June 16, 2020 Practice Points

Fourth Circuit Confirms Chinese Arbitration Award

When dealing with foreign partners, you must be prepared to engage with that jurisdiction’s legal system.

By David Y. Loh

On June 8, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed in Denver Global Products, Inc. v. Roger Leon, et al., Docket No. 18-1853, the district court’s decision to compel arbitration and confirmed an award issued by the Chongqing Arbitration Commission. This decision in and of itself is not terribly significant but it does highlight the pitfalls of doing business overseas, especially where the requisite contracts call for disputes to be resolved in a foreign jurisdiction.

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