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US Supreme Court justices seemed to indicate on Monday that creditors should be able to seek limited information about Argentina's non-US assets in a case stemming from long-running litigation over Argentina's obligations to hedge bond investors. The US administration of President Barack Obama sided with Argentina based on the foreign sovereignty immunity act.
Argentina underlined the support from Brazil, France, Mexico, (even the IMF), among other institutions in the country's long exhausting litigation with hedge funds, an issue which is crucial for Argentina and the whole international financial system.
Brazil, France and Mexico are expected to file papers in the US Supreme Court on Monday backing Argentina in its legal battle with bondholders who refused to take part in debt restructurings from the country's 2002 default, according to a source familiar with the litigation.
President Cristina Fernández praised the decision by France to file an 'amicus curiae' brief before the US Supreme Court, in a show of support to Argentina in its long-standing battle against speculative fund creditors, and also secured the backing of the French government to settle a 9.5bn dollars dispute with the Paris Club.
A group of bondholders that entered the restructuring of Argentine debt in 2005 and 2010 have presented their own appeal before the United States Supreme Court, in the case involving the so-called holdout hedge funds. The petition, made public on Thursday, mirrors a similar appeal carried out on Tuesday by the Argentine government.
Argentina appeals hedge funds case to US Supreme Court; warns of 'havoc' if lower court ruling stands
Argentina announced on Tuesday it had appealed to the US Supreme Court against a lower court order to pay off hedge fund investors in its bonds, arguing that order violated its sovereignty.
The Argentine government will appeal on Monday before the US Supreme Court for the second time against the hedge funds claim. The Supreme Court is the last judiciary step in the dispute.
Paul Singer, CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation and who is litigating Argentina demanding full payment of defaulted bonds described Argentina's government policies as 'horrendous' and stated that 'talking' he could settle the dispute 'in an afternoon'.
The US Supreme Court agreed on Friday to consider a dispute over subpoenas in a case stemming from long-running litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors in the wake of its default on 100 billion dollars in sovereign debt in 2002.
A United States appeals court on Monday declined to reconsider an order requiring Argentina to pay 1.33 billion dollars, ruling in favor of bondholders who refused to participate in two debt restructurings spinning out of the country's 2002 default.