Customs and Tax Consultancy LLC (CTC) v Republique Democratique du Congo (RDC) - United States District Court for the District of Columbia - Case No 1-18-cv-01408-RJL - Memorandum Opinion by Judge Richard J Leon - 23 September 2019
Before the Court is the petitioners Motion for Default Judgment [Dkt. #11] and its Petition to Confirmation Arbitration Award and to Enter Judgment (''Pet.") [Dkt. #1] under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 ("FSIA"), 28 U.S.C. §§ 1330, 1441(d), 1602 et seg. This is an action by Customs and Tax Consultancy LLC ('CTC" or "the petitioner) against the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("the DRC"), to confirm an arbitral award in accordance with the United States Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, 9 U.S.C. 201 et seq., also known as the "New York Convention." As the petitioner has satisfied the jurisdictional and procedural requirements for confirmation of its claimed arbitral award, the Court GRANTS the petitioners motion for default judgment and its petition to confirm the award.