(1) the general objectives of arbitration—the expeditious resolution of disputes and the avoidance of protracted and expensive litigation;
(2) the status of the foreign proceedings and the estimated time for those proceedings to be resolved;
(3) whether the award sought to be enforced will receive greater scrutiny in the foreign proceedings under a less deferential standard of review;
(4) the characteristics of the foreign proceedings including (i) whether they were brought to enforce an award (which would tend to weigh in favor of a stay) or to set the award aside (which would tend to weigh in favor of enforcement); (ii) whether they were initiated before the underlying enforcement proceeding so as to raise concerns of international comity; (iii) whether they were initiated by the party now seeking to enforce the award in federal court; and (iv) whether they were initiated under circumstances indicating an intent to hinder or delay resolution of the dispute;
(5) A balance of the possible hardships to the parties, keeping in mind that ... under Article V of the Convention, an award should not be enforced if it is set aside or suspended in the originating country ... ; and
(6) Any other circumstance that could tend to shift the balance in favor of or against adjournment ... .
Europcar, 156 F.3d at 317–18.
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