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​International Disputes

International Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

Disagreements in international transactions can raise unique and complex questions of law and procedure that are best handled by a knowledgeable international law practitioner.

La Chuisa Law focuses on international commercial litigation and arbitration. Our firm has extensive experience representing domestic and foreign companies and individuals in a variety of business and contract disputes, including actions involving partnership, shareholder, purchase and sale, and distribution agreements, among others.

La Chuisa Law’s international practice includes the following:

  • Initiating and defending clients in U.S. state and federal courts and in arbitration
  • Service of process on foreign defendants pursuant to the Convention on Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents (Hague Convention on Service), Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, letters rogatory, and other laws
  • Discovery from foreign witnesses pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters, Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory, letters rogatory, and other laws
  • Discovery from U.S. witnesses for use in certain foreign proceedings, pursuant to Section 1782 of Title 28 of the United States Code, a federal statute that allows a litigant to a legal proceeding outside of the U.S. to petition a U.S. court to obtain evidence for use in the non-US proceeding
  • Challenges to U.S. lawsuits based on lack of personal jurisdiction over the foreign defendant
  • Challenges to U.S. lawsuits based on foreign non conveniens (inconvenient forum)
  • Domestication and enforcement of judgments issued by foreign courts in the U.S. under the Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters, uniform state laws governing enforcement of foreign judgments, and other laws
  • Confirmation and enforcement in the U.S. of arbitration awards obtained overseas pursuant to Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention), Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, the Federal Arbitration Act, and other laws
  • Coordinate with foreign counsel to assist in protecting our clients’ rights in foreign legal proceedings
  • Coordinate and oversee parallel proceedings in two or more jurisdictions

If your company is facing a dispute arising from an international business transaction, it is essential you seek out the counsel of an experienced international law practitioner to protect your company’s interests. Jenelle E. La Chuisa is sensitive to the unique cultural aspects of international legal disputes, and she also understands the unique complexities inherent in cases involving multiple jurisdictions. Please call La Chuisa Law today.