Federal Judge Compels Arbitration Of Services Dispute Under UNCITRAL

NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on Feb. 15 granted a Canadian company's request to compel arbitration of a dispute over satellite communication services but refused to appoint an arbitral authority, finding that the authority must be appointed in accordance with the Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration of the United Nations Commission of International Trade Law (UNCITRAL Rules) (In the Matter of the Petition of the Arbitration Between Telesant Canada v. Planetsky, Ltd., No. 12 Civ. 3743, S.D. N.Y.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2120).

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