Becker Glynn defeats petition to stay arbitration

The firm initiated an arbitration on behalf of a U.S. client against a Hong Kong corporation. The arbitration concerned three contracts between the parties. One of the contracts lacked an arbitration clause. The Hong Kong corporation filed a petition in the Supreme Court for the State of New York to stay that part of the arbitration that related to the contract without an arbitration clause. The firm successfully argued that the three contracts were sufficiently related to be covered by the arbitration clause in the main agreement. The Supreme Court, in a ruling highlighted by the New York Law Journal, denied the petition and ordered an arbitration of all claims.