Enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that, unlike petitions to compel arbitration, petitions to confirm or vacate an arbitration award cannot be brought in federal court simply because the underlying
Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Petitions to Confirm or Vacate Arbitration Awards Cannot Be Brought In Federal Court Simply Because the Underlying Dispute Involves a Federal Question

Sarah Biser and Craig Tractenberg presented a webinar on April 7, 2022 at 12 pm entitled “Challenging and Enforcing Domestic and International Arbitral Awards.”  Contact us at sbiser@foxrothschild.com and/or ctractenberg@foxrothschild.com
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Sarah Biser and Craig Tractenberg will be presenting a webinar on hop topics on international litigation and arbitration on thursday, November 4, 2021 at 12 pm eastern..  You can register
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Strategies to Collect International Arbitration Awards

One of the problems that parties to international arbitration face is that the opposing party may attempt to move its assets so that if
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For the second time in four years, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to resolve an arbitration-related issue that state and federal courts have been wrestling with over the last
Continue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Whether the Federal Arbitration Act Forecloses Public-Policy Challenges to Arbitration Awards

An employee of a Louisiana financial service company who lost in an employment-related arbitration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve an arbitration-related issue that has divided the circuit
Continue Reading Petition Seeks Supreme Court Review of Standard for Determining Federal Court Jurisdiction Over Motions to Confirm or Vacate Arbitration Awards

On March 3, 2021, Israel signed the HCCH Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (“2019 Convention”).  Israel became the third State to sign the Convention, joining Uruguay and Ukraine.

The Hague Conference on Private International Law adopted the Convention to provide a uniform process to HCCH member states for enforcing civil judgments in other countries throughout the world.  The convention provides that contracting states will recognize and enforce certain civil or commercial judgments rendered by courts of other contracting states, obviating the need for a review of the underlying judgment on its merits.

The principal tenet of the convention is Article 4, which provides that “a judgment given by a court of a contracting state (state of origin) shall be recognized and enforced in another contracting state (requested state) in accordance with [chapter 2 of the convention].”

Although three States have now signed the 2019 Convention, the Convention has yet to be ratified, which is an important milestone for the Convention to come into full force and effect.
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The London Court of Arbitration (LCIA) released 2020 update to its arbitration and mediation rules (the “Rules updates”), which comes into effect on October 1, 2020.  The purpose of the
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A recent decision of the Southern District of New York illustrates enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York Convention in situations when there are competing decisions issued by an
Continue Reading SDNY Enforces An Arbitral Award But Won’t Enjoin The Enforcement Of Austrian Judgment Concerning Same Matter