IFTA Arbitration

Practice: IFTA Arbitration

IFTA arbitrations are frequently used to resolve disputes involving international distribution agreements

 

At Pfeiffer Law Corp, we understand that navigating the IFTA arbitration landscape can be both confusing and time consuming. Our experienced team will be there to walk you through each step, from the initial consultation to the conclusion of the action.

Here is a basic outline of the process. First, we will hold an initial consultation where we meet with you to analyze the facts of your case and clarify your specific needs so we are all on the same page moving forward. Second, we will prepare and file the proper Notice of Arbitration with IFTA then serve all necessary parties. Third, we will help you choose the appropriate arbitrator for your action. We have worked with many different IFTA arbitrators in the past, which allows our team to pinpoint the arbitrators best suited for your case. Fourth, we will ensure compliance with all hearing deadlines and formalities. Fifth, should the circumstances require it, we will efficiently address any counter or third-party claims against you and assert cross claims as necessary. Finally, we will be by your side at the arbitration hearing so you get the outcome, and the award, that you deserve.

After the arbitrator has issued his or her arbitration award, we will file a Petition to Confirm Arbitration and Award with the Los Angeles County Supreme Court.  When the judge rules on our Petition to Confirm, a judgment is entered against the adverse party.

Because the IFTA arbitration is so complex, it is important to have knowledgeable representatives on your side.  Here is a partial list of Pfeiffer Law's awards collected in IFTA arbitration, demonstrating a proven track record of success in this specialized area of the law.  

  • In CBS Films, Inc. vs. A-Company Film Licensing International GmbH (formerly known as EEAP Eastern European Acquisition Pool GMBH) we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for CBS against A-Company in the amount of $632,532.00 related to the motion picture “7500"
  • In Constantin Film Verleih GmbH vs. Europa Films we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Constantin against Europa Films in the amount of $332,675.00 related to the motion picture “Pope Joan”
  • In Constantin Film GmbH & Co. Verleih KG vs. Cinematografica Gypsy, Ltda. and Top Tape we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Constantin against Cinematografica Gypsy and Top Tape in the amount of $210,944.00 related to the motion picture “Prince Valiant”
  • In Freeway Entertainment Kft. vs. Entermode Corporation we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Freeway against Entermode in the amount of $147,580.00 related to the motion picture “We are the Night”
  • In Freeway Entertainment Kft. vs. Chris Lee Pictures International, Inc. we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Freeway against Chris Lee Pictures in the amount of $445,552.00 related to the motion picture “Furry Vengeance”
  • In Freeway Entertainmet Kft. vs. Mirovision, Inc. we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Freeway against Mirovision in the amount of $241,017.00 related to the motion picture “Pope Joan”
  •  In Freeway Entertainment Kft. v. The Daisy Entertainment we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Freeway against Daisy Entertainment in the amount of $572,735.00 related to the motion pictures “Warm Bodies,” “Now You See Me,” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
  • In Mandate Films, LLC vs. A-Company Film Licensing International GmbH (formerly known as EEAP Eastern European Acquisition Pool GMBH) we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Mandate Films against A-Company in the amount of $424,040.00 related to the motion picture “Paradise f/k/a Untitled Diablo Cody Film Project”
  • In Summit Entertainment vs. BV Films International we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for Summit against BV Films in the amount of $742,103.00 related to the motion picture “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”
  • In The Azure (Keeping Mum) LLP vs. Thinkfilm LLC we obtained an IFTA arbitration award for The Azure against ThinkFilm in the amount of $242,944.00 related to the motion picture “Keeping Mum”

After judgment has been entered against the adverse party, the process of collecting payment begins. We will send a “Due Notice Letter” to the adverse party giving notice of our intent to request that IFTA bar them from the next American Film Market (AFM) if payment is not received. After obtaining proof of delivery of the Due Notice Letter we formally request that IFTA bar them from AFM.  After ten days, if the defendant does not pay, IFTA may bar the defendant from attending AFM. The barring process may be repeated one more time, effectively barring defendant from attending two AFMs.

If you have any questions regarding a potential IFTA arbitration issue, give us a call at (310) 451-5800.

Documents

IFTA Arbitration Flowchart

Step 1: Notice of Arbitration and Response

IFTA Arbitration Flowchart

Step 2: Selection of Arbitrator

IFTA Arbitration Flowchart

Step 3: Challenging the Arbitrator

IFTA Arbitration Flowchart

Step 4: Arbitration Hearing

IFTA Arbitration Flowchart

Step 5: The Award

IFTA Arbitration Flowchart

Step 6: Enforcing the Award

IFTA Arbitration Process

I. Notice, Filing and Fees

IFTA Arbitration Process

II. Selection of Arbitrators

IFTA Arbitration Process

III. Location, Jurisdiction, and Applicable Law

IFTA Arbitration Process

IV. Meetings and Hearings

IFTA Arbitration Process

V. Counterclaims and Cross-Claims

IFTA Arbitration Process

VI. Interim measures of Protection

IFTA Arbitration Process

VIII. The Award

IFTA Arbitration Process

X. Waiver of Claims

IFTA Arbitration Process

XI. Miscellaneous Provisions

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