ICCA Yearbook Commercial Arbitration

Since 1976, the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration has been a major source of information concerning international arbitration jurisprudence. Published under the guidance of the General Editor, Professor Dr. van den Berg, and with the assistance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Yearbook provides an annual update on key developments including: institutional and ad hoc arbitral awards, court decisions on arbitration from around the world, court decisions on major multilateral arbitration conventions, commentary on the court decisions on the New York Convention 1958, updates on developments in arbitration law and practice, an investment treaty awards and decisions digest and a bibliography of the latest texts.


what ?

The Yearbook Commercial Arbitration : Consolidated List of New York Convention 1958 Commentary Cases catalogues on an article-by-article basis court decisions which concern the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958 (New York Convention).


how ?

By clicking on the relevant article of the New York Convention, you will be directed to a list further down the page which includes paragraph numbers and subject matter headings relating to that article. By clicking on the paragraph number next to the relevant subject matter heading, you will be directed to a list of cases that address that aspect of the New York Convention. 


where ?

The decisions enumerated in this list are reported in Part V-A of the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration. The Yearbook Commercial Arbitration is available  online at KluwerArbitration.com (visit the Publications page of this site for access) or in hardcopy from Kluwer Law International. 


Comment?

Commentaries on the decisions reported in Part V-A, by Prof. Dr. Albert Jan van den Berg, are published periodically (see Yearbook Key 1990, accompanying Yearbook Vol. XV; and Yearbook Vols. XVI, XIX, XXI and XXVIII).

A Commentary on decisions reported in Part V-B, by Dominique Hascher, was published in Yearbook Vol. XX (1995) and updated in Yearbook Vol. XXXVI (2011).

A Commentary on decisions reported in Part V-C, by Dr. Aron Broches, was published in Yearbook XVIII (1993).

ICCA Yearbook Commercial Arbitration

Consolidated List of 1958 New York Convention Topics


Interpretation

Article I - FIELD OF APPLICATION (ARBITRAL AWARDS)

Article II(1) and (2) - ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

Article II(3) - REFERRAL BY COURT TO ARBITRATION


Article III - PROCEDURE FOR ENFORCEMENT


Article IV - CONDITIONS TO BE FULFILLED BY THE PETITIONER

Article V - GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL OF ENFORCEMENT IN GENERAL

Article V(1) - GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL OF ENFORCEMENT TO BE PROVEN BY THE RESPONDENT

Article V(2) - PUBLIC POLICY AS GROUND FOR REFUSAL OF ENFORCEMENT EX OFFICIO

Article VI - ADJOURNMENT OF DECISION ON ENFORCEMENT

Article VII(1) - MORE-FAVOURABLE-RIGHT PROVISION

Article VII(2) - RELATIONSHIP WITH GENEVA TREATIES OF 1923 AND 1927

Article XI - FEDERAL STATE CLAUSE

Article XIV - GENERAL RECIPROCITY CLAUSE
 


 

INTERPRETATION

¶ 001        INTERPRETATION OF THE CONVENTION 


ARTICLE I

FIELD OF APPLICATION (ARBITRAL AWARDS)

¶ 101       AWARD MADE IN THE TERRITORY OF ANOTHER (CONTRACTING) STATE (PARAGRAPHS 1 AND 3 – FIRST  RESERVATION OR “RECIPROCITY RESERVATION”)

¶ 102
        ARBITRAL AWARD NOT CONSIDERED AS DOMESTIC (PARAGRAPH 1)

¶ 103 
       NATIONALITY OF THE PARTIES NO CRITERION

¶ 104        CONVENTION’S APPLICABILITY IN OTHER CASES

¶ 105        “PERSONS, WHETHER PHYSICAL OR LEGAL” (PARAGRAPH 1) (including sovereign immunity)

¶ 106        PROBLEMS CONCERNING THE IDENTITY OF A PARTY

¶ 107        SECOND RESERVATION (“COMMERCIAL RESERVATION”) (PARAGRAPH 3)

¶ 108        ARBITRAL AWARD: Arbitrato irrituale (ITALY) and other procedures akin to arbitration

¶ 109        ARBITRAL AWARD: “A-NATIONAL” AWARD

¶ 110        ARBITRAL AWARD: TYPES
                                   
¶ 111        PERMANENT ARBITRAL BODIES (PARAGRAPH 2)

¶ 112        RETROACTIVITY

¶ 113        IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION

¶ 114 
       IRAN-US CLAIMS TRIBUNAL 


ARTICLE II(1) AND (2)

ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

PARAGRAPH 1: AGREEMENT IN GENERAL

¶ 201        Scope of arbitration agreement

¶ 202        Contents of arbitration agreement

PARAGRAPHS 1 AND 2: AGREEMENT IN WRITING

¶ 203-204        Formal validity, uniform rule and municipal law

¶ 205        Signatures

¶ 206        Exchange of letters or telegrams

¶ 207        Means of communication for achieving the exchange in writing

¶ 208        Sales or purchase confirmation

¶ 209        Incorporation by reference and standard conditions

¶ 210        Articles 1341 and 1342 Italian Civil Code

¶ 211
        Bill of lading and charter party

¶ 212        Agent/Broker, etc.

