In GE, Supreme Court Extends Reach Of Int'l Arbitration In US

Law360 (June 3, 2020, 4:04 PM EDT) -- In GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS v. Outokumpu Stainless USA LLC,[1] the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a long-standing question of often critical importance to international commercial disputes: Whether a nonsignatory to an international arbitration agreement may enforce that arbitration agreement in U.S. courts under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, known as the New York Convention.

In a unanimous decision, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the court held that the New York Convention — as implemented in the U.S. via Chapter 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act,[2] or FAA — permits nonsignatories to international arbitration...

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