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Alexandra Meise Mentioned in Global Arbitration Review on Enforcement 

October 31, 2018

Alexandra (Xander) Meise was mentioned in the article, "The enforcement challenge under the spotlight," published by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) on October 31, 2018.

The article discusses enforcement and its being the “single most important challenge” facing arbitration today, as stated at the opening of the latest conference of the International Arbitration Institute, which focused on enforcement against states. The article further explores comments about this topic spoken at the Institute. 

From the article...

"Alexandra Meise of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp in Washington, DC, explained the approach of US courts by reference to 1983 Supreme Court decision in Bancec and the 2018 Delaware District Court decision in Crystallex. In the Crystallex decision, the Delaware court followed the Supreme Court’s warning that there was no 'mechanical formula' for determining whether the presumption of corporate separateness was overcome and held that based on the totality of circumstances Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA was under the extensive control and was thus an alter ego of Venezuela.

Meise noted that while the Crystallex case only binds Third Circuit US courts, the US Supreme Court could eventually rule on veil piercing in the enforcement context."

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