Jesse Mondry in General Counsel News

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a key issue in international arbitration agreements: whether the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards permits a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement to compel arbitration against a signatory to arbitration based on the doctrine of equitable estoppel.

A post on the Harris Sliwoski China Law Blog points out that the question has split the circuit courts, meaning that now the answer to the question depends on where in the United States the dispute is being litigated.