The New York Convention has celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018. It has become the most successful (and most important) treaty in the field of international trade law and one of the cornerstones of international arbitration. The specific challenge that comes with the Convention's global importance is ensuring that it is uniformly interpreted and applied in its roughly 160 Contracting States, especially since no single court has the power to authoritatively determine the proper understanding of the Convention. This commentary makes accessible the wealth of global case law and scholarly writing and provides a comprehensive in-depth discussion of the Convention's sixteen articles. It contributes to the Convention's uniform interpretation by outlining the contemporary global discourse surrounding each element of the Convention and providing the expert opinions of the authors. Its first edition has not only become a respected point of reference for legal professionals and academics, but has also been drawn upon by courts around the world.
Praises for the 1st edition:
'It is masterfully done. ... In my own future work as a professor, it is unlikely that I will ever teach or write anything about the Convention without first reviewing the relevant sections of the Commentary.'
Margaret L. Moses, Loyola University, 109 Am. J. Int'l L. 242 (2015)
'The present commentary is a most useful tool for all practitioners as well as for courts and academics. It definitely belongs into the library of all professionals ...'
Georg von Segesser, in 31(1) ASA Bulletin 230 (2013)
'With this new commentary, ... both practitioners and academics alike are now provided with an up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable analysis of the legal issues involved in recognizing and enforcing arbitral awards under the New York Convention...'
Dennis Solomon, in: European Yearbook of Int. Economic Law 2014, 455
Dr Reinmar Wolff is an assistant professor at the University of Marburg and a practicing lawyer as well as an experienced arbitrator. The authors are specialists in arbitration and related matters.
Authors: Prof Dr Christian Borris LL.M., Cologne; Dr Bernd Ehle, LL.M., Geneva; Todd J. Fox, LL.M., Stuttgart; Rudolf Hennecke, Cologne; Dr Angela Kölbl, Erlangen; Dr Christoph Liebscher, Vienna; Dr David Quinke, LL.M., Düsseldorf; Prof Dr Maxi Scherer, London; Dr Stephan Wilske, LL.M., Stuttgart; Dr Reinmar Wolff, Marburg.