DGW Kramer Is Pursuing An Appeal of the Wrongly-Decided Matter of Enforcement of a Chinese Civil Judgment

DGW Kramer LLP is pursuing an appeal of the wrongly-decided matter of  “Shanghai Yongrun Investment Mgmt. Co. Ltd. v. Kashi Galaxy Venture Capital Co., Ltd.”, Index No. 156328/2020.  On April 30, 2021, the Supreme Court of New York dismissed the plaintiff’s action for enforcement of a Chinese civil judgment.  In a sweeping decision, the court held that the U.S. State Department Country Reports for the People’s Republic of China “conclusively establish as a matter of law that the PRC judgment was rendered under a system that does not provide impartial tribunals or procedures compatible with the requirements of due process of law in the United States.”  Not only did the court refuse to enforce the judgment at hand, but also the court issued a sweeping indictment of the entire Chinese judicial system, thus creating precedent for the non-enforcement of Chinese civil judgments, of any kind, in New York.  Recognizing the problematic nature of this decision, the attorneys at DGW Kramer LLP are pursuing this matter on appeal to the New York Appellate Division, First Department, for further review.  The matter has already attracted significant interest from potential amicus curiae and others watching the U.S. – China legal sector. The team handling this appeal are partners Larry Rongping Wu, Jacob Chen, Katie Burghardt Kramer, and associate Gareth Turo.  They have extensive appellate experience in New York state and federal courts.