Author: Joseph D. Becker
Published: December 1996
National Institutions and Rules
Bankruptcy of a Party
Description: In appropriate cases, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) empowers a “United States district court” to compel arbitration, and empowers the “United States court in and for the district” where the award was made to enter judgment upon an arbitral award. In international cases falling under the principal conventions, the “district courts of the United States” have competence to compel arbitration and to confirm awards. None of these provisions mentions the bankruptcy courts.