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2021 WL 2223764 (C.A.D.C.) (Appellate Brief)

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

HULLEY ENTERPRISES LTD.; Yukos Universal Ltd.; Veteran Petroleum Ltd., Petitioners-Appellants, v. RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Respondent-Appellee.

No. 20-7113.

June 1, 2021.

On appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, No. 14-1996 (BAH)

Brief for Amici Curiae Andrea K. Bjorklund, Diane Desierto, and Franco Ferrari in Support of Petitioners-Appellants and Reversal

James E. Berger, Charlene C. Sun, King & Spalding LLP, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: 212-556-2202, Fax: 212-556-2222, Email:,, for Amici Curiae.

The amici curiae are prominent professors of international arbitration and international law. Their primary interest is in the accurate interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (“New York Convention” or “Convention”), the mainstay of commercial and investment arbitration in the United States and around the world


This brief has been prepared by individuals affiliated with McGill University Faculty of Law, Notre Dame Law School, and New York University School of Law, but does not purport to present the schools' institutional views, if any