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Airport Contractor Can't Duck Taxes, Belize Tells DC Circ.

Law360, New York (February 3, 2016, 2:06 PM EST) -- The government of Belize pressed the D.C. Circuit to reverse a lower court order affirming a $4.4 million arbitral award to an airport contractor over a terminated operating agreement, saying Tuesday that the contractor was abusing an international arbitration convention to avoid paying taxes.

Belize said that Newco Ltd. is misusing the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards — which U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon's August order confirming the arbitral award in the contractor’s favor relied upon —  to avoid paying nearly $3 million in Belizean taxes, which the country wants to offset the award with....

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August 11, 2015

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