Enforcement of International Judgments

February 21, 2013

(c) Paper is patient – as the saying goes: many parties make a choice of forum in advanced of any dispute. The issues of choice of forum and enforcement of judgments are intertwined because in evaluating a choice of forum, a party and its lawyers must consider whether a judgment of the chosen forum…

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US Court of Appeals Permits Discovery in International Commercial Arbitration*

September 26, 2012

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a decision that may have a significant impact on the taking of evidence in international arbitration. The court held that an arbitral tribunal constituted a “foreign or international tribunal” for purposes of section 1782 of Title 28 of the United States Code (28 U.S.C.…

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International Arbitration Series: What is Arbitration?

July 18, 2011

“When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?” – Benjamin Franklin Ben Franklin may be pleased to know that arbitration has become a leading method of resolving disputes, especially in the international context. Generally, arbitration is a creation of contract. Two parties decide that they will submit their disputes to…

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