February 20, 2019 Articles

Right to Compel Non-Parties Differs for Domestic and International Disputes

These differences impact the arbitration of a third-party through joinder.

By James Reiman

An August, 2018, decision by the Eleventh Circuit highlights the differences in the U.S. courts under Chapter 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) relating to domestic matters and Chapter 2 of the FAA, which addresses international disputes and the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the NY Convention). These differences especially impact the ability to compel the arbitration of a third-party through joinder.  

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