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Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC, v. Coverteam SAS (aka GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS, Corp.,), No. 17-10944 (11th Cir. July 8, 2022)[1] Factual Background In 2007, the predecessor of Plaintiff Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC (“Outokumpu”) entered into a series of agreements with F.L. Industries Inc. (“Fives”) for the provision of three cold rolling mills used for manufacturing and processing steel products. The parties agreed that disputes arising from the agreements would be subject to arbitration under German…

Tethyan Copper Co. Pty Ltd. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan, No. 1:19-cv-02424 (D.D.C. Mar. 10, 2022)[1] In 2006, Tethyan Copper Co. Pty Ltd. (“Tethyan”), an Australian company, entered into a joint venture with a Pakistani province, Balochistan, which provided that Tethyan could “explore potential copper and gold mining” in the province. In 2011, Tethyan applied to Balochistan for a lease to mine the Reko Diq deposit, one of the world’s largest copper-gold deposits, located in…

Citigroup Inc. v. Sayeg, No. 21-cv-10413 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 20, 2022)[1] Factual Background Luis Sebastian Sayeg Seade (“Sayeg”) was employed by Banco Nacional de M√©xico, S.A. (“Banamex”), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Citigroup, organized under the laws of Mexico with a principal place of business in Mexico. During Sayeg’s employment with Banamex, Citigroup had in place various incentive plans (the “Plans”), which granted incentive compensation to its employees. All of the Plans contained arbitration clauses. Sayeg’s…

First Circuit vacates grant of motion to compel arbitration, finding that the parties’ disagreement over which conflicting agreement applied required the district court to resolve the gateway question of arbitrability.¬†McKenzie v. Brannan, No. 20-2170 (1st Cir. Nov. 22, 2021)[1] Factual Background American Pop Art artist Robert Indiana (“Indiana”) was famous for his distinctive “LOVE” image (with the L and titled O sitting atop the V and E). In 2008, Indiana entered into a publishing agreement…