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Chinese courts confirm US arbitration award for Joseph Abboud

Karen Bolipata, New York and Peter Ollier, Hong Kong

A Chinese court has enforced an award issued by a US arbitration panel to the owner of the Joseph Abboud brand, in a sign of how enforcement in the country is changing

Chinese licensee Judger Group was found to have breached its agreement with clothing retailer JA Apparel by operating stores in areas not authorised by Joseph Abboud.

In September the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association, in New York, awarded close to $1.7 million in damages, attorney fees and costs.

This was first confirmed by the Shanghai Intermediate Court No 1 in May, and then enforced and collected in July by the Shanghai Changning District People's Court.

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