District Court Refuses to Vacate Award Annulled at The Seat of Arbitration Because It Would Offend Basic Standards of…

In 2005, Compañía de Inversiones Mercantiles S.A. (“CIMSA”), Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, S.A.B. de C.V. (“GCC S.A.B.”) and GCC Latinoamérica, S.A. de C.V. (“GCC Latinoamérica,” and collectively “GCC”) executed a shareholder’s agreement under which they each obtained a right of first refusal of shares in a mutually held Bolivian cement company. In late 2009, GCC communicated its intention to sell its shares in the cement company. After lengthy negotiations regarding CIMSA’s purchase of GCC’s shares, GCC claimed that CIMSA’s attempts to exercise its right of first refusal were invalid, and sold its shares to a Peruvian company instead…

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