US Court Orders Enforcement of Award Against Parties Who Failed to Attend Arbitration Proceedings in Wake of COVID-19 Surge and Political Turmoil

By Diego Luis Alonso Massa, Dean Ehrlich, 3 February 2022

A principal witness contracting COVID-19, compromising their ability to participate in remote hearings. A remote arbitration hearing following a COVID-19 surge and the political turmoil triggered by the assassination of a state president, leading to counsel being unable to communicate with their client.Which, if any, of these occurrences could prevent the recognition, confirmation and...