that used a double fraction.Read more
The Sun Has Finally Set on NAFTA: Investor-State Arbitration Under the USMCA
On July 1, 2020, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) took effect, replacing the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The USMCA provides a three-year sunset period for investors to submit arbitration claims related to foreign investments established or acquired under NAFTA. Now that the practical deadline of April 1, 2023 has passed, investors can no longer access NAFTA’s dispute resolution mechanism and must file investment claims under the USMCA regime. A new article by SHJ managing partner Andy Hicks and associate Fatima Aslam outlines key changes that investors should look out for.Read more
On the Right Track: From BigLaw to Boutique
Partner Persis Dean joined SHJ in 2015 after six years as in-house counsel for Exxon Mobil Corporation and three at Vinson & Elkins. Recently elected to the partnership, she is poised to help lead the firm through its most rapid growth period yet. Here, Dean discusses what it’s like to be a working parent in corporate law, her approach to mentoring, and the benefits of boutique firm life.Read more
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