¶ 213        Amendment or renewal


ARTICLE II(3)

REFERRAL BY COURT TO ARBITRATION

FIELD OF APPLICATION

¶ 214-216        Field of application

¶ 216A     Analogous applicability of Art. VII(1)

REFERRAL TO ARBITRATION

¶ 217        In general

¶ 218        Referral is mandatory

¶ 219        There must be a dispute

¶ 220        “Null and void”, etc.

¶ 221        Law applicable to “null and void”, etc. (For formal validity and applicable law, see Paragraphs 1 and 2 of
                 Article II, ¶ 204 above)

¶ 222        Arbitrator’s competence and separability of the arbitration clause

¶ 223        Arbitrability (See also Article V(2), sub Ground a. “Arbitrability”, ¶ 519 below)

¶ 224        DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ON VALIDITY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

 MULTI-PARTY DISPUTES

¶ 225        Related arbitrations (consolidation, etc.)

¶ 226        Third parties (See also Article I, sub F. “Problems Concerning the Identity of the Respondent”, ¶ 106 above)

¶ 227        Concurrent court proceedings (“indivisibility”)

¶ 228        PRE-AWARD ATTACHMENT AND OTHER PROVISIONAL MEASURES

¶ 229        MEASURES IN AID OF ARBITRATION


ARTICLE III

PROCEDURE FOR ENFORCEMENT

¶ 301
        IN GENERAL

¶ 302        DISCOVERY OF EVIDENCE

¶ 303 
       ESTOPPEL/WAIVER

¶ 304        SET-OFF/COUNTERCLAIM

¶ 305        ENTRY OF JUDGMENT CLAUSE

¶ 306        PERIOD OF LIMITATION FOR ENFORCEMENT

¶ 307        INTEREST ON AWARD 


ARTICLE IV

CONDITIONS TO BE FULFILLED BY THE PETITIONER

¶ 401        IN GENERAL

¶ 402        ORIGINAL OR COPY ARBITRAL AWARD

¶ 403        ORIGINAL OR COPY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

¶ 404        AUTHENTICATION AND CERTIFICATION

¶ 405        “AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION”

¶ 406        TRANSLATION (PARAGRAPH 2) 


ARTICLE V

GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL OF ENFORCEMENT IN GENERAL

¶ 500        GENERAL

¶ 500A     RESIDUAL POWER TO ENFORCE NOTWITHSTANDING THE EXISTENCE OF A GROUND FOR REFUSAL OF
                 ENFORCEMENT

¶ 501
        GROUNDS ARE EXHAUSTIVE

¶ 502
        NO RE-EXAMINATION OF THE MERITS OF THE ARBITRAL AWARD

¶ 503        BURDEN OF PROOF ON RESPONDENT 


ARTICLE V(1)

GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL OF ENFORCEMENT TO BE PROVEN BY THE RESPONDENT

GROUND a: INVALIDITY OF THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

¶ 504        Agreement referred to in Article II

¶ 505        Incapacity of party

¶ 506
        Law applicable to the arbitration agreement

¶ 507        Miscellaneous cases regarding the arbitration agreement

GROUND b: VIOLATION OF DUE PROCESS

¶ 508        In general

¶ 509        “Proper notice”

¶ 510        Time limits and notice periods

¶ 511        “Otherwise unable to present his case”

GROUND c: EXCESS BY ARBITRATOR OF HIS AUTHORITY 

¶ 512       Excess of authority

¶ 512A    Partial enforcement (ultra petita)

¶ 513       GROUND d: IRREGULARITY IN THE COMPOSITION OF THE ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL OR ARBITRAL PROCEDURE

GROUND e: AWARD NOT BINDING, SUSPENDED OR SET ASIDE

¶ 514        “Binding”

¶ 515        Merger of award into judgment

¶ 516        “Set aside”

¶ 517        “Suspended” 


ARTICLE V(2)

PUBLIC POLICY AS GROUND FOR REFUSAL OF ENFORCEMENT EX OFFICIO

¶ 518        DISTINCTION DOMESTIC/ INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY

¶ 519        GROUND a: ARBITRABILITY

GROUND b: PUBLIC POLICY

¶ 520        Default of party

¶ 521        Lack of impartiality of arbitrator

¶ 522        Lack of reasons in award

¶ 523
        Irregularities in the arbitral procedure (See also Article V(1)(b))

¶ 524        Other cases 


ARTICLE VI

¶ 601         ADJOURNMENT OF DECISION ON ENFORCEMENT 


ARTICLE VII(1)

MORE-FAVOURABLE-RIGHT PROVISION

¶ 701         MORE-FAVOURABLE-RIGHT PROVISION IN GENERAL

¶ 702
         DOMESTIC LAW ON ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN AWARD

¶ 703
         BILATERAL AND MULTILATERAL TREATIES IN GENERAL

¶ 703(A)    MULTILATERAL TREATIES

¶ 704          EUROPEAN CONVENTION OF 1961

¶ 704(A)     PANAMA CONVENTION OF 1975

¶ 704(B)
     BILATERAL TREATIES

¶ 704(C)
    ROME TREATY OF 1957 AND COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) NO.44/2001


ARTICLE VII(2)

¶ 705    RELATIONSHIP WITH GENEVA TREATIES OF 1923 AND 1927 


ARTICLE XI

¶ 911    ARTICLE XI: FEDERAL STATE CLAUSE 


ARTICLE XIV

¶ 914    GENERAL RECIPROCITY CLAUSE


Last Updated: Jun 2013