Tag: New York Convention

  • Case of the Day: Outokumpu Stainless v. Converteam

    The case of the day is Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC v. Converteam SAS (11th Cir. 2018). Outokumpu had a steel factory in Alabama. Its predecessor in interest had a contract with a firm called Fives to buy three cold rolling mills for use in the factory. The contract had an agreement to arbitrate requiring arbitration […]

  • Case of the Day: Fiorilla v. Citigroup Global Markets

    Case of the Day: Fiorilla v. Citigroup Global Markets

    The case of the day is Fiorilla v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2018). John Leopoldo Fiorilla brought an arbitration against Citigroup in 2010. Fiorilla, a self-described “unsophisticated” investor, opened an account with Citi in 2006 to manage his $19.5 million life savings. He alleged that through “mismanagement and malfeasance,” Citi “eviscerated” his savings, which […]

  • Case of the Day: Hardy Exploration v. India

    The case of the day is Hardy Exploration & Production (India), Inc. v. Government of India (D.D.C. 2018). It’s a rare example of a US court refusing to confirm an international arbitral award on the grounds that it violates US public policy. Hardy had a contract with the Indian government to search for and extract […]

  • Case of the Day: Sharp v. Hisense USA

    The case of the day is Sharp Corp. v. Hisense USA Corp. (D.D.C. 2017). Sharp, a Japanese electronics company, entered into a trademark license agreement with Hisense, a Chinese manufacturer. The agreement had an agreement to arbitrate disputes in Singapore under the SIAC rules. Sharp terminated the agreement, arguing that Hisense had failed to perform. […]

  • Case of the Day: Brittania-U Nigeria v. Chevron

    Case of the Day: Brittania-U Nigeria v. Chevron

    The case of the day is Brittania-U Nigeria, Ltd. v. Chevron USA, Inc. (5th Cir. 2017). Brittania-U (the double-T is how it spells its name) sued Chevron USA, Ali Moshiri, and Moncef Attia in the Texas state courts. The claim was that Chevron Nigeria, a division of Chevron USA, had invited bids for the sale […]