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On August 30, 2018, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision to compel arbitration between an Alabama steel plant owner and a French division of General Electric Co. The case is noteworthy because the court settled two questions of law within the Eleventh Circuit about the interpretation of the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the Convention) and the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The first question concerned the interpretation the FAA’s grant of removal jurisdiction to the federal courts. The second concerned whether an entity could compel arbitration under the Convention despite the lack of a signed arbitration agreement.