Respondent-Appellant Guangzhou Zhen Hua Shipping Co., Ltd. ("Zhen Hua") appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (William C. Conner, Judge), entered October 7, 1998, upon an August 5, 1998 opinion and order, as amended September 25, 1998, granting the motion of Petitioner-Appellee to compel arbitration in London and denying the motion of Respondent-Appellant to dismiss on the grounds of lack of subject-matter jurisdiction, lack of personal jurisdiction, and improper venue, see U.S. Titan, Inc. v. Guangzhou Zhen Hua Shipping Co., 16 F.Supp.2d 326 (S.D.N.Y.1998), ("Titan I"), and upon a September 29, 1998 opinion and order, clarifying the scope of arbitration, see U.S. Titan, Inc. v. Guangzhou Zhen Hua Shipping Co., 182 F.R.D. 97 (S.D.N.Y.1998), ("Titan II").
On appeal, Zhen Hua contends principally that the district court exceeded the scope of its jurisdiction under the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16, (the "FAA") by compelling arbitration of the parties' dispute pursuant to a charter party allegedly negotiated by the parties in September 1995. More specifically, Zhen Hua argues that the court should not have determined whether the parties had formed a charter party because the parties had allegedly negotiated an "ad hoc" agreement to arbitrate that issue and that the court erred in finding that no such "ad hoc" agreement existed. In addition, Zhen Hua asserts that the district court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1603-1611, that the district court lacked personal jurisdiction over Zhen Hua, and that venue in the Southern District of New York was improper. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.
Miner '56, Roger J., "US TITAN v. GUANGZHOU ZHEN HUA SHPG., 241 F. 3d 135 - Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 2001" (2001). Circuit Court Opinions. 160.
241 F.3d 135 (2001)
U.S. Titan, Inc., Petitioner-Appellee, v. Guangzhou Zhen Hua Shipping Co., Ltd., Respondent-Appellant.
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. August Term, 1998.
Argued: June 24, 1999.
Decided: February 15, 2001.
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