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U.S.: District court judgment vacating award overturned for failure to apply CISG and to consider extrinsic evidence of the parties’ agreement to arbitrate

USA - August 1 2018 In 2013, Transmar Commodity Group Ltd. (“Transmar”) and Cooperativa Agraria Industrial Naranjillo Ltda. (“Naranjillo”) entered into six nearly...

L Andrew S. Riccio.


U.S.: Second Circuit affirms bankruptcy and district court decisions to deny motion to compel arbitration given the conflict between arbitration and the Bankruptcy Code.

USA - June 18 2018 Plaintiff was a credit card holder with Credit One Bank, N.A.’s predecessor (the “Bank”). On March 12, 2012, the Bank “charged off” Plaintiff’s...

Kyle Richard Olson.


U.S.:District court confirms ICSID award and refuses to stay enforcement pending foreign proceeding

USA - June 11 2018 Rusoro, a Canadian company, owned 58 mining concessions and contracts for the exploration and production of gold in Venezuela. At the time of Rusoro’s...

L Andrew S. Riccio.


U.S.: District court confirms arbitration award, denying Respondent’s claims that the agreement at issue was subject to Ghanaian law.

USA - May 30 2018 Balkan Energy Ltd. v. Republic of Ghana, No. 17-cv-00584 (D.D.C. Mar. 22, 2018) click for opinion In 2007, the Republic of Ghana (“Ghana”)...

Amanda Praestholm.


Enforcement of Arbitration Agreement. District court dismisses Defendant’s arbitrable counterclaims and stays Plaintiffs’ non-arbitrable claims against Defendant

USA - May 7 2018 Plaintiffs, West African Ventures Limited and Sea Trucks Group FZE, brought a guarantee-enforcement action against two guarantors under various...

Alexander D. Burch.